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NEW YORK, Nov. 16 -- We've cocooned and vegged out. We've tried the couch potato method of traveling by "staycationing" instead of vacationing. We've turned the humble barbecue into a gourmet, built-in outdoor kitchen. The message from all of this? Home is where the heart is. And, this holiday season, Home is the place to be.
When it comes to holiday decor, think out of the tinsel-and-ornaments box with a whole different approach to decorating your home for the holidays. What could be more "scentsational" and creative than decorating each room of your house with a different fragrance that sets the holiday mood? According to The Fragrance Foundation, nothing could be more enjoyable, simple, or, in today's budget-conscious mode, affordable. "A scented candle or room spray can instantly transform a room or create a mood," explains Rochelle Bloom, President of The Fragrance Foundation. "Forget those bad-odor concealing sprays. Today's home fragrances come in many forms and an infinite variety of scents."
Room by Room Decorating with Fragrance:
• Entrance Doors and Hallways: Hang lots of small wreaths. Use pine or eucalyptus scents, studded with apples and lemons, mix and mingle to welcome friends and family with a green, alpine scent.
• The Family Room: Use a diffuser, it emits a gentle aroma that will please everyone and will also add a little instant glamour.
• The Bedroom: Everything looks better by candlelight. Add a little sex appeal and romance with scented candles. Coordinate with linen sprays and drawer liners to create a haven for grown-ups.
• The Bathroom: Turn it into a spa. Essential oils, fragrance warmers, soft towels and lots of bubble bath. Rest, relax and enjoy as the scents take you far, far away.
• Kid's rooms: Melon scented room sprays will keep them happy and in a sunny mood. You can also hang citrus satchels or small wreaths on their doors.
• The Kitchen: Place a bowl of lemons and oranges to keep your kitchen smelling lovely. While all the great cooking and baking smells don't need to be enhanced, keep a tube of scented hand cream nearby to soften up your hands after cleaning up.
Here are some classic and unusual scents that can be found in all sorts of home fragrance products to spice up your Holiday: Apple, Grapefruit, Mocha, Strudel, Lavender, Wisteria, Green Tea, Vanilla, Patchouli, Eucalyptus, Sandalwood, Jasmine, Mint, Sage, Ginger, Melon and Rose.
So don't fret at over decking the halls ... a candle here, a spray there is all you need this holiday season. Just don't over do it. You want to keep the scent subtle and inviting.
The Fragrance Foundation