Have you ever walked into a room, or a store (or really anywhere) and been instantly taken back to a moment in time? Perhaps a moment in your childhood? Was it someone or something you had locked in your memory that suddenly escaped after one quick sniff of the air? The link between fragrance and feelings is extraordinary, and powerful.
Fragrance and Feelings
I had the pleasure of attending Scentsy Leadership last year on Royal Caribbean's Independence of the Seas cruise ship. The all expenses paid (because I earned it as a Scentsy Consultant) was a fantastic time, with so many take-aways. One thing in particular however, continues to stick out with me.
In a room with only about 800 of my Scentsy Sisters and Brothers, a group of 6 Consultants stood on stage and recounted how and why they started their Scentsy Journey.
The panel began with Consultants sharing their first impressions of Scentsy and what it meant to them. Two Consultants in, a woman (and I wish i had noted her name that day), took the microphone and moved me to tears.
She began with a tragic story of how she suffered a sudden medical condition that stripped her of all her memories. She told of how she woke up in a room full of people she didn't even recognize. Of how she looked at a sea of faces who included her husband, and children, and knew none of them. Not one face was recognizable. Filled with fear and an inadequacy to love these individuals in the capacity of family and friends, she was lost.
And then she went to a Scentsy Party.
She went to a Scentsy party and while smelling the testers being passed around, memories began to surface. Certain scents were triggering memories and moments she had lost. Vivid imagery of moments in time, like her wedding, the birth of her kids and vacations were brought back all with the power of fragrance.
Her story moved me. I share it a lot with customers who tell me how certain scents make them think of people or places so fondly. The smiles that usually come in those moments remind me that fragrance is so powerful and brings so much joy. It reminds me that the link between fragrance and feelings are just so strong, and needs to be shared.
Tell us about your favourite scent and the memory it brings you over on our VIP page. We'd love to chat with you and get to know your favs!