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How to pick out the perfect scent for your home

How to pick out the perfect scent for your home

When it comes to turning a house into a home, the power of scent can’t be underestimated. That moment when you or your guests walk through the door and encounter an aroma that delights the senses or sparks joyful, homely memories is something very special. The reason this response is so powerful is that our smell receptors are connected to the limbic system, which connects scent to emotions, memories and more.  

Identifying the best fragrance for your home

There’s a deeply personal element to identifying the best fragrances for your home, so it makes sense to take some time to think about what the right match for you and your space could be.

If an energising or uplifting aroma is a natural fit for your home, there’s a good chance that citrus scents, such as lemon, lime or wild orange, could be just what you’re looking for.

Or, if you want to create a calming sanctuary to escape the hectic outside world, you should explore lavender scents, which are renowned for their soothing and stress-relieving properties. Alternatively, cedarwood might be the way to go, with its deep, woody aroma thought to reduce anxiety.   

Matching scents to the occasion

While it’s great to have a signature home scent that creates the ambience that’s right for you, there might also be specific occasions where certain scents will better match the mood of the moment.

During an exciting celebration, for example, something with a bright, fruity fragrance might match the uplifting atmosphere in the air.

Or, for a more relaxed gathering with the family, fresh fragrances could be a good choice, creating a home that is clean, inviting and appealing to all.

The perfect scent for the season

Having found your perfect home scent and identified a few options for different occasions, you might also want to think about adapting your chosen fragrance for different times of the year to embrace the spirit of the season:

Summer fragrances

Nothing says summer like the smell of sweet, fresh fruit hanging in the air. If you want to set the mood for the warmer months, an Air Wick Plug-in with a fruity scent will make your home feel like a tropical paradise. A great option for creating a sweet fruity aroma is the Air Wick Summer Delights Plug-in Scented Oil which lasts up to 100 days, providing a welcoming seasonal feel throughout the summer.

Scents for spring

Many associate springtime with fresh, blooming flowers and peace and tranquillity. To fill your home with fragrance and to recreate the feeling of the seasons changing and the first blooms of spring arriving, fresh floral scents and lavender work perfectly. Having an Air Wick Automatic Spray in your home provides bursts of spring fragrance to keep your rooms smelling fresh.

Autumn scent

As we wave goodbye to the summer and the start of autumn rolls in, you’ll want to make your home as cosy and inviting as possible. Lighting an Air Wick scented candle is the best way to create a comforting autumnal ambience in your living room, bedroom or hallway. Select a scent that has a rich fruity fragrance to bring nature inside your home as the seasons change.

Winter scents

A warm, comforting scent is particularly welcome as the festive season approaches and your home becomes a place for socialising with friends and family. Particularly inviting scents during the festive period include mulled wine, apple and cinnamon, so why not light up an Air Wick Apple and Cinnamon scented candle for the ultimate festive feel? It’ll create the perfect Christmas ambiance in any room in your home.

Plug-In Scented Oils

Air Wick Plug-In Scented Oils offer a great way to create your perfect home scent. Infused with natural essential oils, these plug-ins are not only easy to refill, but also offer five settings, allowing you to adjust the level of fragrance in each room to achieve a fitting aroma for every season or occasion.