The smell is the powerful and satisfying sense. Your sense of smell is a better memory recaller than your sense of sight because scent evokes feelings of pleasure, calm, and romance as well as memory.
Have your memories and emotions ever taken you back to a happy place after smelling something familiar? This exceptional capacity of smells to trigger intense bouts of nostalgia is known as "the Proust phenomenon." In the novel, À la recherche du temps perdu, Marcel Proust (1871–1922), the French writer romanticized the hundreds of pages worth of memories recalled by the smell of a madeleine biscuit after soaking in tea. But little did he know that he was about to help uncover the new neuro-scientific study area.
Science Behind Scent & Memory
We smell not only with our nose but with our brain, where all emotions are processed. The brain's smell center -the olfactory bulb runs from the nose to the base of the brain and has direct connections to the amygdala, where the brain is responsible for processing emotion, and to the hippocamp- an area linked to memory. Researchers suggest that the olfactory processing system and memory hub are so closely linked because the brain's anatomy allows olfactory signals to get to the limbic system very quickly. So, smelling of something familiar can so immediately trigger a vivid memory or even intense emotion.
Now you know the olfactory sense (sense of smell) has a powerful connection to memory. So, why give flowers when you can give your special someone something filled with love, romance, affection, and sentimentality on Valentine's Day. Use this “science-back support” to your advantage and pick a romantic Valentine's Day gift by taking a trip down memory lane.
With its many uses and great benefits, CLEVERFY Shower Steamers make the perfect Valentine's Day gift for a special someone (or for good friends). Say bye-bye to old-fashioned red roses and hello amazing smelling shower steamers. Try our collection and pick your partner's favorite scents that trigger happy and romantic memories.