A study conducted by Jeannette Haviland-Jones of Rutgers University in New Jersey found that those in a florally scented room used three times as many happiness-related words when they were asked to write about three life events, than those in a room filled with classic fragrances such as Chanel No. 5, Johnson & Johnson baby powder or non-scented air.

"The floral odors can make you happy, floral odors promote social interaction, social approach kinds of behaviors," said Haviland-Jones. The researchers believe this effect on our mood may have something to do with the co-evolution of plants and people, though this is just speculation.

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