This Spare Sculpture Creates a Subtle Background Scent for Your Home
From scented candles to aerosol sprays, the home fragrance market is filled with sweet-smelling devices that have found their way into many an interior. Our attraction to aromatic objects—or more specifically, to their soothing effects—has to do with the nature of smell itself. The sense has a direct line to our limbic system, the part of the brain involved with emotion and memory. Scents such as bergamot, lavender, and lemon prompt the brain to release serotonin and dopamine, creating a feeling of calm. But some of the bouquets emanating from residential air fresheners are synthetic, and in certain cases, bad for the environment. What if there was a better, more beautiful way?