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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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.