The Art of Aroma: Using Scent to Enhance Your Environment and Boost Productivity

The Art of Aroma: Using Scent to Enhance Your Environment and Boost Productivity

Scent diffusers are devices that are used to spread aroma in a room or space. Scent diffusers using cold air technology are becoming increasingly popular in a wide range of settings such as offices, shopping centres, hotels and restaurants. Unlike traditional diffusers, which use heat to release the aroma, cold air diffusers use a process called atomisation. This process involves breaking down the aromatic essences into microscopic particles and then dispersing them into the air using cold air. This means that the extracts are never heated, and their therapeutic properties are preserved. The result is a pure and potent scent that can be enjoyed without any harmful side effects. 

The benefits of using these scent diffusers are numerous, and they can have a positive impact on both the environment and the people who occupy these spaces.

Environment and Mood Enhancer

One of the significant benefits of using scent diffusers in a workspace is their ability to enhance the environment. The air can quickly become stagnant and filled with unpleasant odours in a populated setting. Scent diffusers can help to neutralise these awful smells and replace them with a pleasant aroma that can create a more comfortable and inviting atmosphere. 

Aromatherapy have been shown to have a positive impact on mood, promote relaxation and reduce anxiety.1,2,3,4 This, in turn can lead to increased customer satisfaction, improved employee morale and a more welcoming environment for all. In a retail environment, scents trigger the positive emotions of shoppers, increase their time spent in the store, improve positive brand evaluations and increase expenditures.1 While in hotels and restaurants, a happier welcoming environment increases customers’ enjoyment of their experience and develop a sense of loyalty.2,4 For example, Lavender scent has a calming effect and can help to reduce stress levels, making it an excellent choice for use in hotels or restaurants.4 White Tea aromatic scent is another popular choice to promote a general sense of well-being.

Boost Productivity

Many aromatherapy scents have properties that help to trigger powerful mental and emotional behavioral changes to help reduce stress, improve focus and boost energy levels. By diffusing these scents into the air, people can enjoy these benefits and experience a more positive and productive day. In fact, pleasant scents were proven to improve cognitive performance and boost productivity in the workplace.3 This improvement in productivity can lead to cost savings for businesses in the long run.


Cold air diffusers are a cost-efficient way to disperse scents in a space, particularly when used in conjunction with air-conditioning systems. Unlike other methods of scenting a space, such as candles or air fresheners, scent diffusers have large-capacity tanks, which means that they can run for extended periods without needing to be refilled, reducing the cost of maintenance and the need for frequent replacements. As these scents are relatively inexpensive, and only a small amount is needed, scent diffusers are an affordable way to enhance the environment and improve the mood and productivity of people who occupy these spaces. What’s more, since the scent diffusers use cold air technology, there is no need for heat or additional electricity, making them energy-efficient and cost effective.

Safe and Hassle-Free

Dispersing aromatherapy with cold air is the safest and cleanest way to fill a room with a scent without leaving behind residue, and best of all it is non-toxic and safe for humans and pets. The scent diffusers are easy to use and require minimal maintenance. They can be left to run continuously without any need for user intervention, making them an excellent choice for busy environments such as hotels or shopping centres. The “hardest” decision to make with scent diffusers is just in choosing the scent. Once the settings are done, a monthly service is all that is required for maintenance. 

Maclean Initial is a company that specialises in providing high-quality scent diffusers and maintenance services to businesses. We offer several options of scent diffusers with different capacities that can be tailored to work premises and spaces ranging from 1,000sqft to 20,000sqft. We are happy to work with businesses to find the best solution for your needs.

If you are interested in incorporating scent diffusers onto your premises, contact us at 010-220 0952 or 03-7773 0300 or email Before installing a scent diffuser, it is highly recommended for employers to conduct a thorough survey among employees to identify and address any potential sensitivities to scents, fostering a supportive and accommodating workplace environment. 

  1. Leenders, M. A., Smidts, A., & El Haji, A. (2019). Ambient scent as a mood inducer in supermarkets: The role of scent intensity and time-pressure of shoppers. Journal of retailing and consumer services, 48, 270-280.
  2. Anguera-Torrell, O., León, I., Cappai, A., & Antolín, G. S. A. G. S. (2021). Do ambient scents in hotel guest rooms affect customers’ emotions?. European Journal of Tourism Research, 27, 2701-2701. 
  3. Huang, L., & Capdevila, L. (2017). Aromatherapy improves work performance through balancing the autonomic nervous system. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 23(3), 214-221.
  4. Guéguen, N., & Petr, C. (2006). Odors and consumer behavior in a restaurant. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 25(2), 335-339.

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“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Samy and the team, especially Ali Raihan, Sajib Sikdar and all Maclean team members for helping our team on the water leaking issue that happened. Their fast respond to our call during midnight and coming to help us to handle the situation. Keep it up and continue to work together and support our Facilities team.”


“They are remarkable with their attitudes. The way they go above and beyond to ensure that all our events are presented well, their sense of collaboration and attention to detail is greatly valued.”


“I would like to extend our appreciation for the amazing work done by your team on site especially team leader, Maimunah in supporting several occasions of main event. They have been supportive in terms of logistic, pre-event preparation and on top of that making the event running smoothly.

Please pass my appreciation to Maimunah, Sulaiman, Susilawati and Haipah for their support.”


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