Throw open your doors and windows and embrace the sweet smell of spring. As the hyacinths and roses begin to bloom, the air is filled with gorgeous fragrance, but if you’re not green-fingered or don’t have the luxury of a large garden, there’s no need to miss out. From tantalising tea lights to delectable diffusers, we have everything you need to fill your home with fragrance.
New from Yankee Candle is this Sakura Blossom set, featuring six spring-inspired fragrances – Sakura Blossom Festival, Majestic Mount Fuji, Sweet Plum Sake, Mango Ice Cream, Berry Mochi and Tranquil Garden. Like a chocolate selection box, but better, you’ll receive three tea light candles of each scent. Also included is a ceramic tea light holder, perfect for displaying your candle while keeping your surface safe.
Presented in a beautiful hexagonal box, this Yankee Candle set is perfect for gifting, but you’ll definitely want to keep one for yourself.
WoodWick is renowned for its luxurious candles that feature a natural wooden wick to simulate the relaxing crackle of a roaring fire. The soothing lavender fragrance transports you to the countryside and makes this candle a perfect addition to any room of your home.
Enjoy the calming effects of lavender while drifting off to sleep, soaking in the tub, or as a gentle background scent in your living space.
If you gravitate towards candles that smell good enough to eat, the Vanilla Lime fragrance from Yankee Candle is sure to be a winner. Smooth and creamy, with a zesty twist, vanilla and lime are joined by notes of cocoa and tonka bean, making this candle a feast for the senses.
The generous medium jar boasts 35-50 hours of burn time, but be warned; you’ll want to keep it lit night and day.
Create an aromatherapy experience at home with the Soulful candle from Aromaworks. This exquisite blend includes frankincense for mental clarity, juniper berry for soothing nerves, bay for confidence and patchouli to de-stress. Calm your body and mind with the 100% natural, vegan-friendly soy wax candle, crafted here in the UK.
Spring into the new season feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, with this little piece of bliss from AromaWorks.
Makers of wax melts with a cult-following, Sassy Shop Wax give even the biggest names in home fragrance a run for their money. New to the collection, the Soft Towels Room Spray captures the smell of fluffy, freshly laundered towels, straight out of the dryer. Spritz around your home to freshen the air, or spray near fabrics for a slower release of fragrance.
Nothing says “spring” quite like cherry blossom, and this diffuser from Cristalinas will fill your room with a fragrance just as delicate. Juice top notes of red fruits, raspberry and cherry are layered over a heart of orange blossom and rose, with aromatic vanilla at the base. Presented in a hexagonal bottle, the coloured liquid and reeds make a stunning addition to any room.
With 180ml of natural essential oils and 0% alcohol, this long-lasting diffuser will continue releasing scent for at least 16 weeks. So, you’ll be well into summer before you’re ready to try a new Cristalinas diffuser.
From floral to fruity, you’ll find a great range of candles and home fragrances at FragranceDirect. Which will be your go-to scent this spring?
In the same way that spritzing yourself with your favourite perfume lifts your mood, a wonderful harmony of fragrance can transform a house into a home. Whether you live alone and want to return to a welcoming scent after a long day, or you have a busy house, complete with all the weird and wonderful smells that brings, a scented candle is a great way to put your stamp on those four walls.
While floral and fruity fragrances have their place, fresh smelling candles are great for making you feel uplifted and energised. So, get ready to come out of hibernation with this selection of refreshing candles and melts.
Plant-based and eco-conscious, WXY. is a brand that you’re going to be hearing a lot more about in 2022. With a range of beautifully presented jars in unique scents, WXY. candles are ideal for giving or for collecting for yourself.
Lucent Sunshine & Cedar is an uplifting fragrance that smells like an orchard on a sunny day. With notes of grapefruit, cedar, sunshine and woods, this scented candle is sure to brighten up even the darkest of days.
The WoodWick Trilogy range is a firm favourite among Fragrance Direct customers, and for good reason. With its stunning elliptical glass jar and layered wax, it’s sure to look gorgeous in any room, and with three fragrances in one, there’s no chance of going “nose blind” and no longer noticing the scent.
Mountain Trail boasts three aromatic fragrances: Evergreen, Wood Smoke & Frasier Fir. Complimentary but each with its own distinctive scent, these woody notes will make your home feel cosy in the cooler months and fresh when the sun is shining – making it a great candle to enjoy year-round.
Soaring to success in 2021, Sassy Shop shows no signs of slowing down with a huge following of melt-lovers singing its praises. If you prefer the “little and often” approach of fragrancing your home, this collection of wax melts is the perfect choice.
