Home fragrance has the ability to transform the atmosphere in your house, but with a wide range of fragrancing solutions and an even wider choice of fragrances available, where do you start? Here’s our guide to picking the ideal fragrance for your home.

Consider the function of the room you’re fragrancing

Fragrance should uplift and enhance your day to day life at home, not interfere with the function of the room you’re fragrancing. Make sure to avoid putting invigorating scents like citrus in the bedroom, where you’ll want to focus on sleeping and relaxing. Similarly, gourmand or fruity fragrances in the dining room can interfere with the taste of your food, so are best avoided in the area you dine in.

Think about what mood you want to evoke in your home

Fragrance is a wonderful way to create your desired home ambience, so to pick the right fragrance for your home you should first decide what kind of mood you’d like to evoke. If you’re looking for an opulent, luxurious atmosphere, seek out scents with rich notes like oud and heady, luscious florals. Whereas if you want your home to feel bright and fresh, look for aquatic scents like Sea Breeze or clean fragrances like Fresh Linen. For a spring vibe, turn to floral scents, especially those with green elements like our Peony and Tea Rose fragrances.

Take into account what you want to achieve by fragrancing the room

Why you want to fragrance each room will inform the best method of fragrancing to use. For rooms where you want to use fragrance to replace other, less desirable smells like the kitchen, turn to Fragrance Lamps which will remove the unwanted smell before fragrancing rather than ineffectively masking it. Other rooms may just want a backdrop of fragrance, for these you’ll want to use reed diffusers that provide continuous scent. And if you want to build a cosy atmosphere in the room with your fragrance scented candles are a perfect fit.