National Fragrance Day:
Celebrated annually on 21st march, fragrance day is observed to acknowledge all the good smelling pleasant things that spread happiness and lighten up the mood.
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Why National Fragrance Day?
Fragrances have become an important part of our lives; just like human evolution, fragrances have been developing along the way. They help transform products into experiences. There are many reasons why national fragrance day is celebrated. Scientific reasons being the close connection between our mind and sensory organs.
Fragrances have a deep connection with our memory. For example, when we think about a person, we think about their face, smile, and gestures, but most importantly, we think about how they smelt. This gives us proof of how deeply our mind is connected to the sense of smell. We associate summer with the smell of fresh grass and thunderstorms and rains with damp air. We think of these fragrances because they are associated with certain instances. The Hippocampus in our brain, which is responsible for retaining memories, is beside the olfactory bub, which is another proof that fragrances are related to memories.
Apart from that, a continuous chain of evolution of fragrance represents the love and preference of wearing that fragrance. The long tale of fragrance development was started by a chemist named Taputi. His name was mentioned on a stone tablet in the 2nd millennium BCE in Mesopotamia. Archaeologists have found traces of an old perfumery that was situated on the Cyprus island. This perfumery had traces of an area of almost 4000sq.m. This gives proof that it was produced on an industrial scale. Earlier, many natural spices and herbs were used as fragrant substances. Liquid myrrah, fragrant cinnamon, fragrant cane, and cassia.
Since then, the fragrances have been developing continuously with every new element that is discovered. France holds possession of the best fragrances in the world. The availability of resources and their undying love for sweet fragrances have made French perfume one of the world’s leading industries. Now people celebrate national fragrance day to rejoice over all the fragrances.
How Can We Celebrate National Fragrance Day?
National fragrance day can be celebrated in a lot of ways. The best of the ways is-
People can celebrate by playing games which include identification of signature scents and win prizes in the process. Other games like identifying your loved ones based on the perfume they wear.
BEST OF THE BEST.
Contests can be held for the best signature scent. Apart from that, one can gift their significant other their signature scent. This can be done primarily to make oneself smell like their partners.
If someone is fond of the smell of sweet cakes and baking materials, one can fill their homes with the sweet, sugary smell to celebrate the national fragrance day. If someone is fond of alcohol, one can gift them the best of alcohol as a token of celebration.
JUST HASHTAG IT!
Click pictures with your friends, family, and loved ones and post them on social media with #nationalfragranceday and spread love everywhere.
Interesting Facts About National Fragrance Day:
- Here are some interesting and fun facts to make your day.
- Women have a better sense of smell and taste than men. This is proven scientifically.
- The olfactory lobe of our brain (related to smell) is directly related to the amygdala (a part of the hippocampus which is related to memory retention.
- Every person that walks on earth has a distinct odor. Just like fingerprints, the odor can be detected very easily.
- The human nose has around 400 smell receptors. Imagine the number of smells one single human nose can detect!!
- Sick people smell sick and nervous people smell nervous. This statement is not just a metaphor but the truth. Human sweat gives out odors, which pretty much tell people about how they are feeling.
Even when your nose is blocked because of a cold, you could still tell how certain food items, people, places, and environments smell. This is a result of the connection between memories and our olfactory lobes.
History Of National Fragrance Day:
The origin and founder of this day are still unknown. Celebrated annually on 21st march, national fragrance day reminds us of all kinds of smells and gives us a chance to explore this wondrous world of smells.