Our sense of smell is possibly one of our most valuable assets. Because so many cherished memories are connected to certain scents, it's important for us to surround ourselves with the ones we love the most. Here, we tell you how to bring lasting, beautiful scent into your home, without it being overly cloying, and appealing to everyone who live there or visits.
Candles are the easiest - and usually most affordable - way to introduce fragrance into your homes. Remember: the better the quality of the candle, the less artificial the scent. If you want to create a more eco-friendly environment in your home, choose soy candles which are made from vegetable oil (versus paraffin candles that are made of petroleum oil). Whichever candle you choose, make sure to gently run your fingers around the wick to release the fragrance, when you feel like they're losing their efficacy.
Reed diffusers will give you a scent that is longer lasting than a candle, without the hassle of fire and wax. Reed diffusers come in two parts, the reeds and the container. You can pick from a variety of fragrant oils - lavender, sandalwood, rose, lemongrass and so much more - so that the room you place your diffuser in will always be filled with a scent that makes you happy, calm, energized, or a mix of all!
Whatever your preference, using scents is always a good idea. You will create a lasting impression on your guests along with creating great memories, and maybe bringing up a few forgotten ones as well!