Nothing boosts your mental health like a relaxing at-home scent. In fact, our ideal mid-week pick-me-up is a nice warm bath, scented candles, glass of wine and a good book. Certain scents send signals to our limbic system, which is linked to memory and emotion, helping alter your mood and evoke positive feelings too. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite fragrances so you can take your at-home fragrance game to new, relaxing levels too.
Rituals Cosmetics has relaunched its Classic Home Collection to promote its ‘Art of Soulful Living’ concept and we are obsessed. The full range comprises mini fragrance sticks, regular fragrance sticks, fragrance stick refills and candles in six of Rituals’ most popular fragrances: Ritual of Jing, Ritual of Hammam, Ritual of Ayurveda, Ritual of Sakura, Ritual of Karma and Ritual of Mehr. Each fragrance boasts a unique set of healing properties – and are all very sustainable too.
Ilaros Candles is a new 100% sustainable soy wax candle brand that should definitely be on your radar. This brand uses a unique blend of eco-Soy wax, essential oils, fragrances and natural cotton wicks. The Dubai-based brand only makes its rarefied candles in small batches. The entire range is cruelty-free, vegan and phthalate free – which means they look and smell as good as their very minimal carbon footprint.
Acqua di Parma is now offering its beautiful Italian-inspired scents beyond the home with the launch of its Car Diffuser. This beautiful leather object was launched in partnership with Poltrona Frau and combines purity, high-performance materials and unique scented compositions.
The car diffusers can be filled with nine fragrances from the Acqua di Parma range: Luce di Colonia, Buongiorno, La Casa sul Lago, Oh l’Amore, Aperitivo in Terrazza and Profumi dell’Orto from the ‘Italian Moments’ collection and Arancia di Capri, Fico di Amalfi & Mirto di Panarea from the Blu Mediterraneo collection.
They are now available now exclusively in Harrods.