We spend a lot of time on the beauty desk talking about how wed like ourselves, our significant others, or our skincare to smell: but lately Ive become a little obsessed with how my house smells. The holy grail is replicating that hotel aroma of clean, brand-new luxury, which certainly means forgetting the Glade.
Newly resident on my sitting room mantelpiece is Dr Vranjes Fico Salvatico home fragrance, from £28; the chunky apothecary jar looks great, and it fills the entire room with a fig scent that makes me feel like I live in Libertys home department. Delicious.
Set aside a couple of pounds for some seeds and try growing flowers on windowsills: outside my kitchen window Ive cultivated some Night-scented Stocks. Not only do they look pretty, if you open the window in the evening the aroma that drifts in is different to everything Ive smelt before like a dusky floral vanilla on holiday.
In the bathroom I have a sadly now-discontinued Estée Lauder Tuberose and Gardenia candle similar is Diptyques Gardenia candle, a clean white floral thats not too sickly and perfect to accompany baths.
Finally, it may sound decadent, but try tipping tiny testers of fragrances (Jo Malones are perfect) into the water you use to wash the floors the whole house will smell divine for days.