We’ve all heard of going nose-blind: The sneaky little phenomenon that happens when you’ve become so accustomed to a scent that you register it as the norm. And most homes have a natural, lived-in scent—that doesn’t mean it’s bad, but it could probably use a little freshening up. Luckily, that doesn’t mean you need to rely on your perfume to make your home smell great, nor do you need to run out and grab Febreze, which “traps” odor molecules in a donut-shaped chemical rather than getting rid of them altogether.
Ahead, different ways to explore home fragrance without the use of artificial scents.
Diffusers + Incense
Nippon Kodo’s Kayuragi Incense is a crowd-pleaser—especially including those who don’t like incense. The lingering scents—and there are five that range from sweet and fruity to rich and woodsy—are a million miles away from the cheap flea-market or mall incense you might be used to. Plus, the ritual of lighting an incense stick in the beautiful cast-iron tub is one we can get behind. If you’re looking for something more modern, Addition Studio’s Asteroid Brass Oil Burner, Campo’s Ultrasonic Essential Oil Diffuser, or our English Red Currant Diffuser are all great options. Pair it with our signature Fragrance Oils—and take them on the go with our sleek and modern Car Diffuser, too.
Candles (Nippon Kodo Incense, Candles)
In our mind, candles act as much as decor as they do a home fragrance—and our signature candles, which come in English Red Currant, Mediterranean Fig, Australian Sandalwood, Japanese Quince, and South African Gooseberry, are a bit of both. Not only do they smell great, but the amber vessels match just about any decor.