The sense of smell is an intriguing and curious process. Often associated with flavour and taste, the sense is also often powerfully linked with memory. In the context of home design and styling, it is important to pay attention to the scents that reside within home spaces for a variety of reasons. Most importantly, fragrant and pleasing scents at home help to create a comfortable feeling that make us feel relaxed and in the right space.
Here at Dotmaison we believe that it is always important to give some thought as to how to apply certain scents and smells around the home. There are two main ways to do this, which we shall take a look at here.
(above Diffuser with Marble Cap by Millefiori Milano)
Reed diffusers are an excellent way to distribute an aroma around the home. A reed diffuser works on the principle of inserting the reed into a container of diffuser oil and soaking it up. The reed is then able to give off the essence of the oil naturally. They can be position inside a holder so that that they are balanced evenly and safely. Diffusers are sometimes the preferred option for households with small children as, unlike candles, there’s no need to light a flame.
(above Pantone – Candle Large)
In the days before gas and electricity and all the home luxuries we now take for granted, candles were possibly the most important item to have around the home. That was for visibility purposes, literally, to see in the dark. Today things have moved on, and the candle is much more likely to fulfill an olfactory function. Scented candles provide this, and are a smart and stylish way to bring delicate aromas around rooms and interiors.
The Bon Voyage Scented Candle collection from Kate Spade New York is a beautiful group of wonderful scents and aromas. Carefully curated from all around the world, the five different candles take in a wealth of the exotic and the familiar. The collection is ideal for a powerful reminder that scent and beauty can be found everywhere, from an island paradise to places more nearby. The large candles have a burning time of 55-70 hours, meaning there will be plenty of time to let the fragrances relax and dream of different places.
The Geranium Fragrance Collection by Orla Kiely includes both reed diffusers and scented candles, making it a great place to experiment with what works best for you. Bringing a floral essence out into the interior of the room, both candle and diffuser are able to offer a peaceful and tranquil aroma. The print on the glass exterior of both items is a beautifully decorated print pattern highlighting the Orla Kiely with style and grace.