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There is no place like home. And there is nothing quite as inviting as a home that not only looks but smells incredible too. The home fragrance you choose could be anything from the fresh and invigorating scents of lemon verbena or other citrus notes to the more warming smells of vanilla, oudh or even the smell of fresh baking.

While you are spending more time at home, take this opportunity to think about what kind of scent you would like to create. Different rooms would naturally be more suited to different scents while your main entrance or living area is particulary important in creating the most welcoming and comforting mood.

Follow this simple Home Fragrance Guide for choosing the right scent.

For a calm, peaceful sleep space

lavender, chamomile or sandalwood

For a warming and inviting mood

cedarwood, vanilla or ouhd

For a clean, freshly laundered scent

Clean cotton

For a relaxing environment

rosemary, geranium or peppermint

For a more romantic feel

ylang ylang, jasmine or rose

Which season?

Just as you would change your look to fit the season so you should switch to a scent that best encapsulates the season.


Fresh and natural, green scents are best for spring. Think clean cotton or notes of lemongrass.


Light floral and citrus notes do best in summer, keeping your space fresh and bright.


As the weather cools bring in some deep, fruity fragrances and the more spicy aromas for warmth.


Sweet, spicy scents will make your home feel more cosy in winter. Heavy floral scents bring in a more snuggly feeling.

Placed right

  • Place your diffuser in the entryway and it will send a light diffusion of scent throughout your home.
  • Keep the scent light for any room you spend a lot of time in.
  • Choose light, floral notes for the bedroom.
  • Fresh green or natural scents pair well in the kitchen.
  • Clean, fresh fragrances are good for the bathroom.
  • Woody or warm scents create a cosy mood for the living room.

An easy homemade home fragrance solution: Lime, Rosemary and Vanilla Stovetop Diffuser

  • 2 limes, sliced
  • 3-4 sprigs rosemary
  • 3 Tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 4 cups water

Slice your limes. Add 4 cups of water to a pot along with your sliced limes, sprigs of rosemary and 3 tablespoons of vanilla extract. If you can, use pure vanilla extract.

Turn your heat to low and let your fragrance mix simmer, adding water occasionally when it gets low.

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