As we prep our homes for our loved ones to visit, we must remember that a little scent can go a long way. A gently scented candle or a warm reed diffuser can become both encompassing, welcoming and memorable. You may be staying in the concrete jungle these holidays, but the right scent may just be able to transport you to a beachy getaway. These intoxicating elixirs will encourage you to make the most of the festive season.
Cape Island scented candle – Safari days classic candle (R248.50)
Celebrate the natural beauty of the African Bushveld with this classic single-wick Safari Days Classic Candle packaged in a beautiful orange and gold box. Hand poured in South Africa, using a soy wax blend and fine 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.
Fragrance description: Safari Days where spicy patchouli combines with an earthy cedarwood, a hint of bergamot, and wild sage. Approximate burning time: 35 hours in addition to scented candles, this brand also offers scented soaps, room sprays, lotions, hand sanitizers, hand creams, diffusers, refills, and gift sets.
Panier des sens – Refreshing Sea samphire (R369)
Rich in the essential oil of refreshing Sea Samphire, this candle with its refreshing marine notes and floral heart will offer soft atmosphere in your home up to 55 hours thanks to its unique wax assembly for a fragrant flicker true to the perfume concentrate.
TK Luxe Scent Candles – Sandalwood & Bergamot (R200,00)
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 dual fragrance is not only striking but created for your indulgence. It contains top notes of lavender and tobacco. Heart notes of geranium, mild spices, 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.
Glasshouse – Rendezvous Triple Scented Soy Candle, 60g (R499)
The Fragrance floats, flicks and licks the dark night air thick with Amber, Orchid and Gardenia that draws you here and there and near to him and her. Lock your eyes, let yourself go. Embrace the passion and scandal that starts with Rendezvous. Top notes: White Floral Bouquet, Sugar Cane. Middle notes Orchid, Gardenia, Neroli. Base notes: Amber, Vanilla, Musk
Available from Woolworths
Jo Malone scented candle – English pear and freesia candle (R1150 for 200g)
Mellow the mood with the autumnal scent of a ripening orchard. Orchards of ripe pears and cool, white freesias. Crafted in the English countryside in a signature glass design. Burn time approx. 45 hours. Lid included. Wax height 4.78cm, width 7.5cm.
Anke Room Diffuser – Pink champagne (R429,00)
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 apples, 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 complement 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.
Africology diffuser – Neroli room diffuser (R590 – R795)
Your lounge is certainly going to smell and feel like family fun with this scent. The Neroli’s delicate scent of white, and orange blossom uplifts refresh, and inspires. It’s fresh with delicate spicy undertones which evoke 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.
Charlotte Rhys diffuser – Victor (R787)
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.
Skye da casa, reed diffuser (R249)
These luxury reed diffusers are stylish, elegant, and timeless. With a special blend of fragrances, your space will have a unique scent that’s long lasting. Available in five delicious scents.