Featuring three of the best-selling scents from the Sassy Shop Clean Collection, you’ll receive one each of Soft Towels, Strawberry Lily and Bedtime Baby. Each melt uses subtle white floral notes to create a cosy, relaxing atmosphere in your living or bedroom.
Making hand-poured candles from plant-derived soy wax and 100% pure essential oils, AromaWorks London brings the aromatherapy experience into your home. Ideal for giving you a boost on those dark and dreary winter mornings, but equally well-suited to a fresh Spring day, is the AromaWorks Lemongrass & Bergamot Candle.
The combination of bergamot and lemongrass uplifts and refreshes, energising you and improving your mood, while earthy galbanum is added to ease tension. The ultimate pick-me-up candle.
A detox for your senses, WXY. Juiced Avocado & Cucumber Water, is a super fresh, zesty fragrance that will make any area of your home feel cleaner and more vibrant. With notes of zingy lime, refreshing cucumber and cleansing avocado, this scent is ideal for a bathroom, but we also love it for a home office.
This candle is a must on days you need to brighten up, feel great, and be at the top of your game. And, with 3% of all profits going to MIND charity, it’ll make you feel good in more ways than one.
Sit back, relax and dream of warmer days with WoodWick At The Beach Large Jar Candle. In a classic pillar shape, the large jar candle is one of our best-selling ranges and is sure to look fabulous on your mantle, sideboard or dresser. The wooden lid helps lock in the fragrance between uses and doubles as a heat-resistant mat to protect your surfaces.
At The Beach is a decadent summery scent, rich with notes of juicy citrus, creamy coconut and fresh sea air. And with up to 175 hours of burn time, you can enjoy it time and time again throughout Spring and Summer.
Freshly cut grass, sea salt beaches and creamy coconuts, who doesn’t love a delicious summer scent? Prepare to fill your home with candles and diffusers that make your home smell and look great with our round up of the best summer home scents right now…
Who doesn’t love the sweet smelling scent of coconut during the summer months? This luxurious candle by We Love the Planet is perfect for both indoors during the winter months, and outside in the summer. This natural coconut candle is made of 100% soy wax meaning it contains no chemicals and is environmentally friendly and biodegradable too! Prepare to whisk your senses away and transform your space into your favourite holiday destination…
Fragranced using 100% pure essential oils from around the globe, this diffuser has multime therapeutic benefits for the mind, body and soul whilst transforming the ambience in your home. As the essential oils diffuse through the natural reeds, their benefits are slowly released into the room. The 100% pure essential oils are housed by Ethanol, an alcohol made from the fermentation of starch in corn grains, which evaporates to disperse the essential oils. Featuring uplifting notes of lemongrass and energising bergamot, this scent is perfect for the warmer months.
Discover a shady spot under the palms to take in the tranquil ocean view with this irresistible beach escape candle. Featuring notes of sea air, complemented by florals and woody aromas, this candle is the perfect way to reflect on your day in paradise. Simply sit back, relax and enjoy your surroundings with this must-have home scent.
Fragrance your home in style with this Velvet Sea room fragrance from La Perla. Inspired by the lightness and grave of the sea, it’s fragrance is as fresh as the morning breeze and bright as a sunny day. It’ll look the part in your boudoir or any other room of your home.
Place the Ginger & Lime Room Diffuser reeds into the fragrance and let the sweet-smelling aroma delicately infuse the room. This stylish Room Diffuser looks elegant and allows you to enjoy your favourite Naturally European scent all day long. The Augeo Clean Multi Base is unlike ingredients used in many other diffusers, Augeo is environmentally friendly and made from a renewable source and has a low carbon footprint.
Clean and crisp aromas bring the feeling of freshly washed linen, drying in a warm breeze into the home. Subtle notes of citrus and sandalwood add to this light and fresh fragrance. This medium glass candle jar is stylishly subtle in design and typically bold in Colony fragrance. This lidded candle jar will burn for up to 48 hours. A signature Wax Lyrical collection, Colony is steeped in tradition and epitomises classic home fragrances made in the UK.
Home is where the heart is, and after a year of lockdowns and isolation, we couldn’t be more into taking care of ours.
Having a comfortable home means you’ve got a place to retreat after a busy or stressful day and somewhere to relax and recharge your batteries. Your home can also be your office or a stage for social gatherings. So it pays to get the vibes as on-point as possible.
Why does home fragrancing matter?
How can you make your home more comfortable? With a carefully chosen scent to suit your mood, that’s how! When you select scents for each area of your home, you can create calm or productivity, sleepiness or energy, depending on what’s happening in your day.
For example, a beautiful lavender diffusion at bedtime is an excellent way to drift off to sleep. On the other hand, zesty citrus or mint fragrances can help energise your mornings or power you up ahead of a workout.
