Home fragrance is a quick, easy and powerful way to change the feel of a room – and lift your mood. Find the right scent for you and your space with our edit of zingy citrus, fresh florals and rich, exotic blends, says home editor Jo Caulkett
Choose: if you’re drawn to clean, refreshing scents like lemon, orange or a zingy twist of lime. Almost good enough to eat, these home fragrances feel fresh and modern, bringing to mind sunny citrus groves for a revitalising, uplifting vibe.
Use: in the kitchen. Citrus helps neutralise cooking smells and will give your space a fresh, clean feel. Try Citrus Storm candles from the Loft collection – in sunny yellow, they’ll brighten up your worktop or windowsill. Alternatively, bring a Mediterranean feel to mealtimes – whether you’re dining inside or alfresco – with the Bergamot & Verbena range. Or for a quick hit, spritz a little Neroli, Lime & Basil room spray in your hallway and living area before guests arrive.
Choose: if you love the sweet, heady scent of fresh flowers and the idea of bringing the outdoors in. From classic, pretty rose to soothing chamomile, floral room fragrances have been scientifically shown to increase happiness levels and positive feelings. It’s no surprise – surely few things could be more mood-boosting than a scent that evokes a meadow filled with summer blooms.
Use: in your bedroom for a calming effect – a relaxing Lavender & Chamomile reed diffuser will help you drift away and make your space a serene sanctuary to come back to at the end of a long day (for a boost, simply turn the reeds upside down). For a fresher floral scent, try burning a White Jasmine candle in your study while you work – jasmine is thought to help boost alertness and combat stress.Shop floral home fragrance
Choose: if you want your home to be an escape from the everyday. Exotic scents, from warm sandalwood to intense cloves and spices, can conjure up far-flung destinations and give your interiors a rich, vibrant quality.
Use: in the bathroom. For the ultimate indulgence, light a Pomegranate Jewels candles from the Autograph collection – with notes of spices, pink pepper and frankincense – and sink into a bath filled with luxurious bubbles. In the living room, make a feature of your fragrance with the chic, pared-back metallic design of per una’s Oriental Sandalwood range.Shop exotic home fragrance
Photographer: Katie Hammond / Stylist: Liz Belton