Scent is one of the strongest triggers for memories. All it takes is a smell to remind you of baked goods from your grandmother’s kitchen or the aroma of your mother’s mouth-watering Sunday roast. So it comes as no surprise that many of us are low-key obsessed with making our homes smell fresh, vibrant, delicious and delightful. Scented candles are without a doubt one of the more popular methods, but essential oils and incense are making a comeback, too.
But, how do you pick the perfect scent for your home? After all, it’ll probably stay with you forever – in your memories!
Kristen Walker from home fragrance brand tells us her top tips for picking the perfect scent.
What fragrance works best for a living room?
“When choosing a fragrance for a busy area look to sweet and fruity scents. Not only do these scents gently fill the room with uplifting summery notes, but they will also create a refreshed and comfortable atmosphere. As these spaces are typically larger, consider a fragrance diffuser for a longer lasting scent.”
What fragrances work best for relaxation, such as in a bedroom?
“The bedroom and other quiet areas of the home are supposed to be relaxing and a place to switch off. The perfect match for these spaces are sensual and soothing fragrances. Notes of musk and floral are a great combination to create a calm ambiance.”