Mei Tong of Aromatherapy Associates in Hong Kong smells a candle fragrance. Photo: Xiaomei Chen Mei Tong of Aromatherapy Associates in Hong Kong smells a candle fragrance. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Mei Tong of Aromatherapy Associates in Hong Kong smells a candle fragrance. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

Essential oil diffusers, scented candles, bath oils, tailored aromas: how smell has become so important to us after coronavirus

  • Companies dealing in scents report a surge in interest as people try to get away from Covid-19 odours such as stuffy homes, mouldy shops and sanitised hands
  • Scents can trigger emotions, says one insider who used a peppermint fragrance in hand sanitiser to increase its use in a school

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Mei Tong of Aromatherapy Associates in Hong Kong smells a candle fragrance. Photo: Xiaomei Chen Mei Tong of Aromatherapy Associates in Hong Kong smells a candle fragrance. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Mei Tong of Aromatherapy Associates in Hong Kong smells a candle fragrance. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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