Have you ever wondered why the smell of a bar of soap can immediately transport you back to the halcyon days of your childhood? Our sense of smell acts as a trigger to the brain, unleashing memories and emotions. In fact, many studies have shown that certain odors are effective in the fight against stress, so instead of popping a pill, why not light a candle instead?
Le Cherche Midi, the luxury home fragrance brand, have recently expanded their range of distinctive home fragrances and candles, deliciously packaged in eco-chic wood boxes lined in silk! Each fragrance line is identified only by its color and number. My favorite? No 20. As a Brit growing up in a chilly Northern climate, the scent reminds me of a walking in from the cold to a roaring fire. With top notes of cedar, sandalwood, black pepper and vetiver, it’s time to curl up on the couch and put the kettle on!
A former makeup artist for Christian Dior, Michelle McDermott writes about luxe resorts, spas, and hotels for print and web publications. Check out her website at OhSoBoutique