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One of the most important thing in creating ambiance, I believe, is scent. When I first walk into a space, I almost always notice the fragrance of the room. The visceral reaction to scent is deeply connected to the part of the brain were memory is stored, that's why certain scents can bring us back to a childhood memory or a specific time in our lives. So when decorating a space, never neglect to add a home fragrance to the layer for a complex ambiance that extends beyond the visuals. Here are my picks for the perfect fragrance to any room. What are your favorites? Please share in the comments below.



Smells like: Home

Good for: Everyday home atmosphere

This is my holy grail of home fragrances. I place a handful of this potpourri in small bowls around our house to create a warm ambiance. It reminds me of home every time I catch a whiff of it and never fails to get constant compliments.

Price: $35



Smells like: A stroll in the woods after the rain

Good for: Morning meditation

I love burning a bundle of Palo Santo wood and sage to cleanse the energy of each space every morning... This candle gives the same sense of freshness and soulful clarity.

Price: $75


Shop "Palo Santo 14"



Smells like: A cozy winter night by the fire

Good for: An evening in with good book and a glass of red wine.

You could almost picture the crackling wood fire just from smelling this. The perfect scent for a cold, winter night in.

Price: $12.50



Smells like: Bustling spice market

Good for: Dinner prepping in an eclectic kitchen

I adore these incense wands. The delicate blend of herbs and spices as well as a slight scent of campfire round out perfectly. Turn on some music and get cooking!

Price: $30


Shop Zenbunni "Holy Smokes" Incense Sticks



Smells like: Wood cabin on a fall afternoon

Good for: Creative work space and offices

For those who aren't so into earthy, woody notes, I love the heady notes of sandalwood and cedarwood that eases seamlessly into a blend of nutmeg and cinnamon. Sweet, but not too sweet.

Price: $34