The smell of candles is believed to be a sign that a departed soul is nearby.  This is an old superstitious belief in the Philippines.  Whenever this happens, Filipinos would say a prayer for their deceased loved ones.  As science had proven that smell do bring back memories, is this folk belief a reaffirmation of the unique gift of the sense of smell?

When is the National Fragrance Day 2018?

The National Fragrance Day is on March 21, 2018, a Wednesday.

The National Fragrance Day is always observed all over the world on the 21st of March each year.

The Origin and Purpose of the National Fragrance Day:

There is no official record as to the origin and purpose of this fun day.  Deductions may, however, be derived from its popularity as the day to appreciate fragrances in all forms.  It is also a day to pay tribute to our sense of smell or the olfaction.

Ways to Observe the National Fragrance Day:

The National Fragrance Day should be spent in celebration of all pleasant smelling objects in use today.  It would be a perfect time to shop for a new scent for use or as a gift to someone special.  Watching the movie, “Scent of a Woman,” is another way to spend the day.  Being spring time, a fragrance walk at the park is also a nice thing to do.

After spring cleaning, deodorizing all the rooms in the house is also recommended.  This can be done through spraying aerosols, lighting scented candles and incenses or burning aromatherapy oils.  Send text messages, ecards and emails reminding friends of the special day is also suggested.  Be considerate to fragrance-sensitive people by not using too much perfume.

When is the National Fragrance Day in 2019?

The National Fragrance Day is on March 21, 2019, a Thursday.