Why You Need a Signature Home Fragrance

Scent memories are the muses behind our new fragrances for Spring/Summer this year, including the sultry White Velvet. A glamorous blend of velvety white flowers and rich sandalwood, White Velvet is inspired by the favourite perfume of our Customer Operations Advisor Salvina’s best friend – a scent that is entwined with all her happy memories of their friendship.

Like the inspiration behind White Velvet, many of us have a ‘signature’ scent which plays an important role in shaping other people’s recollections of us, especially as small sniff of a familiar fragrance can bring back a rush of memories. But despite the popularity of the signature perfume, not many of us apply the same idea to our homes.  A signature home fragrance can be just as powerful in influencing memory and in cultivating a desired mood in your home. When picking a signature perfume we often gravitate towards the aspirational, choosing a scent that represents who we want to be and how we want others to see us and home fragrance is no different. A signature home scent should encompass your aspirations for your home whether that’s a cosy warming scent to evoke a hygge-esque, comforting ambience or an airy, fresh fragrance to accompany modern, minimalist décor.

Create your signature home fragrance by building layers of fragrance throughout the home. Reed Diffusers will create a long-lasting layer of subtly enhancing background fragrance ideal for rooms you spend less time in like the hallway or the bathroom. If you have a large space to fragrance or need a quick and powerful fragrance boost before guests arrive, a Fragrance Lamp’s effective scenting is the way to go. Finally, Scented Candles will create an enjoyable scent and a comfortable atmosphere that’s best suited for rooms you tend to relax in like the lounge or bedroom. For the same reasons Scented Candles are great for small, intimate gatherings, adding a memorable scent and a glowing, friendly ambiance.

Our top picks of fabulous fragranced gifts for Valentine’s Day

We love gifting here at Ashleigh & Burwood, especially when it involves something as personal and timeless as fragrance. Fragrance is intrinsically linked to our memories and the perfect fragranced gift stays with the recipient for years, the scent always reminding them of a treasured moment.

With just under a week to go, here are our choices for beautifully scented gifts to share with your loved one on Valentine’s Day.

Best Scented Candle: Peony Blush Candle – £18.00

The warm glow of candlelight is well-known for its romantic ambience while flowers are a go-to Valentine’s classic, so a floral scented candle is a sweet nod to the traditions of the holiday. Blossoming peonies like those found in this fragrance from our Artistry Collection are a popular fragrance trend and a beautiful, modern alternative to the rose.


Best Gift Set: Rose Bud Fragrance Lamp Gift Set – £37.95

This glittering hand-crafted Fragrance Lamp, decorated with a mosaic of dusky crimson and romantic rose glass, would be a fantastic gift for any lover of sparkle and shine. Beautiful and with the power of impressive fragrance, this iridescent Lamp is paired with the airy, nostalgic scent of Fresh Linen.


Best Floral Fragrance: Tea Rose Diffuser – £12.00

The classic symbol of romance is given a fresh twist in this reed diffuser from The Scented Home. The velvety scent of rose is blended with lily, narcissus and geranium to create a soft, romantic scent perfect for showing your affection on Valentine’s Day.


Best Wild Card: Pinemingos Candle – £38.00

No red roses or love hearts here, but this Wild Things Pinemingos candle is a great choice  for any wildlife lover or fan of quirky, exotic design. Featuring a super-trendy collage of funky flamingos and tropical pineapples topped with a gleaming old lid, the scent of coconut and lychee conjures up a beautiful island getaway.



Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018

2017 was an exciting year for the Ashleigh & Burwood team; we continued to bring you unique, creative scents and home fragrance and achieved some wonderful things along the way. This weekend as we present a selection of products from our new season collection for the first time at Top Drawer, we look back at some of our highlights from the last year plus what we’re looking forward to in the months to come.

Best of 2017

A New Look

One of our biggest undertakings of 2017 was the launch of a redesigned new look for our heritage collection of Fragrance Lamps, Fragrance Oils and Incense and The Scented Home collection of Reed Diffusers. After months of planning, we were very proud of our makeover, which included a new monogram and logo. We were thrilled with the positive reaction the new chevron designs received and think the start of 2018 has us looking better than ever!

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Can fragrance help you learn?

