Is there anything better than walking into a space and being swept away by an intoxicating fragrance? The scent of a home is often the first impression one has so it should be a reflection of the homeowner’s personal taste and mood.
I love the look of candles, but am looking to find a lovely scent, or two, in the flameless variety…something that subtly does its job 24/7. My roundup above includes favorites I’ve used and new ones to try. Even though incense is not technically flameless, I’ve kept it in the group because once it’s lit, it can pretty much be ignored, if placed properly.
1 & 2 – Santa Maria Novella’s signature pot-pourri can be poured in a dish or pierced pot-pourri holder. I also like it in an antique shaker which is pretty and interesting sitting in a vignette of objects.
3 & 8 – Scented drawer liners don’t have to be relegated to the closet. Lining a drawer or two within a chest in other rooms adds a subtle fragrance. I use Hermès vetiver (no longer sold online) in my powder room and The Laundress makes a nice option.
4 – When I crave the smoky smell of a wood burning fire, Juniper Ridge campfire incense is the way to go. We light these in the backyard year round and the breeze carries the scent in the home. Very cozy.
6 – Decorative objects doing double duty of carrying a scent and looking good are a win-win in my book. It’s hard to choose between the dark wood/amber or the white/lavendar L’Artisan Parfumeur balls.
7 – Diffusers can pack a lot of punch, so I usually keep them in a large room where the scent has space and doesn’t overwhelm. Jo Malone’s Lime Basil & Mandarin is clean and fresh and the bottle is pretty too.
These would make nice hostess gift too!