Scented home perfumes

  • Candles,  Home scents,  Scented home perfumes

    Summer scented candles

    Everyone loves candles and they’re not just for the winter months. Summer scented candles are just as popular.

    We already know that candles have been around for many years and have many uses.

    Summer scented candles
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    Summer scented candles

    Summer sees the BBQ lit, garden parties, windows and doors open and pretty garden lights around the edges of flower beds. There’s a real chilled vibe sitting in the garden, listening to the birds and feeling the breeze on our skin.

    Outdoor candles have their uses to keep pesky insects at bay. You’ve just spent time preparing food, eventually sit down and before you’ve even taken the first fork full, a fly appears!

    Citronella is popular for keeping the insects off your food.

    Candles also make our homes smell gorgeous and during the hot weather, we want our home to smell fresh and cool.

    Whenever we think of summer, we think of fresh smelling flowers, citrus and fruity scents.

    Days at the beach or on holiday, sitting by the pool with an ice-cold drink or just relaxing in the garden, listening to the birds and wildlife is the perfect way to relax.

    When the temperature starts to rise and we feel like we have reached our summer season, we start to look for lighter fragrance candles to match our environment.

    Seasonal candle scents

    We don’t want the heavy scents such as cinnamon or spices such as nutmeg or ginger. These are much more suited to winter and Christmas time with their strong and crisp fragrance.

    So what type of scents should we be shopping for when the weather is sunny and hot ?

    There’s lots of fresh, summer scents to choose from for the perfect blend of candle.

    Fragrances notes such as lavender, lemon, floral, citrus and fruit make a lovely combination.

    Summer scented candles

     

    Sometimes we are at risk of purchasing scents that are too overpowering, even when we buy summer candles.

    If you have one burning in a small room at home, a candle that gives off strong fruits or is very floral, could potentially be a little too much.

    We don’t want an overload of sweetness. This becomes sickly and unpleasant.

    Larger rooms suit stronger fragrances so that they have space to disperse their scent more evenly.

     

    Just like perfumes and aftershave, their scents bring back memories, happy times and make us feel good when wearing them.

    The same principle fits for scented candles. They can uplift us and make us feel good with their scent floating in the air.

    Burning a summer candle will definitely export you to a tropical place even when you’re sitting at home.

     

    Summer scented candles

    Why do we use candles in the summer ?

    Apart from keeping pesky insects away when we’re eating outside, scented candles are great for masking unwanted scented in and outside the home.

    Everyone loves entertaining friends and family during the summer months.

    Having a BBQ is always popular when the weather gets warmer but the smells from cooked BBQ food or food waste bin can linger afterwards.

    Masking these will make inside an outside more pleasant to sit and entertain as you head into the evening sunset and glass of wine.

    Summer scented candles

    We don’t need to spend a fortune to get a great fragrance candle and just a couple of hours burn time will give enough of a scent to last for a few hours.

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    Colonial Candles

     

    Colonialcandle.com have a beautiful collection of summer candles, ranging from lavender, blood orange, bergamot, raspberry, spearmint, pink peony and lily.

    A wonderful selection of fragrances that bring a true feel of summer to our homes.

    Along with stunning scents, their candles are also made with vibrant colours to give colour to any room or brighten up the garden.

    They have a premium candle collection and a summer scents collection.

    Lavender sprig

    Deco Collection

     

    Whenever we smell the scent of lavender, it automatically transforms us to open fields, a gorgeous purple and hot summer days.

    Lavender grows wild wherever it’s planted and seeing it’s true bloom in open fields, or in the middle of woods, is not only a pretty picture but also gives off a wonderful, delicate scent.

     

    Summer scented candles
    The beauty of nature and a gorgeous flower

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    Pop of colour collection

    Blood Orange

    This unique collection really does live by its name. The pop of colour in this large selection of candles.

    Blood Orange gives a vibrant colour along with its citrus scent.

    Combined with wild basil and pomelo leaf, this candle gives a zest of colour and energetic aroma.

    There are 25 different vibrant candle scents to chose from. Take a look here.

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  • Candles,  Celebrities,  Gifts,  Home scents,  Scented home perfumes

    Designer scented candles

    Designer perfumes have been so popular for many years that we now have designer scented candles as an extension of our luxury scents.

