I REPEAT, THIS IS NOT A POST ABOUT CANDLES
There will be a post about candles. I have been, and always will be, a candle enthusiast. That said, home fragrance that doesn’t involve a flame is equally as important, and that’s what we’re here to talk about.
Reed diffusers are a wonderful way to scent a room continually. Last Christmas, I came across the innovative reed-style Floral Bouquet Diffusers at Anthropologie and immediately hit ADD TO CART. They made wonderful holiday gifts, and one might have made it under my Christmas tree (to me, from me). There are quite a few diffuser oils to choose from (purchased separately), like Fresh Cut Bouquet and Neroli Rose, that you simply pour into the glass vessel et voilà. You have the most adorable scent diffuser ever. Don’t let any negative reviews on the Anthro site fool you – I too thought the scent wasn’t powerful enough, but after a week or so I could smell sandalwood from my front door.
Honorable mention goes to pretty much any of the Voluspa Reed Diffusers. I’ve had quite a few of their diffusers AND candles, and their scents are just too lovely not to mention. You can shop their site based on scent category – among them are Floral, Woody, Green and Aquatic – so you’re bound to finding a scent that works for your taste!
Room sprays are a nice touch on fresh bed linens, or throughout the home about 30 minutes before company arrives. While the scent doesn’t linger like a diffuser, I’m willing to vouch for the mood-boosting capability of a good room spray. Room sprays are also wonderful if you have anyone in your house who is sensitive to scents – specifically because they don’t last forever. You can savor a few beautifully scented moments without sending someone running from overwhelming fragrance.
I have repurchased the Diptyque Baies Room Spray, and will probably continue to do so as long as they make it. It has hints of rose and blackcurrant for a fruity but fresh experience.
ESSENTIAL OIL DIFFUSERS
I don’t like playing favorites, but I saved the best for last: the Aromatique Ritual Stone Diffuser from Anthropologie. This isn’t like other essential oil diffusers that spray the oil into the air in a fine ‘mist’. There’s a small ceramic disc nestled inside a lidded onyx vessel. Simply add drops of the essential oil onto the disc and it does the rest! If your room has gotten too fragranced, just pop the lid back on the vessel, and no additional scent is diffused. This may sound like a lot of parts and pieces, but the onyx vessel and essential oil come in a custom fitted brass-plated tray that makes this a beautiful decor piece in any room. You can find refills as well as other beautiful home fragrance and accessories on the Aromatique site.
As mentioned, I will share my favorite candles at some point, but these 3 home fragrance finds are as effective as they are aesthetic. I also have quite a few home interiors topics up my sleeve, but if there is anything you’d like to read about I’d love to know!