Awaken the senses for autumn


Awaken the senses for autumn.

words by
donna O'neil // barossa homewares

As the crisp autumn air settles in, many people turn to home fragrances to create a cosy and inviting atmosphere indoors. Autumn in Australia means the days are shorter, the nights are cooler and events like Easter and the AFL season are on the calendar, the leaves are falling and it’s time for harvest.

Depending on your space and lifestyle, there are many ways to add fragrance to your home.  

A classic choice for adding fragrance to a room is candles. The gentle flicker of a candle flame can create a calming and intimate atmosphere, perfect for relaxing on a chilly autumn evening.

While providing a cosy ambience, candles come in a wide variety of scents that can perfectly capture the essence of the season. Think earthy scents like cinnamon, amber, ginger, vanilla and cedarwood.

The Aromatherapy Co’s Cinnamon and Vanilla Bean soy candle is the perfect option for autumn, with soft oriental notes of cinnamon leaf essential oil and the rich aroma of almond, cocoa, caramel and vanilla bean. This brand’s candles are enriched with essential oils, which help to trigger responses in the brain that send healing to the body.

Most candles are also now made with natural ingredients like soy or beeswax, making them a more environmentally-friendly option. Candles also come in a range of colours and decorative vessels that not only enhance your home’s atmosphere, but complement your décor and add a touch of style to any room.

Diffusers are another great option for infusing your home with your chosen scent. Diffusers release fragrant oils into the air, providing a consistent and long-lasting aroma throughout the day.

Place a diffuser in a high-traffic area of the home, like the living room or entryway, to ensure that every corner is enveloped in the delightful scents of autumn. Moss St Fragrances have a lovely range of hand poured, custom-designed ceramic fragrance diffusers that not only look good in your home, but continuously fill the home with great fragrance. Their diffusers are available in scents like blood orange, Japanese honeysuckle, vanilla caramel, and green sage and cedar.

Room sprays are another quick and easy way to instantly refresh your living space with a burst of fragrance. Simply spritz the room spray in the air or on fabrics like curtains and cushions to infuse the room with a delightful scent.

Room sprays are available in a variety of seasonal fragrances, allowing you to change up the ambience of your home whenever you like. Brands like Palm Beach have a great offering of room mists that can give the home a quick lift with one spritz.

As autumn sets in, the cosy ambience of our homes becomes more important than ever. Candles, diffusers, and room mists play a vital role in creating a warm and inviting atmosphere during this season.

Whether you prefer the rich scents of cinnamon and vanilla in candles, the subtle fragrance of essential oils in diffusers, or the quick refresh from room mists, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Embracing these small luxuries not only enhances the sensory experience of our living spaces but also helps us relax, unwind, and find comfort amid the changing seasons.

So, as you embrace the beauty of autumn, don’t forget to indulge in the simple pleasure of filling your home with the delight of home fragrance.

Donna O'Neil

Barossa Homewares

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