    Many of us already reach for our favourite perfume scent every morning. It’s part of our wardrobe and routine around getting dressed.

    Whether you work in an office, at a restaurant or in a beauty salon, there is always a place for wearing a scent.

     

    Some like their favourite fragrance so much that they extend it into their homes by buying a candle with the same notes.

    With so many great candles on the market and online today, we have such a variety to choose from and they make great gifts too for any occasion.

     

    T lights

    Unscented T lights work well if you just want to make the home feel cosy during the winter months.

    There are also scented candles that smell of lemongrass, apples and vanilla for that touch of fruit and sweetness in the home.

     

    Celebrity influenced

     

    We know that celebrities have branched out in many directions when it comes to the beauty world.

    Anything from skin care, make up and perfumes and now we have designer scented candles.

    As previously discussed in my articles celebrity endorsed perfumes and celebrity skincare, we see the fragrance industry sky rocket and continue to be just as popular today.

     

    Cheaper alternatives

    Many shops are jumping at the chance to sell top designer candles such as Jo Malone at cheaper prices. Candles that smell identical to the designer perfumes.

    Aldi has already seen shoppers hustling in on their own range of Jo Malone for just £9.99.

    A 200g candle from their home collection, Oud & Bergamot.

    This would normally set you back £62 if bought from the Jo Malone website.

    One may question why you would buy a £62 candle when you can purchase the same scent for £9.99.

    With a burn time of 45 hours compared to 60 hours for the Aldi brand, another difference is the size of the candle.

    Compare Jo Malone 200g candle Aldi’s 700g, 3-wick version and it’s not just the price that catches the eye.

    Designer scented candles
    Image : Aldi

    We all know that if we purchase any product from a designer website, we will be paying the higher price.

    This leaves us looking at more affordable options so let’s see where we can shop for some of the best designer scented candles.

     

    Fm world designer inspired candles

    Designer scented candles
    FM World male candle

    FM World have a small selection of 150g candles. Four scents for women and one for men.

    From their website :

    Our high-quality Home Ritual Fragrance Candles use hydro-refined paraffin and a wick that meet strict requirements of the German RAL standard in terms of:

    • scent intensity, • optimal burn-up behaviour, • wick quality – a strong cotton wick of suitable thickness, resistant to breaking and drowning, • minimal smoldering, which does not pollute the airways, • reduced soot, which ensures the candle looks beautiful when used.

    Candle burn time: between 35 and 40 hours! INDULGE IN AN AROMATIC EXPERIENCE – with the Home Ritual Fragrance Candle that will fill your rooms with amazing scent!


    FM18

    This 150g luxury fragrance candle scent is inspired by Coco Mademoiselle and their PURE PARFUM 18 is one of the best-sellers.

    It is an enchanting combination of energetic citrus tones with sensual wood notes. A balanced fragrance composition introduces to your interior classy and elegant ambiance.

                                     Purchase your FM18 candle here

     

    FM20

    Inspired by the best-selling PURE PARFUM 20, this candle has similar notes to the poplar perfume Flower Bomb- Victor & Rolf.

    If you are a lover of fruity, citrus, woody and water notes, these tempting scents will ensure your home smells wonderful with its mysterious and stimulating scent.

                                     Purchase your FM20 candle here

     

     

    Fm413

    What’s not to love about this fragrance ?

    Inspired by another top perfume La Vie Est Belle- Lancôme and the best-selling PURE PARFUM 413, it is a charming and complex fragrance composition combining flowery and sweet notes. Its perfume alone is a real head turner so bring your favourite scent into the home for a rich, sweet and summery vibe.

    Its oriental tones make your interior feel warm and cosy.

     

                                    Purchase your FM413 candle here

     

    FM809

    Another best-seller from FM is our 809 candle, inspired by the fragrance notes of Black Orchid- Tom Ford.

    With its tempting notes of flowery fragrances embraced by oriental scents.

    They fill your interior with a mysterious and stimulating scent. A strong scent that will instantly hit the nose as you walk in the room.

    Packed with woody, spicy, vanilla and ambergris notes, this candle will surely make an impact.

                                     Purchase your FM809 candle here

     

     

     

    FM472

    This male fragrance candle is inspired by the ever so popular Aventus-Creed. An enchanting scent combining woody, oriental, floral and fruity notes to give that masculine scent throughout the home.

