Imagine the smell of fresh baked cookies. It takes you back to your childhood baking with grandma, arguing with your sister over who got the extra batter from the mixing bowl. She always knew how to mediate and would have an extra spoon handy so there were no meltdowns. Those weekend trips to her house were your favorite.
Scent triggers memory and emotion faster than any of the other senses, thanks to how our brains process scent. Something smelled as a child can still bring you back decades later, and those memories last forever.
Incorporating scent into life celebrations is one way to enhance the overall experience and transport everyone to a happy place. Was Dad a golfer? Fresh cut grass brings everyone to the green with him. Did Mom always talk about her favorite vacation to the beach? The scent of the sea breeze means one more long summer day by the water. And yes, there’s even a fresh baked cookie scent to remember those afternoons with Grandma.
If there is a scent that reminds you of your loved one, one of our ShareLife providers can help you craft the perfect combination. Scents are just one facet of the amazing possibilities with ShareLife. We use immersive technology, recreating special moments with larger-than-life video, themes, photos, props, interactive activities, music, sounds and more. A ShareLife Celebration transforms the traditional somber funeral into an unforgettable event. How will you celebrate?