This year I've started to venture beyond my go-to staples and explore more home fragrance scents from a variety of brands. My two latest discoveries from Diptyque include Violette and the new Genevrier candles ($60 each for 6.5 oz, approximately 60 hours burn time). Both are very different from what I'm normally drawn to but my husband has great taste when it comes to home fragrance so I asked him to help me pick out a few at our local Nordstrom. I've burned both separately so far and love them both. They make beautiful accent pieces around the home.
Violette is a soft but warm-smelling floral. I'm always drawn to violet scents but whenever I test them, they turn quite powdery on me (not in a good way). Diptyque Violette is more like a true floral and has a subtle sweet quality that is quite soothing and soft. I'm not a huge fan of florals but this one was recommended by so many readers I knew I had to check it out. I think it is quite lovely. The scent is soft but still quite strong with good throw. If you don't like florals though you most likely won't like this one - it's a true floral.
Violette pictured with the Diptyque wick trimmer and matches, both were gift with purchases during the last Nordstrom Anniversary Sale
Genevrier is one of two new releases from Diptyque. I thought I would prefer Noisetier (hazelnut) but ended up loving Genevrier (juniper) instead. Genevrier is a woody green kind of scent. It smells just like juniper with a forest-like feel. It's not quite as green as Henri Bendel's White Spruce (usually released during the holiday). Genevrier has a more earthy quality with a slight mix of a mint. It feels very clean and fresh smelling. The scent strength is medium. It is definitely a fall-holiday scent. In Southern California it's still warm but as the weather cools I think this one will be perfect.
More around the home:
My most frequently burned candle favorites include Diptyque Baies, Diptyque Figuier, Jo Malone Lime Basil and Mandarin, Henri Bendel Pomegranate, Henri Bendel Vanilla Bean and Henri Bendel Fig. I tend to like sweeter creamy scents but have found florals and woody scents to be quite amazing for the home. Both Violette and Genevrier are lovely additions to our home. I can see us both re-purchasing once burned through.
I usually purchase my Diptyque at Nordstrom and Barneys but the brand is also available at a number of Diptyque Boutiques and other retailers worldwide.
What are your favorite home fragrances? Do you like candles, diffusers or sprays?