    Also, available online and in shops are designer candles by our top names in the perfume industry with a more affordable price tag.

     

                               Purchase your FM472 candle here

     

     

    Designer scented candles
    FM World male and female candles

    The designer brands

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    Jo Malone

    This designer brand has become very popular over the past couple of years with many women purchasing the perfume.

    Basil and Neroli scented candle has a top note of basil, heart note of neroli and a base note of white musk.

    A fresh fragrance with its green floral note in the Neroli and orange, while the base adds a softness that lingers gently through the home.

     

    Designer scented candles
    Jo Malone- Basil & Neroli

    Available to purchase from ebay

     

    Tom Ford

    Neroli Portofino has a mixture of exotic notes. Top notes of Mandarin, Italian Bergamo and lavender.

    Heart notes of Jasmine and African orange blossom and base notes of Amber & Brett seed and Angelica.

    We are instantly transported to a fresh, citrus scent with a floral fragrance popping through to give this candle a true feel of the Italian Riviera.

     

    Designer scented candles
    Tom Ford -Neroli Portofino scent

    Available to purchase on ebay

    Victor & Rolf

    Flower Bomb is a hugely popular fragrance for the ladies and the candle is no exception. If you love this sweet, harmonious scent on your skin, it’s worth giving the candle a try. A collection of floral notes including patchouli, citrus, musk, rose and white floral give this scent its gorgeous ‘bouquet’ of fresh and sweetness when lit.

     

    Designer scented candles
    Victor & Rolf- Flower Bomb candle

    Available to purchase on ebay

     

    Marc Jacobs

     

    The perfume alone is a huge hit with many women and now we have a candle to bring this delightful scent into our homes too! Like a fruit bowl mixed with strawberry, black grapefruit and violet leaf as its top notes added with jasmine, musk and vanilla, it’s easy to see why this fragrance is such a best-seller.

     

     

    Designer scented candles
    Marc Jacobs- Daisy candle

     

    Available to purchase on eBay

    Burberry

    A pleasant surprise to see that the Burberry candle has an affordable price tag. This lovely set comes with three different scents.

    Burberry 3x Candle Set Cedar Wood Purple Hyacinth English Rose.

     

    Designer scented candles

     

    Available to purchase on eBay

    Chanel

    The iconic Chanel is a delight to have as a candle around the home. Not the cheapest I may add but with its elegant box to accompany three glass candle jars, this would make a wonderful gift for any Chanel fan.

    The fragrance notes behind Chanel are very distinctive.

    Top notes of Bulgarian Rose, peach, Jasmine and mandarin orange. Middle notes of Rose, orange blossom and clover. Base notes of amber, vanilla, tonka bean and sandalwood.

    It’s no surprise that the Chanel fragrance is so iconic.

    It’s easy to bring our homes to life with a designer scented candle. Whatever your budget, there are so many alternatives to try.

     

    Designer scented candles
    Chanel candle set of 3

    Available to purchase on eBay

     

     

    Have you heard of Wickbox?

    Wickbox is a luxury candle subscription box curated to match your scent preferences. Subscribers choose from a monthly medium or large surprise candle and fill out a scent profile so we can handpick their candle based on their likes and dislikes. The brands we partner with focus on quality including lead-free wicks, superior wax, and beautifully designed containers that complement the season and can be repurposed after you finish burning your candle. It’s the perfect way to treat yourself or a loved one to the gift of me-time. Gift subscriptions available!

     

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  • Fragrance sticks,  Home scents,  Incense sticks,  Scented home perfumes

    The benefits of incense sticks

    Everyone loves a scent in their home and the benefits of incense sticks are as popular as ever as we take a look into why we use them during our every day lives.

    People have been using incense sticks as far back as 2345 BC and were first used by the Egyptians.

    They were originally used for religious purposes and have continued to be in use today for healing, bringing memories to life, help relax and keep us calm as well as for concentration with meditation and yoga.

    There are so many uses for them today and they have stayed as a popular home product ever since their first introduction.

     

    The benefits of incense sticks

    Those who use them for meditation, use them as a focal point similar to those who use their breathing to focus on.

