I love diffusers, my youngest daughter loves scented candles and my oldest daughter, who has two cats, loves it all!  Room scents should be subtle but pleasing.  They can evoke memories and instill tranquility. Overwhelming scents can be disturbing and leave people wondering if you’re hiding the smell of a dead animal under the couch.  Home scents come in many forms and varieties. You might not realize it, but many public spaces are scented.  Retail stores, gyms and spas, hotels, banks, and even food retailers are attaching scent nebulizers to their HVACs (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning).  Private homes and apartments can use nebulizers that connect cold-air diffusers to their HVACs.  Scent technology is on the rise.  Many businesses have custom scents developed as part of their branding identity. One of these scenting companies, Air Aroma, makes an at home portable model called the Aromax.  It is 6” x 9”, aluminum, and looks like the top of a crayon.  It comes in six colors and is $300.00.  It has adjustable scent output and is very quiet.


Choose your scent.  .5 oz. start at $25.00.

Back to more familiar versions of home scents, Jo Malone, the purveyor of wonderful colognes, body products and home scents now has diffusers.  There are four scents – Lime Basil & Mandarin, Red Roses, Pomegranate, and English Pear & Freesia.  $85.00 for 5.5 oz.

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Improve your clothes and shoes with these pom-pommed cone organic lavender sachets.  The fabrics are Liberty of London cotton and linen.  Use them in closets, drawers, attic trunks or shoes. Choose from among five colors.  Each sachet is 7.5” long and $22.00.

wonderful home scents

Room sprays are very useful to have in bathrooms, kitchens or any other rooms that might need freshening up.  Paddy Wax has a good selection.  I love the scent of Eucalyptus, and this Verbena & Eucalyptus looks great.  The room scents are 3.7 oz. for $19.00. There are fourteen scents to choose from.

mood setting room scents

I love K. Hall Designs linen water.  Spray it on sheets and pillowcases for a refreshing scent.  This is a chamomile and lavender blend. $19.00 for a 2 lb. bottle.

Room Scent

K Hall Scents

Nest candles are substantial and smell wonderful.  This one is Blue Garden and has hydrangea, hyacinth and forget-me-nots.  8.1 oz. for $33.00.

Home Scent

I love scented drawer liners and these smell wonderful.  The scent is a combination of vanilla, lily of the valley, orange, lavender and sandalwood.  A set of six is $18.00.

scented homes

Companies like Pier One Imports wonderful room scentsand Pottery Barn put together arrangements of scents and decor for a quick and easy refresh.


Kris of Driven by Decor has been working with Airwick to develop a Scent Decorator, designed to help find the right scent to fit your mood. We haven’t tried the product yet, but the process of picking your top scents is fun.