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Our Sense of Smell is the most powerful of all our senses and the most undervalued and unappreciated.

Here are some weird and wonderful facts about scents and smell:

  • Smell has a powerful link to memory.

Smell being our most memorable sense, it has been discovered that we remember smells for much longer than sights, sounds, tastes and feelings.

  • We can smell before we are born:

Smell is the first sense to develop, with unborn babies enjoying fully-formed and functioning smell. This sense then continues to play a major role in our early development, with the smell of crayons routinely noted as one of our earliest memories from childhood.

  • Humans can detect at least one trillion different smells

Although the exact number is yet to be determined, scientists revealed in a 2014 journal that humans can identify at least one trillion different smells. It is thought that the actual number may be significantly higher than this, however, thanks to the 10 million smell receptors in everybody’s nose.

  • Everyone smells slightly differently

We all have our ‘scent blind spots’, smells which we cannot pick up. This means that we all smell things differently, and the scents we enjoy are entirely unique to us.

  • Scent cells are renewed every 30 to 60 days.

 The sense of smell is the only cranial nerve — nerves that emerge from the brain and control bodily functions including eye movement, hearing, taste, and vision — that can regenerate.

  • Our sense of smell increases during spring and summer, and is less acute in the morning and slowly increases as the day wears on

Thanks to the additional moisture in the air during the spring and summer months, it is easier to identify different smells than during autumn and winter.

  • It’s possible to smell feelings.

Amazingly, our sense of smell is so developed it has been discovered that we can smell fear, disgust, happiness and even sexual arousal on other people. A 2012 study found that smell signals exist in our sweat, helping others empathise with us when we’re experiencing certain emotions.

  • Good smells make us happy.

Perhaps the least surprising fact about scents. If we smell something we find pleasant, it can have a positive effect on the mind and help to lift our mood. Equally a bad smell can make one irritable and uncomfortable.

“A good fragrance is really a powerful cocktail of

memories and emotion.”

– Jeffrey Stepakoff, The Orchard

The Fresh Scents collection of scented sachets bring a little bit of happiness and powerful memories to your home.

  • The original scented sachet
  • Contains essential oils
  • 30% recycled paper
  • 100% biodegradable
  • Pet friendly
  • Child friendly
  • Eco-friendly
  • Always fresh

Choose your Fresh Scent here.

Because sachets last longer than flowers or candy!

Why scented sachets?

Start with these 12 ways to use a scented sachet.

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