Guest Author - Gayle E. Santana
Everyone loves the smell of coffee. Many people who don’t even drink coffee tell me this. It signals that rich desserts are available. It’s a feeling of socializing, having fun, getting a break, waking us up in the morning. And it is not our imagination either. According to a study cited in the American Chemical Society Journal, the smell alone can create changes in the body that are normally brought about by drinking. It goes on to say, “In conclusion, the roasted coffee bean aroma changes the mRNA and protein expression levels of the rat brain, providing for the first time clues to the potential antioxidant or stress relaxation activities of the coffee bean aroma.”
In another article called “Heavy Scents Hinder Home Sales”, author Joel Nash suggests that the smell of coffee, amongst a few others like baked goods, can actually help you sell your home. It is a popular belief amongst the real estate set that smells of coffee and baked goods help a potential home buyer to see themselves in the home.
Who knew that a scent could do so much? Evidently many people because coffee-scented products abound, right up there with the latest fragrances from signature designers like Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren.
Here are a few products available:
Coffee Scented Candles
Votives Gift Basket -- Coffee
Gift Basket Includes:
10 (2 oz each) Round votives and a votive holder. Each votive burn up to 15 hours. Total burn time is 150 hours.
Coffee Scents: Two each of the five scents: Amaretto coffee, Cappuccino, Fresh Brewed Coffee, Cafe mocha, and Hazelnut coffee
And just in case you like to grind your own beans:
Coffee Bean Votive Holder Smell the scent of real coffee bean as the inserted votive heats the surrounding wax of real coffee-scented beans in a glass vase.
They’ve also got more flavors than your local coffee house like Amaretto Vanilla, Cappuccino, Coffee Rum, Crème Brulée, Hazelnut, Iced Mocha Cappuccino, Irish Crème, Mocha Cappuccino and Vanilla Bean. Personally, I wouldn’t know whether to smell, drink or eat here.
Another lovely candle very cutely named, “Espress Your Love”, is a Coffee-Scented Glass and Chrome “Caffe' Cup” Candle.
While coffee scented candles abound, there are many other products that will help you to keep that signature coffee scent with you wherever you go. Like coffee-scented shampoo, shower gel, and bubble baths available at Sephora. According to Sephora, “These ultra-rich formulas offer a calorie and caffeine-free way to jumpstart the day with a heavenly-scented, rich, foaming lather.” They go on to say, “The Coffee House contains three 6 oz bottles of caramel mocha latte, eggnog latte, and café au lait high-foaming shampoo, shower gel, and bubble baths. It's a fun, seasonal gift for someone you know who loves delicious coffee scents.”
Many expectant or nursing mothers have had to give up their morning cup but that doesn’t mean they can’t smell it.
Here is one appropriately called, “Haven’t Slept in Days”. “Whether she's not sleeping because she's nine months pregnant, or because the baby won't let her, all new and expectant mothers are tired! The Haven't Slept in Days gift package includes coffee scented body products, all grouped in the same diaper bag, will give her a much needed jolt of energy.”
So if you want to have your coffee and drink it too--or not, just try one of these great ways to keep that morning coffee feeling with you all day.