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Each year brings two distinct seasons for scents; spring/summer and autumn/winter. Spring sees the first flowers start to bud, days whiled away outside and cool spring-weather fashion. Summer sees flowers in full bloom along with long days and nights and sizzling summer style. Autumn brings with it longer nights and burnished leaves, and winter is a season of chilly rain, cosy clothes and cashmere bed-socks. 

A year in fragrance

Just as the weather reflects the changing seasons, so do the fragrances you use in your home. Summer fragrances enhance the smells of the seasons with juicy, youthful, fruity-fresh-florals packed into enticing bottles. Autumn and winter fragrances characterise the smell of the those months with heady, warm, intoxicating woody-orientals that put us in the mood to relax and spend time with loved ones.

 

Getting it right all year round

Just as you wouldn’t dab on a heavy winter perfume and wear a snuggly-winter-warm coat in the summer, just as you wouldn’t spritz on a light scent and wear an oh-so-sheer silk dress in the winter, you wouldn’t think of filling your home with the wrong type of fragrance for the season! We talked about how to properly fragrance your home here, but the important thing to remember when choosing a scent for your home is that you need to put the same thought into it as you would into choosing a personal fragrance. Your home is where you welcome friends and bring your family together, so it’s important that you get it right… all year round. So, here’s a round-up of the scents of 2014 to take you effortlessly through the seasons.

 

2014’s spring and summer spritzers

Summer fragrances are all about fun! Bright and clean, crisp and fruity, sugary and sweet or floral and fresh—whichever you choose, the feeling of summer should shine through and any candle you light or spray you spritz should harmonise with the long hot days of summer. Try one of these examples of great summer candles: • Glasshouse’s Caracas – Frangipani Scented Candle, with frangipani, coconut, orange, grapefruit and petti grain • Glasshouse’s Esperance – Mimosa & Wild Apple, with fresh flowers and green apples • Ecoya Sweet Apricot & Orange Blossom Scented Candle, a cocktail of apricot, orange and passion fruit topped with freesia • Ecoya Sweet Pea and Jasmine Scented Candle, with sweet pea, jasmine, watermelon and cucumber.

 

2014’s winter wonderland

If you’re looking for a winter fragrance, you might want to choose full and rich scents redolent of the season. You can go one of two ways; rich and sweet with undertones of vanilla, cinnamon, caramel and honey or dark, sultry, and almost-sweet. Ecoya’s Vanilla Bean Scented Candle with delicious butterscotch is perfect! But, if you’re not a big fan of sugar-sweet, you might prefer aromatics such as Ecoya’s Violet, Fig and Cassis Scented Candle or Glasshouse’s Le Cabaret – Violet and Patchouli Scented Candle. They are all winter winners. If you want to go all-out-festive either in the winter or for Christmas, there’s Glasshouse’s Sistine Chapel – Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh Candle with patchouli, oak moss, vanilla, cinnamon and amber. Don’t forget that the scent of winter fruit also works over the colder months, so think about using fragrance tinged with tangerine, orange, lemon, bergamot and fig along with the warm winter spices of the season such as cinnamon and clove. You can see all our summer and winter candles, including Ecoya and Glasshouse, here.

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