Posted January 3, 2013 by Carol Martin in Family

Festive fragrances bring favorite holiday memories to life

Have you ever located yourself beginning to dread the holidays? Ever felt far more like saying &ldquobah, humbug&rdquo than &ldquomerry Christmas&rdquo when you run into loved ones and friends? Don&rsquot worry, you&rsquore not alone. Whilst the holidays are supposed to be a joyous occasion, trying to meet unrealistic expectations from decorating the mantle and trimming the tree, to hosting and entertaining family and buddies, can bring out the Scrooge in any individual. Abruptly the desire to generate the best dream Christmas crashes into the realities of tight budgets, as well little time and as well a lot of obligations, huge crowds even though purchasing, and other issues.

A basic way to ease the pressure is with a vacation-scented candle. &nbsp&ldquoMany individuals tell us that they find the quite act of lighting a candle to be relaxing,&rdquo says Bob Nelson, president of the National Candle Association. &ldquoHowever, the fragrances play a far larger role. Festive fragrances can trigger fond Christmas memories all the way back to childhood.&rdquo

There is a significant physique of research supporting Nelson&rsquos assertions. According to The Every day Mail Online, a analysis study at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel utilised actual brain scans to demonstrate that new &ldquoodor memories&rdquo – such as the association of a perfume with a individual – become a permanent memory in the brain. &nbspAnd typically these memories present a clearer recollection of a particular person, event or time than anything caused by sounds, images or words.

But what makes these memories so different? &ldquoPart of it is the association individuals have with particular scents. For example, if going out in the woods with fresh fallen snow on the ground to cut down your own Christmas tree was portion of your holiday tradition, then Yankee Candle Business&rsquos Sparkling Snow or Balsam & Cedar candles will take you back to these specific moments,&rdquo says Hope Margala Klein, executive vice president of brand, innovation and merchandising at the Yankee Candle Organization, which makes popular scented candles for all occasions.

&ldquoEvery vacation memory has a scent all its personal that Yankee Candle tries to identify,&rdquo Margala Klein adds. &ldquoThat&rsquos why we have far a lot more than just simple pine scented holiday candles, with every little thing from the buttery wealthy vanilla scent of our Christmas Cookie fragrance to the sticks of cinnamon and hints of clove of Sparkling Cinnamon. This year, for instance, one particular of our new vacation fragrances is Peppermint Bark. The mint and chocolate treat is a well-liked tradition in a lot of areas and every single family members seems to have their personal recipe that&rsquos handed down from generation to generation.&rdquo

Lighting a candle is the simplest way to put some Christmas spirit into the air, and bring back the memories of your childhood when the holidays gave you such excitement and joy. Visit www.yankeecandle.com to discover much more seasonal fragrances for your home.

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Carol Martin