The scents that lift my mood have varied over time. It becomes a journey of sorts.
I used to dislike patchouli, until I inhaled one that smelled smooth to me rather than rough and "dirty."
I found those super-grounding and comforting... And they've led me over time to become more fond of patchouli notes with more earth to them. I guess you could say that patchouli and others have taught me to never say never.
My most consistent mood-lifters have been: