Spaces, International workspace company, collaborated with a Dutch lifestyle brand Marie-Stella-Maris on a product called ‘Spirit de Travail.’ It is a fragrance that can enhance productivity while helping people feel at ease in the workplace.
A number of factors can affect the productivity at work. As per research that was carried out by Prof. Gary E. Schwartz from the University of Arizona, negative feelings including stress, annoyance, and irritation can be effectively countered by making use of fragrances that can impart positive effects such as productivity, relaxation, and happiness. This study and its findings are what inspired Spaces to create a fragrance that can help to relax users and also increase their productivity. Spaces is a company that specializes in creating unique workspaces for professionals and businesses.
However, Spaces had no experience when it came to making fragrances. Therefore, it decided to team up with Marie-Stella-Maris. Marie-Stella-Maris is a lifestyle brand based in Amsterdam and specializes in luxurious care products and natural mineral water. A percentage of every item that is sold by the company is donated to water projects all over the globe. This is done because the company is committed to making sure that clean water is available to everyone. This mission of Marie-Stella-Maris is what made Spaces choose this company for the team-up.
The special fragrance, Spirit de Travail, created by Marie-Stella-Maris and Spaces features a mix of citrus notes from Calabrian bergamot and cinnamon bark, vetiver, musk, and sandalwood.
Mieke van Engelen, sales manager at Marie-Stella-Maris, said, ‘The scent we created actually opens very fresh, so it energizes you, but’s it’s also very warm, so I think people will feel more at home when they work in Spaces. A lot of people forget how important smell is, actually. It can really affect your mood, how you feel, and you don’t even notice it.’
Spirit de Travail will be incorporated at all Spaces around the world. However, you need be a part of the company’s workspace in order to avail the benefits that this fragrance offers. The fragrance can be bought at any Spaces location or at Marie-Stella-Maris stores. It is available in 50ml and 240ml bottles and will cost you €15 for the 50ml room spray and €39 for the 240ml scent diffuser.