Fill Your Home With Yankee Candle This Season!

Fill Your Home With Yankee Candle This Season!

It’s a Saturday evening, you’ve popped on your favourite film and it’s finally time to wind down, but there’s just one thing missing, a sumptuous smelling Yankee Candle of course! I think we can all agree that there’s just no better feeling than cosying up to a gorgeous glow, that’s why we’ve compiled a list of our top Yankee picks just for you. So sit back, relax and read on to find your latest addition to your wonderful wax collection…

Yankee Candle Mango Peach Salsa £17.99

Sweet and zesty? Yes please! This cosy combo is packed full of juicy mangoes, gorgeous peaches, and livened with citrus and ginger flowers, making it the ultimate fragrant candle to fill your home with. After a dull year, this one is sure to brighten up your space with an impressive burn time of 110-150 hours. Why not give it a go this season and transform your home into a warm and vibrant environment.  

Yankee Candle Pink Sands £17.99

You might not be able to whisk yourself a way to your dream destination right now, but this candle definitely comes close to that. Escape to an exotic island with this sweet blend of bright citrus, sweet florals and spicy vanilla. This Yankee Candle bestseller is on the top of everyone’s wish list this year. Light up your life and float away to an isle of paradise with Pink Sands, you won’t regret it…

Yankee Candle Mulberry & Fig £14.99

What happens when you mix together blackberry, sun kissed fig, raspberry leaf, red plum and apricot? You get Yankee’s Mulberry and Fig Candle of course! This sweet smelling sensation takes you to a place of luxury and warmth. Described as ‘tempting as a bowl of fruit brimming with juicy mulberries and fresh-picked figs’ it’s a must-have this season. If you know someone who is a fan of all things autumn and winter, then this would make the ultimate gift for them!

Yankee Candle Homemade Herb Lemonade £14.99

Freshly-squeezed lemonade, coming right up… This zesty combination of lemons, ginger and herbs is sure to make anyone smile this season. Convenient and easy to use, this jar candle provides hours of true to life fragrance enjoyment. Ideal for a gift or personal treat, it’s the perfect addition to any home scent lover’s life. Top tip: If you’ve just finished up doing your daily cleaning ritual, then light this candle to spread a lemony fresh aroma around your home, giving it that squeaky-clean scent! 

Yankee Candle Elevation Exotic Bergamot £17.99

A candle perfect for showcasing your super style in any room, this clear mix of bergamot and gentle blossom seamlessly integrates high quality fragrance with elegant style. Featuring a slight twist on the signature Yankee Candle jar shape, this quality thick-cut glass design adds an impressive dimension and makes this candle oh so gift worthy! 

Yankee Candle Elevation Fig & Clove £17.99

Roses are red, violets are blue, we love this candle, and so should you! Nothing says Christmas more than the sweet smell of figs and cloves. You can carry this one through to winter, and back again too. This rich, glowing candle is sure to impress the guests this season, so why not delve into the world of intense scents with Yankee Candles Fig & Clove…

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The Viktor & Rolf Gift Sets At The Top Of Everyone’s Wishlist This Year

The Viktor & Rolf Gift Sets At The Top Of Everyone’s Wishlist This Year

Viktor & Rolf are creating sparkling magic this Christmas: adorning their cult-favourite, iconic fragrances in the most beautiful gift wrap and boxes. Spark delight wherever you are, whether you’re looking to gift a loved one or treat yourself. An early Christmas present could never hurt anyone now could it? Let’s check them out…

Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Gift Set 50ml, £76.95

Worth: £82

Contains: Flower Bomb Gift Set Contains: Flower Bomb Eau de Parfum 50ml & Flower Bomb EDP 10ml

Discover a floral explosion with Flowerbomb, the original floral perfume from Viktor&Rolf. Transport yourself or a loved one to a world of floral fantasy. Be engulfed by the addictive floral notes and immerse your senses with the warm woody undertones as the diamond grenade bottle erupts into a whirlwind of sweet sensations, transporting you to a world of floral fantasy. Experience the sparkling top notes of Tea, Bergamot, and Freesia; be enveloped in the floral heart of Sambac Jasmine, Cattleya Orchid and Centifolia Rose; and immerse in woody base notes of Amber and Patchouli. A captivating perfume for women: prepare for a floral fascination.

