Far more powerful than even cues from other senses, olfaction offers a staggering ability to guide our hearts.
Fragrance triggers emotions and memories capable of altering mood.
A comforting aroma can lower stress and cortisol levels in the body, creating a sense of security and well being.
A certain bond takes place between those who share unique scents intimately. Through cooking, colognes and soaps, laundry detergent, the smell of fresh linens, flowers wafting in through open windows…we create an olfactory blueprint in our minds as to what equals home…
Fragrance speaks of closeness, of safety, affection, sensuality.
Lovers, families and friends sharing experiences big and small often cherish certain scents for similar reasons.
This past week would have been Dr. Maya Angelou’s 95 birthday. A celebrated poet, memoirist, educator, dramatist, producer, actress, historian, filmmaker, and civil rights activist, she earned over 50 honorary doctorate degrees. She is one of the most renowned and influential voices of our time.
Maya is treasured for many wise teachings, perhaps most famously:
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
Communicate warmth and kindness through sensory gifting. Nothing imprints a deep seeded memory more effectively than fragrance.
With love from High Camp,