National Fragrance Day is an annual celebration observed on March 21. There are a plethora of fragrances available in the world. Fragrances not only refers to the scents or perfumes instead all the things that are good smelling. Some enjoy the smell of soaps, lotion, candles, powders, and even perfumes. There are a few others who enjoy the fragrances present with nature like the smell of scented flowers, fruits, woods, petrichor, freshly cut grass, herbs, and so on. The rich aromatic food smell, the smell of baked cookies fresh from the oven, and more of things from the kitchen are some of the unique fragrances of the kitchen which will remind your grandma’s cooking. For many, the perfume they use in everyday life matters the most, and they will even sit for hours to find the perfect one. Thus the love for fragrances varies for every person. Let it be any fragrances you love and whatever the reason be, National Fragrance Day is created to celebrate all beautiful sweet smelling fragrances in this world, especially perfumes.
“For me, a fragrance is another way of leaving an impression on somebody.” – Rita Ora
History of National Fragrance Day
The National Fragrance Day’s history, origin, and founder are not mentioned in any records. Also, there isn’t a record of the reason for this date and the first observance of this Day. The creator of this Day has however thought to celebrate all the good fragrances and has come with this idea with a special day in the calendar. It is a Day all about the cologne, perfume, scents, and other good-smelling things. Fragrances have become an integral part of our lives which helps transform products into experiences. Fragrance Day celebrates and appreciates all the scents that play an important role in the lives of people. It is also a Day that reminds us of the modern perfumery evolution and all things that are fragrant. Perfume is usually a mixture of essential fragrant oils and aroma compounds and solvents. This mix will give a pleasant smell to the human body, objects, and living spaces.
The human sense of smell is strongly connected with emotional feelings and memory. So memory is powerfully linked irrespective of the fragrance or scents. The Olfactory organ of the brain process the smells and stores them in the Hippocampus which is responsible for creating new memories. That is the reason for a certain smell to remind us of people or incidents as it has the power to recall emotions. The oldest perfumery had been discovered on the island of Cyprus which dates back to the Bronze Age. Whereas the world’s first recorded chemist was Tapputi, a perfume maker who belongs to a stone tablet from the 2nd millennium BCE in Mesopotamia. In the present era, France is widely considered to be the world center of perfume and cosmetic manufacturing.
Other Celebrations on March 21
March 21 is also celebrated as
- World Down Syndrome Day
- National French Bread Day
- National Common Courtesy Day
- International Day of Forests
- National Single Parents Day
- World Poetry Day
How to Celebrate National Fragrance Day
There are endless ways available to celebrate National Fragrance Day. Firstly, make sure you are smelling some of your favorite scents or fragrances on this Day. Buy a new type of perfume or your preferred one to use it. You can even gift your loved one on this Day as a form of celebration which gives a good smell like a perfume bottle, a bouquet of flowers, scented candles, soaps, and more. Take a bath in the tub with scented oils with fragrant candles lit over. Decorate your home with sweet-smelling room sprays, sticks, or use natural things like flowers to mark this celebration. Bake cookies, biscuits, or try out some food items that make use of herbs and spices to enjoy the smell. You can spread your happiness in the form of fragrances to people nearby. Share your Fragrance Day celebration photos and views about this Day on social media using the hashtag #FragranceDay.
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