The holidays beckon a cozy house full of family and friends, made-from-scratch dinner specialties — or those you traditionally purchase — and aromatic fragrances not just from the kitchen, but from the best candles and diffusers your home deserves.
The scent spectrum is endless, of course, from fruity berry to flowery nectar to herbal earthiness — even seductive musks. However, unlike perfumes, which tend to be a very individual choice and most often, a pricey indulgence, home fragrances can bring that perfect seasonal adjustment to your abode without a huge investment.
Look for new flavors — and enticing innovations — that make your home's bouquet stand out with a personal note. How about hand-carved spheres containing amber oils to set about in clusters or as a single decorative statement? Don't have a fireplace? No worries! The "Chandel" makes a crackling sound when lit.
And remember: Home fragrances make lovely host and hostess gifts or thoughtful presents for those special "someones" on your shopping list.
Tip: Diffusers generally have more burn time, even though candle "long-burner" options are available. Whether it's artistically arranged diffuser sticks or the glow of a burning candle, the choice is yours.
Take a mental whiff through our suggestions for a quick awakening of the senses. Then it's time to put your own sniffer to the test. Happy shopping!