|Yankee Candles Philippines|
I like creating my own sanctuary in the city. I spruce up the condo unit we live in with items that make me feel good such as scented candles, and reed diffusers among many others. I like transforming my home into a fragrant oasis because it gives off positive vibes which motivates me to work better. I once read somewhere that a candle is much more than a fragrant piece of decor. A candle is an olfactory object of expression, a time machine, and a therapeutic tool.
Many of us have been burning more candles lately than we ever have before. Burning scented candles is a luxury to treat ourselves and there have been real benefits in burning them, especially at a time like now, when many of us have been quarantined and it helps us with our mental health.
The soothing effect that candles have is based on how the brain processes smell. The smell of scented candles stimulates our limbic system, the part of the brain that is home to our memory and emotions. Hormones like serotonin and dopamine can be produced to help regulate mood. And so there is an emotional state influenced by the relationship that exists between scents, memories, and emotions.
So when I was invited to Perfect Serenity Bliss, the Philippine distributor of Yankee Candles in the country to their 7th anniversary, I immediately asked my blog contributor to represent my blog on my behalf as the invitation fell on a Friday and I have work on that particular day. I couldn't just say no to something I'm interested in. I love scented candles!
When I feel 'meh', the most effective and not to mention the fastest way to brighten up my day would have to be lighting up a gorgeous scented candle or giving me my comfort food. They are enough to really give me a new sense of life, sort of I suppose like a fresh start. It's a strange one for sure, but scent especially has always had that power over me - to invigorate me with confidence or simply give me an oomph to propel me back to life.
Research says that there are certain scents that can be attractive to you because of the memories you have in association with them. But some scents trigger the same hormones over and over again in many different people, making them widely popular as calming home scents. These aromas, like geranium, lavender, and peppermint, have "proven to be useful for the treatment of various psychological and physiological disorders."
My blog contributor was given a Yankee Candle in Majestic Mt. Fuji scented candle. It smells of fresh mountain air and the cool breeze of the water. It carries notes of dewy ear and coconut water--and the scent itself makes you feel as if you are gazing upon the iconic mountain backdrop of the cherry blossoms.
At first sniff you are met with a warming sweet flowery scent, that dries down into a somewhat sultry, warming scent that's reminiscent of that period right before everyone breaks off for Christmas. The warm flowery woods, happiness, and relaxation. It absolutely sets the mood if you're someone who uses candles on date nights or to relax.
I fully recommend this scent if you do happen to get your hands on it, Yankee Candle is as relaxing as a visit to the spa.
Serenity Bliss is the exclusive distributor of Yankee Candles in the Philippines. They have branches at Shangri-La Plaza, S Maison, Venice Grand Canal Mall, Uptown Bonifacio Mall, Lucky Chinatown, Robinson's Place Manila, UP Town Center, Ayala Malls the 30th, Evia Lifestyle Center, SM North Edsa, Ayala Vertis North. You may also order online via Lazada or Shopee.
Check out www.serenitybliss.com.ph for more info.
Disclaimer: I am not compensated for this post. Opinions expressed are my own.