I have candles that I enjoy burning -- and not just when we have company -- I burn them when I'm home alone as well. (Trapp Candles are my favorite -- either lavender or No. 2 - Exotic Spice) -- there's always one on the breakfast room game table and I often light it in the morning.
But my favorite scent is the Lampe Berger -- a catalytic diffusion lamp that scents the air and removes odors.
They're attractive, comes in many styles and colors and because there is no flame they are, in my opinion, much safer than candles.
I have several in different rooms . . . both up and down --
The living room . . .
The downstairs bath --
And the upstairs bath --
When we have company we'll burn them all and after after-dinner cigars, I'll make sure one is burning while I'm cleaning up -- it's amazing how well the house smells when we go to bed!
As with other scents, I'm particular about what I use and I like the house to all smell the same -- my favorite Lampe Berger oil
Winterwood -- a warm spicy fragrance. And although there are "copy cats" out there, the only oil worth burning is the Lampe Berger oil -- the other brands don't have enough fragrance. My shop of choice for both the lamps and the oils -- J'Adore, a wonderful and favorite shop in Brookside in Kansas City. I buy three or four bottles each time I stop.
This fall, they had a wonderful pain d'epices fragrance that reminded me of gingerbread and come December they had another wonderful orangey cinnamon Christmas scent.
But the best fragrance of all is the aroma of something in the oven coming from the kitchen -- that really makes a house smell like a home!