In this guide, we’ll share some ideal scents for different moods. Then, we’ll be exploring some of the most effective ways you can fragrance each part of your home, from candles to diffusers and everything between, and advise on some of our favourite home fragrance products, so you can put what you’ve learnt into practice.
Choosing fragrances by room
There’s no right or wrong when it comes to choosing fragrances for your home. This is your personal space, and we aren’t here to tell you what to do. Still, suppose you’re interested in enhancing rooms with carefully chosen scents. In that case, there are a few perfect pairings you might want to acknowledge.
For the kitchen
Your kitchen might be where you spend most of your time, whether you’re cooking, working, or chatting with friends and family. It’s a social hub, and when you’re alone, you’re usually busy preparing ingredients or bustling around. So it makes sense for your kitchen fragrance to be something light, uplifting, and refreshing to keep you going.
Consider invigorating scents like grapefruit, basil, spearmint, or rosemary. Other kitchen-friendly fragrances include clove, tea tree, and sage. Anything citrusy or herbal will be ideal in the kitchen; just choose one that suits your taste and feel lively and refreshed each time you enter.
For the living room
If your living room is a space for winding down at the end of the day, you’ll want a calming scent to suit the mood. Whether it’s the backdrop to your movie nights or a laid-back social gathering, your living room fragrancing can make all the difference.
Try luxurious frankincense or myrrh, vetiver, or cedarwood. Anything intense, woody, rich, or spicy can help you settle in and feel at ease.
For the bedroom
This is where you want things to feel as calm and relaxing as possible. A perfectly fragranced bedroom can help you drift off in no time, and certain smells are proven to help you get a better night’s sleep.
Lavender is a tried-and-tested favourite for relaxation and sleep. Chamomile and ylang-ylang are also excellent options if you don’t like the purple stuff.
For the bathroom
A good-smelling bathroom can make getting ready or freshening up feel like a treat, and certain scents work perfectly in the space. Lemon – obviously – is a beautiful, fresh fragrance for bathrooms, while eucalyptus can also be immensely refreshing and energising. Try tea tree to feel uplifted each time you step in, or a fresh mint scent to lift the whole room.
The best ways to fragrance your home
There are many options for fragrancing your home, from straightforward scented candles to diffusers and room sprays. The type you choose might depend on what you can afford or simply what you prefer. Let’s take a look at all the options out there.
Who doesn’t love a scented candle? The flickering flame and soft glow of a candle add to the vibes these home essentials give off. And with so many brands out there, you can choose an option to suit your budget, no problem.
Scented candles prices range from relatively low to surprisingly high. Why? It’s all about what’s in them. Suppose you choose a luxurious option with quality ingredients and a beautiful glass or ceramic base. In that case, you might pay a little more than you would for a fuss-free alternative. Typically, the more expensive a candle, the stronger its perfume and the longer its burn-time.
Diffusers are a beautiful way to make use of essential oils around your home. You can choose electric or reed diffusers – they all work similarly. An electric diffuser plugs into a socket. You’ll fill it up with water and a few drops of oil and enjoy a soft diffusion of scent for however long you leave it on. Reed diffusers work by carrying scented oil from a bottle to dispense the aroma around.
What are the benefits of a diffuser? Unlike scented candles, you can leave them to it without any hazard. Electric diffusers give off a strong scent, and you can tailor the oil you use to suit your mood. That means you don’t lock yourself into one scent, but you could change what’s inside depending on the room or time of day. Reed diffusers give off a continuous fragrance until they run dry, which can be weeks! When the oil has all dispersed, you can simply refill the bottle and replace the reeds for good-as-new results.
Looking for a quick fix? Room sprays are another straightforward way to get a beautiful smell in your home, but they don’t last as long as candles or diffusers. Still, if you’d like to freshen things up before guests arrive or simply boost your mood with fragrance, these are ideal to have around.
So, now you know which scents work in different parts of your home and which type of fragrance suits your needs. Pick a few to try and enjoy beautiful aromas for every mood. We’re sure you’ll feel motivated to rest, work, and play better at home.
Whether it’s a night in winding down or a long soak in the bath, home scents have long been a part of our personal care rituals and routines. But ever since the first lockdown began, they’ve become more important than ever, so why not transform your home with a wonderful Wax Lyrical scent!
It’s time to set the tone and create a comforting ambience that helps keep stress at bay with an array of gorgeously scented candles and diffusers. Read on to explore the best Wax Lyrical scents to have in your home all year long…
Nurturing our connection to the spiritual world through our third eye chakra, this Wisdom fragrance opens with bright and herbal top notes of clary sage that lead to a powdery heart of violet. Sweet notes of iris rest on a woody base of patchouli and frankincense. This stylish ceramic reed diffuser designed by Sophie Conran has a coloured inside and will add sophistication and calm to any décor. Refined, stylish, balanced, give this gorgeous home scent a try today!
