There is one good reason to rejoice at the impending arrival of winter – the chance to embrace cosy nights in with some new home fragrances. An uplifting scent can provide the perfect antidote to darker days – and the latest design-led launches are oh-so covetable. From Acqua di Parma and Poltrona Frau’s sleekly designed smart diffuser to Tom Dixon’s sculptural incense vessels and Celine’s first candle collection, scent-scaping your home has never been chicer. Here, we’ve rounded up this season’s most stylish new home fragrances.
New Home Fragrances for Winter
Avant-garde designer Tom Dixon has always been an innovator in the home space. Now, the interiors expert is tapping into the world of incense with his handcrafted brass vessels that gently disperse the fragrance throughout the home, combining ancient practices with Dixon’s contemporary style. The studio has reimagined their popular Royalty fragrance as an incense cone for the vessel, offering a complex floral scent of bergamot, lemon, Earl Grey tea, verbena and cedarwood.
This new sculptural candle from British lighting designer Lee Broom is an objet d’art in its own right, made up of a polished aluminium vessel, finished in either gunmetal or gold, that is suspended from a Cubist-style crystal block. Two fragrances are available: On Reflection is an uplifting scent of citrus, iris, lavender and woody notes, while Self Portrait is a soothing blend of fresh linen, violet and warm amber. Hand-poured in the UK, the biodegradable soy wax candle can be replaced with a new refill once it’s burned through.
French fashion house Celine is adding to the success of its haute parfumerie with its first candle collection. The six candles (two more will be launched in 2022) are based around artistic director Hedi Slimane’s olfactory journal, made up of scents that he finds nostalgic or holds dear, from his early days as a couturier to his Parisian apartment.
This may be the Italian porcelain company’s first home fragrance line, but it’s steeped in history. The famed brand, which was founded in the 18th century, has partnered with designer Luca Nichetto, who took inspiration from the brand’s Florentine roots and one of its most notable residents, Caterina De’ Medici. The collection of candles, incense burners and diffusers are inspired by different members of her entourage, from the lover to the friar, with each represented by three heady fragrances: citrus-packed Orange Renaissance, floral Purple Hill, and spicy Black Stone.
Two Italian powerhouses have teamed up to transform the humble scent diffuser into a chic new incarnation. Combining Poltrona Frau’s contemporary design know-how with Acqua di Parma’s beloved scents, the result is a fully customisable smart diffuser for the home and car, which comes with elegant leather covers in a range of colours – from rich claret red to buttery sunshine yellow – and nine different fragrances to choose from.
The vegan, cruelty-free British fragrance brand has launched a carefully curated new range of home scents, available as diffusers and candles. The four new mood-boosting collections are inspired by the scents of freshly cut flowers – Urban Bloom, Night Bloom, White Florals, Rose Garden. In keeping with Floral Street’s strong sustainable ethos, the entire collection is free from dyes, parabens and alcohol. The candles are soy and rapeseed wax-based with natural cotton wicks, hand-poured in the UK, while the diffusers are available in refillable glass bottles.
British artisan fragrance house Elm Rd is on a mission to create kind, sustainable products, as reflected in their newest collections: Wellness and Wanderlust. With botanical alchemy at its core, their Wellness candles and diffusers explore the relationship between fragrance and wellbeing, while their Wanderlust line taps into the connection between scent, imagination and memory. Housed in handmade borosilicate glass bottles, all their boxes are 100% biodegradable and fully plantable, packed with seeds to grow your own mustard flowers.