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There’s No Place Like Home

There’s no place like home. I felt that way as soon as I entered my house after a month away. I missed my favourite couch, my comfy bed, and, yes, even my kitchen.

When you haven’t been in a space for a long time, it looks and feels different after you return. But it doesn’t take very long to ease back into that ever-so-comfortable familiar setting.

Home is where the heart is – the centre of your life and your family’s foundation. Even after a long day out at work, or a whirlwind weekend getaway, there is nothing more enjoyable than coming home.

Now with the seasons changing, I’m looking forward to baking and cooking my favourite comfort foods, like apple pie. Autumn wouldn’t be the same without apple picking, and preserving apple pie filling for the colder months ahead. Soon enough, Thanksgiving will be upon us, and the exotic scents of pumpkin spice, cinnamon, and spices like thyme and rosemary will warm up my kitchen.

I’ll welcome a mini-escape from the kids and the hockey rink where I can curl up with a book and enjoy a coffee in my favourite reading chair. Or a yoga “retreat” in my home office, with my favourite meditation music and hypnotizing incense.

But before I know it, I’ll be dreaming about my next beach vacation, the memories of the tropical breeze and whiffs of the sand and salty ocean flooding my mind. Sometimes I close my eyes, imagine the sun on my skin and smell the beach! While I’m not physically there, I know I can bring that atmosphere into my home with décor and similar scents – to remind me of my happy place.

Air Wick® Life Scents™ has some of those favourite scents that you can bring into your home, invoking those wonderful feelings and memories.

Mom’s Baking: Enjoy the aroma of caramelized pears with a hint of spice, baked inside a crumbly, buttery pie crust topped with cool vanilla cream. The fragrance creates a sense of coziness and inspires warm childhood memories at home.

Summer Delights: Transform your home into a garden on a beautiful, breezy summer evening with its cool, fruity, floral combination of fresh cantaloupe slices, white flowers, and vanilla ice cream.

Turquoise Oasis: Turn your home into a seaside retreat as a warm breeze carrying salty sea spray washes over you, bringing with it the invigorating aroma of weathered driftwood.

Sweet Lavender Days: Let the intoxicating aroma of endless lavender fields, layered with dewy summer berries and warm sugar cane, create a sense of comfort, freshness and relaxation in your home.

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Unlike ordinary home fragrances, each Air Wick® Life Scents™ fragrance contains three constantly changing scents that let you create your own home experience. Try the new air freshener collection from Air Wick®– Available in four multi-layered fragrances. Airwick.ca.

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Disclosure: This post was brought to you by Air Wick®  Canada via Mode Media Canada.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Air Wick® Canada.

 

How to Make Your House Smell Welcoming

Making your home smell welcoming by bringing an outdoor-fresh scent indoors is often a challenge. Opening the windows can only do so much! Although the smell of freshly baked vanilla layered cake offers a wonderful aroma in my house, the baked halibut from the evening before… not so much!

As the seasons change, so does your mood, and that transformation can be reflected in scents that we associate with different times of year: freshness in spring, exotic fruits in summer, pumpkin spice in fall and cranberry and cinnamon in the winter. Fragrances also go hand in hand with distinct memories: the smell of your mom’s cooking or grandma’s apple pie, or the scent of an unforgettable beach vacation. A scent can create an emotional memory for life, which is stronger than any of the other senses.

I remember the distinct smells in my childhood home during Easter. My mom would prepare days in advance, baking an assortment of goodies including Tsoureki, a sweet bread with a distinct smell of μαχλέπι (mahlepi), or Mahlab, an aromatic spice made from the seeds of a species of cherry. You truly can make a house a home with fragrance.

How to Make Your House Smell Welcoming

Imagine a fragrance that constantly changes to mimic real scents like mom’s baking or fresh cut flowers in your home. Air Wick® Life Scents™  collections contain three distinct fragrances that are constantly changing; you can smell each distinct scent but also the three aromaswork together to provide one cohesive fragrance.

Mom’s Baking Scented Oil will bring you back to childhood memories of your mom’s baking, brought to life with this delicious creation of baked pear, pie crust, and vanilla bean notes. With Mom’s Baking, first you smell the vanilla, then a warmer scent of baked pie crust and then the fruity scent of a juicy pear.

Summer Delights Scented Oil brings the delights of summer with a playful fragrance combination of fresh white florals, sweet melon, and subtle vanilla. It’s like bringing the outdoors into your home.

Our noses adapt to scents around us and smell is the perception of odorants by our brains. If there is a constant odorant in the room, our brain starts to perceive it as decreasing in intensity over time, so the smell seems to fade. The constantly changing fragrance technology in Air Wick® Life Scents™ enables one to experience fragrances much. How inviting for guests to come over and be overwhelmed with a changing fragrance, perhaps triggering a memory of their own.

A house isn’t a home until it is in the air. With Air Wick® Life Scents™ you can say what you want through your home. Each Life Scents™ fragrance contains three constantly changing unique scents that let you create your own home experience.

Try the new air freshener fragrance collection from Air Wick® – Available in four multi-layered fragrances. See more at www.airwick.ca.

A scent can create an emotional memory

Disclosure: This post was brought to you by Air Wick®Canada via Mode Media Canada.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Air Wick®Canada.