Psychologists classify moving as one of the most stressful occurrences of life, and this stress falls most heavily on the woman of the house. The smart woman will tap into the science and art of aromatherapy to make the day go smoothly.
Believe it or not, specifically choosing a discount perfume for the day based on aromatherapy principles will have a proven impact on the success of your move. And since our moods and energy levels change over the course of the day, we can also use the same principles to use different fragrances to boost different times during the day.
Basic Principles and Recommendations:
You’ll want to attend to your personal morning hygiene using an invigorating soap, perhaps something minty to wake you up, then freely apply deodorant/anti-perspirant. This will keep you fresh during the day, and also give you a clean, clear base for your fragrance to work from. Unscented anti-perspirant and talc are best, as they won’t interfere with your chosen aromas. Note to self: pack deodorant and fragrances in a day pack or purse, not in a box that will disappear into the truck.
Citrus, Spice, and Mint are uplifting, inspiring, and calm the jitters. They improve thinking, clear the senses, and are mildly anti-melancholic. These may include any citrus, bergamot, pineapple, cinnamon, clove, patchouli, and any mint. If you are looking at a vigorous day’s work, these scents will jump-start you. These aromas are good for morning energy and that early afternoon push.
Two excellent fragrances that fit this therapy are Cool Water by Davidoff, and Amarige Mariage by Givenchy. Cool Water includes citrus, pineapple, woody undertones, and the scent of ocean air. Amarige Mariage includes bitter orange, bergamot, cinnamon, patchouli, jasmine, and magnolia. Both of these scents apply to the principles that will give you an uplifting and invigorating sensation, quickening the senses and calming anxiety.
Herbals, Florals, and Sweet Fruits are soothing, balancing, and anti-melancholic. They calm the spirit, enhance mental focus, and improve confidence. These may include lavender, sage, rosemary, rose, lilac, peach and apple. If you are supervising movers and tying up loose ends, these scents will give you the calm clarity you need to see it through. Herbal aromas will also help you unwind when applied at the end of your busy day.
Three great fragrances in this category are Design by Ralph Lauren perfume, touch perfume by Burberry, and Lovely by Sara Jessica Parker. Design includes peach, gardenia and sandalwood for a confidence-improving anti-melancholic effect. White Diamonds includes rose, lily, amber and sandalwood for similar effect with a slightly more soothing undertone. Lovely includes lavender, orchid, apple and musk, for more focus and balance along with the calming effects.
Sweet and Familiar scents are calming and anti-melancholic, and have been shown to release endorphins, increasing happiness. These may include vanilla, honey, chocolate, coffee and molasses. While that sounds odd for a discount perfume, slight hints of these fragrances are not necessarily easy to identify, but they register in our minds. These aromas will calm you and dissolve any uneasiness, and will have a similar friendly, calming effect on the people working around you.
A wonderful fragrance with these attributes is Angel by Thierry Mugler. It includes honey, vanilla, chocolate, caramel, patchouli and apricot. This unique mix of happy scents with minty patchouli and soothing apricot make it a great option for moving day. This is also a good one to apply in the evening when you’re done moving, while you’re settling into your new home.
Apply scents in the “hot spots” of the neck, wrists and knees as usual, and feel free to reapply during the day when you need a boost. Don’t be afraid to switch to a new scent later in the day, to refresh or relax your mind and relax your body.