    Meditation is a spiritual activity which began in India.

    Burning an incense stick gives the person something to focus on. The opportunity to switch off in the same way to those who practice yoga.

    It takes us to another place for that moment in time, where everything else that runs through the mind is pushed aside whilst our mind focuses on breathing techniques and the scent surrounding us.

    In order to practice good yoga and meditation, the mind needs to switch off so by burning an incense stick, this allows the mind to do just that and give a different focal point.

     

    They were originally made with natural plants and materials which were classed as medicinal.

    Some will help to clear a headache, improve the immune system with their antibacterial properties and some can help to heal scars, pimples and acne.

    Burning your favourite scent can also help to relieve stress and anxiety.

    The benefits of incense sticks

     

     

    We are surrounded by every day stresses and worries so with the help of incense sticks giving off a calm and aromatic scent, this can help reduce the anxiety we may be feeling.

    Happy and creative vibes

    Another reason why people may use them is to help with creativity. Those such as Artists may use them to help bring out their creative side.

     

    The sticks also help to bring out happiness and peace and to help stimulate the mind to be more creative.

    The benefits of incense sticks
    Artists may use incense sticks to keep them in a tranquil place whilst they paint

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Just like wearing your favourite perfume, having a favourable scent around you will ensure that happy vibes are at the forefront of your mind.

    No one ever feels in a bad mood when they are surrounded by their favourite scent.

    Deodorizing the home

    One of the most common reasons why people burn them is to deodorize their homes.

    The benefits of incense sticks
    Remove odours and pet smells by lighting an incense stick to waft a scent through the home

    The benefits of incense sticks

     

    The smell of pet fur, stale food or rubbish bins can linger and give an unpleasant smell throughout the home.

    Read our hoover fragrances post for another way to eliminate bad odours in the home.

    By burning an incense stick, this gives off a more pleasant smell to mask any unwanted scents around us.

    They can also work well outdoors to keep insects away.

     

    Pesky insects don’t like strong smells, especially popular ones such as lavender and citronella, that are suggested for keeping them at bay.

    These particular scents work well when burning them as candles too. Stores sell candles that can be used outside to keep insects away from your food during the summer months.

    If you have trouble sleeping, apart from using a pillow mist spray, which helps to switch you off from every day thoughts and relax you, incense sticks can also be used. Make sure you put out the stick safely before you sleep.

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    The aromatherapy scents work the best to calm the mind and aid a restful nights sleep.

    Retreat spa

    Have you ever been to a massage retreat spa? There will often be an incense stick burning in the room whilst you have a massage.

    This helps you to focus on the fragrance of the scent and switch off the mind. By having your mind in a relaxed state, this helps the body to relax and therefore your body will benefit much more from the massage.

    Using incense sticks safely

     

    Be extra careful when purchasing incense sticks as some are full of chemicals. Choose brands that are non-toxic and try to find ones that are scented naturally rather than ones that use chemical fragrances.

    If you choose ones that have no core, these will have a more natural aroma and won’t smell of burning wood, away from any draft caused by open doors or windows. Keep away from curtains too.

    They are very easy to use. Light the end with a match or a lighter and hold for around 10 seconds. Just long enough for the stick to ignite.

    The flame more often than not will extinguish on its own. An average burning time will be around 20-30 minutes, depending on their size and thickness.

    If you wish to put the stick out before it has fully burnt away, then you can dip the ignited end into water.

     

    Incense sticks do produce a lot of smoke when they burn so make sure you them in a ventilated room.

    The benefits of incense sticks
    Make sure you have a suitable container for the falling ash

     

    Be mindful that the smoke burning from an incense stick is a lung irritant, so try not to burn them too often or around those who have breathing conditions such as asthma.

     

    The importance of Chakra

    Many of you I’m sure will have heard of chakra. An ancient word that means ‘wheel’ and refers to the spinning vortexes of the body’s natural energy system.

    Recently I have learned that my chakra has weak energy and I was in fact absorbing energy from others as my chakra was closed.

    When the body is exposed to stress or depression for example, the chakras will react and create an imbalance.

    Ideally we need all of our chakras to be open which then promotes balance and frees up energy.

    The benefits of incense sticks

    There are chakra incense sticks available on the eBay that have different scents and are great to use whilst practicing meditation or yoga.

