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Certain scents can enhance and encourage feelings of romance in both women and men. With Valentine’s Day approaching, learn the top seven “scents of love” ... and get free shipping on candles containing the scents and all the promise the aromas hold!

February 2, 2005, With Valentine’s Day near, love is in the air and chances are you’re seeking that perfect something for your loved one … or for a desired one. This year, indulge in something they won“t be able to resist -- one of seven scents that can enhance the ”romantic mood"


We all know that certain scents immediately conjure up certain thoughts or emotions in us. Some of these, like the smell of the first spring rain, may be hardwired into our biology so we all share that excited “spring is coming” feeling, while others, such as freshly cut lawn, may trigger our own set of personal memories. Whatever the case, the reason is that smell is a strong trigger to the areas of your brain that projects feelings and perceptions.

And when it comes to inspiring the mood of love and romance, certain scents appear to hold universal appeal to each of the sexes.

Scent is so important that Dr. Alan Hirsch, director of the Smell and Taste Research Foundation, says, “Your first impression is to a large degree based on smell. So we talk about love at first sight, we really should be talking about love at first sniff.”

Whether you are trying to set the romantic mood with your mate of fifty years or a new “friend,” therefore, be sure to light up some candles containing any of the following top seven “love” scents. Get a head-start on Valentines Day by going to www.SixWise.com and clicking on the “The Top Seven Scents to Enhance Your Love Life” article to get free shipping on candles … and while you are there subscribe to the free SixWise.com e-newsletter, one of the fastest growing e-newsletters on the Web, for more original articles on enhancing relationships, home and family.

The Top Seven Scents

Cinnamon. “The smell of baked cinnamon buns had a greater affect than all the perfumes,” says Dr. Hirsch of one of his scent studies that involved 100 men. Pumpkin pie was also a big hit.

Vanilla. Though it may be the plainest flavor when it comes to ice cream, it seems neither men nor women can resist the smell of vanilla. It’s soothing, comforting and oh-so-sweet, which may explain why vanilla is often the top-selling fragrance when it comes to bath care products and home fragrances.

Black Licorice Sweets. Women appear to love sweet scents when it comes to men. In Dr. Hirsch’s study, women loved the smell of Good N’ Plenty candy-the black licorice variety (and another sweet treat: banana nut bread).

Lavender. This, along with vanilla and baby powder, is one of the three most calming scents in the United States. It’s great for relaxing, releasing muscle tension and having a soothing night.

Ylang Ylang. This scent has long been used as an aphrodisiac because of its soothing, mood-lifting effects.

Oranges. An essential oil known as neroli, which is composed of orange blossom, is one of the oldest aphrodisiacs around. It has been used since Egyptian times for arousal and uplifting moods.

Jasmine. This floral and woody scent creates an old-fashioned romantic feeling that many women (and men) adore.

Try out a new scent to establish that “mood of love” this Valentine“s Day (or any day), and see the difference it can make. As Dr. Hirsch said, ”Smell is a pure emotional sense.’’

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