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.
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.
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.
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.
Our love of space goes all the way back to ancient times, when the Greeks mapped out the constellations of the night sky, and as the excitement over this month’s ‘supermoon’ shows, our passion for the astronomical continues today. The moon isn’t the only celestial body holding our interest, continued exploration of Mars has made headlines throughout 2016. Meanwhile, advancements like British astronaut Tim Peake’s six month-long stay at the International Space Station earlier this year makes the crossing of the ‘final frontier’ seem closer than ever.
However, for the moment we earthbound folk are content to get our space-fix wherever we can. Out of this world tales are currently filling the silver and small screens, and we’re even wearing our starry dreams on our sleeves, as designs emblazoned with celestial details parade down the runway, while clothes featuring NASA’s iconic logo have made a splash on the high street.
Space’s influence has also made its way into our homes, inspiring clean, futuristic interior design schemes, galactic prints and zodiac wall art. A simple way to add a subtle touch of the cosmic, several of our glittering Mosaic Fragrance Lamps also have interstellar inspirations behind their designs.
Boozy fragrances are now officially en vogue with beauty giants like Marc Jacobs and Tom Ford releasing alcohol-scented perfumes. However, for many of us spending the day wafting around the scent of whisky is not exactly ideal. Another way to incorporate the trend is to bring the scent of spirits into the home, where the smell of the alcohol-inspired fragrance Cognac and Leather adds a relaxed and luxurious air.
If you’re looking for a Hallowe’en home fragrance that’s a little more unique than the usual pumpkin spice, whipping up your own special scent may be the answer.
Ashleigh and Burwood Fragrance Oils (£2.75 each) can easily be mixed together to create a new, unique fragrance. The finished mix can then be sprinkled on pot pourri or a tissue or placed in an oil burner in order to scent your home.
There are plenty of Fragrance Oils to get creative with and mix into exciting new combinations. Here are a few spooky cocktails we’ve come up with for Hallowe’en…
The bank holiday weekend is a great time to get on top of the house work that may have been piling up, whether that means having a good old clear out or opting for a total overhaul. As you’re refreshing you home, don’t forget to also cleanse the air in your living space! You can use your amora™ Scent Hub to rid your home of airborne bacteria and undesirable odours, surrounding you and your family with the healthier, blissfully fragrant air you desire.