Creating a Signature Fragrance for Your Home

A Touch of Personal Elegance

Home is where we retreat from the world, find comfort and create memories. It’s a space that reflects our personality, tastes and lifestyle. While much attention is often given to décor and furniture, one of the most impactful yet subtle ways to define your living space is through scent. A signature fragrance for your home not only adds a layer of luxury but also enhances the overall ambiance, making your house truly feel like a home.

The Power of Scent

Our sense of smell is incredibly powerful and deeply connected to our emotions and memories. A particular scent can transport us to a different time and place, evoke powerful emotions, and even influence our mood. For this reason, a signature scent is an intrinsic part of a guest’s greeting at many a luxury hotel – whether it welcomes them for the first time, or brings back happy memories from a previous stay. By choosing a signature fragrance for your home, you create an atmosphere that can be comforting, invigorating, or serene, depending on the scents you choose.

Benefits of a Signature Home Fragrance

  1. Creates a Welcoming Atmosphere: When guests enter your home, the first impression is often the scent. A pleasant fragrance can make visitors feel welcomed and comfortable. It sets the tone for the hospitality they will experience and leaves a lasting impression.
  2. Reflects Personal Style: Just as your choice of furniture and decor reflects your aesthetic, a home fragrance can express your personal style. Whether you prefer the fresh, clean scent of citrus, the calming aroma of light florals, or the exotic notes of sandalwood, your chosen fragrance adds a unique and personal touch to your home.
  3. Enhances Mood and Wellbeing: Certain scents are known for their therapeutic properties. For example, fresh, green scents can help renew and revive the senses, while citrus scents can boost energy and improve focus. By selecting fragrances that align with your needs and preferences, you can enhance your overall wellbeing.
  4. Creates Consistency and Comfort: A signature scent provides a consistent olfactory backdrop that can be incredibly comforting. This familiarity can make your home a sanctuary, a place where you can unwind and feel at ease. It becomes part of your home’s identity, something that you and your family associate with comfort and safety.
  5. Masks Unpleasant Odours: Everyday activities like cooking, cleaning, and even just living can introduce various odours into your home. A consistent fragrance helps to mask these unpleasant smells, ensuring that your home always smells fresh and inviting.

Choosing Your Home’s Signature Scent

Selecting the perfect fragrance for your home is a personal journey. Here are some tips to help you find the right scent:

  1. Consider Your Preferences: Think about the scents you naturally gravitate towards. Do you prefer floral, woody, spicy, or fresh aromas? Your personal preferences should guide your choice.
  2. Think About the Seasons: You might want to switch up your home fragrance with the seasons. Light, fresh scents are perfect for spring and summer, while warm, cozy aromas work well in fall and winter.
  3. Combine Your Fragrances: MIXMY fragrances have been specially designed to combine with each other to create more complex and personalised aromas. For instance, pairing the delicate floral aroma of 1. SOFT / FLORAL with the smoky notes of 5. WOOD / SMOULDER can create a warm and inviting environment.
  4. Use Quality Products: MIXMY candles are made with a blend of 100% natural wax and a high concentration of the finest fragrance oils, giving them an incredibly powerful scent throw – both hot and cold – and making them last longer, providing a more consistent fragrance experience.

A signature home fragrance is more than just a pleasant aroma; it’s an extension of your personality and a key element in creating a welcoming and comfortable environment. Whether you choose to channel your inner Louis XIV – who infamously doused Versailles’ gilded salons with scent until it became known as ‘the perfumed court’ – or not,  by carefully choosing and incorporating a unique scent into your living space, you can transform your home into a haven that delights the senses and soothes the soul. So, embark on this olfactory journey and find the perfect fragrance that speaks to you and makes your home truly unforgettable.

Tip: Burn your chosen signature scented candle at the entrance to your home. Your signature fragrance will welcome guests and set the tone for the rest of your home.

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Beautiful right? Take yourself on an olfactory journey. Burn Primary Candles 3 & 4 together and transport yourself to #SunsetCitrusGrovesOfTheNile

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3. CITRUS / OCEANIC
A sparkling citrus with oceanic accords

TOP: Ruby Pomelo / Lemon / Bergamot / Ginger / Mandarin / Pink Pepper
MID: White Flowers
BASE: Amber / Musk

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TIPS: How to Prevent Tunnelling

If you’ve experienced ‘tunnelling’, where the candle burns down the centre leaving a large amount of unused wax at the sides, it could be because you’re not burning it for long enough, particularly on the very first burn.
 
To get a clean, even burn, you should burn your candle long enough for the surface wax to melt completely to the edges - usually between 2 and 4 hours with MIXMY candles. 
 
This is especially important on the very first burn, because if you don’t, you’re almost guaranteed to get tunnelling. This is because wax has ‘memory’ - so even when wax appears to have solidified, it will continue to harden over time. Wax that has melted and cooled again today, will always be softer than wax that has been left for longer. 
So if you light your new candle and blow it out before the wax has melted to the edges, the next time you light it, only the softer wax in the centre will continue to melt as it requires less thermal energy than the much harder wax around the edge - resulting in tunnelling.

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