Viktor & Rolf Bonbon Gift Set 50ml, £76.95

Worth: £82

Contains: Bonbon Eau de Parfum 50ml, Bonbon Shower Gel 50ml & Bonbon Body Lotion 50ml

Unwrap the pink bow of the luxurious Viktor&Rolf Bonbon Eau de Parfum to treat yourself to Bonbon’s indulgent flavours and spoil yourself with its rich aromas. This sweet floriental perfume is distinguished by its caramel heart, for a unique and addictive signature scent. Try to resist if you can. This irresistible perfume for women blends fruity top notes of Mandarin, Orange and Blackcurrant with heart notes of Jasmine, Orange Blossom and sumptuous Caramel. Almost tempting enough to eat, the delectable Caramel notes mature from an intense initial impression to a softer and more delicate heart, evolving into woody base notes of Cedarwood, Guaiac Wood, Sandalwood, and Amber.

Viktor & Rolf Spice Bomb Gift Set 90ml, £69.95

Worth: £75

Contains: Spice Bomb Gift Set Contains: Spice Bomb Eau de Toilette 90ml & Spice Bomb EDT 20ml

Meet your latest addiction, Spicebomb Eau de Toilette, Viktor&Rolf’s explosive men’s fragrance. A weapon of mass seduction, pull the trigger to experience a highly addictive scent. Brace yourself for the strong spices, sensory contrasts, and woody trail. Be engulfed by fresh and zesty perfume of Bergamot and Grapefruit while cold spices, Elemi and Pink Pepper, leave their icy bite. Experience a heart of incandescent spices, Chilli and Saffron, which develop into a masculine base of Leather and Tobacco fused with strong and woody Vetiver.

Viktor & Rolf Spice Bomb Night Vision Gift Set, £69.95

Worth: £75

Contains: Spice Bomb Eau de Toilette 90ml & Shower Gel 50ml

Meet your latest addiction, Spicebomb Eau de Toilette, Viktor&Rolf’s explosive men’s fragrance. A weapon of mass seduction, pull the trigger to experience a highly addictive scent. Brace yourself for the strong spices, sensory contrasts, and woody trail. Be engulfed by fresh and zesty perfume of Bergamot and Grapefruit while cold spices, Elemi and Pink Pepper, leave their icy bite. Experience a heart of incandescent spices, Chilli and Saffron, which develop into a masculine base of Leather and Tobacco fused with strong and woody Vetiver.

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Luxury Gifts For The Wonderful Woman In Your Life

Luxury Gifts For The Wonderful Woman In Your Life

Christmas marks the perfect opportunity to stock up your spritz for both your loved ones and yourself. During the most wonderful time of the year, ladies seek a beauty buy or a fresh new fragrance. So, have a read of our wrapped up round up of festive gifts for her this year, who knows you may even be tempted to add one or two extra to your basket for yourself!

Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum Spray £67.95

The gift that just keeps on giving, Flowerbomb is a fragrant explosion with notes of addictive florals and warm woody undertones. An FD fave, this perfume is a luxurious addition to any ladies collection, featuring a diamond grenade bottle, this sweet sensation is one to to be missed. So, why not leave a lovely lady feeling wonderful this Christmas?

Chloé Signature Eau de Parfum Spray £71.95

Always iconic and oh so special, Chloe Signature is a timeless classic made for the modern day woman of all ages. Inspired by the classic rose, the fragrance combination of floral powder notes, uplifting hints of peony and lychee, and the embellishment of springtime freesia, is a firm favourite to give this season. Be the perfect present prizewinner this year and land the top spot with a heavenly spritz of Chloé. 

