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13th August 2019

Style Tip: Scents for the Seasons

Whether it’s replicating the springtime floral scents and freshness of the new year, warm and light scents of the summer, deep autumnal and forest flavours for the Autumn or spicy festive scents for the Winter – scents set the tone and mood of any room or space inside the home.

The purpose of interior design is to indulge as many of our senses as possible: vision, hearing, touch and smell. All spaces should connect the senses seamlessly, only then can the space evoke the intended feelings and emotions that have been designed.

Spaces can be versatile by season, in simply changing the accessories, or more simply, changing the scent. It has even been proven through a number of studies that fragrance has an effect on a person’s mood. A scented room has the power to create a certain ambience and mood; selecting a scent that synchronises with your space, is just as important as selecting furniture or art.

The purpose of scent can be designed by room, season or mood. For example, fresh fragrances best complement kitchen spaces; soothing scents can be brought into the bedroom to create a relaxing setting; heady florals find a good home in any powder room, and soft fragrances are the most desired choice for living rooms to relax in.

We have taken the time to breathe in our most favoured brands’ indescribable and delectable smells, to bring together a collection of seasonal scents for your home.

Spring Time Scents:

Cologne Retro Candle by Max Benjamin

Top notes of lemon, bergamot, mandarin, pineapple and rose reveal a heart of neroli, petitgrain, orange flower and lavender with a base note of musk and amber.

Cologne Retro, Luxury Natural Candle 5.1kg, by Max Benjamin.

Candle I by Porta Romana

Fresh Figs is a fresh strong heady scented spring garden bouquet, dominated by jasmine, ylang ylang, lily, lilacs and delicate figs.

CANDLE I, by Porta Romana.

Ginger Lime Diffuser by Dr.Vranjes Firenze

Fresh, sparkling lime and energizing ginger notes are blended together in this stimulating, dynamic fragrance.

Ginger Lime Room Diffuser, Dr.Vranjes Firenze

Summer’s Soft Smells:

All Seasons – Nosy Iranja Candle by Baobab

The Nosy Iranja fragrance is both organic and sharp. Its notes of sea mist and fig leaf will take you to the island’s sandy coastline just as the waves come crashing down onto the beach.ALL SEASONS - NOSY IRANJA, Sea mist - Fig leaves

Rosso Nobile Diffuser by Dr.Vranjes Firenze

Fills the room with the bouquet of the finest Tuscan wine. Orange, violet and magnolia, plum, strawberry and berry fruits, seasoned wood and birch.

Rosso Nobile Room Diffuser, Dr.Vranjes Firenze

Ortensia Candle by Fornasetti

The Ortensia Large Candle feature parts of the iconic face of opera singer Lina Cavalieri as she peers out from a bushel of hydrangea shrubs. The candle is made from hand-poured, 100% vegetable wax and fills your home with the fragrant scent of flora. Once your candle has burned, the jar can be used as decoration. Notes: Top: ivy, lily of the valley, white rose. Middle: iris, orange blossom, jasmine. Base: tuberose, sandalwood, musk.

'Ortensia - Flora' Large Candle, by FORNASETTI

Autumnal Inspired Flavours:

Feu De Bois Candle by Diptyque

A dense, smoky scent evoked from the vision of wood crackling in a hearth in wintertime, as flames slowly consume the logs.


+22+ scented candle by Chrome Hearts

Los Angeles-based label Chrome Hearts signature edge fragrance, which gives off an intense spicy and woody aroma. This exotic, alluring + 22+ scented candle is suited to a relaxed, romantic evening at home.

+22+ scented candle, by CHROME HEARTS.

CANDLE II by Porta Romana

Velvet Rose and Oud is an opulent oriental fragrance dominated by smooth, silky rose, supported by geranium, violet, spice and a sweet fruity undertone, completed with rich amber, powdery vanilla, woods, praline, patchouli and musk.

CANDLE II, Porta Romana.

Winter Warmer Candles:

Cities Candle by Baobab.

Gold and red come together in a pattern through which the flame shines, still visible as it diffuses notes of amber, cinnamon, and cashmere wood to accompany this holiday season.Cities, by Baobab.

Sweet Almond & Macaroon Candle by Jo Malone

Delectable macaroon. A comforting confection of sweet almond and creamy coconut. Rich with cherries. Softened by vanilla. Warm and cocooning.

Sweet Almond & Macaroon Home Candle, by Jo Malone.

Candela 250gr Nobless Candle by Culti

The aesthetic character of the Culti Winter line evokes purity and elegance. Nobless description: crystal from the night sky in winter. The warmth of a home, the cosy, familiar aromas of cinnamon, ginger, star anise enhanced by the sweetness of vanilla. A warming fragrance.