Discover which Hotel Collection scents can assist you in getting to any state of mind.
The 5 senses - touch, taste, sound, sight, and smell - help us to connect with the world around us. Scent is deeply intertwined to our memory and has the capability to evoke vivid memories. This ability is known as “the Proust effect”, and happens due to how close the olfactory processing system is to the memory portion of the brain.
Aromatherapy Definition: The usage of aromatic materials, including essential oils to improve one’s psychological or physical well-being.
Fragrances have the ability to elicit both positive and negative psychological states of mind. Studies have shown that aromas can improve our health (body, mind, and spirit) and shape our emotional, physical, and mental state.
Aromatherapy of Flowers & Grasses
Citrus - Scents like lemon, grapefruit, bergamot and lemongrass increase alertness; quicken response time; and reduce tension, stress, and anxiety.
Freesia - Improves sleep quality, prolongs deep sleep, relieves stress and anxiety, and improves daytime alertness.
Jasmine - Lifts your mood & re-energizes the body. Thai researchers found that beta waves increased in parts of the brain that control positive emotion and activity levels.
Lily - Alleviates depression symptoms to create a feeling of happiness and tranquility.
Magnolia - Relieves stress-related tension and depression with this natural sedative.
Rose - Relieves stress and anxiety to relax your body and mind. Proven to relieve muscle spasms and reduce inflammation. Can assist you in getting a deeper, more relaxing sleep.
Vetiver - Improves brain function, brain patterns, and boosts concentration with studies finding it can decrease ADHD symptoms.
Aromatherapy of Herbs & Spices
Cardamom - This invigorating odor enhances your body’s ability to use oxygen during exercise to improve breathing and airflow to lungs.
Cinnamon - Heightens attention and increases motor responses.
Ginger - Fights fatigue and eases pain, backed by a Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine study.
Nutmeg - Soothes mental stress with both stimulating and sedative properties, to uplift and energize.
Patchouli - Eases symptoms of colds, headaches and upset stomachs. Provide feelings of relaxation, to fight against stress, anxiety and depression.
Aromatherapy of Woods
Amber - Reduces inflammation and muscle pains, improves mental cognition, and relieves anxiety.
Agarwood - Supports concentration , inner peace, and meditation, that is also a known natural aphrodisiac.
Cedarwood - Decreases anxiety and stress.
Frankincense - Promotes relaxation, overall wellness and peace. Has anti-inflammatory properties to alleviate asthma.
Sandalwood - Promotes calmness, improves mood and attentiveness.
Oud Wood - Enhances sleep quality and lowers stress.
Find Aromatherapeutic Notes in these Hotel Collection Scents
Top notes of lemon and cardamom
Mid-notes of cinnamon, sandalwood and cedarwood
Base-notes of vetiver and amber
Top notes of bergamot, lemon and lemongrass
Mid-notes of magnolia, jasmine and lily
Base-notes of lily and sandalwood
Top notes of lemon
Mid-notes of jasmine and lily
Top notes of orange and lemon zest
Mid-notes of lemongrass and jasmine
Base-notes of amber and lily
Top notes of ginger
Mid-notes of freesia, amber and cedarwood
Base-notes of lily and sandalwood
Top notes of rose, nutmeg and lemon
Mid-notes of sandalwood and patchouli
Base-notes of amber
Top notes of oud wood
Mid-notes of rose and vetiver
Base-notes of frankincense and agarwood
Top notes of orange and grapefruit
Mid-notes of cedarwood and jasmine
Did you know Amber is a sap derived from coniferous trees, like pine trees? It is a hard, translucent and fossilized resin. Amber is commonly used in fragrances, as a warm, lightly sweet fragrance with a hint of musk, powder and spice. Amber can also be made into gemstones for jewelry and decorative furniture. It is also used as resin for string instruments, like violins, and for pointe ballet shoes to ensure grip and prevent slipping.