Cosy homes are autumn goals. On autumn’s arrival, most homeowners shift their daytime habits to spend more time indoors. It’s a season when many like to introduce comfy cushions, soft blankets and candles to their interiors to create a warm and welcoming glow.
When it comes to adding autumn/winter fragrance to our homes there’s often a shift that mirrors these aesthetic changes, the floral notes of spring/summer giving way to deeper scents with woody, spiced notes that add to the sense of cosiness.
Here, the aroma experts at ARRAN Sense of Scotland have chosen their favourite home fragrances to add depth and cosiness to a home’s ambience this autumn. All fragrances are inspired by the ruggedly beautiful landscapes found on the Isle of Arran using natural ingredients to truly bring the outdoors in as autumn arrives.
Each is available as a reed diffuser (£33), scented candle (£9) or room spray (£20).
Discover the crisp, clean, and relaxing notes of ARRAN Sense of Scotland’s Amberwood fragrance. With hints of frankincense mixed elegantly with the amber’s woody tones, this scent is warm and lively. An intense fusion of sweet vanilla notes and spicy woods, an earthy aroma brings with its cosiness and comfort as the seasons begin to change.
Available to buy: https://arran.com/collections/amberwood
Wild Gorse Fragrance
ARRAN Sense of Scotland’s Wild Gorse home fragrance will instantly transport you to the rugged coastal clifftops of Scotland where this indigenous evergreen shrub grows in abundance. A beautiful balance of musky wood, honeyed florals and a touch of sweetness, this uplifting fragrance is a real crowd-pleaser, perfect for gifting or keeping all to yourself.
Available to buy: https://arran.com/collections/wild-gorse
Cedarwood and Citrus Fragrance
Uplifting notes of lavandin and vetiver are blended with the earthy, spiced centre of cedar and patchouli in ARRAN Sense of Scotland’s invigorating Cedarwood and Citrus fragrance. Allow yourself to unwind and recharge as you breathe in the calming qualities of this warming fragrance, the ideal scent to accompany your evening routine to help you to fully relax.
Available to buy: https://arran.com/collections/cedarwood-and-citrus
Jasmine and Philadelphus Fragrance
Energising and uplifting, the Jasmine and Philadelphus range by Arran Sense of Scotland is an expertly balanced symphony of seasonal scents. It makes for the ideal lighter autumn fragrance for those who prefer florals to muskier notes.
An exuberant trio of jasmine, tuberose and philadelphus combine for a soft and inviting scent with a mellow finishing touch.
Available to buy: https://arran.com/collections/jasmine-and-philadelphus
After the Rain Fragrance
The After the Rain fragrance is ARRAN Sense of Scotland’s signature scent. This popular fragrance is warm and inviting, comprised of an elegant floral and citrus blend. Refreshing lime and rose fuse effortlessly with a smooth sandalwood fragrance to create both a refreshing and calming atmosphere. This fragrance emits a laid-back aura and helps to soothe those in its midst.
Available to buy: https://arran.com/collections/after-the-rain
How to Choose a Home Fragrance Product
To give its customers the best choice in how to effectively fragrance their homes ARRAN Sense of Scotland supplies its best-selling home fragrances in scented candles, diffusers and room sprays, each of which has unique benefits. Read on for tips on how to help you choose which method is best for your home.
The room spray is essentially perfume for your house. The bottle is ready to use the moment you open it – no preparation or cleaning is required. And you can even take it to the office, a hotel or anywhere else you would like an instant spritz of fragrance and a feeling of home.
You’re in total control of how often and how much scent you spritz with a room spray, making it a more convenient option than a candle or a reed diffuser. They are also flame-free – safer for children and pets.
For those who like a continuous fragrance, reed diffusers are the easiest and most low-maintenance way to introduce long-lasting scents to homes. Unlike candles, you can leave them to your own devices and return to a gorgeously scented space.
People think they have no control over the intensity of the scent, but a tip is to adjust the number of reeds. You can place them wherever you like – hallways, bathrooms, anywhere. To refresh the fragrance, rotate the reeds every two to three days.
If you’re looking for a relaxing ambience, scented candles are probably the best option for you. And they’re great for adding warmth and cosiness too.
Made from a combination of wax, fragrance and scent oil that diffuse aromas into the air when lit, scented candles are fantastic for helping you feel calm and de-stress, especially in the evening.
For best results, you should trim the wick to a length of 5mm before each use and aim to light for over an hour. Short burns can considerably cut down the life of a candle, so make sure you allow the pool of molten wax to reach the edge of the candle jar or tin.