Epic rises in the sales of rosemary have been reported recently as exam-bound student turned to the brain-boosting powers of its scent for studying. But what other scents can energize your mind?

Lemon: The scent of lemon essential oil is perfect for soothing away exam stress and helping to clear your mind by reducing negative emotions. For students struggling to focus, its invigorating fragrance is also reported to improve concentration.

Thyme: Much like lemon, thyme is also a great stress reliever. The scent of this handy little herb will decrease your worries, allowing your mind to focus on more important things.

Grapefruit: Grapefruit helps fight against fatigue and boost your energy levels which can be a huge help to tired students bored by tedious revision or exhausted by long nights studying.

Black Pepper: Black pepper can give your memory a boost as it is known to help stimulate chemical pathways in the brain.


If you or someone you know needs a little extra brain power, lemon, thyme and rosemary are the main ingredients in our Focus My Mind essential oil blend, while Grapefruit and Black Pepper can be found in our Energise Me oil.

Fragrance for spring events

As sunny weather starts to shine through the clouds, we begin spending a lot more time outdoors relaxing and enjoying the sunshine. With the sun comes a season of outside events, from garden parties and barbecues to outdoor weddings. Little details can that have an impressive effect on the atmosphere of any event and fragrance is hugely useful in creating the perfect ambience.

Scent is big part of memory, so fragrance can help to craft special memories of whatever you’re celebrating. Scent can also enhance a party’s theme, like pairing a beachy-inspired theme with a fresh, coastal scent like Sea Breeze or replicating a floral motif in a wedding bouquet or decorations in fragrance.

With their detailed, decorative design, Fragrance Lamps are a beautiful means of scenting events. Their incredible fragrance release makes them ideal for use in large venues. There are always plenty of things to worry about planning an event, but Fragrance Lamps are flameless and provide long-lasting scent for a stress-free fragrance solution.

With a large collection of Fragrance Lamp designs to see, you’re sure to find one to fit your event.

The ideal marriage of beauty and fragrance, decorative vases are paired with exquisite scents to create a simple, subtle ambience. Reed Diffusers are perfect for creating gorgeous (s)centerpieces or placing throughout an area to add extra touches of fragrance and decoration.

For an extra sparkle, look for decorative Mosaic and Ceramic Reed Diffusers, while The Scented Home Reed Diffusers give the same beautiful fragrance in simpler bottle.

Sprinkle a little touch of subtle fragrance through an event by adding a few drops of Fragrance Oils to bowls of potpourri. You can use these oils by themselves or create your own bespoke scent cocktail by mixing a few together to find the perfect fragrance for your event.

See what you could mix up with our Fragrance Oils.

Spring cleaning your scents

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?

Trend Report: It’s Easy Being Green

According to Pantone’s Colour of the Year, green is the shade that will define 2017. Explaining their choice of colour, Pantone suggested that green reflects our growing desire for revitalisation in the face of a tumultuous 2016 and an effort to reconnect with the natural world as we become more dissatisfied with modern life. Green signifies freshness, growth and natural beauty, all things that we are yearning to bring into our homes in 2017.

The desire for connection with the simple, restorative beauty of the natural world is one we’ve embraced with our Country Garden theme for Spring/Summer 2017. The season’s story draws upon our English roots, taking inspiration from the sunny scents of a traditional English country garden in full bloom.

Green plays an important part in the theme, both in the collection’s visual inspiration and look and in the choice of fresher, more natural scents influenced by fragrant herbs and green foliage. This turn towards green fragrances is exemplified by one of the key scents for SS17, Garden Mint, a sunny fragrance evoking freshly-picked mint leaves. Alongside Garden Mint is a new Herb Garden Lamp Fragrance inspired by the fresh thyme and verbena scents of an English greenhouse. Even classic floral scents in the SS17 collection, like the new Tea Rose fragrance have been given an earthy twist with subtle green notes.

The lively freshness of green is also picked out in the colours of the new collection, from the resplendent tropical greens of the new Peacock Feather Fragrance Lamp (£28.95), to the cool mint shade peeking out from the Garden Mint Scented Candle (£17.95) and the soft pastel leaves decorating the Olive Branch Lamp Gift Set (£37.95).

Are you looking to bring some green into your home in 2017?