A Whiff of Bliss: The Tantalizing Aromas that Brighten Even the Darkest Days

Smell is one of the most underrated and important senses. A hint of our favorite scents can transport us through time, bringing the blissful joy of childhood and immersing our minds in the sweet memories of long-gone moments. 

Here are some of the most satisfying scents in the world. 

After the Rain

An idyllic countryside scene with a rainbow after a storm.
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Rain’s cleansing effect freshens the world. Step outside after a storm and breath the deep clean air after nature’s bath. 


young woman smiling with a cup of coffee in her hands
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The smell of freshly brewed coffee brings the promise of a new day ripe with potential. Wake up and smell the possibilities. 

Clean Laundry

A happy woman sniffs laundry fresh from the dryer.
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Nothing smells better than a load of clean laundry fresh from they dryer. 


Basket of fresh lemons on a table, with a few lemons beside it.
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The refreshing citrus aroma is nature’s antiseptic. Everything smells clean when lemon wafts through the air. 

Baked Bread

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The oven-baked goodness of fresh bread sets off belly rumblings even if we’ve just feasted. 


A Christmas scene in a living room. A decorated tree sits next to the window with presents scattered underneath. There's a warm fireplace with a wreath above the mantle in the center of the room.

The fragrant array of foods, flowers, and spices mixing in the air during the holidays brings everyone back to the childhood joy of Christmas. The best Christmas aromas mix peppermint, evergreen, nutmeg, and cinnamon. 

Fresh Mint

Mint plant in a small dish. The table also has a few mint leaves on it.
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The crisp bite of mint through the nostrils reminds us of a cold winter’s day playing in the snow. Mint also offers a freshness that’s hard to beat. 

Herbs in General

Bushels of fresh herbs on a cutting board.
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Fresh herbs like rosemary, basil, and thyme cause our salivary glands to work overtime. Just reading about the savory spices that foretell a delicious meal makes our mouths water. 

New Car

A couple stands happily in front of a car, holding the keys as if they just bought it.
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Nothing beats new car smell. When you first get behind the wheel and breath the mixture of new upholstery, rubber, and plastic, you just know you’re getting something good. 

The Sea

Huntington Beach at Sunset.
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Have you ever stood upon the shore and breathed the scent of the ocean? The salty mixture promises adventure for all daring enough to embark on a journey across the sea

Freshly Cut Grass

Career woman relaxing in the grass.
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Freshly cut grass smells like nature on overdrive, reminding something deep inside of us about spring, regrowth, and renewal. 


Pretty woman smelling a bouquet of pink flowers.
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Lilac, jasmine, roses, and all the other delectable flowers on the planet offer a diverse array of scents for your sniffing pleasure. Enjoy nature’s bounty by taking the time to smell them all. 

Christmas Flavors

gingerbread cookies, candy canes, hot cocoa, and the edges of an evergreen tree to represent Christmas flavors.
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Flavors can be more enticing than scents. Delight in the best flavors of the holiday season

Enjoy the Spring Months

Carefree woman riding a bike amidst the cherry blossoms in spring.
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Spring portends possibilities. It symbolizes hope, regrowth, and renewal. Here’s how to make the best of the spring months

16 Indulgent Self-Care Sunday Activities

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Self-Care is essential to wellbeing. Try one of these indulgent self care activities when you have a moment of spare time

Let Your Free Spirit Soar

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Are you a free spirit, forced to live in a little box by society’s constraints? Here are some tips for letting your spirit soar

Be True To Yourself

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To live a happy, healthy, life, you must be true to yourself. It can be hard to be ourselves when society wants to force us to be something we’re not. Here are 16 ways to be unapologetically you

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