Jean Paul Gaultier Classique La Belle Gift Set £63.99

Jean Paul Gauliter’s fragrance has always been a firm fan favourite since it’s original creation. This year we’re bringing you the Classique La Belle Gift Set, it’s unique blend of vanilla, fresh bergamot and pear makes it the ultimate fragrance fusion for women all around the world. Not only does this set contain a 50ml bottle of La Belle, it has a 75ml lotion and a La Belle mini too! Mini’s are a great addition to any ladies beloved handbag, so treat them this season…

GIVENCHY L’Interdit Eau de Parfum Spray £73.99

Introducing… L’Interdit. A heavenly blend of orange blossom, jasmine and tuberose. After a tough year, it’s time to be bold with your gift giving, and Givenchy has just the fragrance for it. Fearlessly elegant and intense, grab this scent that’s so good, you might just want to keep it for yourself! 

Lancôme Advanced Genifique Youth Activating Serum £89.99

Lancôme lovers this one’s for you! We all know how marvelous and magical Lancôme fragrances are, so why not give their skincare range a try. Not only is this product brand new here at Fragrance Direct, it’s enriched with 7 prebiotic extracts to strengthen the skin’s barrier, ultimately leaving the skin looking healthier and younger, and who wouldn’t want that, right? Turn back the clock on tired skin and make someone feel good within! 

Dermalogica Your Brightest Glow Yet Gift Set £94.99

A brand that we all love and know, Dermalogica has created this ultimate gift set, giving you that all important glow! This dazzling duo by Dermalogica is sure to impress only the best of guests this Christmas. Featuring a 30ml biolumin-C serum and a 15ml biolumic-C eye serum, your complexion will never have looked better!

Gatineau Melatogenine Anti-wrinkle Collection £69.00

A beautiful bundle bursting with luxurious products, this collection by Gatineau really is a great gift for someone looking to try out some of the best products Gatineau has to offer. This set includes the mesmerising Mélatogénine anti-wrinkle mask, 50ml cream and a 30ml serum too. Used worldwide in premium facials, these treatments help to rewind the effects of time, but be quick, it’s worth a whopping £250, so this collection is sure to sell out fast! 

The Organic Pharmacy The Expert Serums Value Set £88.95

Worth a spectacular £137, this set might just be the most amazing gift yet! Including four fab serums, this set was designed to transform your skin. From unique ingredients such as hyaluronic acid to retinol and vitamin C, give the gift of gorgeous skin this festive season!

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Reducing Anxiety With Skincare

Reducing Anxiety With Skincare

Safe to say, it’s been a strange year. The global pandemic has thrown life as we know it into complete disarray, and we’re all having to adjust to brand-new routines and ways of doing things.

If you’ve been feeling the effects of stress and anxiety recently, you’re not alone. With lots of us working from home and spending more time indoors away from our family and friends, living in these unprecedented times is tough.

While everything is very much up in the air right now, there is one thing we can control – our skincare routines. Research suggests that sticking to a great skincare routine can do wonders for our mindset. Not only this, but stress and worry can have adverse effects on our skin, so it’s more important than ever that we keep on top of our cleansing and moisturising right now.

Let’s look at some of the symptoms of pandemic-related stress and anxiety. These include:

  • Struggling to switch off and relax
  • An increased heart rate  
  • Feeling restless, tense, or nervous
  • Oversleeping or being unable to drift off to sleep easily
  • Trouble concentrating on work and leisure activities

Read on to discover how a great skincare routine can help tackle anxiety. We’ll take you through some simple skin care tips and recommend some great products for a calm and refreshed complexion.

Take a break

Even though we might be restricted on where we can and can’t go, sticking to an effective skincare routine allows us to escape the pressures of the pandemic for a little while.

Beginning and ending the day by dedicating a little time to yourself can help ground you and provide respite from anxious thoughts, which is beneficial for both the mind and complexion. There’s also a sense of achievement from completing a routine, and this can counteract the loss of control.

