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27 November 2023 | 0 min read

The power of fragrance: Creating a tranquil mindset and sharp focus with scented candles

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Have you ever considered why scented candles possess the almost magical power to instil a tranquil and calming ambience wherever they are lit?

Magical as it may seem, there’s no witchcraft going on when it comes to the power of scented candles. In fact – science has the answers here.

Let’s explore how scented candles can transport us to places of serenity through the power of smell and why our brains enjoy the aroma of luxury candles and reed diffusers.

Aromatherapy Revealed: The Way Scented Candles Affect the Senses

Fragrance and well-being are intrinsically linked. Aromatherapy is an ancient art known to improve psychological and physical well-being for a long time.

Luxury scented candles and reed diffusers not only provide pleasant scents but also offer a captivating sensory experience by interacting with our brain chemistry.

Volatile compounds in the essential oils of luxury scented products tell the brain to release serotonin and dopamine – the crucial neurotransmitters associated with feelings of calm and contentment. Repeated over time, these calming fragrances trigger memories, stir emotions, and influence mood – a direct path to relaxation and warm nostalgia.

Stress reduction and relaxation

The gentle diffusion of calming scents has proven to be influential in the fight against stress. The likes of lavender, jasmine, and bergamot can create a tranquil setting that soothes the nervous system – a natural antidote to the demands of modern life.

Lifting the spirits and raising the mood

Imagine your mood as a colourful landscape: luxury scented candles are the artists with the power to paint things a little brighter. If you want to feel lively and energised, try zesty, citrusy scents. Or, for something more calming and comforting, woody scents like cedar and pine create a cosier embrace.


On top of everything else, your favourite home scent can act as a gentle guide into the present, boosting focus and maintaining balance in your energy. Mint, for example, is a vibrant scent, known for its stimulating properties. Infuse your space with this crisp aroma and you’ll enjoy a burst of energy that awakens the senses and revitalises the mind; a refreshing breeze that blows away the mental fog.

Savouring the essence of well-being with Charles Farris scented candles

As you can see, scent has a transformative power that goes beyond a pleasant smell. Luxury scented candles have the power to transport you to a realm of peace and tranquillity, evoking a sense of mindfulness and relaxation with each flicker of their flame. Released dopamine uplifts your spirit and brings you pure serenity.

See for yourself how luxury scented candles from Charles Farris can take you on your journey. With a range of luxury scented candles and elegant reed diffusers, each inhale of our Scented Collection is a moment of indulgence.


Charles Farris is one of Britain’s oldest candlemakers with firm roots in Victorian London, and proud Royal Warrant holders. Our range of luxury scented candles are made using time-worn, traditional crafting techniques that date back to 1845.


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