Scentmosphere? Maybe you’ve heard this word before, but don’t know what it means. Well, you came to the right place!
Scentmosphere = the smell of your surroundings.
Yes, it's a fancy word for how things smell in the air around you-- your house, your office, your car...even things like litter boxes, trash cans, and stinky sports equipment (I know my hockey and soccer moms know what I'm talking about!). All of these things can impact the scentmosphere in your home...sometimes detrimentally! Oftentimes, we get used to particular scents in our home, so much so that we don’t even notice that they’re there. Each room can breed its own scentmosphere and some can be more noticeable and offensive than others.
This is where candle products come into play. You can use candles, tart or wax melts, and air fresheners to completely change your scentmosphere and set the mood. In fact, single candles can do this-- after you've emptied the trash or removed the stinky athletic gear, of course.
Most home designing magazines advise us that subtlety is key, but when creating or changing your scentmosphere, I believe that you have the power and freedom to do what you please! If you like strong scents throughout the house, go for it! Scent can be a wonderful way to express ourselves and feel more at home.
It's important to me to be able to help improve my customers’ scentmospheres with my candles. One of the ways I like to ensure this is by guaranteeing that the "throw,” which is a candle term that means how much space a candle fragrance can fill (for example, one room, two rooms, etc), is as robust as possible. A candle’s throw is the most important component when determining a candle’s quality because if a candle doesn’t circulate well through a space, all it does is sit and look pretty! At Book Scents, I use high quality wax, wicks, and fragrance oils for my candles, which guarantee a more robust throw, a better smelling home, and happier customers.
I would love it if you shared your thoughts on your scentmosphere! What do you do to combat funky smells or to set the room’s mood? What are your favorite scents to infuse in your home?
*Stay tuned for next week’s post, in which I share with you two strategies that you can use to vary your scentmosphere.