     

    One thing to bear in mind when using incense sticks, just like using candles, make sure you burn them in a safe environment.

    Especially if you have pets or young children.

    You can purchase the holders that fit an incense stick inside, to catch the falling ashes. Some are more suitable than others so shop around for the most suitable one.

    Some of the most popular scents are sandalwood and this scent is used for its relaxing benefits.

    Lavender and patchouli scents are great for aiding a restful sleep as they put you into a deeper relaxed state to help you unwind and fall asleep faster.

    Depression is such a huge topic and those who do suffer will certainly benefit from a scent such a frankincense. This fragrance activates the ion channels that will then help alleviate anxiety and depression.

     

    The benefits of incense sticks

    There are some incense sticks that help kill germs in the environment and those that have antibacterial properties will boost your health.

    Scents such as cedar and sage are good for reducing negative energies and spirits from our surroundings.

    Rose scent has been found to help and work as a mild painkiller. It can also help to lower the blood pressure and improve the mood.

    There are so many benefits that we can use incense sticks for and they are an affordable accessory to buy from many online and in store retailers.

     

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  • Home perfume mist,  Home scents,  Scented home perfumes

    Home perfume spray review

    Working with a fragrance company has huge benefits. The chance to try new products and the latest one to reach FM World is their home perfume spray.

    We all love our homes to smell fresh and clean without feeling like we have to bleach every hard surface or open all the windows just to let fresh air circulate.

    That’s all well and good when we are enjoying the warmer weather but not practical for the winter months.

    Having a clean home in every sense gives us a calm and relaxed mind.

    Home perfume mist review
    Give your home a fresh scent of perfume mist

     

    The smell of freshness

    With the added benefit of each room smelling like our favourite perfume without actually wasting a bottle of it, gives comfort alone.

    We’ve previously discussed vacuum fresheners to make the home smell better but what do we use when the vacuum isn’t switched on?

    There are many products on the market such as incense sticks, scented candles and reed diffusers that give a very subtle hint of fragrance over a few months or when lit but these don’t always provide an instant whiff of scent when we need it.

    Scented candles work well if you’re planning to stay at home for the duration whilst it burns but we also need an instant scent that perhaps we can spray in the room before we head off to work.

     

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    Wickbox Candle Subscription
    Wickbox is a luxury candle subscription box curated to match your scent preferences. Subscribers choose from a monthly medium or large surprise candle and fill out a scent profile so we can handpick their candle based on their likes and dislikes. The brands we partner with focus on quality including lead-free wicks, superior wax, and beautifully designed containers that complement the season and can be repurposed after you finish burning your candle. It’s the perfect way to treat yourself or a loved one to the gift of me-time. Gift subscriptions available!

     

     

    We love the idea that our home can smell gorgeous as soon as we enter through the front door.

    If you’re a pet owner and have the distinctive smell of wet fur lingering or stale smells embedded into the carpet, it’s embarrassing if a friend is following you straight into your home.

    There’s no chance to quickly light a candle or wave the reed diffuser in the air in the hope that any slight scent will reach your guests nose.

    With so many room sprays on the market, it can be difficult to find one to suit the individual.

    Some don’t like the typical canned air fresheners that can be a little intoxicating when sprayed too much.

    Products such as Febreze have been popular over the years and can be used on furniture. There are also the plug in types which work well but some need power to trigger a frequent spray and be plugged in continuously.

    These come with refills which can be more cost effective but can still be a little overpowering to some.

    Pure Royal

    When FM World introduced their Pure Royal Home Perfume range, it opened up a whole new product.

    Home perfume Spray review
    Bring your home to life with FM World’s unique home fragrances

     

    Not only providing a delicate mist that’s  not too heavy but it also had the added benefit of the buyer being able to choose one that had similar fragrance notes to the designer perfumes.

    Perfumes that many of us wear on a day to day basis.

    In their current 2022 range of five, they have two scents for women, 1 scent for men and two unisex scents.

    No complaining that the house smells too ‘girly’ or masculine !

    They have very cleverly chosen those scents that are already very popular as perfume that we wear.

    You can buy samples of the perfumes fragrances here.

