Valentine’s Day is a time-honored day dedicated to love, one that has been celebrated since medieval times with comfits, poetry and of course, flowers. However, it was not always as easy to procure objects to prove one’s adoration for another as it is now. Today, we have the good fortune to be met with the pink or red cards declaring one’s affection and heart-shaped boxes of chocolate at your local grocer, as well as boutique flower shops that craft the most beautiful bouquets.
Personally, it’s the latter I enjoy most. I’ve always appreciated walking into a florist and breathing in that fresh, clean scent of newly cut flowers, their blossoms of carnation, rose, tulip and so many more, all mingling into a sweet background.
Flowers were not always cultivated as they are now. In medieval days, one used what could be found in their gardens or what grew in the countryside. These would be bound up into a lovely nosegay to be presented to a lady love. In Europe, flowers were popular but not always easy to grow in the cold climate. And so, a hothouse with many glass windows was invented, first by the Dutch and then adopted by the English.
These hothouses weren’t like the greenhouses you might think of today, which are entirely comprised of walls and a roof of either large panes of glass or plastic. These were large buildings with many rows of multi-paned windows along the walls to let in ample sunlight. So even in cooler climates, the inside would remain temperate for plants to flourish.
I can only imagine how glorious it must have been for people to walk into those first hothouses. They would experience the joy of smelling all those flowers at once—heady rose and lavender, the delicate perfume of tulips and carnations, the underlying earthiness of rich soil. All those scents would have been enhanced with the warm, humid air inside. These hothouses were usually made with alcoves and benches built within so the owner could savor the immersion of such floral fragrances at their leisure.
If you’ve ever heard of orangeries, these were hothouses designed specifically for citrus plants, which would otherwise not grow in colder weather. The brisk climates made oranges a delicacy and might do well for a Valentine’s Day treat.
Not only were oranges and perfectly cultivated flowers rare, depending on what was grown in a hothouse, but they were also extraordinarily costly. This was due to the fees incurred in creating the hothouse building itself and caring for the plants. The Window Tax, which was first introduced in 1696, also contributed. A tax was charged annually for each window in a building. Because of these hefty fees, hothouse flowers were generally only available to the very rich.
In addition to being very expensive, one had to be attentive to the type of flower sent, as the meanings behind the bundled bouquets were taken very seriously. For example, you would not want to send a yellow Chrysanthemum, which implied a slighted love, or a purple hyacinth, which meant sorrow. A red rose implied love, but a crimson rose was to be sent for mourning. You see how this could get terribly muddled.
Fortunately, today aesthetics carry more weight with bouquets than their flower meanings, and they are affordable enough to be at your local grocery store. No matter where you purchase them, the best part of a lovely bouquet to declare your love is that wonderful, clean floral perfume.
If you or your loved one enjoy flower shops as much as I do, you can not only grab a fresh bouquet but also bring home the wonderful scent of that shop! The Flower Shop Fragrance from Aroma Retail perfectly blends the gentle notes of tulip and carnation with the sweetness of rose and the cleanness of lavender and eucalyptus for the dewy, refreshing aroma in your own home.
Wishing you all a wonderful Valentine’s Day!
Scent Machines for business are the answer to all your needs and goals to give your space a seamless
and pleasant fragrance. These Scent Machines are ideal for commercial buildings, hotels, bars,
hospitals, gyms, and other business spaces.
Studies actually show that using fragrance in a business space enhances the overall image of said
business. It also stimulates purchases and increases customer engagement. The sense of smell affects us
70% more than all of our other senses.
Features of Scent Machines For Business
Many surveys link stronger customer attraction and buying potential to companies using Scent
Machines in their business spaces. Customers and guests are also more likely to spend more time in a
space filled with a unique blend of scents, rather than in one without any scenting solution.
The best features of Scent Machines by Aroma Retail are:
Benefits of Scent Machines For Business
The Scent Machines for business have many benefits, which include:
Aroma Retail provides fragrance oils in many scents. Fill the Scent Machines with the fragrance oil of
your choice and enjoy your favorite fragrance in your office or your entire business space for several
These Scent Machines for Business are also useful for offices, schools, medical care, hospitality
businesses, care homes, pet cares, gyms, and many more. Whether small or large, you can diffuse your fragrance in any space with Aroma Retail’s Scent Machines to make your surroundings comfortable, stress-free, and enjoyable. Always use the appropriate Aroma Retail fragrance oil for fragrance replenishment.