Our lockdown picks

The skin is the biggest organ in your body, so any type of stress or anxiety will easily manifest itself. Suppose your skin is struggling to adjust to lockdown life. In that case, we recommend the Balance Me vitamin C face serum for its soothing effect and brightening qualities. Apply morning and evening for a plump complexion and a quick boost of energy.

Soothe the skin

Stress acne. It’s real. And it’s a vicious cycle, too. Stress caused by a change in routine leads to acne, which in turn causes more stress. Eek!

While it isn’t clear how stress and acne breakouts are connected, anxious thoughts definitely play a big part in triggering those pesky spots. If you’re dealing with this common problem, it’s essential to be kind to your skin.

Our lockdown picks

Start by introducing anti-inflammatory and acne-fighting products to promote healthy skin, if you haven’t done so already. We love the Dermalogica foaming wash for its lovely texture and deep cleansing abilities. Or for complete overnight care, try out the Dermalogica clearing gel to reduce inflammation while you sleep. And if you want to cover up your spots, check out our range of concealers to find just the right consistency for you.

Use moisturising products

Did you know that too much stress can dry out the skin and lead to peeling and flaking? When the body releases stress hormones, the sweat glands are activated, which causes our skin to become irritated and dehydrated. Since the lockdown period has resulted in increased stress for a lot of people, there’s a good chance we’re all dealing with super dry skin right now.

Our lockdown picks

Massaging the face with a highly moisturising product not only tackles the problem of dryness, but it also encourages a sense of calm and relaxation. Suppose you’re on the hunt for a new cream. In that case, we recommend the Elemis cream for its super hydrating and collagen-boosting formula. Don’t neglect the under-eye area, either. Discover our extensive range of eye care products for a happy, healthy complexion and mind.

Choose calming scents

It’s a well-known fact that essential oils and strong fragrances provide fantastic calming effects. This can help reduce anxiety and restlessness as well as promote a healthy mindset. For this reason, be sure to incorporate products infused with essential oils into your skincare routine, to help combat lockdown anxiety and leave your skin glowing.

Our lockdown picks

The Alteya Organics facial cleanser is a treat for the senses, the mind, and the skin! Infused with wonderful, regenerative essential oils, it works to cleanse the face of any impurities, leaving you with a soft, supple, and healthy complexion. It also helps to restore moisture balance and tackles the root problem of dry skin. Healthy skin equals a happy heart!

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How To Transform Your Home Through The Power Of Fragrance

How To Transform Your Home Through The Power Of Fragrance

Fragrance can be a powerful way to conjure memories and express our emotions – not just when sprayed on our wrists, but also when used in our homes, too.

A room can be transformed with scent, changing the mood from vivid and invigorating to soothing and peaceful. So how can we alter the mood in our home through fragrance?

Whether you’re dreaming of a tropical retreat or want to be enraptured in the delicious aromas of Christmas, our fragrance experts have created a guide to combining the best scents to fragrance your home for a variety of seasonal settings.

A winter wonderland

Winter is filled with sumptuous aromas from the delights of home cooking, to the smell of log fires and the crisp winter air, but how can we find the best scents for our home?

If you want to create the true essence of Christmas, blending warm spices with soft woody notes will transport you to your very own winter wonderland.

Woody notes

Woody notes of pine or spruce are home fragrance favourites during winter, as they’re associated with the smell of fresh Christmas trees. However, on the whole, woody fragrances can be either crisp and light or hearty and rich depending on the wood the notes derive from. Fir, pine, and spruce will offer the classic Christmas tree scent, however rich notes of cedar, sandalwood and rosewood will create the warm aroma of a log fire.

They are often used as standalone scents, however, also make up the warm base notes in many other Christmas themed fragrances.

Pair woody notes with fruit, spicy or sweet notes to add a sumptuous, sophisticated air to any fragrance.

