From spicy accents to musky notes and fruity aromas, revitalise your home with a new seasonal scent
Autumn often sees us retreat to spend more time indoors and nothing beats creating a lovely, cosy room to hide away in when it’s cold and wet outdoors. And this scene just wouldn’t be complete without a whiff from one of your favourite autumn home diffusers or scented candles giving us all the warm and hearty feels of the season.
Layers of thick, sumptuous texture, rustic accessories and a deep colour palette can all help to transition our homes for the autumn season – but your chosen seasonal fragrance can really finish the job off perfectly.
And before we go all out with Christmas, a rich and inviting scent can be just what you need for the move into autumn, adding depth and a warming atmosphere to your home – especially now we could be indoors more than usual.
Product Manager at Arran Sense of Scotland, Robin Fisher, said:
“Scent can instantly transport you to another place and time and when it comes to the home is often inspired by the change in seasons.
“In Autumn, we tend to see the floral notes of spring/summer give way to deeper fragrances with woody, spiced notes.”
So we went on the hunt for some of the best autumn home fragrances to suit a range of budgets. Here’s our pick.
1. Jo Malone Wild Berry & Bramble Candle
Jo Malone introduces The Townhouse Collection for autumn – a collection of six scented candles created specially for the home. The collection takes its inspiration from the scents and smells you may find in a London townhouse such as freshly baked delicacies from the kitchen or seasonal vines in the garden room.
We love the warm and fruity notes of this Wild Berry & Bramble Candle (300g) £90 jomalone.co.uk
2. Arran Sense of Scotland Amberwood Reed Diffuser
Deep, rich and effortlessly relaxing, the Amberwood diffuser by Arran is a blend of spiced woods perfectly balanced with the sweet vanilla notes of Amber. The ideal aroma for your home through the colder months, adding warmth and cosiness and displayed in a beautiful glass bottle to take pride of place.
The Amberwood Reed Diffuser is £30 (scented candles from £9 and room spray £18) available from arran.com
3. Aldi Pomegranate Reed Diffuser
From Aldi’s Hotel Collection, this Pomegranate Reed Diffuser is a fruity and refreshing touch to your autumn home. It has a luxurious and stylish look and lasts for up to 8 weeks – a real bargain buy.
Get it for just £3.49 from Aldi.co.uk
4. Primark Midnight Oud Diffuser
A deep and sultry scent for your home, Primark offers a great value for money home scent in a basic yet stylish ceramic-style bottle. The Midnight Oud diffuser will suit any home style.
£4.50 (100ml) available from Primark stores.
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5. Gisela Graham Apple Ginger Snap Diffuser
Gently fragrance your room with this Poinsettia design reed diffuser, gently fragranced with apple and ginger – a fabulous warming fragrance for Autumn and Winter.
£12.75 available from www.annabeljames.co.uk
6. Sophie Allport Hedgerow Berries Diffuser
With up to 3 months of fragrance this stunningly presented Sophie Allport Hedgerow Berries diffuser is a great addition to your autumn home. Plus, its grey and white design is cool and calming.
£25 available from www.sophieallport.com
7. Nuhr Home Oud Woods Candle
Indulge the sensuous combination of luxurious oud, sandal wood and cedarwood. This woody fragrance invokes spicy notes of cardamon and black pepper, leather, patchouli and vetivert. All resting on an elegant base of amber, tonka and vanilla.
£22 available from www.nuhrhome.com
8. Molton Brown Orange & Bergamot Aroma Reeds
Enjoy the relaxing Orange & Bergamot Aroma Reed Diffuser from Molton Brown. A luxurious mix of bergamot, orange and mandarin with hearty notes of orange, ginger and cinnamon and a base of neroli and musk.
£45 (150ml) available from Moltonbrown.co.uk
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9. Citron Basilic Candle
An invigorating and fresh blend of Lemon, Mint and Moss – perfect for the Kitchen or Utility Room. Made from natural wax with a cotton wick and perfumes sourced from Grasse.
£16.49 available from www.lumieresuk.com
10. The White Company Wildflowers Diffuser
Give your space an atmospheric lift with The White Company’s signature autumn scent. The wildflowers diffuser has floral and fresh scents to create a soothing ambience – ideal for bedrooms.
£27 (150ml) available from www.thewhitecompany.com