Rejuvenate and Relax With Scent Machines By Aroma Retail!
A scent is compelling only if it has a powerful diffusion system. You can obtain the most from your scent with high-performance scenting machines designed to fit your goals. Aroma Retail designs and delivers scenting machines that are a transition of ideas into your real-life experience.
The cold air aroma diffusion systems by Aroma Retail are sure to provide its customers with a safe, clean space, which is vital for homes and for commercial spaces. We introduce innovative scent machines to offer you an immediate solution.
With our wide range of aroma diffusing systems aim to provide you with a fresh and pleasant aroma for your space, and a seamless and relaxing experience for homes and workplaces of any shape and size.
Here are our exclusive scent machines to provide your home and business with a pleasant aroma:
Home Unit 101: The Scent Machine - Home Unit 101 is the best to cover your 2,000 square-foot home with consistent fragrance. You can add Aroma Retail fragrance oils of your choice in this diffuser with uniquely designed diffusion technology.
Professional: The Scent Machine - Professional by Aroma Retail is perfect for larger spaces, covering your 15,000 square feet area with a pleasant fragrance. It can be connected to your ventilation system or can work free-standing as a diffuser. The Professional system is designed to include delicate settings for smaller spaces and powerful settings for larger areas.
Travel: The Scent Machine - Travel is lovely to carry with luxurious fragrances when you travel around the world. While you are on the move, our Travel system will run with a rechargeable battery. Whether you are in your hotel room, car, or bedroom, our travel diffuser will create a space full of wonderful fragrance.
We ensure that our aroma diffusion systems are defect-free and in compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) mandated standards and California Air Resources Board (CARB).
By installing unique and exclusive scent machines by Aroma Retail in your home or workspace, you will always walk into a fragrant and stress-free environment.
It’s a new year, and you’re ready for a new and improved you—or at least that’s the boat I’m in. I spent way too much time indoors last year, ate way too many baked goods, and Netflix binged my way through way too many shows. 2020 has left me feeling a little lackluster, and I need to rev up my motivation to get back to feeling like me again.
Whatever resolution path you plan to stroll down, Aroma Retail’s Mood Collection has got your back.
Being in the house all day while wearing stretchy pants and having loaves of freshly baked bread at my disposal have landed “wellness” at the top of my list. If you’re also in need of a lift to your determination to hit an online workout group or to download a new diet monitoring app, the Wellness Fragrance is your secret weapon with notes of clean citrus and ready-made willpower. So breathe deep, get motivated and conquer those wellness goals!
I always feel a little distracted after the holidays with what I like to refer to as “holiday whiplash” from my attention constantly shifting from one activity to another. Cards, cooking, shopping, wrapping, planning, decorating - even listing all these things is enough to make my head spin. The first step toward successful goals for any resolution is a focus. The citrusy and earthy notes of the Focus Fragrance can help stimulate your brain back to the laser-focus you need.
Last year, stress was the name of the game, and it’s time for a change! Put your feet up and unwind in your comfort zone with the powdery, floral notes of the Comfort Fragrance. Let its soothing scent lull you back into a place of chill.
There are many artistic souls out there with aspirations to write a book, finish a screenplay, take up a new craft or hobby, or start painting. Or maybe you’re facing another quarter of distance learning and want to charge up the curriculum with artistic fun. Whatever your imaginative pull is for 2021, the delicate perfume of wildflowers and sea salt will get your creative juices going.
Are you feeling sluggish after the holidays? You’re not alone. Time off from work, cookies, Hallmark Christmas movies—it is so easy to slide into the cozy routine of relaxation and delicious culinary delights. But with January comes a need for improvement and the invigorating scent of cedarwood, eucalyptus and the additional uplifting aromas of the Energy Fragrance will get you back on track.
