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!
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.