Frankly speaking, Mondays will rarely be elected as favorite days of the week, primarily due to their weekend-bliss bubble bursting propensities.
Still, if you are starting your Monday with “If each day is a gift, I’d like to know where to return Mondays” face, there is something that may lift up your mood and increase your productivity: a perfume.
Smell is the most powerful of the senses and has massive influence on brain activity. Olfactory bulbs are directly connected to the brain areas in charge of processing emotion and learning, which means you can convince your brain that Mondays are just as fun as Fridays, plus increase your productivity.
Even though many workspaces are promoted as scent-free, you can still reap the benefits of scented brain boost without offending your scent-sensitive environment.
There are lots of scents that may take you to your happy place, but on days like Monday, you need to bring out the big guns: cinnamon.
Cinnamon is known for its badass brain stimulating properties: cinnamon has the ability of efficiently fighting the crimes of mental fatigue, increasing concentration and work productivity.
Just what Monday ordered: Spicebomb EDT by Viktor & Rolf
One of the best interpretation of cinnamon in modern perfumery comes in the form of Spicebomb, a perfume originally intended for marketing towards the male population, but which has gained a prominent success in the female olfactory department (well, not as much as its counterpart, Flowerbomb, but the women that disliked the bomb of flowers loved the spiced bomb).
It is a perfume that takes you on an olfactory stroll through a beaming spice market, a perfume which reminds me of cinnamon apple pie in which the cinnamon steals the show. But the pie’s sugary sweetness is also present, prompting me to imagine a cabin in the woods, fireplace and something hot to snuggle next to.
It projects happiness, elegance and subtlety. On a man it says: I love my life, but on a woman it says: I love my life so much I want to scream with joy on a crowded street, but I won’t, because I don’t want to scare people.
The perfect Monday scent.