No festive party is complete without a wonderful fragrance in the air. Add the final touches to your fête with one of our scent picks – there’s something for everyone.
IKEA DOFTA potpourri, $1.90
Nothing beats good ol’ potpourri when it comes to scenting – they don’t pose any fire hazards, are in no danger of spilling and soaking into the carpet, and don’t require any electricity. We especially love the peach-and-orange scent (although the potpourri comes in three different varieties), which brings a warm, uplifting fragrance to the home on a cold day.
Get the DOFTA potpourri here or at all IKEA stores.
Muji aroma stone, $12.90
Infuse some zen into your home with the minimalist aroma stone from Muji. It’s incredibly fuss-free – all you have to do is drip a few drops of essential oil into the porous stone and allow it to diffuse over time, no electricity or heat required. Perfect for small spaces such as the bathroom or in the entryway. We like ours paired with the yuzu or Japanese cypress essential oil, also from Muji.
Get the aroma stone at all Muji stores.
IKEA VINTERFEST scented candle in metal tin, $3.90
This candle, with a winter apple and cinnamon scent, comes in an adorable metal tin that’s shaped like an apple. When the candle’s burnt itself out, you can reuse the tin as as a storage jar for candies – perfect for when family and friends visit this Lunar New Year.
Get the VINTERFEST candle here or at IKEA Alexandra.
Aesop States of Being: Aromatique Room Spray Trio, $137
Drawing on inspiration from ancient Greece, this set of three fragrances – Cythera, Istros, Olous — are designed to calm the mind, uplift the spirit, and stimulate the senses. Each scent is housed in a 50ml amber glass bottle.
Get the Aromatique Room Spray Trio here or in Aesop stores.
IKEA NJUTNING vase and scented sticks, $12.90
Avoid potential spill risks in your home with these dry scent sticks in a vase, which give off a warm aroma of lavender, honey, and wood. Its minimalist profile lets it blend in perfectly with any home.
Get the NJUTNING vase and scented sticks here or at all IKEA stores.
BsaB beeswax scent cube, $38
Freshen up your wardrobe with a beeswax scent cube from BsaB. Don’t underestimate the size of the cube – it can scent your entire wardrobe and even leave a lingering fragrance in your room. You can also place it in the guest bathroom for a fuss-free fragrance! After the scent is gone, you can even reuse it as a candle by using the unbleached cotton wick that comes with the cube, so none of it goes to waste.
The BsaB beeswax scent cube comes in 13 different scents. Get yours here.
Christmas Lights scented candle collection, by Maison Christian Dior, $115
Spice up your home this holiday season with the Christmas Lights scented candle collection from Maison Christian Dior. Created by master French perfumer François Demachy, the collection features two scents: Ences Mystique, with evocative woody notes, and Thé Osmentus, which pays tribute to the rare osmanthus flower.
The collection is available exclusively at Maison Christian Dior, ION Orchard.
Escentials x Disney Frozen 2 scented candles, $55 each for 200g
Can’t get enough of Frozen 2? Bring it into your home with the Disney x escentials collection, which celebrates the spirit of iconic characters Elsa and Anna from Frozen II with four gorgeous designs. The candles come in two scents: Cedarwood, which is mixed with vanilla for a warm uplifting aroma, and Wild Mint, a fresh and crisp fragrance. Made of soy wax with natural cotton wicks, these candles have up to 40 hours of burning time, and are free of paraben, phthalates and sulfates.