National Fragrance Day

National Fragrance Day is observed next on Tuesday, March 21st, 2023 (109 days from today).

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In English "perfume" (perfume) is taken from the Latin "perfumus": where "per" means "through" and "fumus" means "smoke". The French then called it "parfum" to describe the pleasant scents in the air when burning incense.

In the beginning, perfumes were simply aromatic fuels or scented ointments, and later essential oils were able to keep the scent for a long time. To be applied on the body, placed in cloth bags placed in clothing or applied directly to the hair. National Fragrance Day is celebrated every year on March 21, in recognition of the presence of perfume and a recognition of its impact on uplifting people's moods.

Every year on March 21, let your favorite scent lift your mood or take you somewhere else.

Have you ever been able to go back in time just by catching the scent of your loved one's perfume? Or perhaps it's the smell of baby powder that makes you reel from your baby's days. Maybe it's a combination of ginger and molasses, and suddenly you're in your grandmother's kitchen.

Whatever the scent, scent and memory are closely related. We associate the smell of freshly cut grass in summer, with the sound of thunderstorms and the smell of damp air, and indispensable the acrid smell of sulfur when lightning strikes. In the winter, we think of the smell of snow, of warm fires, or of hot coals on farms.

History of National Fragrance Day

In the early 1980s,  National Fragrance was launched by Perfumers. With the desire to celebrate the perfumes of the world and recognize all the ways that scent can improve the lives of people. Obviously, when we are tired, or when we are in a bad mood, aromatherapy can also help us reduce stress and stabilize our emotions.

So the history of perfumery? The history of perfumery is still shrouded in mystery. No one can know its exact origin. But one thing is certain: its age is not far behind that of the oldest legends of mankind.

A manuscript on papyrus records the use of aromatic herbs and aromatic fuels that Pharaoh Khufu - the builder of the largest pyramid in Egypt (in 2700 BC - - left for posterity;

A small jar containing incense found in the 3,000-year-old ancient tomb of the Egyptian king Tutankhamun;

The murals of ancient castles depict dancers and musicians dancing while wearing a perfumed oil on their heads so that it flows slowly down the hair and body.

In ancient times, perfume was commonly used in religious ceremonies and on weekdays. The origin of this practice stems from the Egyptian belief in worshiping the gods. They used aromatic woods, scented herbs, or split herbs to flavor their ritual sacrifices. (In which there is a very famous fragrance called Kyphi which is extracted from myrrh, juniper acorn, pistachio and some other ingredients...) Those are the clearest proofs that perfume has been has existed for thousands of years.

Archaeologists have discovered paintings depicting the cohesion of aromatic materials in the daily lives of ancient Egyptians. In addition, they also found a vase of fragrant incense dating back to 4000 BC that was meticulously and artistically crafted. Therefore, the history of perfumery is closely linked with the history of mankind.

How to celebrate National Fragrance Day

On the National Fragrance Day, you are encouraged to look for some new ways, new methods to enjoy your sense of smell. Remember that a scent can improve your mood or become a signature style.

The brain is an amazing thing, and science is discovering more and more about it. Simply put, responsible for processing all the odors we perceive is the sense of smell, which is located next to the hippocampus deep inside the brain. Neuroscientists have discovered that one of the responsibilities of the hippocampus is to create new memories. With the sense of smell and the adjacent hippocampus, research shows that smell and memory are closely linked.

Our memories are almost associating with those we hold dear. From your first love, to war stories told by the adults in your family. Each person has their own scent and color. It can be so spesific that a casual glance at a similar scent reminds you of important people. While we often take a trip back to memory by looking at a scrapbook, perhaps this time recalling our favorite perfumes will rekindle long-forgotten memories for long time ago or maybe we'll make some new ones.

Share your national Fragrance Day on social media such as facebook or instagram with hashtag #NationalFragranceDay in your post.

Observed

National Fragrance Day has been observed annually on March 21st.

Dates

Sunday, March 21st, 2021

Monday, March 21st, 2022

Tuesday, March 21st, 2023

Thursday, March 21st, 2024

Friday, March 21st, 2025

Also on Tuesday, March 21st, 2023

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