I’ve never really written too much about my home but that’s not because I’m not proud of it. I found my dream home 17 years ago, and I can’t imagine ever moving from here. Surprisingly, even though it was the first time my husband and I were furnishing a home together, there were no arguments when it came to buying the pieces for our home, and we’re still so happy with all the investments we made.
Recently I’ve become obsessed with fragrancing my home; you’ll find candles and reed diffusers at every turn, and I especially like cocktailing different scents (much like I do with my perfume) to get the a unique scents I want.
Sometimes, you just want an immediate hit and that’s where a home fragrance comes in. In the past I’ve turned to The White Company for their gorgeous home perfumes, but I’ve been loving these new home fragrances from Zara. There are six in the range, I’ve been spritzing Tonka Wood and Floral Mystery, and let me tell you, they’re really quite addictive.
Labelled as Eau de Toilette, these really are perfumes for the home, with two top perfumiers at the helm creating these intricate fragrances, with top notes, middle and base notes much like any perfume you might buy for yourself. In fact, If you didn’t know, you’d be forgiven for thinking that they could be a regular perfumes. The coloured bottles are clean, simple and classic, following the current trend for luxury high-end perfumes, and look beautiful on display – you’d actually want to have these out when guests come over.
Floral Mystery is a fresh, bright fragrance, floral without being too girly. It’s perfect to spritz first thing in the morning when I’m sitting at my desk and I want to get myself going (I’ve given up coffee for the month of February so anything to keep me bright and alert is truly welcomed!)
Tonka Wood is a lovely, warm, rich opulent fragrance, incredibly more-ish and is probably my favourite of the two. It reminds me of a perfume I wear, although I can’t quite put a name to it right now. I love to mist the room with this after dinner, when I’m relaxing under a warm fluffy throw on my leather sofa and just let the perfume envelope me.
Used on their own they are complex enough to work well, but when used together, they create a beautiful new perfume that my husband is loving just as much as me. In fact, all the fragrances are very definitely unisex and would work just as well in a family home like mine or a bachelor pad (doesn’t anyone even say that anymore!)
They say that the strongest memories are conjured up by smells; if that’s the case I want my memories to be scented with these gorgeous perfumes.
Until next time…
Zara Home Eau de Toilette, here