3 Essential Spring Scents to Transform Your House into a Home


Nature is bursting back into life, bringing with it a multitude of exquisite spring delights and, of course, those glorious spring scents! The birds are singing their merry songs, the vivid yellow daffodils and blossoming bluebells are brightening our paths at every turn and the sun is beginning to tingle warmly on our skin – winter is long gone.

With the arrival of spring comes the sweet scent of freshly mown grass, the floral tones of fragrant flowers springing to life and the fresh scent of sunshine in the air – all in celebration of new beginnings.

“Spring is a wonderful time of year, and one to be enjoyed within the home as well as outside. The season is all about awakenings, and that can be reflected beautifully with scent. From vases piled with locally grown, freshly cut flowers to artfully styled diffuser reeds and statement candles, the olfactory delights of spring can bring a real sense of joy and renewal into the home.”

Stacey Sibley, Creative Director, Alexander James Interior Design

Spring Scents Bathroom Diffuser Alexander James Interiors Landmark

The hottest spring scents for 2017 invoke a sense of warmth, freshness and calm into the home, offering comfort, vitality and serenity to all who enter. So whether you wish to revitalise and reawaken the senses within your home this spring or you wish to add that little spark to attract buyers or renters to your property, these are the hot scents to pick for spring 2017:-

– Sea salt
– Peppermint
– Freesia
– Lemon verbena

We recommend these top spring scents to introduce this season:-

1. Wood Sage & Sea Salt Home Candle – Jo Malone

Transporting you to the windswept shore, the air filled with fresh salty sea spray and the mineral scent of the craggy cliffs, this fragrance reminds you of holidays by the ocean – with the woody earthiness of sage.

This spring scent is: Spirited, Liberating and Buoyant.

Spring Scents Jo Malone Wood Sage Sea Salt

2. Spa Relax Diffuser – The White Company

Lulling you into a euphoric state of relaxation, as if deep within the embrace of a blissful spa massage, this essential oil fragrance perfectly blends calming lavender, soothing peppermint and cooling clary sage.

This spring scent is: Rejuvenating, Relaxing, Calming.

3. Lemon Verbena Candle – Diptyque

“Diptyque’s fabulous lemon verbena candles are also a must this spring. The zesty lemon scent awakens the senses and brings to mind the mingled scent of lemons ripening on the branch, alongside newly budding blossoms marking the start of the next year’s bounty.”

Stacey Sibley, Creative Director, Alexander James Interior Design

This spring scent is: Revitalising, Refreshing, Exhilarating.

Spring Scents Diptyque Lemon Verbena

Scent Transforms Home

Not only do scented candles and diffusers introduce beautiful fragrances to the home, but they also visually enhance a design – you can add stylish touches to your rooms by accessorising with candles and large diffusers (they act as perfect statement ornaments in certain areas of the home).

Scent plays an essential role in ensuring that your home is your perfect sanctuary. Research has shown that scent affects our mood; it has the ability to lower stress, wake us up or soothe us to sleep, as well as increase feelings of happiness, safety, and relaxation within the home.

We recommend:-

Kitchen + Living Areas: Citrus – known to instantly boost mood and energy.

Bedrooms: Lavender and Jasmine – eliminates stress and introduces calm and relaxation.

Home gym: Peppermint – stimulates the mind and body, lifts one’s mood, enhances breathing and even increases athletic performance.

Spring Scents Statement Diffuser Alexander James Interiors Oakridge

“The right scents can transform a house into a home. No interior design project would be complete without serious attention to olfactory elements, so no home should be either!”

Stacey Sibley, Creative Director, Alexander James Interior Design

Spring Scents Diffuser Alexander James Interiors Kensington

If we can assist you in introducing spring scents into your interior design, please feel free to get in touch.