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A Scent For Every Mood: 5 Fragrances Proven To Have Mood-Enhancing Qualities



Scents are more than just smells. They can remind you of a certain memory, a person or a particular time in your life. Not just that, they can even enhance your mood.

According to the experts, scents can alter your mood as well as improve your overall sensory experience, be it of a person, a place or a thing.

Most perfume advertisements talk about smelling good not for ourselves, but to make an impression on those around us. While that’s completely okay, it’s also important to impress ourselves and keep ourselves happy.

More so, if you can improve your mood through a scent, then why not?

Here are five scents that are proven to enhance your mood and help you turn your day around:

1. Citrus

Citrusy fragrances are extremely popular amongst men as well as women. The refreshing notes make it a perfect fit for summers. It is said to have energising properties which help in boosting the mood when you’re feeling low, tense or anxious.


Hydra by Villain has top notes of lemon, grapefruit and mint. These zesty scents blend perfectly with white musk and sandalwood to give you a refreshing perfume for summer.

2. Vanilla

Vanilla is a typically sweet scent and is very popularly used in women’s fragrances. However, it is also used in men’s perfumes to balance out the stronger and spicier notes. In fact, it is considered to be an aphrodisiac scent, making it a perfect date-night fragrance.


This classic fragrance has base notes of vanilla, white musk and cedar and is sure to make an impression on your date and set the mood for the night.

3. Jasmine

This floral scent is known to induce calmness and optimism in the wearer. Because of its mood uplifting qualities, it’s often used in daytime fragrances to help you ooze confidence and positive vibes.


The Joker includes jasmine in its heart notes, along with earthy notes of cedar, cashmere wood and honey.

4. Lavender

Be it in scented candles, essential oils or perfumes, lavender is popularly used for its relaxing and soothing effects. It helps in relieving tension and migraine and has a sedating effect on your mind and body.


This lavender body mist is water-based and has a subtle scent that smells like your skin but better. Apply it directly to your skin and relax your mind.

5. Rosemary

This spice is not only great for enhancing the flavours of your food but also for boosting your memory and focus. The perfect scent for a workday, rosemary helps in stimulating your senses and fighting exhaustion.


The Bottomline

Your perfume has the power to improve your mood as well as your day. Go on and choose the perfume that’s best suited for you and turn your day upside down.

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