You guys. Did you know that this Friday is National Fragrance Day?! Welp, it is. And I know I was hating on March earlier, but it turns out this week has been pretty sweet. First St. Paddy’s, then the first day of Spring (tomorrow!), and then this fragrance biz! Yippee skippy!
In all design blogging seriousness though, there best be a National Fragrance Day. Fragrance is a major part of living, in all aspects. Can you imagine if you couldn’t breath in the scent of freshly cut grass in summer, or bacon sizzling on the stovetop on a Sunday morning? What about never catching a whiff of a campfire at dusk or a squeeze of fresh lemon in your drink? No thank you to that life! (I know, #snobproblems)
I happen to have a very sensitive sense of smell (AKA a big nose) and include choosing scents for your space as one of the most important elements of styling. Every beautiful space should smell as distinguished and handsome as it looks. Don’t you agree? The key is to be subtle about it (no gagging on ‘fresh’ pine spray from the cleaning products aisle) and to stick to one fragrance per space (too many pretty smells at a time = same as a giant barf bag). You want to be like a wild fig and patchouli ninja. I recommend sneaking a scented candle in near the front door, putting out bar soap in the bathroom or tucking a reed diffuser behind a stack of books on your shelf. And for those that are styling au natural, opening the windows for a few hours, simmering a pot of water with some kitchen aromatics (I like lemon peel and bay leaves) or baking a little something (for guests, or not) will do the trick.
Pictured above and listed below are eight home fragrances that I’m in like with:
- Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Shea Butter Soap – $4.99
- Antica Farmacista Lemon, Verbena & Cedar Reed Diffuser – $26
- Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Bar Soap in Basil – $3.99
- Archipelago Bergamot Tobacco Soy Candle – $24.50
- Sabon Liquid Hand Soap in Lavender Apple – $14
- Astier de Villatte Aoyama Incense Box – $50
- Buckler’s Camp Blend Soy Candle – $38
- Seda France Japanese Quince Travel Tin Candle – $9.95
How will you celebrate National Fragrance Day this Friday?