Home fragrance is big news this season – here, see the blends we’re filling our living spaces with.
Words by Roberta Schroeder
When shopping for a housewarming or birthday gift, a candle is likely top of your list – but a room spray can make a chic alternative.
A fragrance for your living space, these perfumed spritzes can breathe new energy into any room in seconds. Create calm via something steeped with chamomile, or warm things up with the new season’s cosy musks and rich leathers. For refreshing a kitchen, something bright and citrussy always works.
Not just an olfactory win, today’s best bottles look pretty chic, too. Diptyque’s classic offering looks as good as it smells (which is delicious indeed), while Cire Trudon’s grand flacons are perfect for the interior maximalist.
Don’t stop at the big brands, though: there’s a wealth of new home-fragrance lines to dive into right now. Ila Apothecary creates scents with a remarkable power to alter your mood, whether you need grounding or energising. Earl of East’s Greenhouse blend is another one to know: with notes of sharp green tomato and basil, it’ll transport you straight to a thriving vegetable garden.
Below, discover the chicest room sprays to reset your space – or gift to a loved one – this season.
Home Mist Earl of EastSHOP HERE
Earl of East’s home fragrances are batch-blended in London and packaged using UK-made amber glass. Not just a low-impact option, they smell incredible too: our pick is Greenhouse, which enlivens a kitchen or living room with piercingly green tomato leaf and verdant herbs.
34 Boulevard Saint Germain Room Spray DiptyqueSHOP HERE
Diptyque’s most sentimental scent pays homage to the brand’s original Parisian boutique, which opened its doors in the 1960s. Complex and sophisticated, it features fresh, green notes of blackcurrant leaf and fig over a gentle base of blonde woods.
1er Mai Perfume Gun Frédéric MalleSHOP HERE
One for the serious fragrance lovers, Frédéric Malle’s ‘perfume gun’ comes in a host of complex, accomplished scents. Created by celebrated nose and long-time Malle collaborator, Dominique Ropion, 1er Mai nods to French tradition with a bright, positive note of lily of the valley: the flower traditionally gifted to loved ones on the first of May.
Abd El Kader Room Spray Cire TrudonSHOP HERE
Staying true to tradition, Cire Trudon’s room sprays arrive in green fluted glass bottles hand-crafted in Tuscany. Inspired by the heat of North Africa, the classic Abd el Kader fragrance blends spiced tea with juicy top notes of blackcurrant and mint.
Fig Trees Jo LovesSHOP HERE
Fig is a perfect fragrance for the home: the green and creamy note feels comforting yet clean. Trust Jo Malone to harness it beautifully: this room spray uses sweet cassis to bolster the joy-inducing aroma.
Beat the Blues Room Spray ilapothecarySHOP HERE
For a fragrance that truly alters your mood, look to Ila Apothecary’s spookily effective Beat The Blues blend. The pure blend of geranium, petitgrain and tuberose essential oils will transform your outlook in a few deep breaths. This is a highly potent blend, so spray with restraint to enjoy it at its best.
Tomato Leaves Room Spray LoeweSHOP HERE
Loewe’s fragrance line sits at the centre of the designer homeware boom, and there’s a scent in the gardening-inspired line to please everyone. Each of the 11 blends smells remarkably like the real thing: Tomato Leaves is green and prickly, while Juniper Berry is peppery and bracing.
Lime Basil & Mandarin Room Spray Jo Malone LondonSHOP HERE
Deep Relax Sleep Mist Aromatherapy AssociatesSHOP HERE
There are plenty of aromatherapy blends out there that promise to induce a deep night’s sleep, but none surpass Aromatherapy Associates’ original soporific scent. It’s deeper and earthier than you’re likely expecting, eschewing the usual lavender in favour of calming chamomile and sandalwood.
Organic Aromatherapy Room Spray Neals Yard RemediesSHOP HERE
For something zesty and uplifting, this organic essential-oil blend from Neals Yard Remedies fits the bill perfectly. With smooth petitgrain and zingy grapefruit, it’s one for bright spring mornings.
Calming Pillow Spray Susanne KaufmannSHOP HERE
Born in Susanne Kaufmann’s famously serene Alpine spa, this soothing pillow spray can be spritzed over sheets to slow a racing mind before bed. It’s a modern, refreshing take on lavender, with bright lime and orange to stop any sense of stuffiness.
Spring Home Spray The White CompanySHOP HERE
The White Company makes a collection of beautiful room sprays, and while Seychelles and Pomegranate are the fan favourites, we’re currently reaching for the Spring blend. A fresh ‘cut grass’ note brings verdant freshness to the floral rose, resulting in a fragrance that’ll suit any room in your home.
Balance Room Spray CowshedSHOP HERE
A spritz of this room spray will make any space feel as calm and inviting as Cowshed’s famous spas. It’s a deep, enriching scent with rose geranium and frankincense: a blend that’s sure to lift spirits on gloomy days.
Borgo Air Room Spray Seed to SkinSHOP HERE
Jeanette Throttrup, founder of the revered Borgo Santo Pietro retreat, has bottled up the bracing scent of her idyllic Tuscan estate in this sublime room spray. Blooming roses mingle with botanical herbs and fresh, green leaves. Expect serious olfactory bliss.
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This article originally appeared in harpersbazaar.com