Our top pick: Heart & Home Ellipse Twin Wick Jar Christmas Tree £8.99

Warm spices

Traditionally cinnamon has won the title for the most popular festive scents, however as fragrances have evolved, spices such as ginger, cardamom and the ancient Christmas elements of frankincense and myrrh are now seen more frequently for an even more sumptuous take on festive spices.

These notes can be paired with woody notes or musk to create a rich, refined fragrance full of winter warmth.

Our top pick: Shearer Candles Couture Cinnamon Spice Tall Jar Candle £19.95

Vanilla and chocolate

If you’re missing out on the sugary treats from the Christmas markets this year, there are some scrumptious sweet fragrances available sure to take you back in time.

From classic vanilla notes to warm caramel, these scents are buttery at the base and combined with spices, create the aroma of mouth-watering desserts such as crepes, waffles, and macarons.

Making the perfect kitchen candle, light as you serve dessert for an infusion of Christmas sweetness.

Our top pick: Yankee Candle Christmas Cookie Medium Candle £16.95

Bergamot

Bergamot orange is the fragrant citrus fruit of the Citrus bergamia, a small evergreen tree which blossoms during the winter. It is commonly used in earl grey tea, thanks to its peppery yet sweet scent.

It has a sweet, fruity aroma with hints of mild spice and wood, and it’s one of the most popular notes used by perfumers in many male and female fragrances.

Light the scent of bergamot alone, or use combine it with sweet mandarin orange for a warm, oriental aroma. Perfect for a cosy night in this winter.

Our top pick: Yankee Candle Elevation Exotic Bergamot Candle £17.99

An autumn stroll

The colours and scents of autumn are rich, crisp, and vibrant, and whilst the season only greets us once a year, you can recreate it at your leisure using a combination of home fragrances. Breathe in the scent of conkers landing on damp earth, mugs of warming tea and enduring woody, aromatic and earthy fragrances to cloak the home in a comforting ambience.

Apple

It doesn’t get much more autumnal than apple-picking, but if you are unable to head out in the great outdoors, thankfully you can enjoy the scent from the comfort of your own home.

For the perfect autumn treat, combine an apple fragrance with warm spices such as nutmeg and orange. Infusing these notes will create a spicy, warm, mulled cider-like scent, perfect for a cosy night by the fire.

Apple and cinnamon are also a great duo, creating the scent of a warm, freshly baked apple pie.

Our top pick: Cristalinas Feel Good Funny Apple Diffuser £4.95

Sandalwood

Sandalwood is an alluring and sophisticated fragrance, valued for its woody composition. It is an oriental scent with an intensity that can be both exotic and comforting.

Smooth, rich, and essentially soft, its notes work well with accords of vanilla, amber, patchouli, lavender, and cedar wood.

Perfect for autumn, you’ll get the scent of fresh woodland, just as you would if you went out for a walk in the forest.

Our top pick: Price’s Sandalwood Reed Diffuser £11.50

Tobacco

If you want to know how to make your house smell nice, tobacco probably isn’t the first scent that comes to mind.

However, the fragrance note is commonly used in colognes, as it produces a rich, warm, and sweet herbaceous scent, with notes of whiskey, caramel, and hay that remind us of autumn.

It can add a sweet, sexy, smoky and mysterious aroma to your room, working gorgeously alongside rich florals and Oriental spices

Tobacco is one of the best candle scents for the bedroom, as it creates a sensual smell, perfect for a romantic night in during autumn.

Our top pick: Price’s Royal Oak Large Jar Candle £14.95

Honey

Rich, warm, luxurious and comforting, honey works wonderfully to emphasise floral notes, or create a sweet, rich aroma for the home in autumn. 

Honey is a warm, sweet note but with an earthy quality that blends well with amber, woods, caramel, and vanilla notes, perfectly enjoyed with a mug of warm tea as you curl up by the fire.

If you’re looking for the best essential oils for aromatherapy, honey works in perfect harmony with lemon. Both contain antioxidants which can help promote good health and flush out toxins.

