How to Scent Your Home, Whatever the Season
One of the most evocative ways to mirror the seasons, candles paint a fragrant smell-scape of characterful elements. While spring and summer call for light, bright notes of white flowers and clean citrus, as the evenings draw in, uplifting notes of spices, woods and deep fruits come into play. Whether you favour fruit, florals, woods or spices, find the candle to scent your home, whatever the season.
Rich, zesty notes make for delicious and sweet scents. Perfect for daytime scenting and situating within the kitchen or dining areas, they're uplifting and energising, tantalising with tangy spices or invigorating citron, through to the warmth of berries and velvety peach.
"When lighting your candle for the first time, always let it burn for a few hours to ensure the first layer of wax is fully melted. This will ensure a more even burn"
Capturing the intensity of rare and enigmatic notes, these are mysterious and hypnotic after-dark scents, whispering their heat into the home. Resinous and exotic, transporting to far off lands, from pepper to liquorice, cinnamon to cloves, they're the ultimate sensual scents, setting the scene for dinner parties and entertaining.
"When hosting a special event, choose a new scent that'll remind you of that moment"
Deeper, sensual floral accords unravelling to reveal a complex, more alluring bouquet. Think bergamot, neroli, tuberose and orchid for winter and bright, light scents for summer, like fresh rose, soft jasmine and gardenia and vibrant mimosa.
"Keep the wick trimmed to the length it was when new and gently re-centre it after burning to prevent black smoke and uneven melting"
While woody notes lend themselves to warming, winter scents, in the lighter months look for woods and moss mixed with uplifting florals and fruits. For more headstrong, rustic and earthy scents, reminiscent of crackling fires, smoked resins and the lure of winter woods, be romanced by flickering notes of sandalwood, bamboo, oakmoss and birch.
"Keep your candles the focal point of the room while guarding them from dust, by storing under a glass cloche when not in use"
New In-Store: Home Fragrance
Put your nose to the test in our newly reimagined Home Fragrance room on the Second Floor. Offering everything from personalised Jo Malone London candles and Maison La Bougie diffusers to La Perla room sprays, it offers no shortage of ways to introduce the season’s most enticing scents into your home.Plan Your Visit