Is meditation on your 2021 resolution list? If so, we have the perfect thing for finding inner peace and centering yourself. Take a deep breath and revel in the serene scents of ginger and balsam in the Meditation Fragrance to encourage more mindful awareness.
The best way to face anything new is with confidence and 2021 is no exception. Strike your power pose, breathe in the bold aroma of berry and musk of the Confidence Fragrance and get ready to take on the new year one bold stride at a time.
The post-holiday funk is a real thing. Something about the hype of the holidays coming to an end, that empty spot where the Christmas tree and all those decorations used to be and the realization that you can no longer have pecan pie for breakfast can be a real downer. Turn that frown upside down with the Happiness Fragrance and let the gentle, warm notes of hazelnut and sandalwood ease your blues away.
Whatever is on your resolution list, Aroma Retail’s Mood Collection will have you on the right track for success. This is your year!
A new you emerges from the ashes of 2020, smelling garden-fresh like Caesars Palace The Empire. Rose petals sift over you, soft where they brush against your skin and leaving the air perfumed with their heady scent. That smell is one of victory, of knowing you have the fortitude to face whatever life throws your way.
You stroll over the stone walkway edged with marble statues. You are among greatness in this new year, with a chance to accomplish anything you set your heart to. Water from a fountain sprinkles over a pool, and the blue sky opens wide overhead, limitless with possibilities for what the new year can bring.
The previous year is left behind you, and everything in front of you is ripe with aspirations that bloom with the same beauty as the roses framing either side of your path. You breathe in the luscious perfume and let it rev up your motivation until victory is pulsing in your veins as surely as it is all around you. It starts in your chest like a war drum in thumping beats and spirals out into your limbs with a heat that makes your muscles burn for action.
You don’t want to walk on that path anymore. You want to sprint toward everything you ever knew you could attain. And at the end, waiting up on a pedestal, is a golden laurel wreath, a symbol of triumph just as the roses have become one of victory. It is your destiny in this new year.
Your body glides with the ease of a warrior. Your breathing is even despite your exertions, relishing the clean, sweet fragrance in the air that leads you toward the pedestal. No one stands in your way as you reach for the glint of gold, warm from the sun against your fingers, as you claim it and affix it to your head. All around you, cheers rise, rife with celebration and joy.
The victory you have won is shared by all, indicative of an optimistic year in which we all can succeed. You’re handed a bouquet of the very flowers that guided your way to this achievement, a bundle of roses—some tightly budded, others in full bloom, each one richly aromatic. People crowd around you, wanting to be close, wanting to part of your victory, because this year will not only be better for you but everyone. It’s a clean slate where anything can be written.
The floral notes of the roses mingle with other scents in the garden: jasmine, lily of the valley, orange, cedarwood, a hint of amber. All of these come together to create the sheer perfection of Caesars Palace The Empire Scent. It is as symbolic as the laurel wreath on your head and the statues in the garden. It is the smell of hope and a promising start.
Go forth into 2021 with the confidence of a good year, and don’t just carpe diem, carpe annum—after all, why have a day when you seize an entire year?
The Mandarin Oriental’s Scent Green Bamboo is a luxurious, fresh and clean blend of Bamboo Woods, Crisp Bergamot, Melon Rind, and Green Floral notes.
Harrah's Scent Mandarin Zest Mardi Gras with top notes of Sparkling Aldehydes, Mandarin, Lemongrass, Apple, Leafy Greens; mid notes of Freesia, Mate, Rose; and base notes of Amber woods, Musk.
Aria's Scent Asian Garden is a floriental blend of Jasmine, Lily of the Valley and Tuberose with Vanilla, Amber and Soft Woods. Sub Family Vanilla with top notes of Green leaves, Jasmin, Lily of the Valley; mid notes of Gardenia, Tuberose, Vanilla; and base notes of Soft Woods, Amber, White Musk.
Ingredients: Jasmine, Tuberose, Vanilla, Lily of the Valley, Gardenia, Amber
Aria Resort and Casino is a luxury resort and casino, part of the CityCenter complex on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. Aria consists of two curved glass and steel high-rise towers adjoined at the center. It opened on December 16, 2009 as a joint venture between MGM Resorts International and Infinity World Development. At 4 million square feet (370,000 m2) and 600 feet (180 m) in height, it is the largest and tallest structure at CityCenter.
