Spritz Stress Away and Make Your Home a Sanctuary With These Timeless Interior Scents

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Home fragrances have heaps of benefits. They can overpower bad odours, help to enhance people’s moods and, in the case of calming scents like jasmine, lavender and vanilla, even work to lessen anxiety and stress. But with so many home scents on the market, it can be tricky to decide which to use.

Do you want to walk into your home and immediately feel relaxed? Or would you rather feel invigorated? Or be reminded of your favourite family holiday?

Then, there’s the format of the scent. Carina Chaz, founder of functional fragrance brand DedCool, says most people think of only one way to experience scent in the home when, in fact, there are tons of different ways to experience it.

“Laundry detergent for the bedroom and your clothes, a candle to enhance larger spaces and, last but not least, room and linen sprays and diffusers,” Chaz says. “These are some ways to really expand your everyday scent across your home.”

Ecoya Vanilla and Tonka Bean Diffuser, $29.95

This mini reed diffuser with 5mL of fragrance is designed to last for up to three months. Its scent is spicy, featuring notes of vanilla, bergamot and Bulgarian rose. Place the reeds and glass jar in a small room to fill it with the scent, or on your bedside table to smell before you drift off.

Ecoya Vanilla and Tonka Bean Diffuser

Glasshouse Heavy Petal, $54.95

Glasshouse Fragrances is known for its strong-fragrant candles, and this one will transport you into a garden in winter with its notes of smoked lavender, toasted spices and tulip petals.

Glasshouse heavy petal candle

Nontre.C Interior Perfume Royal Blossom, $66

This spray fragrance is a blend of white blossom and palmarora with a whisper of spice. It’s high-concentrate and housed in a glass bottle with a white frosted finish.

Nontre Interior Perfume

DedCool Room and Linen Spray 03 “Blonde”, $40

This scent was designed to be sprayed into the air or directly onto your pillows or doona cover, and to lift your mood. It has top notes of saffron and juniper berries and bottom notes of blonde woods and raspberry.

DedCool Room and linen spray

Scent Australia Home Santal 66 Reed Diffuser, $89

Opt for this diffuser, poured and packaged in Melbourne, if you’re wanting a strong scent that helps to calm a busy mind. It has notes of sandalwood, leather and amber.

Scent Australia Santal 66

Maho Sensory White Musk Incense Sticks and Burner, $35

Light and fresh are how you’d describe this incense sticks and burnet set. It has notes of citrus, musk and magnolia, and comes with 30 incense sticks that allow for a burn-time of 30 hours.

Maho Sensory White Musk Incense Sticks

In Essence 360 Diffuser Blanc, $199.95

This minimalist-design, automatic diffuser disperses essential oils in a 360-degree continuous ring, ensuring the scent is spread into every corner of a room.

In Essence 360 Diffuser Blanc

Endota Prana Candle Jade, $50

Cleanse your space with this candle, designed to attract tranquillity and purity. It has a jade crystal inside, and features crisp peppermint leaves balanced with eucalyptus and a hint of lavender.

Jade candle

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