Spring Equinox at the start of this week means spring has officially begun and the days lengthen, the sun begins peeking out from behind the clouds and the first flower buds poke their heads out of the earth. This transition of the seasons also brings about a change in our homes as we seek to refresh them after the hibernation of the cosy winter season. While it may be a little early for a true spring clean, a simple way to brighten the home is by swapping warming, winter scents to fresher fragrances for the spring.
Below are our top choices for adding the scent of spring to your home:
Soft Cotton: The perfect soothingly fresh scent for the transition between winter cosiness and brighter spring weather.
The Scented Home Soft Cotton Reed Diffuser – £14.50
Garden Mint: Spring is all about the re-emergence of nature after winter hibernation. Bring the outside in with this sweet, minty scent from our Country Garden collection, ideal for embracing the green trend in your home.
Garden Mint 250ml Lamp Fragrance – £6.95 & Peacock Feather Fragrance Lamp – £28.95
Wild Meadow: Inspired by the English countryside, Wild Meadow is a gloriously fresh floral accord that will evoke the lively nature of spring in your home.
Wild Meadow 500ml Lamp Fragrance – £12.50
Lavender: Our take on this classic scent incorporates peppermint and citrus notes for a fresh kick. Light up one of our Lavender Scented Candles in the evening to create an air of cleansing relaxation.
Lavender Limited Edition Scented Candle – £17.95
What scents do you use to refresh your home for spring?
Welcome to our Country Garden! For our Spring Collection we wanted to paint a picture of stolen moments of relaxation in dappled sunlight within a pretty cottage garden. The English heritage of Ashleigh & Burwood is important to us, so we aimed to create fragrances that reflected the timeless image of an English sunny day in the garden. As Anna our Product Development Manager explains, ‘Every element from fragrances, colours and styling has been crafted and selected to build the picture of a traditional English garden’.
We’re lucky that many of these traditional gardens are still thriving in our local landscape of Surrey. In fact, the photographs of the new collection were taken quite literally in our own back garden at the home of one of the Ashleigh & Burwood team.
At the heart of the collection are classic English garden florals of Peony, Tea Rose and Lavender, elevated into fresh, modern scents. Tempering the florals are green garden favourites such as Garden Mint, Wild Meadow and Herb Garden.
Follow the link below to explore the scents of the Country Garden and find your favourite.
You’d be forgiven for forgetting about the plot of land that came with your home, so used are we to hiding indoors from the grey clouds and seemingly endless rain showers. As the sun has begun to make a (fairly) regular appearance, you may have recently rediscovered your garden, spending more time outdoors and beginning to make a beautiful outside area to enjoy.
Scented candles and gorgeous summer fragrance needn’t be limited to inside the home and can be used to enhance your garden, adding simple, beautiful touches and creating a soothing, romantic ambience.
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They teach your children many of the important skills they need to help them progress through life, pay close attention to and aid in their development, and most importantly, take them off your hands for a good six hours a day.
It’s safe to say that by the end of the school year, your child’s teacher deserves a rather big ‘thank you’, but what can you give that’s both special and thoughtful, without clogging up their desk with the usual trinkets?
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At last it’s time for peonies to bloom, their stunning petals flourishing in all manner of pinks, yellows and summer-ready corals. If you’re lucky enough to have achieved growing peonies in your garden, no doubt May and June are months you look forward to year after year to see the return of this beautiful flower. The sensual fragrance of a fresh peony just as it unfolds is the perfect spring scent to capture in your home, prolonging the presence of the flower before it returns into hibernation until next year. The Scented Home Peony fragrance blends the exquisite scent of a bouquet of peonies, voluptuous petals accented with verdant green stems, with the sweetness of crisp, red apples.
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British weather is notoriously unpredictable, if it weren’t we’d have nothing to talk about, so we’ve learnt to accept it. Clearly we’ve been getting complacent as this week… it snowed. It actually snowed. In April. In spring. We’re not sure what to think, or who to believe – not the weathercaster, that’s for sure.
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For us, there’s nothing better than discovering a new fragrance, but when you’re confronted with what seems like hundreds of different scents and notes, knowing where to begin can be tricky! The Fragrance Finder breaks down this process for you, helping you explore the different types of scent to discover the perfect fragrance for you and your home.
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