Spice Up Your Home with These Fall Scents
As the weather cools down, we look forward to warming our senses. We swap our breezy fabrics for heavier knits and leathers in rich colors like burgundy and cognac. We add more spices and hearty vegetables to our meals and of course, we savor our pumpkin spiced lattes over summer’s iced coffees. The same goes for home fragrance too. As the weather changes, we gravitate toward scents that remind us of autumn like toasty spices and sugary vanilla.
Here are some of my top picks to spice up your home this fall.
Add Sugar & Spice
What better way to add fragrance to your home this fall than with the most popular seasonal fragrance - pumpkin spice. A scented candle with notes of pumpkin pie, maple butter and cinnamon creates a warm scent that instantly reminds you of your favorite seasonal drink.
Other popular seasonal fragrances include rich vanillas with elements of cinnamon and apple ciders with crisp apple notes. Milk & Honey is another sweet alternative to pumpkin spice. This relaxing scent blends a touch of honey-soaked almonds and tonka bean for a sweet richness, followed by a comforting splash of milky vanilla, rice flower, and acacia.
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Make it Smoky
We often use fragrances depending on our different moods - perhaps a smoky, sexy scent for the evening and a citrusy sunny scent for daytime. Smoky scents work very well to create a sense of intimacy - think an evening by the fireplace with a glass of red wine. This leather and suede candle perfectly captures the scent of warm woods, rich amber and spice. A tobacco and bergamot is a slightly sweeter option, with a robust blend of tobacco and bergamot paired with hints of sweet, fruity floral ylang ylang. Every Modern Theory candle is hand-poured with a sustainable apricot coconut blend wax and non-toxic, phthalate-free fragrance oils for a cleaner, more fragrant burn.
Energize with Citrus
If you’re not quite ready for a heavy pumpkin scent, but still want to freshen up your home for fall, opt for scents that are fresh and invigorating such as citrus to boost alertness, increase energy and help you wake up; particularly helpful for those of us transitioning back to the office and school this fall.