The resort's 61 and 51-story towers contain an AAA five diamond hotel with 4,004 guest rooms and suites, 16 restaurants, 10 bars and nightclubs, and a casino with 150,000 square feet (14,000 m2) of gaming space. It also has a 215,000 square feet (20,000 m2) pool area with 34 cabanas, an 80,000 square feet (7,400 m2) salon and spa, a 300,000 square feet (28,000 m2) convention center and a 1,800-seat theater which hosted Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil.
There’s the Vegas you’re used to, and then there’s the AAA Five Diamond–awarded ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Unsurpassed amenities from our renowned restaurants to the most technologically-advanced rooms and suites await you.
This year has been difficult for certain. However, with Thanksgiving soon upon us (as well as the end of the year finally in sight), it’s the perfect time to look past the hardships of 2020 and toward the good we have in our lives. To make it even more fun, I’m going full Aroma Retail on this and basing my thankful list around Aroma Retail's Hot Apple Pie and other Thanksgiving scents!
This year, I’m grateful for:
I hope you’ve also been able to find a little extra joy in your lives with the amazing fragrance lineup from Aroma Retail throughout this last year. What are some things you’re grateful for? Feel free to share!
Everyone stay safe and I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
At Aroma Retail, we are beyond thrilled to announce our September fragrance of the month, Edition Hotels’ Black Tea & Fig. Luxurious, clean, and warm; you’ll want to accent all of your favorite places and spaces with this exclusive home scent from our Resort Fragrances collection. Keep reading to find out why this rich, glamorous home scent deserves a place in your autumn scent line up.
A Truly Stunning Scent-Sation
Edition Hotels are known throughout the US, Europe, the Asia Pacific, and the Middle East for boutique-style exclusivity and high-end opulence. Just as these aren’t your everyday resorts, our Black Tea & Fig fragrance is a scent that's truly extraordinary. It’s the kind of scent you diffuse when you’re ready to spoil yourself with a night of pampering or entertain a dinner party full of exceptional guests.
A Beautiful Blend
What makes this home scent so special? Edition Hotels’ Black Tea & Fig features, of course, Black Tea and Fig with notes of spicy Nutmeg, Jasmine, Violet, Neroli, Rose, and Cyclamen, all grounded by a rich base of Vanilla, Tonka, Musk, and Amber. This exclusive blend of fragrances harmonizes in a way that automatically elevates any space it is diffused in.
Where & When To Diffuse
Diffuse Edition Hotels’ Black Tea and Fig anywhere you want. If you are in the mood to feel both elegant and welcoming, this is your scent. Your bedroom, your entryway, living areas, dining, and entertaining areas are all great candidates for this unique home fragrance. When you have put effort into personalizing a room or home to suit your style and tastes, don’t forget the most impressive and memorable accent: an unforgettable home scent.
Almost Too Good To Give Away
Edition Hotels’ Black Tea and Fig is a great gift idea for the person who seems to have everything. This scent is available in all of our high-quality diffusion options, including the Home Unit 101 - whole-home diffusion machine, hand-poured soy wax candle sets, our natural reed diffuser sets, and fine mist room spray sets. You can also mix-and-match your choice of glassware options and scents in our mix-and-match gift sets.
There’s no reason to go empty-handed just because you have a hard-to-shop-for recipient in mind. Edition Hotels’ Black Tea & Fig is sure to delight even the most discerning friend, family member, or co-worker. But if that's not the one, we carry almost 70 different, exclusive home fragrances to choose from, offering something for everyone. What special occasion are you shopping for?
Thank You Gifts
Order Edition Hotels’ Black Tea & Fig Today
Are you interested in learning more about Edition Hotels’ Black Tea & Fig? The best way is to order a sample blotter of this exclusive home fragrance. You can also order a fragrance oil refill with the diffusion solution that’s right for you. Already love this fragrance? Stock up for holiday entertaining and the gift-giving seasons. At Aroma Retail, we look forward to your order and hope you enjoy our pick for the September fragrance of the month.