Choose Your Scenting Strategy
These days, home fragrances are iterated in several different forms, including candles, essential oil diffusers, or room sprays. While you can never go wrong with a luxe candle, such as one from cult favorite brands Le Labo or Diptyque, these are typically best for intimate dinner parties or smaller spaces, since they can help set the mood. One way to make your candle last longer is to let the whole surface area become molten before putting out the flame. This prevents a tunnel from forming, which causes uneven burning.
Diffusers, such as those from Jo Malone, often come in an essential oil-filled bottle with reeds that distribute it and make a bigger impact in a larger, more open space. However, you can always add or take away reeds to adjust the scent strength. For an even more luxurious presentation, there are versions such as the Diptyque Hourglass Diffuser, a decorative vessel filled with oil that, upon being turned over, creates an hour’s worth of scent diffusion.
Since room sprays release a very fine mist, they tend to dissipate quickly but can last longer when sprayed onto linens or textiles.