The festive season is a time for friends, family, and some R&R. When we have our loved ones over, we often want to show our homes in the best light, one quick, easy, affordable way to do this is to introduce a gentle scent to your home. This can be done through diffusers, room sprays, or scented candles. They can instantly change the ambiance in the room. These are our top pics for the new year.
Cape Island scented candle – African Storm candle (From R130 – R545)
Don’t you just love the smell in the air after a storm? Well now, your home can smell like this fresh, earthy, natural scent. The ‘piece de resistance’ of this candle range is their large 500ml glass with triple cotton wick. Cape Islands large African Storm scented candle is packaged in a dramatically embellished box with hand-drawn illustrations and extravagant amounts of gold foil. For an ultra-luxe gift for yourself or a loved one. All candles are hand-poured in South Africa, using a soy wax blend and the finest perfume oils imported from the Grasse region of France. The elegant Cape Island glass cup can be rinsed and recycled once the candle is done.
African Storm’s leading herbaceous note is energetic at first but settles into the soft, feminine notes of jasmine and sandalwood, creating a dynamic and warming fragrance. The fragrance description of an African Storm is one of fresh rain, unleashed through a burst of exotic baobab, jasmine, and the warmth of white sandalwood. The large candle has an approximate burning time of 55 hours. In addition to scented candles, this brand also offers scented soaps, room sprays, lotions, hand sanitizers, hand creams, diffusers, refills, and gift sets.
Jo Malone scented candle – Pomegranate noir candle (From R565)
If you want something on the slightly sweet and spicier side then the pomegranate noir candle may be more for you. The sensuality of a daring red dress. Ruby-rich juices of pomegranate, raspberry and plum are spiked with pink pepper and laced with Casablanca lily and spicy woods. Dark and enigmatic. To uplift, to wind down, or simply to add an air of luxury. Transform the atmosphere with luxury and opulence. Candle burn time is 45 hours and includes lid. Jo Malone also offers room sprays, linen sprays, and diffusers.
Charlotte Rhys diffuser – Victor (R675)
This is an old-time favourite. I have the diffuser, the candle, and the room spray. Infuse your surroundings with a beautiful fragrance month after month, simply invert the reeds to refresh the scent. All Charlotte Rhys products are vegan-approved, cruelty-free, and carefully crafted using sustainable practices.
Africology diffuser – Neroli room diffuser (R520 – R795)
Your lounge is certainly going to smell and feel like family fun with this scent. The Neroli’s delicate scent of white orange blossom uplifts refreshes and inspires. It’s fresh with delicate spicy undertones which evokes the joyful spirit of spring. This is Africology’s signature scent that often makes you feel like you have entered a spa. From time to time their ingredients may change, as the brand becomes wiser and are able to better what they blend with. This scent is gentle and not over-powering. This range is ideal for uplifting entrance halls and lounges. This brand also offers scented candles and perfumes.
Anke Room Diffuser – Pink champagne – Gift Box (R318,00)
Ring in the new year by bracing, this delightful fruity fragrance that instantly energizes. Entice your guests into your living room by spraying the joyful sweetness of apple, cassis, and orange. The sour scent of lychee is softened by musk, while a subtle touch of red berries brightens the composition further. These elegant room diffusers are unique in every way. The contemporary look of the wooden top will compliment any home while innovatively distributing the fragrance evenly into the room. The wooden top diffusers continue to release their fragrance up to 4 – 6 weeks after the liquid has evaporated. Available in 160ml and refills are available for sale too. This same scent is available as a soy candle, which is safe to use on the skin as a moisturiser and it burns for about 35h. They also offer pillow sprays, tea light candles, essential oils, aroma tags, and ceramic stones.
TK Luxe Scent Candles – Sandalwood & Bergamot (R300,00)
This is a premium Soy blend candle that would smell magnificent this festive season. With notes of fresh and slightly citrusy bergamot, overlaid with the strapping notes of sandalwood and tobacco, this duel fragrance is not only striking but created for your indulgence. It contains top notes of lavender and tobacco. Heart notes of geranium, mild spices, and fruit peel and base notes of cedarwood, sandalwood, and vanilla. With a net weight of 250g, with an approximate burning time of 40-60 hours. TK Luxe has a range of home diffusers too.