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Scents and Sensibility: Aromatherapy at Home

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Close your eyes. Imagine sitting in the kitchen one morning, sipping freshly brewed coffee, and enjoying its bold aroma.

Add to that a gooey helping of cinnamon roll, fresh from the oven, with vanilla cream on top. Take a bite. And savor the heavenly blend of sugar and spice.

Now, open your eyes – and the mouthwatering aroma lingers.

Such a delightful experience is triggered by our own memory of rich smells: from the fresh to the full-bodied, from the savory to the sweet.

The pleasure derived from aroma – whether you are at your favorite spa or even your favorite coffee house – is built on this encounter. Because they make us feel good, scents are being used to promote well-being. You can enjoy the health benefits of aromatherapy in the luxury of your own home. The same olfactory experience can be achieved by following our novel ideas with these three types of aroma:

Invigorating Scents

  • Vanilla and Coffee

Tip: Boil a vanilla pod in a pot of milk with brown sugar then add to your cup of coffee.

Great mornings start with a wonderful cup of java. While caffeine can perk you up, the aroma of coffee is, in itself, known to calm the nerves. Vanilla fragrance also has the same relaxing effect. Pouring milk infused with natural vanilla extract into your morning brew helps to create an aromatic blend that is invigorating but without leading to nervousness and tremors. Read This Entry

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Top 5 Most Luxurious Valentine’s Gifts

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While Valentine’s Day celebrates love and romance, the day of hearts can also be redefined as the celebration of luxury: the art of expressing love for the finer things in life.

This year, Valentine’s Day spending is predicted to reach $18.6 billion. The anticipation for the occasion reveals one thing: people expect to be pampered on this day. And they are willing to spend for it.

As our luxurious gift ideas show, Valentine’s Day highlights your taste for the exquisite.

Holiday in Greece

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Anastasis Apartments in Greece

Vacations in Greece are always made memorable by visions of whitewashed houses gleaming in the sunlight and kissed by the cool Mediterranean breeze.

Bask in the sun on the island of Santorini, and stay at the Anastasis Apartments sitting atop the cliffs of the Caldera and surrounded by gardens. This private retreat was voted the most romantic getaway this Valentine’s, according to Tripadvisor. The tranquil atmosphere of this Greek resort is magnified by the warmth of the people.

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