Elevate Your Home To Another Sensory Level: My Top 5 Scents For The Home

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A space becomes a home when it caters to all of your senses. It shouldn’t just look good, but it should feel comfortable and smell inviting. However, it is important to remain mindful of the fine line between a home that smells sweet and inviting, and one which makes you feel nauseated. Some scents may smell sweet at first whiff, however they can sometimes leave your house smelling like a sickly candy factory.

For a subtle yet even scent I always opt for candles. I find reed diffusers too weak, and incenses too overwhelming. Plus, candles have that irresistible warm, homely feel.

1. Diptyque Paris

diptyque box

Diptyque is undeniably the king of luxury scented candles and home fragrances. Their irresistible nature inspired scents mimic everything from the soft, floral scents of the French countryside, to the lush forest scents of the Asia Minor.

My Pick: The classic ‘Baies‘ candle – smells like a rose garden on the French Riviera.

Their 190g candles retail for approx. $60.00.

Visit: http://www.diptyqueparis.fr

Instagram: diptyque

diptyque baies

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2. Glasshouse Fragrances

glasshouse aspen

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Handmade in Australia, Glasshouse’s luxurious candles will leave you daydreaming of Aspen, the Mediterranean and beyond.

My pick: ‘Amalfi Coast‘ – not only as a dream holiday destination but for its refreshing coastal inspired scent.

Their 350g candles retail for approx. $39.95.

Visit: http://www.glasshousefragrances.com for Australian based and international stockists.

Currently Glasshouse only ship within Australia.

Instagram: glasshousef 

amalfi coast glasshouse

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3. Palm Beach Collection

french vanilla palm beach

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Palm Beach Collection’s largely floral based range of scents provide a delicate and even scent that will fill your home with summery vibes.

My pick: My favourite flower (and name) ‘Daisy‘.

Their 375g candles retail for approx. $39.95.

Visit: http://www.palmbeachcollection.com.au  for Australian based stockists.

Currently Palm Beach Collection is only available within Australia.

Instagram: palmbeachcollection

palm beach daisy

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4. Jo Malone London

jo malone pomegranite

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If it’s good enough for Kate Middleton…it’s good enough for me. Yes that’s right, the Duchess of Cambridge herself burnt Jo Malone ‘orange blossom’ candles in Westminster Abbey during her wedding.

Jo Malone’s unique double scented candles provide a rich scent that will make your home smell like that of a royal’.

My pick: ‘Orange Blossom’ – because Kate Middleton says so. ‘Nuff said.

Their 200g candles retail for approx. $85.00.

Visit: http://www.jomalone.com.au

Instagram: jomalonelondon

jo malone orange blossom

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5. Cire Trudon: Cires et bougies dupuis 1643

cire trudon balmoral

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The Grande Dame of the candle world has been in business for more than 385 years so you have to assume they’re doing something right. Their signature moss-green glass containers (handcrafted in Italy) and their nature-inspired scents will evoke an old world feel throughout your home.

My pick: Prolétaire ‘Lily Of The Valley’ – Apparently burnt at Marie Antoinette’s deathbed (undecided if this is a good or a bad thing).

Their 105g candle retails for approx. $105.00.

Visit: http://www.ciretrudon.com

Instagram: ciretrudon

cire trudon and box

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