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What could be better after a long day than coming home to a house that smells divine? The right scent has the power to lift your mood and cleanse your worries, which is precisely what you need when you’re tired from work.
How do you even begin to choose a home fragrance that works for you, though? There are countless brands out there, all of which boast magnificent scents that can take your olfactory senses on an incredible journey. While we don’t have the time to go through all of them, we have collated some of the more unique fragrance brands out there. Produced in countries all around the world, these are the companies who know how to make your home smell like heaven.
Well established in the UK, Jo Malone is a popular fragrance brand that specialises in scents for the home, as well as perfumes, colognes, bath products and more. With a wide variety of candles, diffusers, and sprays to choose from, it’s no wonder that people flock to this brand for their fragrance needs.
History Of Jo Malone
Jo Malone has been around since the tail end of the 20th century, when the perfumer of the same name decided to turn her love for fragrance into a business. The first store was opened in London in the early ‘90s, and by the end of the decade, the perfumer had sold it to multinational cosmetics company Estée Lauder. Although personal and professional challenges faced Jo Malone in the wake of this, the acquisition of the brand gave it a larger platform on which to flourish. That resulted in the establishment of over 20 stores across the next two decades.
Jo Malone Home Fragrances
There’s nothing simplistic about the scent of a Jo Malone product. That’s probably because the perfurmer pioneered the layering of fragrances to create unique smells for her customers. It’s rare that you get a Jo Malone fragrance that only boasts one clear ingredient, from the English Pear & Freesia collection to the Lime Basil & Mandarin range. What you smell is always a delicate concoction of flavours that treat your nose to perfumery perfection.
When it comes to good flavours, the French don’t do things by half, and it seems that extends to their fragrances too. The Parisian brand Diptyque offers some of the warmest, most familiar scents for your nose to enjoy.
History of Diptyque
Named after the French word for diptych – which is itself another word for boutique – the first store for this brand opened in the early 1960s. Established with the intention of listening to their intuition and doing what they loved, the three owners soon turned their passion project into a fragrance sensation with stores across the world. Although it’s now owned by equity firm Manzanita Capital, the impacts of Christiane Montadre-Gautrot, Yves Couselant, and Desmond Knox-Leet are still clear in the scents of Diptyque.
Diptyque Home Fragrances
When it comes to Diptyque’s home fragrances, it’s obvious that nature plays a significant role. Fig Tree, Rose, Jasmine, Eucalyptus, and Berries are just a handful of natural scents that help their scented candles to bring the outdoors inside. Also available in room spray form, these smells remind you that sometimes the most basic of fragrances can cause the biggest olfactory response. They’re perfect for anyone looking to become more entwined with nature and harness the soothing properties of aromatic scents.
Officina Delle Essenze
There’s a lot that you can do to give your home some character, and Officina Delle Essenze firmly believes that that includes how you fragrance your surroundings. The right room spray or reed diffuser can transform your home into the stories you want to live because that’s the power that their made in Italy home fragrances can have.
History of Officina Delle Essenze
Officina Delle Essenze might have become an established brand in the 21st century, but its story began many years earlier in the 1950s. Back then, it was merely a dream in the eyes of Maurizio Lembo, who realized just how passionate people were about embracing the scents of Italy. Having learned the necessary skills from his father’s perfumery, he eventually established his own company with the intention of conveying the allure of the past in his unique fragrances. Now, Officina Delle Essenze has more than 150 retailers in Europe and 20 years of well-deserved success.
Officina Delle Essenze Home Fragrances
Many of Officine Delle Essenze’s scents are bold choices, meaning there’s no missing the striking fragrance they bring to your home. Black Pepper, Liquorice, and Cinnamon & Orange are all flavours that demand attention from your nose, yet they’re still refined enough not to overpower your senses. There are softer scents available too, like their range of Pure Linen and Sea Breeze, both of which work best when used in the right room. Whether it’s the kitchen, office, or bedroom that you’re trying to spruce up, they have the perfect fragrance for the job.
Crafted in Belgium but boasting the rich scents of Africa, Baobab is a brand that values aesthetics just as much as scent. With every product they create, the aim is to produce something that is as captivating to look at in your home as it is to smell.
History of Baobab
Since 2002, Baobab has been bringing attention to the bewitching smells of Africa through its European-sourced materials. Although the creations come together in Belgium, the company had its start in Tanzania, where the vibrant landscapes and powerful scents proved to be an immense inspiration. Built on the value of local expertise and craftsmanship, the brand has made waves across Europe for the last two decades, both for its delicate fragrances and aesthetically-pleasing products.
Baobab Home Fragrances
The shining jewel of Baobab’s home fragrances is their All Seasons Collection, which features scents like Zanzibar Spices, White Rhino, and Madagascar Vanilla to bring the spirit of Africa to your home. Evoking different countries with their fragrances is actually something that Baobab specialises in, hence ranges like the Encre de Chine and Cuir de Russie. Even some of the designs of their products can transport you elsewhere, as evidenced by their Miami, Saint-Tropez, and Grand Palais candle collections.
DS & Durga
A country the size of the United States isn’t short of fragrance brands, yet few stand out nearly as much as DS & Durga. Designed to tell stories through olfactory responses, their scents are some of the most compelling in the world.
History of DS & Durga
DS & Durga really did build themselves from the ground up. What started with David Moltz teaching himself how to make perfumes has turned into a professional fragrance company with over a decade of success. David and wife Kavi’s more humble beginnings as a company are partly what makes them stand out so much, and it gives their scents that authenticity that you can’t always find in famous brands.
DS & Durga Home Fragrances
Every scent in DS & Durga’s collection is intended to tell a story or reflect an experience, and that’s clear to see in the name of the products. Big Sur After Rain, Concrete After Lightning, and Portable Fireplace all immediately create an idea in your mind of what to expect, and those sensations are then enhanced by the fragrances. People are accustomed to hearing stories with their ears, but every scent in this collection is designed for you to experience them through your nose.
No matter where you go in the world, there will always be enticing fragrances that you want to bottle and take home with you. Luckily, these brands do that for you, so your house can always smell like somewhere special without the need for travel.