14 of Our Favourite and Most Luxurious Home Scents

For some of us, we find ourselves splurging on things that others don’t consider important, say a home fragrance or even a candle to spice things up in our humble abode. But why do people buy them in the first place?

Perhaps it reminds them of a certain memory. Sometimes it even transports us to a certain place, maybe somewhere far away — or even it reminds us of a significant other. Whether it comes in the form of a candle or even a room spray, finding something to elevate and cosy up to at home seems like what we’ve all been missing out on, especially if you haven’t gotten any in the first place.

So if you’re looking for an olfactory upgrade for your home, and you’ve no sense on scents, then we’ve got you covered. In this article, we’re listing out some of the top scents that you can consider getting to create the perfect ambience for you to relax at the comfort of your home.

AĒSOP

1. Aēsop Cythera Aromatique Room Spray
Aēsop Cythera Aromatique Room Spray, 100ml, $73. Available at Aēsop and Lookfantastic.

Transform your space with a scent like this number by the fabled brand behind the luxurious skincare range, also known as Aēsop. With a blend of woody, oriental and spicy notes, Aēsop’s Cythera Aromathique Room Spray opens with a burst of Geranium and Incense, which then settles to a woody Patchouli, and warmed by hints of Myrrh at its base. All you need is two to three spritzes for a crisp and warm scent to complement your bedroom.

2. Aēsop Post-Poo Drops
Aēsop Post-Poo Drops, 100ml, $39. Available at Aēsop.

But let’s not forget about the other spaces in our homes. Yes, we’re talking about the loo. Let’s say you’ve had a heavy meal, and it’s that time of the day where mother nature calls — you get the hint. Well, if you’re looking to balance out the air, thanks to the disagreeable smells from the bathroom, peep Aēsop’s Post-Poo Drops. With a name that says it all, these drops help to deodorise the restroom with citrusy notes of Tangerine and Mandarin, topped with hints of Ylang Ylang.

BYREDO

3. Byredo Cotton Poplin Room Spray
Byredo Cotton Poplin Room Spray, 250ml, $145
Byredo Cotton Poplin Room Spray, 250ml, $145. Available at escentials.

This scent manages to tick all the boxes when it comes to an olfactory upgrade that’s refreshing and evocative. Housed in a classic black glass bottle, the Cotton Poplin Byredo Room Spray toes the line between fresh and musky, thanks to notes of Blue Chamomile, Linen, White Cedarwood and Sweet Musk at its base — reminiscent of fresh laundry and lazy Sunday mornings.

4. Byredo Cotton Poplin Candle
Byredo Cotton Poplin Candle, $65. Available at escentials.

But if you’re not into room sprays, you can also opt for their candle version as an alternative too.

DIPTYQUE

5. Diptyque Baies Room Spray
diptyque Baies Room Spray, 150ml, $92. Available at escentials.
Diptyque Baies Room Spray, 150ml, $92. Available at escentials.

This new room spray by Diptyque redefines your typical bouquet of roses. This refreshing scent expresses the irresistible freshness of Bulgarian roses, complemented and sweetened by notes of blackcurrant leaves for an olfactory that’s sweet, floral and raw.

6. Diptyque Baies Hourglass Diffuser 2.0
Diptyque Baies Hourglass Diffuser 2.0,$258. Available at escentials.
Diptyque Baies Hourglass Diffuser 2.0,$258. Available at escentials and Zalora.

Other additions to consider from Diptyque’s range: the brand’s Baies Hourglass Diffuser 2.0. Apart from its aesthetically pleasing design (and a great accessory to the living room at that), this diffuser also gives off the same scent as the former. Think of it as a great alternative to your traditional candle — but better.

With no reliance on heat or energy, the fragrance takes 20 minutes to flow through before it diffuses out into the air which lasts up to an hour — where you can begin a new diffusion cycle by simply turning the diffuser over.

LE LABO

7. Le Labo Santal 26 Vintage Candle
Le Labo Santal 26 Vintage Candle, €45. Available at LeLaboFragrances.com
Le Labo Santal 26 Vintage Candle, $72.44. Available online at lelabofragrances.com and Selfridges.