Our top pick: WoodWick White Honey Medium Candle £13.95

A tropical retreat

If you’re dreaming of escaping to a tropical retreat, close your eyes, lie on the sofa, and infuse your senses with a combination of exotic scents.

A well-chosen scent can conjure images of past holidays and remind you of sun cream, rolling waves, cocktails, and Mediterranean cliff-top villages, all in the comfort of your home.

A medley of zesty and refreshing, warm and breezy and sensuous and evocative scents will give you the summer paradise you’re searching for. 

Citrus fruits

There isn’t much else that conjures the fun of a summer holiday like a mojito, so why not use fresh notes of mint and lime to create your very own refreshing cocktail candle?

Perfumers adore the fresh, light, and energetic fragrant note that derives from lime. Like other citrus notes, lime is traditionally used as an intense top note and combines well with other citrus notes such as orange and lemon.

To create your at-home mojito scent, light alongside a mint-scented candle, reed diffuser or fragrance sphere. Mint offers a refreshing and cooling green note with peppery aspects and pairs perfectly with lemon and lime.

Our top pick: Shearer Candles Persian Lime Pillar Candle £6.99

Sea salt and sand

Nothing quite beats the scent of turquoise waves splashing against the sand on a beautiful beach. Breathe in the sharp aroma from the sea-salt and let the sweetness of sand cut through to create a harmonious fragrance combination.

To create an exotic escape, fragrances including Yankee Candle Pink Sands Candle use a blend of bright citrus, sweet florals and spicy vanilla.

Home fragrances derived from sea salt, pair well with soft scents like lavender and vanilla, which are both known to be soothing and help you to relax.

Our top pick: WoodWick Sea Salt Vanilla Large Jar Candle £18.69

Coconut

Whether it reminds you of a Pina Colada or your favourite tanning oil, the scent of coconut is likely to bring back memories of a summer getaway in the sun.

The note of coconut has a sweet, fruity and creamy scent, gives off a truly tropical vibe, while retaining a simple freshness.

Combine the scent of coconut with fruits such as strawberry and banana to create the delicious aroma of a Pina Colada – and maybe even make yourself one at home!

Our top pick: Yankee Candle Black Coconut Fragrance Spheres £3.95

Bergamot, orange flower and cedarwood

If like many of us, you love the smell of sun cream, using a combination of three fragrance notes can create a very similar scent.

When used together, the notes of bergamot, orange flower, and cedarwood will blend to create a unique aroma, just like sun lotion.

If you can’t find a candle that combines all three, try using separate candles, reed diffusers, or fragrance spheres in an enclosed space.

Our top pick: Millefiori Milano Mediterranean Bergamot Home Spray £7.95

A Spring morning

Spring is a season for new beginnings. We see flowers bloom and embrace brighter mornings and lighter evenings. Crisp, earthy scents fill the air as we open the windows and breathe in the aroma of freshly cut grass, inviting fresh, floral and gourmand notes to dance around the home. Combine fresh garden mint with delicate rose or wrap yourself in aromas of fresh cotton for the idyllic scent of a spring morning.

Spring is the season of new beginnings. Flowers bloom and we’re able to embrace brighter mornings and lighter evenings. There is nothing quite like

Fresh cotton

The clean scent of fresh cotton is perfect for spring; a time when many of us de-clutter our homes and turn our clocks towards a new season.

Fresh cotton is an intoxicatingly fresh scent with just the right combination of citrus, powder and woody notes. It’s often paired with lavender and soft florals to create a comforting sensation of newly washed sheets.

Our top pick: Yankee Candle Clean Cotton Reed Diffuser £16.95

Lavender

Of all the fragrance notes, lavender is best  known being one of the most soothing and relaxing scents. An ancient natural remedy, lavender is part of the mint family, native to the Mediterranean mountain, with an array of health benefits.

