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.
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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 diffusers, 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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!
- 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.
- My whatever salty beachy scent I settle on.
- Something vanilla, still have not settled on this, will fill it in later as I pick this out
- 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