By Livia Scarcella
Tis the season for a bit of spring cleaning… but that doesn’t just mean dusting and vacuuming! Home fragrances, whether in the form of candles, room sprays or diffusers, are fantastic in helping you achieve your goal of a clean, inviting environment. This spring, why not try some of RESCU’s favourite home fragrance solutions:
A Little Luxury
Jo Malone, Lime Blossom home candle
No matter the product, whether cologne, skincare, lotions, soaps or candles, Jo Malone delivers luxurious scents and beautiful packaging. Bring a little of this luxury into your home with her Lime Blossom home candle – an elegant, soft and powdery white floral. It will leave you wishing it was spring all year round!
Available at Jo Malone boutiques, David Jones city stores and at JoMalone.com.au ($105, 45 hour burn time)
Clean & Eco-friendly
Towra by Ecoya, ‘Recover’ White Lily & Bamboo candle
After a long day at the office (or a jam-packed morning of shopping!), it’s nice to come home, sit on the couch and relax. The right candle can help put you in a more relaxed state of mind, and Towra’s Recover candle is perfect! It combines the sweetness of the white lily with fresh bamboo cuttings, resulting in a clean, slightly Oriental-style scent. Light it, sit back and relax!
Available at Ecoya.com.au and selected stockists – check the website for locations (small pillar – $24.95, medium pillar – $34.95, large pillar – $39.95; come in a choice of coloured or natural wax)
Glasshouse, ‘Rodeo Drive’ Neroli & Sweet Myrrh candle *Limited Edition*
Travel to one of the world’s biggest shopping destinations without leaving your home! Australian company Glasshouse take you to California’s Rodeo Drive with notes of neroli (bitter orange blossom) and exotic myrrh, plus a mix of violet leaves, sandalwood and tonka adding depth to this glamorous scent!
Available at selected stockists – check Glasshouse’s website for locations ($39.95, 80-100 hour burn time)
Sweetness for Spring
MOR, Emporium Black Collection – Lychee Flower scented candle
Australian company MOR’s Emporium collection is a range of luxurious and exotic scented products to suit every taste. If you’re after a sweeter scent for the warmer months, we recommend Lychee Flower – berries, lychee flowers, soft florals and hints of green and woody notes. Feminine and fancy, this candle would be great for when you have your girlfriends over for a springtime brunch!
Available at morcosmetics.com, Myer, David Jones and selected stockists – check the website for locations ($39.95, 40 hour burn time)
Good Enough to Eat
Votivo, Red Currant candle
Gourmand, or food-like, scents are becoming increasingly more popular due to the fact that people love the comfort of food, especially desserts! Votivo’s Red Currant candle is most definitely a gourmand! Tart red currants and a ‘fruit glaze’ blended with vanilla bean ice cream and raspberry-filled sugar cookies… a luscious dessert, without the calories!
Available at AmbrosiaCandles.com.au ($60, 50-60 hour burn time; also available in a travel tin for $25)
Fresh & Ready for Summer
L’Occitane, Verbena Home Perfume
A great way to inject a bit of life into a room is with citrus scents. The zesty, clean fragrance of L’Occitane’s Verbena range adds brightness to even the dullest space. The home perfume is perfect for spraying on curtains and blankets to get rid of any bad odours and generally refresh the whole room!
Available at L’Occitane boutiques, the L’Occitane website and at selected independents – check the website for locations (100ml – $36.95)
Bouquet In Bloom
Diptique, Baies Room Spray
Nothing says spring more than flowers in bloom, whether they be jasmine, magnolia or the ever-popular rose. Diptique’s Baies room spray blends feminine roses with blackcurrant leaves, which soften the floral notes and at a hint of green freshness to the mix. Your room will come up smelling of roses!
Available at Mecca Cosmetica stores or at meccacosmetica.com.au (150ml – $99)
DayNa Decker, Le Petite Diffuser – Leila
Looking for a home fragrance that is low-maintenance? Go no further than a reed diffuser! DayNa Decker’s ‘Leila’ diffuser offers a long-lasting scent of white flowers, grapefruit, bergamot, dewberry, lemon flower and amber musk. Fresh, floral and in no way overpowering – a gorgeous fragrance for the spring and summer months!
Available at Mecca Cosmetica stores or at meccacosmetica.com.au ($92 – lasts up to 8 months)
Sea-breeze in your Sitting Room
Crabtree & Evelyn, India Hicks Island Living Casuarina Fragrance Diffuser
Former fashion model India Hicks collaborated with Crabtree & Evelyn on two collections for the American company – India Hicks Island Living and Island Night. The Casuarina diffuser, part of the Island Living range, takes us to a beachside paradise, with notes of Casuarina trees, palm leaves, orange blossoms and sea air. As an added bonus, the glass bottle is filled with seashells!
Available at Crabtree-Evelyn.com.au and Crabtree & Evelyn stores – check the website for locations ($89.95 – lasts up to three months; refills also available)