I have always wanted my home to smell like the Anthopologie store. So I went on a Pinterest/Blog search last year to see how all their stores smell so consistently good. What I didn’t realize, until I started researching, is that just like beautiful marketing, companies make scent profiles for their businesses as well. Anthropologie sells a Volcano candle that they burn in all their stores. So if you too have been wondering, which it seems that many people are enchanted with this smell, you will be happy to know it is available for purchase at their store. But save your pennies, it isn’t cheap.
While I was wandering around the blogosphere, reading about scent profiles I found quite a few that were appealing and inexpensive. So, why not try them out?
On Pinterest I saw a recipe for Williams Sonoma store scent pinned over and over. From the number of pins I figured this would be a great one to try out first. I ended up using a recipe from One More Moore. It contains vanilla, rosemary, and lemons. I absolutely loved it! But alas…my husband couldn’t stand it. He doesn’t like vanilla fragrances. So unfortunately this one is not going to make a come back in our home.
Try these combinations out:
Lime and cilantro (very fresh)
Orange, honey, and lots of cinnamon (Christmas)
Orange, cardamon, cloves (Thanksgiving)
Thyme and lemon (clean)
Just add all your ingredients to a small sauce pan on low or small Crockpot, fill with water and wait for the scent to consume your home. I prefer brewing in a Crockpot because it just seems safer. If you try out the stove version, just be careful to not leave it unattended.
For a few months I was brewing this daily. I would usually decide what scent I was going to do, depending on what I fed my kids that day. I would peel their oranges and stick the peels in our mini crockpot with spices. It smelled so good by the time my husband got home. My kids usually thought I was making something yummy and would keep checking the oven.