Monday, May 10, 2010

FAVORITES: Home Scents For Spring/ Summer

There are very few things that make your home as warm and inviting as a scented candle or a fragrant diffuser. While fall and winter are about vanillas and musks, spring and summer pay homage to light, airy smells like citrus and coconut.

Here are a few of my favorite home scents for spring/ summer:

Space NK Citrus Mint - a summery mixture of fresh mint, sparkling citrus notes of bergamot, lemon blossom and petit grain. I light it every day on my writing desk. It sparks my creativity. $48.00 for 7.5 oz

 Alora Ambiance in Fico Diffuser - An earthly melange of green garden notes with fig as its richly sophisticated centerpiece. This fragrance perfectly compliments the season of freshly blooming gardens and livens up the home. $80.00 for 16 oz

Pacifica Hawaiian Ruby Guava - Inspired by a surfing trip to Hawaii, this sexy and sweet tropical blend combines sweet, berry-like notes of Guava with a bright, citrusy top note of Pomelo and a warm and subtle Coconut base. $22.00 for 10.5 oz

Thymes Azur - Reminiscent of the Ocean, soothing white tea, water lily and sea grasses that offer a unisex scent. The faint scent lingers long after the candle has burned. $26.00 for 9 oz

Infusion Organique Sands of Morocco - A bit more earthy then the rest of the scents, this candle combines spices of North Africa with fresh vanilla, aromatic sandalwood and warm oak moss to a blend of lemongrass oil and ylang-ylang. $38.00 for 6.5 oz

Jo Malone Lime Basil & Mandarin - Fresh limes and zesty mandarins are undercut by peppery basil and aromatic white thyme. A perfect choice for both men and women with it's inviting mixture of sweet and spicy. $65.00 for 200 g

Korres Quince - Made without parabens, sulfates or petro-chemicals,  this sweet scent is reminiscent of a day on a deserted beach. This candle, too, sits on my writing desk, a perfect compliment to the fresh scent of Space NK's citrus mint. $40.00 for 6.7 oz

 "Traced back to the ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman civilizations, candles were the main source of light and used to aid travelers at night. Centuries after the invention of electricity, candles remain popular due to their ability to diffuse pleasant or seductive scents, while also being part of the worship rituals in many religions." -- On the Korres candle tumbler


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