Bright and confident, this Purpose fragrance reflects the joy and courage channelled by the solar plexus chakra. Featuring citrus top notes of bergamot and lemon sparkle above a heart of petitgrain and neroli, resting on a gentle base of spiced cardamom and warm ginger. This stylish ceramic candle designed by Sophie Conran is a wonderful addition to any home, whether you’re gifting or keeping it for yourself, discover this must-have candle now…
Containing three fab candles, this set is presented in a charming hat-box, making a truly stand out gift! The gift-set includes three beautifully designed ceramic candles, featuring Yvonne Ellen’s playful prints, each with their own uniquely alluring fragrance. Yvonne Ellen’s imaginative twists on the everyday add a layer of charm and individuality to any home. Her personality comes to life in her new fragrance collection. Spots, stripes, and playful designs have been paired with rich fragrance in this fantastically giftable collection!
The Purrfect Day fragrance is a rich sensual citrus fragrance featuring intense oudh, delicate saffron, rock rose and davana enveloped by rich jasmine, white sandal, musky amber, creating an irresistibly alluring animal femininity. This Purrfect Day Ceramic Reed Diffuser features a playful leopard print on pink and white candy-striping, adding fragrance and fun to the home. Presented in a delightful printed box, this stunning diffuser is not to be missed…
Rock Your Spots Off features a cool medley of fresh white cotton refreshed with a citrus blend of bergamot, lemon and lime supported by lavender sprigs, muguet and warmed with grated nutmeg. The base comprises cedarwood, musk, patchouli, vanilla and moss – you’d be barking not to try it! This Rock Your Spots Off Ceramic Candle features a playful dalmatian print on light blue and white candy-striping, adding fragrance and fun to the home. Why not gift this gorgeous candle and blow their socks off!
Trips to your favourite bars, restaurants and shops are off the cards so why not give an at-home date night a go? While there is no denying that your time together at home is a little different, there’s no reason why you still can’t have fun with your loved one. Just set some time aside with your partner and follow our complete guide of at-home date nights ideas, just for you…
It’s time to transform your skin and get your glow on this date night with Glamglow’s Supermud Glam-To-Go face mask. Matching face masks are a great way to add some fun into your date whilst getting amazing skin too. This advanced clearing treatment and #1 best-selling mud mask, fights skin and skin imperfections with charcoal, a blend of six acids, and K-17 clay. Just watch the solution lift dirt, toxins and excess oil from the deepest and roughest areas to purify your pores. The acid blend helps loosen dead skin cells to exfoliate and sweep them away, leaving fresh, smooth skin behind. Just pop on a small layer of product with your partner and you’re good to go!
What better way to spend the night than exfoliating all your toxins away. Make a fresh start with your partner with Alya Skin’s Pomegranate Exfoliator Facial Scrub, that’s designed for eczema and acne-prone skin. Developed with a nourishing blend of antioxidants, this facial scrub is ideal for aiding the removal of pimples and blemishes from the skin and smoothing any lumps and bumps your skin has. This anti-inflammatory formula is infused with pomegranate seed powder which deeply exfoliates and extracts impurities, tightening pores and revealing a soft, healthier-looking complexion!
With the spas shut and everywhere else in tow, it’s only right that you give an at-home massage a go! Discover Urban Veda’s Radiance Body Oil this date night, an uplifting blend of fresh, minty plant oils to rid the mind and the body of stagnant energy. Embrace self-massage to detoxify and awaken the entire being with a host of fresh botanicals and purifying spearmint to condition and care for the skin.
Nothing sets the tone for the night quite like a warm, cosy scent. Light WoodWick’s Warm Wool Large Jar Candle this date night and transform you and your partners surroundings to a place of solace and comfort with this unique scent, perfect for your home. This dreamy blend of soft wool and wild flowers invites you to take a deep breath, relax and take a break. This highly fragranced jar features a natural wooden wick to create the soothing sound of a crackling fire. Try out this high quality blend of soy wax that has a burn time of up to 175 hours so you can use it time and time again!
Finally, end the night with a couples pedicure using Jelly Belly’s Insta Dri Jelly Beans varnishes. With a choice of 11 new shades, this polish is formulated with a base and a top coat for extended wear and a stunning sine all in one coat. Featuring a unique perfectionist brush that contours the nail for a smooth, easy nail polish application, this fash-dry nail polish formula contains an exclusive flexiglass complex for the ultimate glossy finish!