SAN DIEGO: Thanksgiving is approaching and with it thoughts of pumpkin spice wafting from the kitchen. but why wait when you can get a ton of products with the delightful autumnal aroma right now. Without the calories from pumpkin pie.
The irresistible aroma of the great pumpkin
Few can deny the relief of the long-awaited cooling trend following summertime heat, lending itself nicely to wearing a cozy sweater, relaxing by a blazing fireplace and sipping hot apple cider spiced with a hearty cinnamon stick–ideally shared with a loved one.
In fact, pumpkin scent is purported to be an aphrodisiac, with the promise of raising testosterone levels in many men.
Alan Hirsch, director of the Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation of Chicago suggests, “Throw away the perfume and get some pumpkin pie.”
The allure of pumpkin spice
Though research studies were not able to determine the reason that the scent of pumpkin is pleasing to so many men, it is thought that “The odors could induce a Pavlovian continued response reminding partners of sexual partners of their favorite foods,” according to foundation researchers, published in Natural News.
AOL ranked the best pumpkin spice candles of 2019 available at a variety of prices
1. Capri Blue Pumpkin Clove Candle Tin, $16
2. Nest Fragrances Classic Boxed Candle, $42
3. Nature’s Wick Pumpkin Nutmeg Candle, $14.99
4. Homesick Pumpkin Patch Candle, $29.95
Real Simple offers a list of pumpkin spice merchandise
Burt’s Bees Pumpkin Spice ChapstickPumpkin Spice Essentials Oils Collection
Mrs. Meyers Pumpkin Cleaning Products
Pumpkin Spice Latte Socks
Native PSL Deodorant
NEST Pumpkin Chai Candle
Pumpkin Spice Hemp Extract
Not everyone shares the appreciation of fall’s pumpkin pleasures experienced by many Americans
Perhaps the smell of a pumpkin scented candle evokes memories from seasons past of pleasurable experiences like tasting freshly baked pumpkin pie, devouring pumpkin cookies or muffins, or sipping hot pumpkin soup.
Regardless of the origin of such fond memories, the joy which the sight, taste, and smell that the fall pumpkin evokes is simply undeniable.
Trim the wick of a pumpkin scented candle and allow it to burn brightly throughout every room of the home this fall.
Enjoy the pleasurable emotions felt when inhaling the spicy, warm scent of a pumpkin scented candle, and share this experience with loved ones all season long, creating memories to last a lifetime.
Until next time, enjoy the ride in good health!