Those looking for the best essential oils could combine lavender with sweet orange or ylang ylang to create a soothing scent, that reduces stress and anxiety, and ignites the sweet smell of springtime.

Many people also use lavender fragranced candles or essential oils for sleep, as it’s believed to slow down your nervous system, decrease your heart rate and blood pressure, which helps you fall into a deep sleep.

Our top pick: Wax Lyrical RHS Lavender Room Mist 100ml £7.95

Garden mint

Whether you grow your own herbs or just want to invite a fresh, energising scent into your home this spring, fresh mint is the perfect pick.

Combine with fruity fragrances, such as strawberry, for a succulent taste of spring or use alone as a refreshing aroma that will boost energy.

As the days become warmer and you want to enjoy your lunch alfresco, take a mint candle outside with you to help keep the flies and bugs away.

Our top pick: Millefiori Milano White Mint & Tonka Diffuser £15.95

Rose

Often known as the king of flowers, rose notes are feminine, clean, and wonderfully romantic.

 In home fragrance, the ‘tea rose’ has recently become an increasingly popular note, which combines the soothing scent of floral rose with the freshness of green tea leaves.

Rose is also one of the most popular essential oils for sleep, thanks to its soothing and relaxing properties which can help to fight anxiety and stress, whilst relaxing the body and mind.

If you’re looking for romance, rose is one of the most mood enhancing scents, too, making it one of the most romantic scents for the bedroom.

Our top pick: Yankee Candle Fresh Cut Roses Reed Diffuser £16.95

A harmonious home office

If you’re one of the many people working from home right now, there are probably moments throughout the day you lose focus or feel tired.

Whilst aromatherapy might not be the first tool you use to help boost your productivity, studies show certain fragrances can have a huge impact on influencing brain activity as smell is the strongest of the senses.

Ginger

Ginger has a distinct aroma that can be described as strong, warm, or spicy. As such, it’s a popular note for home fragrances.

Ginger is known for its healing benefits and is often used to fight off headaches and fatigue, which can often occur if you’re sat at a computer screen.

It’s the perfect combination to help you power through a deadline or write complex code, making it one of the most popular essential oils for productivity.

As the scent of ginger isn’t to everyone’s taste, try using it with lemon or other citrus fruits to help balance and sweeten the fragrance.

Our top pick: Price’s Mandarin & Ginger Large Jar Candle £14.95

Lemon

Lemon is not only deliciously zesty, but also promotes concentration and has calming and clarifying properties that are helpful when you’re feeling angry, anxious or run down. It’s a great essential oil for happiness and energy, too.

A Japanese study even found that office workers made 54% fewer errors when exposed to the scent of lemon.

And if that wasn’t enough, lemon also has antiviral and antibacterial properties which can help fight sore throats and colds by boosting the body’s immune system and improving circulation.

Our top pick: Wax Lyrical Colony Lemon Grove Reed Diffuser £14.95

Coffee

Whilst coffee may taste great, there’s only so many mugs you can drink throughout the day. Instead of boiling the kettle, try using coffee in a home fragrance or an essential oil.

Research shows this scent has the ability to enhance analytical reasoning and promote attentiveness – which is great if you’ve got a tricky task ahead of you.

The warm, inviting aroma of coffee is stimulating, uplifting, and will give you a nice pick-me-up throughout the day.

Our top pick: Shearer Candles Cocoa & Sandlewood Large Jar Candle Tin £5.99

Jasmine

Like lavender, jasmine it is also used to calm nerves, but is also commonly used as a mood booster thanks to its uplifting capabilities that produce feelings of confidence, optimism and revitalized energy.

Sweet-smelling lavender improves concentration by recharging the brain during rest time. This allows you to return to work revived and full of energy.

Renowned for its sweet and deeply rich aroma, jasmine is also a popular ingredient for perfumes, particularly classic French fragrances, such as Chanel’s iconic No. 5,2 Miss Dior and Opium.

Our top pick: Yankee Candle Midnight Jasmine Medium Jar Candle £14.99

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