“Smell is a potent wizard that transports you across thousands of miles and all the years you have lived.”
– Helen Keller
“The sense of smell can be extraordinarily evocative, bringing back pictures as sharp as photographs of scenes that had left the conscious mind.”
– Thalassa Cruso
Scent and Memory
It’s true, isn’t it? We’ve all experienced that instant transportation to a distant time and place, triggered by nothing but a scent. But how does it work?
When we smell something, the scent is ‘processed’ first by receptors in the olfactory bulb. This is an area that sits between the nose and the base of the brain. The olfactory bulb connects to areas of the brain that are tied to our emotions and memory: the amygdala and hippocampus.
Studies have found that memories triggered by scent produce greater activity in the hippocampus and amygdala than memories triggered by words. Hearing the word “rose” does not trigger activity as much as the scent of a rose.
What could be better than enriching our lives with scents that trigger wonderful memories? Our Home Fragrance range is full of beautifully crafted natural scents to add that special touch.
Our relaxing and uplifting candles are made of eco-friendly soy wax. This is an all-natural, renewable product that is free of paraffin (petroleum). These clean-burning candles are long-lasting and produce full fragrance – burn one of these for 60 minutes before guests arrive to really impress, or simply enjoy on your own. We use American softwood wicks, which crackle as they burn, adding to the experience. Our Fractal and Metro Soy Candles come in three fragrance options: envigorating Coconut & Lime, sensual French Pear, and relaxing Vanilla.
For a stunning visual option, we have Reed Diffusers. Not only do these bring a long-lasting delicate scent to your home, they look great, too. Made with high-quality oils, our diffusers are alcohol-free and comply with environmental standards. Available scents include Frangipani, French Lavender, French Pear, Jasmine, Lemongrass, Lemongrass & Ginger, Mandarin & Mimosa, Patchouli, Pomegranate Noir, and Vanilla.
On Your Body
If you like to keep your scent closer to the heart, our Body Care range uses high-quality essential oils to enrich each product. From our Shea Butter Lip Balms to our sensual and relaxing Massage Oils, we use nourishing essential oils to add a touch of effortless aromatherapy as well as enduring fragrance.
Good for Your Environment and the Environment
Enrich your home life with beautiful scents that remind you of happy times. Our products are proudly New Zealand made, using only the best natural ingredients.