A well-kept home is more than trendy furnishings, a well-stocked kitchen, soft linens, and a high polish on all of the silverware. It’s about all of the details, right down to the way its fresh, clean scent the moment you walk through the entryway. It makes your living space instantly feel more luxurious and welcoming. Here are four options to help you settle on a signature scent for your house.
Jo Malone Diffuser, $85-$90
If you’re a fan of Jo Malone perfume, you will quickly fall for the brand’s line of home products: candles, diffusers, room and linen sprays, which come in scents to match the beloved perfumes, such as Lime Basil & Mandarin and Red Roses. The Scent Surround Diffusers are potent enough to envelop an entire room and will last for months. Available at Saks Fifth Avenue, 205 Greenwich Ave., 203-862-5300; jomalone.com
Restoration Hardware specializes in reproducing scents that seem natural in a home. From Belgian Linen to Italian Leather, there’s a little something for everyone. Before your guests arrive, spritz a room spray for instant charm and appeal. 310 Greenwich Ave., 203-552-1040; restorationhardware.com
The Minnesota-based company Illume is dedicated to producing clean-burning candles. The soy candles don’t have toxins, carcinogens or pollutants that can be found in some petroleum-based candles. Soy wax also burns cooler, making the candle last longer than the average. Plus, who can resist the adorable packaging and scents like Avocado and Mint and Coconut Mil Mango? 480 West Putnam Ave., 203-422-5421; anthropologie.com
L’Occitane Scented Sachets, $8-$12
Try tucking these scented sachets into your drawers, closet and even under your covers for fresh-scented clothes and sheets. Enjoy a hint of refreshing flowers, such as verbena or lavender, throughout the day. 236 Greenwich Ave., 203-422-0234; loccitane.com