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What is Scent-Scaping? How to Decorate your Home with Scent

By Olivia Carlin

5 Min Read

Never heard of ‘Scent-scaping’ before? You’re not alone. Certain fragrances can instantly transport us back to specific points in time. In fact, there’s a science behind it. Whether that’s the comforting aromas of warm, soothing vanilla reminding us of home baking with loved ones or the clean, crisp notes of freshly pressed linen from our favourite trip away, fragrance is linked with the part of our brain which processes memories, also known as  the olfactory system. 

With this in mind, scent-scaping is the art of using fragrance to craft a unique journey through your home to help boost both your mood and wellbeing. That’s why some of the top hotels will incorporate scents such as lavender in their reception or rooms to help create a positive experience for guests as soon as you step through the door.

If you’re looking to refresh your home as we enter 2021, discover the simple steps you can take to introduce the concept of scent-scaping into your home.

Scent-scaping is the art of using fragrance to craft a unique journey through your home to help boost both your mood and wellbeing. 

Working from home or homeschooling?

Improve Concentration with bergamot

Geranium flowers

With many of us either working from home, homeschooling, or both, it feels hard enough to create a routine to stick to on a daily basis let alone trying to create a productive environment within our homes. Thankfully, certain fragrances can help to improve concentration, helping us to focus when we might need it most.

Bergamot is renowned for its rejuvenating properties, with its distinctively awakening citrus scent helping to clear our minds. This, combined with the floral notes of geranium, helps to create an energising boost for anyone working from home or homeschooling; making our Bergamot & Geranium Reed Diffuser the perfect addition to any home office.

Candle, Diffuser and Room Spray on small table in living room with navy couch, neutral blanket and cushions in background.

Scents to Uplift

Bring the Outdoors In

Cedarwood in forest

Winter walks are growing in popularity, allowing us an opportunity to slow down, reconnect with nature and explore our local surroundings. With this in mind, it’s no wonder that one of the top home fragrance trends, which is set to continue this year, is bringing a sense of the outdoors into our homes.

Woody and aromatic home scents, such as cedarwood, create a welcoming addition to any space, particularly open areas such as hallways. Try placing our Cedarwood & Citrus Reed Diffuser on top of a console table or hallway shelf to extend the fragrance throughout your home. Not only will the refreshing aromas create a welcoming burst of fragrance as soon as you return home from your walk outdoors, they’ll also complement the floral citrus notes of bergamot and geranium from your home office.

Cedarwood & Citrus Reed Diffuser

Scents to Calm

Relax & Reset with Jasmine

Jasmine flowers in forest

If you’re struggling to switch off at night, you’re not alone. Living in the same space we’re working in or the pressures of home schooling make it harder for our minds and bodies to wind down in the evening.

Jasmine is well-known for its sleep-enhancing properties and soothing aromas. Following on from the fragrance ‘journey’ created in the hallway and home office, creating a soothing environment with floral notes in our lounge or bedroom can help us prepare for a restful night’s sleep. Few things in life are more relaxing than the ambient flicker of a scented candle, making our Jasmine & Philadelphus Scented Candle the perfect addition to any living space.

Jasmine & Philadelphus 8cl Candle

Jasmine & Philadelphus

Jasmine & Philadelphus 8cl Candle

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