Among the numerous notable dates during the month of March is National Fragrance Week which takes place from the 5th to the 11th March.
Interestingly, when reading an article on the Fragrance Foundation website I discovered that the word Perfume is derived from the latin per fumum (through smoke) due to the fact that the ancient Egyptians burned perfumed resins as offerings to their Gods. As a fragranced candle maker this certainly resonated with me, and reminded me that the burning of fragrance has been an integral part of human existence for millennia.
Whilst the popularity of burning fragranced candles has without doubt increased over recent years, it is certainly not a new trend or passing fad. Our sense of smell is directly connected to the limbic system, the most ancient and primitive part of the brain, which is thought to be the seat of emotion. Click on the link below to read more about the Fragrance Foundation. http://www.fragrancefoundation.org.uk