National Fragrance Day History

Last Updated on February 11, 2024 by Ellen Christian

So, have you ever heard of National Fragrance Day? Every year on March 21, people celebrate this fun day by enjoying new scents. 

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National Fragrance Day History and New Scents

National Fragrance Day

Scents play a huge role in our lives. I’m sure you’ve been reminded of events in your life simply by certain scents. I know I have.

Now, does baby powder remind you of newborn babies? Or, maybe molasses reminds you of the cookies your grandmother used to bake when you were little?

I think of spring when I smell lilacs and autumn when I smell pumpkin spice. We can take advantage of the powerful connection between fragrance and memory every year on March 21st for National Fragrance Day.

National Fragrance Day History and New Scents

National Fragrance Day 2019

Just a few weeks ago, we celebrated another National Fragrance Day. But, it’s difficult to determine exactly when the first National Fragrance Day was celebrated but here are a few interesting dates to remember.

  • In 1200 BCE, the first perfumes were made.
  • Cologne is first used in grooming in 1370 and not just in medicine.
  • And, in 1770, a French barber first used cologne after a shave.

National Fragrance Day History and New Scents

How to celebrate National Fragrance Day

Now, there are many different ways you can celebrate National Fragrance Day. So, you can treat yourself to a new perfume or body lotion. Or, you can learn how to layer scents.

Of course, remember that there is more to fragrance than perfume. Many of our body care products are scents from body lotion and body wash to shower gels and shampoo. And, we often use scented home care products. So, why not try a new candle or wax melt?

So, here are a few new fragrances I fell in love with that you can try today. And, I’ve shared where you can find them after each product.

National Fragrance Day History and New Scents

LAVANILA Pure Vanilla Fragrance

The perfect vanilla, this sexy blend of pure Madagascar vanilla, sheer freesia, and creamy tonka bean is seductive and magnetic. A grown-up expression of vanilla, this fragrance is more vanilla bean than a vanilla cookie. Hailed as the world’s first healthy fragrance, natural technology infuses organic sugar cane alcohol with skin-saving botanicals and antioxidants for a modern twist on the classic art of perfumery. ($48;

KORRES Pure Greek Olive Oil & Golden Apple Body Cream

So, this NEW ultra-nourishing body cream is a great way to tackle both your skincare and your scent with one product. The skin-rejuvenating formula works to improve the look of skin with age-defying properties while leaving your skin with the Mediterranean scent of olive oil & apple. ($27;

Tocca Monatuk Candel

Retreat to where the sound meets the sea. Now, you can breathe in the salt air, cucumber and seagrass abound in this natural and unspoiled haven. You can use this candle as the perfect accessory for your home.

And, you can use it as a jewelry holder or for decor after the candle is done. Uniquely beautiful and richly fragranced with our classic scents, our luxurious hand-poured candle will captivate your senses. ($42; Or, you can also find this on Amazon.

So, which one of these scents will you be trying today? Remember, you don’t need to wait until National Fragrance day to try a new fragrance.

And, remember that you should change your fragrances with each season. And, check out these perfume storage tips for more information.

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