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How To Have A Beautifully Scented Home For Spring!

03/17/2015 02:37 EDT | Updated 05/17/2015 05:12 EDT
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I love all things that smell pretty. In particular, nice scents that can swirl around my condo and lift my spirits throughout the day. I work from home, so having a nice living and working environment means a lot.

Recently I spoke with L'Occitane. They are an international retailer of body, face and home products. The company was founded in 1976 by Olivier Baussan and is based in Manosque, France. Baussan exercised his enthusiasm for nature's most precious treasures and created a cosmetic company based on essential oils and natural ingredients.

What are the best scents in the home for spring?

Floral scents are always popular among scented candles to create a soft, comforting and intimate atmosphere in the home for spring. Depending on your mood: Néroli & Orchidée candle reveals a gorgeous bouquet of two precious white flowers, it combines fruity néroli essence from the Mediterranean and white orchid absolute from Madagascar.

A Cherry Blossom candle is a gourmand candle offering a delicious aroma of first spring cherry blossoms combined with ripe red fruits notes -- Peony is more of a romantic candle with elegant notes of fresh peony flowers from the Drôme region in France.

How to take care of your candle for maintaining the scent in your home?

A few basic tips will help. First lighting: burn for 5-10 minutes, gradually increase burning time up to 45 minutes the next time you light the candle. Try to keep candle surface flat. Avoid drafts, fans or air conditioning. For maximum fragrance keep, burn the candle in desired space for 30 minutes before entering. Keep the candle in a dry place out of direct sunlight or spotlights.

What are calming scents? What are energizing scents?

Lavender has a soothing effect offering a moment of relaxation and well-being. Verbena is more stimulating with its sparkling lemony fragrance.

Other top tips you have for home scents?

In addition to scented candles, you may want to try small cotton pouches filled with dried flowers that are used in Provence as the traditional way to scent drawers, cupboards and closets. Place all around in the house they release a subtle and gentle freshness all year round -- lavender perfumed sachets and rose perfumed sachets being the most popular scents.

Home perfumes and diffusers are also a Mediterranean tradition to signify gracious hospitality. They keep the home delicately perfumed with warm soothing fragrances. Six delightful fragrances that are on trend right now are: Candied fruits, Verbena, rose, lavender, white blossom and winter forest.

I am going to use these helpful tips as I continue to expand my home scents ideas this spring! I love the idea of a pretty smelling home.

Your suggestions are always welcome, as I continue on my journey to live life to the fullest. Let's have the very best 2015!

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