You really have to admit there is nothing like the smell of fragrant freshly-washed laundry, cookies baking in the oven, or freshly blooming flowers to put a smile on your face. Lovely scents simply lift our spirits, making us feel more positive and nurturing, even when our environment is stressful or overwhelming.
It has been said that our sense of smell is 10,000 times more sensitive than our other senses, therefore it is pretty clear why scents may affect us more than other sensations. Yet, why are smells so strongly linked to emotions?
According to a report, our olfactory receptors are directly connected to the limbic system, the most ancient and primitive part of the brain, known to be the seat of emotion.
Smell sensations are relayed to the cortex, where ‘cognitive’ recognition occurs, only after the deepest parts of our brains have been stimulated.
In this case, by the time we correctly name a particular scent as, for example, ‘rose’, the scent has already activated the limbic system, triggering more deep-seated emotional responses.
And that is one of the reasons why we women and even men, spend so much on EDTs and Parfums as well to be able to smell good.
I am sure most of you have seen those pretty white and pink packaging in supermarkets and grocery shops etc... Kleenex ® has came out with a new exciting way for all of us to enjoy its softness, infusing rose essential oil or cherry blossom fragrance into its first Kleenex® 3-Ply Scented Facial Tissues for an absolutely delightful and uplifting user experience.
You really have to try it to believe it...
It is also known that floral scents in particular cultivate a happier, more optimistic outlook and this can have a positive effect on how people interact with others - just imagine the impact a pack of Kleenex® 3-Ply Scented Facial Tissues can have around the home and office, or carried around in a purse!
“In spite of all the evidence, the power of scent is often overlooked. Through the new Kleenex® 3-Ply Scented Facial Tissues, we offer Malaysians a new way to enjoy the experience,”said Mr Raman Tarun, Marketing Director, Kimberly-Clark Malaysia. “By pairing the scents of rose and cherry blossom with the well-known softness of Kleenex® facial tissues, we have created a multisensorial partnership to bring a positive influence that can have an enriching impact on our everyday lives and relationships.”
|How to make a tissue Cherry Blossom... take a piece of Kleenex 3-ply Scented Facial Tissue
Try it to believe it... I really fell in love with these scents and so dis my daughter.. and it really lifted our spirits a lot....so I decided to even make some tissue cherry blossom flowers to match the theme....
|Fold the tissue into half
|Fold it into half again
|Then cut off the extra
|Fold it into a fan
|Cut a curve on it so it looks slightly rounded...
|Bend the tissue in half again like you would making a fan...Use a flower making wire to tied the edges of the tissue in the centre
|Then carefully pull the tissues apart...and there you have it...your own cherry blossom
“In essence, every time a person uses our scented facial tissues, it elevates the normal act of cleaning up to a sensorial experience that lifts your spirits, making it easier to deal with the demands of daily life.
To introduce these exciting new variants, Malaysians are invited to join the “power of scent” movement and bring softness and scent into their lives and into those of their loved ones simply by requesting for a sample of the brand-new Kleenex® 3-Ply Scented Tissues at http://powerofscent.kleenex.com.myuplifting messages on social media with the hashtag #KleenexPowerofScent.
Go get the new Kleenex® 3-Ply Scented Facial Tissues in box packs (RM10.30 for four packs of 74 sheets and RM14.55 for four packs of 114 sheets) and soft packs (RM5.35 for four packs of 46 sheets).
For more information on Kleenex®, log on to the Kleenex® Malaysia Facebook page (www.facebook.com/Kleenex.Malaysia)