Now, you know us bloggers are a sucker for a scented candle. That can definitely be chalked up as one of the big old blogger cliches out there. But then the (vaguely) warmer days come around and it’s not quite the same to just go straight for your favourite burning fragrance option. So this post is all about adding a few ways to fragrance your home in Summer.
The Unlit Candle
After that intro it might sound a tad odd to kick things off with a Diptyque Candle. Yes, those iconic black and white labeled candle splurges are exactly the sort of thing I’m looking for alternatives to. BUT hear me out, the reason I picked this particular gem Diptyque Baies *(pronounced ‘bay’…bayez as I was foolishly saying it…) is because as much as burning it of course creates that signature scent-throw of the Diptyque candles. Yes, they’re expensive but they are fantastic and fill a room with fragrance.
This is one I’ve found is fantastic at leaving a lingering scent whenever it’s not burning. Baies or ‘Berry’ is a blend of roses and blackcurrant leaves. It reminds me of Blackberry and Bay by Jo Malone London that’s one of my all time favourite fragrances. Which is why this one has shot to the top of my favourite smells list (what, you don’t have a favourite smells list?! You need to make one immediately). So, this is perfect if you have a cooler evening then let the fragrance linger after the flame has been blown out.
The Reed Diffuser
Next we have another love of mine. This is the reed diffuser version of The White Company Seychelles Fragrance (£30). So, you may not be jetting off to the Seychelles or somewhere exotic but with this you can at least get a whiff of that tropical fresh scent. It’s really dreamy and this really manages to fill a room. I have this in my living room, which isn’t a small room and not one I go in at all during the day really but when I open the door in the evening I immediately notice that waft of the dreamy The White Company scent. LOVE this so much – it was actually a gift for Christmas and I have a kit of beauty goodies in the same fragrance that I’m keeping stashed away to use when we redecorate the bathroom. Although I doubt I’ll be able to be much more patient with them.
In case you’re wondering – the Seychelles fragrance is a blend of bergamot, orange, amber plus exotic coconut, vanilla and almond. Yes, just as dreamy as that all sounds.
Last but by no means least we have a gorgeous Home and Linen Mist from Molton Brown * (£24). I remember being in Zara home with a friend once a couple of years ago and laughing a bit at the idea of buying a linen mist. Thinking ‘ain’t nobody got time for misting my linens?!’ but fast forward two years and I have a set of four of these in different fragrances but had to pick out the Orange and Bergamot as my favourite. I’ve always had a thing for orange fragrances and Summer is the perfect time to spritz this around generously for a fruity fresh home.
I haven’t quite gone as far as spritzing fresh laundry with it or anything. But I like to spray it on the curtains then you get a bit of waft as you open or close them. Gorgeous stuff. The Pink Pepper versions is also lovely if you want something a little less fruity.
So there we have it, three options for how to fragrance your home. Of course if the weather continues to be as dreary as it has this week then it will be all blankets and candles again before we even hit September…! Oh to live somewhere with an actual Summer climate!
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