Remembering your first ever fragrance and the emotions associated with it is unique to each one of us. From feeling oh-so grown-up when wearing your first scent to school to triggering long-lost memories of a special occasion, everyone will have their reason why it holds a special place in their heart. Do you remember yours?
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While many people will easily recall their first fragrance, others may feel that moment slipping away.
Sadly, memory loss is one of the most common symptoms of dementia, a condition which is affecting almost one million people in the UK today. There are currently no treatments to slow, stop or prevent dementia – meaning so many precious memories are at risk.
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Does perfume bring memory?
When you smell something, it sends signals to the brain's smell centre – the olfactory bulb, which is directly linked to areas of the brain that control emotion, memory, mood and behaviour. This explains why smelling something can trigger vivid memories and emotions.