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In a time when people are constantly seeking things to make them feel ecstatic, mood-enhancing functional fragrances can be the perfect item to purchase.

We've heard of mood-enhancing teas or powders to put in drinks, but did you know some fragrances also offer this benefit? Scents that not only make you smell amazing but also aim to boost your mood have been dubbed functional fragrances.

Research has shown that certain scents can induce a mood change depending on their composition. To maximize the effects of these mood-enhancing fragrances, experiment with different notes and find which combination will help you achieve the mood you desire, as each brings a different feeling.

This trend is also seen in candles; people will purchase scents to have around the house when they have guests over or when they are working and want to feel relaxed.

Fragrances with lavender notes are said to give people a feeling of calmness throughout the day.

Spritizing on perfumes that have citrus notes, such as lemon, orange and grapefruit, can potentially bring a feeling of energy, as they are known for stimulating serotonin in our brain. Due to citrus scents having a light fruity aroma, they make nice fragrances to wear when you're having a bad day or feeling tense, as they'll make you think of your favorite summer drink.

Another scent for those looking for something to lift their spirits is cinnamom, which reminds people of the holidays and reduces irritability. Cinnamon is used in many winter delights, such as hot chocolate and cinnamon candles, because the scent itself brings a warm, cozy feeling, especially if you use it as a fragrance that you wear all day long.

Other notes to look out for when shopping for perfumes are vanilla, jasmine, and sandalwood, which are said to bring happiness, harmony, warmth, and empowerment.

Clinique was one of the first brands to start this trend. In 1997, it launched its fragrance Happy, specifically made to bring joy. Over 25 years later, Happy, which features notes of red grapefruit, mandarin, honeysuckle, and magnolia, continues to be a success for Clinique, as people are looking for scents that can help alleviate their stress.

Aside from Clinique, many other brands have released their own mood-boosting fragrances, such as Sol de Janeiro, Phlur, Lancome, Estee Lauder, The Nue Co., and Henry Rose.