It’s December! We noted last month that November often feels like an awkward month spent in agonising wait until December, Christmas and the opportunity to get all properly festive arrives. Well that time is now! While you’ve been busy finishing up (or just starting!) your Christmas shopping and getting your trees looking gorgeous and sparkly, we’ve put together this little guide to some of our favourite December fragrances.
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…
It’s official, we’re in the fiery depths of autumn, and from the looks of things, there’s no going back anytime soon. The wind’s blowing, the leaves are golden, suddenly an umbrella has become something we can’t leave the house without “just in case”, but it’s time to embrace it! That’s right, we’re immersing ourselves in all things autumn, and do you know what? It’s not all that bad! Snuggly blankets, all the reality TV you could possibly watch, and even better – the perfect excuse to get crafty! With Halloween just around the corner, there are plenty of little ways to prep your home for the season!
Reed diffusers constantly fill your home with beautiful scents throughout the day, even when you’re not there. They are perhaps the most easy and convenient way of transforming the atmosphere of your home, welcoming you on your return with your favourite, familiar fragrance. But there are still ways that you can get the most out of your diffuser and use it to its full capacity, ways that some people are completely unaware of.