Have you ever walked into a house that had a rich, delicious fragrance? That's #housegoals right there. A well-tended home has a signature scent. You might admire a family home because it’s stylish, beautifully furnished and luxurious, but it's the scent of it that springs to mind first. It's subtle but still noticeable. You don't notice a good fragrance, you feel it!
A good fragrance is complex: like a combination of expensive perfume and dried fruit. At once musky and tangy, but still deeply rich and clean smelling and it permeates everything from the drapes to the laundry. You can't see it, but it envelopes you and adds to the charm of the space.
Creating your home's signature scent is at least as important as the furnishings you choose. Like perfume, a good home fragrance mingles with your homes natural scent to settle on a fragrance that is uniquely yours.
Look for one with a subtle, but deep scent. You don't want something that hits you over the head the moment you walk in the door. You want to chase it a little bit. Like good make-up, you don't want to notice it, but is should add to the overall attractiveness of your home.
And lastly, once you find it, don't 'save it'. Like perfume or your best china, these things are made to be enjoyed, not left to get dusty on a shelf! Make it a nightly ritual when you walk through the door. Light your candle, sit down, pour a cup of tea or a glass of wine and just relax. You deserve it.