Shape the Mood Through Scent

Like fine wines, well-made candles and diffusers sing their own unique songs made up of high, middle and base notes. This layered approach gives the overall fragrance its dimension. Here’s how to make the most of your aromatic encounters:

Avoid olfactory fatigue.
The nose knows a lot of things, but too many fragrances at once can cloud its judgment when you’re trying to select a scent. To reset your sniffer between whiffs, inhale through a swatch of clean wool (think: sweater). Winter gear packed away? Draw in the scent of your own skin—it’s an instant neutralizer!

Increase your candle’s mileage.
Go the extra distance; taking the time to trim the candle’s wick to 1/4 inch before each use leads to a slower, more even burn. This helps reduce smoking (goodbye, ugly black smudges!) and increases the oxygen flow to the flame.

Placement matters.
Reed diffusers are best enjoyed as one would a bouquet of flowers; placing the diffuser near a door makes the most of the natural air circulation of a room.

If you can’t stand the heat…
Refrigerate a candle for at least one hour prior to lighting to slow the heating of the wax. This allows greater scent diffusion.

These are notes that make our candles and diffusers sing:

  • Cashmere Petals
    Top: coconut
    Middle: honeysuckle, jasmine
    Base: vanilla, sandalwood
  • Morning Blossoms
    Top: fresh citrus
    Middle: jasmine, violet petals
    Base: patchouli, vanilla
  • Sparkling Citrus
    Top: tangerine, citrus zest
    Middle: green tea leaves, jasmine
    Base: white woods
  • Hearthwood
    Top: orange
    Middle: clove, heliotrope
    Base: warm spices
  • Enchanted Apple
    Top: crisp apple, peach nectar
    Middle: lilac
    Base: oakmoss, tonka bean


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