An aristocratic scent that boasts gentle yet smoky and leathery notes? Presenting Le Labo’s Santal 26. A vintage candle with an edge, this unique bougie parfum promises to fill your space with a scent that’s true to its own. For the unacquainted, it’s also been said that the ’26’ stands for the number of notes in its unique blend — which of course, is a handful as compared to your usual candle. Fresh, mysterious and loved by many, it’s clear why this candle has been a hit; garnering the likes of many celebrities such as Blake Lively.

8. Le Labo Palo Santo 14 Home Fragrance
Le Labo Palo Santo 14 Home Fragrance, €87.50. Available online at lelabofragrances.com and Selfridges.

Otherwise, you can also cosy up to a warm fragrance like this one by Le Labo. Palo Santo 14’s home fragrance is one that warms up the ambience with its blend of cedarwood labdanum, incense and patchouli — carrying a scent that’s fresh, energizing and mysterious.

SHANGHAI TANG

9. Shanghai Tang Vivid Dragon Scented Candle
Vivid Dragon Scented Candle, $150. Available at Shanghai Tang
Shanghai Tang Vivid Dragon Scented Candle, $150. Available at Shanghai Tang.

Choose your favourite olfactory family from Shanghai Tang’s latest range of candles, the Vivid Dragon collection. Take, for instance, something that’s distinctively floral with citrusy notes, consider the brand’s iconic Ginger Flower candle. A delicate scent, this exotic candle takes the cake if you love something that smells and looks luxurious.

10. Shanghai Tang Ginger Flower Bone China Scented Candle 
Ginger Flower Bone China Scented Candle with Lid, $205. Available at Shanghai Tang.
Shanghai Tang Ginger Flower Bone China Scented Candle with Lid, $205. Available at Shanghai Tang.

But if you prefer something that’s spicy and oriental, Shanghai Tang’s Vivid Dragon might just tickle your fancy. Notes of cinnamon, bergamot and vanilla fill the air, with hints of spice for an invigorating and sumptuous scent, with a design that’s eponymous to the collection — a dragon that details the glass which houses the candle itself, symbolising power and good fortune.

MAISON CHRISTIAN DIOR 

11. Maison Christian Dior Thé Osmanthus Scented Candle
Maison Christian Dior Thé Osmanthus Scented Candle, $115. Available exclusively at Maison Christian Dior ION Orchard.
Maison Christian Dior Thé Osmanthus Scented Candle, $115. Available exclusively at Maison Christian Dior ION Orchard.

Inspired by the ancestral tea ceremony, Thé Osmanthus candle by Maison Christian Dior is imprinted with apricot and gourmet flavours — mixed with sparkling green mandarin and delicate neroli notes for a sophisticated number that will have you swooning for more.

LOUIS VUITTON 

12. Louis Vuitton L’air du Jardin Perfumed Candle
Louis Vuitton L'air du Jardin Perfumed Candle, $320. Available at Louis Vuitton.
Louis Vuitton L’air du Jardin Perfumed Candle, $320. Available at Louis Vuitton.

PSA: If your scent wardrobe is due for an update, look over to Louis Vuitton’s L’air du Jardin perfumed candle for a touch of luxury you never knew you needed. Encased in a white ceramic pot, the LV candle collection is inspired by the four seasons — with L’air du Jardin representing the springtime scent of rose centifolia.

FORNASETTI

13. FORNASETTI Cocktail scented candle
Fornasetti Cocktail Scented Candle, $208.33. Available at Net-A-Porter.

There are so many reasons to love Fornasetti’s range of candles — and its unique design is just one of them. Housed in a ceramic vase, decorated with drawings of cocktails, this distinctive candle features fresh notes of Thyme and melded with Cedarwood, and infused with the label’s ‘Otto’ aroma.

GUCCI 

14. Gucci Inventum Moon Scented Candle
Gucci Inventum Moon Scented Candle, $670. Available online at Matches.
Gucci Inventum Moon Scented Candle, $670. Available online at Matches Fashion.

Crafted in a Richard Ginori-designed porcelain cup, the Gucci Inventum Moon Scented Candle is made with a fresh blend of damask and pink rose, for a sweet, feminine and floral fragrance, made especially for your bedside table or even to be used as a mantlepiece. Not to mention, with a heavy price tag of $670, you’d best believe that this scent is out of this world.

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