10 Best Home Fragrances

10 Best Home Fragrances!  I’m not sure I have 10 in any particular order, but I do have lots of suggestions.  As we all are spending more time at home, you really want your home to smell amazing or at least not like four knotneaded Frenchies.

Side note – you’ll see Amazing putting up this diffusers in ads.  We don’t get much in advertising, so if you ever are headed go Amazing anyway, you can click on one of our ad links, and then we get a small percentage of something you were going to buy anyway, and we do appreciate It!

There is a method to this, too, for me.  I don’t do candles, I don’t do much incense, except burning the occasional Copal or Fornasetti incense stick. I do diffusers, but not in the way anyone else does. Far too passive to put reeds in a bottle and hope the scent disperses.

You need those misting diffushome fragrance diffuser - ten best home fragrancesers, something like this one, and you can get it here.  Then go find your favorite (see my list of best home fragrances below) diffuser refill (cheapest since you don’t care about a fancy bottle) scent, fill this diffuser with water, dump in a little of the fragrance, and hit GO. It will mist your favorite fragrance in the air.   I’ve been doing this forever.  Winter is darker, more pine tree and clove and spices.  Spring and summer are happy flowers. There is a hole in my best home fragrance list for an ocean one, which I’m working on – waiting for a Nest and a Votivo diffuser refill scent to plug that hole.  So if you have recommendations in the holes for my best home fragrances, let me know in comments. I will and have tried more of these than I  can count.

Now for my Ten Best Home Fragrances and why

  1.  Fornaestti Otto big refill can – this will last you about 4 years, it’s huge, and spendy, but it breaks down to like $25 a year.  It is my go-to for the fall/winter, and then I start using it less except in my bedroom. It is meditative and just beautiful
  2. Christia Tortu Foret – I get this at Candle Delirium. Also spendy at $102, but it will last 2-3 years. I got a bottle of it when I moved in here two years ago, gave some to my sister, and diffused it most every day for two years and just ran out a couple of months ago.
  3. Thymes Fraser Fir – this is a backup to the Foret.  I like the Foret better, but I really do like this, and it is less expensive, I think  like $50 for a big bottle.
  4. Trapp Bob’s Flower Shop – spring/summer nonstop. This is like having a floral hothouse in your house, it is green and happy.  It walks right up to that “ohno” line, spits over it, turns around and sits right where it should – almost too much, but somehow oddly perfect.
  5. Monique Lhuiller Citrus Lily – Musette got me going on this one, and it is just a fresh, lovely scent with a very elegant touch.  It is really spend, so it’s a fave, and it does come in a ginormous nice bottle, but I would have been as happy with a crap bottle for less money. So I love it, but at like $150, it is on the most expensive side of things, though it should last for 3-4 years for my spring/summer sessions
  6. Voluspa Baltic Amber – I think this is one of the first ones I threw in a diffuser, and it is geared more towards fall/winter. Warm and a little spice, it just makes your home feel so cozy!
  7. K Hall Designs Milk – RESET!  This is my reset diffuser scent. It doesn’t smell of much of anything, except it seems to neutralize everything a bit.
  8. My whatever salty beachy scent I settle on.
  9. Something vanilla, still have not settled on this, will fill it in later as I pick this out
  10. Something completely citrussy. I’ve tried a lot of these, but not been happy.  I’m picky about that plasticky overdone whiff.

Look, not ten best home fragrances!  But I’ll finish this list probably this year as new things go on here.

Couple of tips – Make sure you diffuse all the water out of your diffuser or rinse it out. I tend to turn mine on for 3-4 hours, then do them again, etc.  But if you aren’t men and only run them occasional, just don’t leave the water in there with diffuser scent in it.  Some have more oils in there, so you do need to rinse them out and/or wash them periodically, and don’t leave them set or they will get moldy with enough time.

These diffusers are inexpensive enough, I do recommend replacing them every couple of years just because.

I don’t use the same scent in every room. I strategically put one scent in one room that will blend nicely with the next one. So living room will be Foret, kitchen will be something gourmandy, but not too sweet, master bedroom is usually something incensy, normally the Fornasetti, it goes with everything!  Downstairs will be the beachy scent.  What’s your recommendations? I’m open to revising and extending and

  • March says:

    I have a bottle of the Fornasetti Otto room spray that is so strong it’s actually hard to spray lightly enough lol. The first time I used it I had to open all the doors and windows. It’s a gorgeous smell though! Since we’re stuck at home I am burning my years of candle backlog which is funny, I bet I’ve burned more candles in the last 4 weeks than the 4 years before that.

    • Samantha L says:

      I’ve been doing the exact same thing with my candles!! I bought the diffuser you recommended…I recently got Demeter Paperback in a Reed diffuser and it smells good…if you stick your nose directly in it! I’m hoping that it will be a little more smelly in the other diffuser.

  • Bee says:

    I love Voluspa Baltic Amber – it’s so good I had a very kind friend get me the room & body spray from the US because they only do candles & diffusers in the UK . Diptyque Ambre candle is also wonderful. I would love that as a perfume. The White Company here have some great burning oils – especially Winter and Fireside. The best though are from Angela Flanders particularly Bois de Seville, Parchment and Mr. Severs.

    • Patty says:

      I agree so much, it is one of my faves. I went through a whole bottle and have a teeny bit left still. I need to just get another bottle so I can blow it away! Oh, the White Company ones sound wonderful!

  • Cinnamon says:

    I haven’t used diffusers. Decades ago would burn incense. Now, fave home fragrances come from candles. Only have two on the go now: the Atelier de Cezanne which is no longer available (really frustrating — wish I had bought a half dozen) which does really smell of a painter’s studio (linseed, wax, paint) and Diptyque Feu de Bois (woods). Everything else is in storage, but if I could get anything else out I think it would be a l’Artisan that smells of garden soil, green bits, and tomato.

    • Patty says:

      I still burn a little incense, not as much as I used to. That Atelier sounds amazing. Now I’m going to be searching for that! I think Agraria makes a tomato leaf diffuser oil, it seems like I saw that on my cruise through their site recently. i love tomato leaf. Someone else used to do it, and then it asn’t as good as it used to be, as I recall. I wish CB would do some diffuser oils for his scents.

  • Kathleen says:

    My favorite home fragrance is Sydney Hale Co Tobacco and Sandalwood.
    Very elegant yet cozy. Lasts a long time.
    For diffuser, my favorite essential oil blend is a Young Living Peace and Calming.
    I’m going to get the diffuser you recommend, mine needs replacement. And I really want to try Trapp Bob’s Flower Shop.

    • Patty says:

      Bob is pretty amaszing. He always surprises me because I just think every time that he is going to be way too much. Where do you get the Sydney Hale? I’m always on the lookout for something else!

  • Musette says:

    I’m so glad you like Bob’s! That is my all-time favorite scent. Whenever they re-release us into the wild we’ll have to go to the Trapp Mothership and play with alll the smellies.

    In the meantime, the ONLY beach scent I can recommend is this one, which I get (got) from candles off main https://www.candlesoffmain.com/product-category/antica-farmacista/antica-farmacista-wave-diffuser – a lot of them have this cloying, suntan vibe that doesn’t work well as a diffused scent, imo. This one is sharper – more East Coast rocky shoreline.

    xoxoxo to the Knotheads!

    • Patty says:

      I worry about ever getting back out in the wild, I miss it. I will check that one out after I check the couple I have coming out. I need the right now for the summer. 🙂