     

    Available scents in the FM Home Perfume range

     

    Home perfume mist review
    Collection of FM World home perfume mist for men, women and unisex

    Men

    199– is inspired by the very popular fragrance 1 Million by Paco Rabanne

    Type: rich, multi-threaded

    Fragrance notes: Head: Italian mandarin, peppermint Heart: cinnamon, Turkish rose, cardamom Base: leather notes

    Women

    366– has a touch of elegance in the same way as Black Opium by Yves Saint Laurent.

    Type: rebellious, urban, sexy, edgy

    Fragrance notes: Head: pink pepper, orange blossom, pear Heart: coffee, jasmine Base: vanilla, patchouli, cedarwood

    809– with a mixture of well-balanced fragrance notes, this scent is inspired by Black Orchid by Tom Ford.

    Type: sophisticated and tasteful

    Fragrance notes: Head: bergamot, ginger, water notes Heart: incense, rose, patchouli Base: musk, vanilla, vetiver

    Unisex

    900– a unique fragrance that has seen sales of its perfume explode with its similar perfume notes to Lost Cherry by Tom Ford

    Type: fascinating, unique, charming cherry

    Fragrance notes: Head: black cherry, cherry liqueur, bitter almonds Heart: rose, jasmine, sour cherry Base: tonka bean, sandalwood, vetiver, cedarwood.

     

    910– A hidden gem in the perfume world but with its gorgeous combination of fragrance notes and inspired by Baccarat Rouge 540- Kurksjian, this scent is a delight to wear as a perfume and as a room spray to enhance the home.

    Type: dry, flavoured with a hint of sweetness

    Fragrance notes: Head: jasmine, saffron Heart: balsam fir, cedarwood Base: cashmere wood, ambergris, moss, brown sugar.

     

    The spray pump is sold separate so when a replacement is needed, just wash the existing pump and pop it into the new bottle.

    The wonderful thing about this product is that it has a very fine, delicate mist and with it being an elegant bottle, it doesn’t look out of place if it’s left sitting on the unit for easy reach.

    Even if you sniff the scent through the air as soon as you’ve sprayed, it’s still very subtle and not intoxicating like some brands.

    Their unique formula guarantees that the scent stays in the air for a long time after being sprayed.

    The most beautiful PURE ROYAL fragrances are soothing to the senses and intriguing.

    Spray as much as is required and depending on the size of the room.

     

    PURE ROYAL HOME PERFUME

     

    Bottle size– 250ml

    Price £28

    Rating out of 10– 9/10

     

    Although each bottle isn’t the cheapest to purchase, you do get a lot of sprays out of them and it can last several weeks. This will depend also on how often it’s used and how many rooms are sprayed.

    Personally, I only spray downstairs in my dining room and lounge, just as I’m leaving the home.

    The kitchen is a place of cooking  and eating and doesn’t require a perfume scent, nor do the bedrooms.

    Those rooms are perhaps more suited to a scented candle or  fragrance sticks.

    It’s used every day in my home, sometimes a few times a day.

    Once sprayed into the air just before leaving home, the scent definitely lingers in the room on your return.

    There are many product sprays on the market so it can be difficult to choose which is the best one to suit the home.

    If you’re a pet owner, care and thought needs to ensure that you don’t purchase a scent that is too strong and likely to get into the back of your pets throat.

    Some sprays can linger onto furniture once they are sprayed so it’s recommended that you spray into the air to avoid spraying over the furniture.

    Do you currently use a home perfume ?

    Have you tried the FM range?

    I’d love to hear!

    Get in touch.

     

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  • Home scents,  Hoover fragrances

    Vacuum fresheners by FM World- a review

    Vacuum fresheners by FM World have been hugely popular over the past few years so let’s take a look at why they are selling fast.

     

    We spend huge amounts of money per year on fragrances for ourselves and incense sticks for the home to make ourselves and our surroundings smell fresh and clean but many will neglect their vacuum cleaners.

    It’s not usually something that we think of when it comes to scents but they have become very popular of late.

    Vacuum fresheners by FM World- a review
    Henry vacuum cleaners love the FM fragrances

     

     

    Vacuum fresheners by FM World- a review
    Smells from your hoover can cause a problem in the home so by using a hoover scent, this will keep both your hoover and home smelling fresh

     

     

    Every time the vacuum cleaner is switched on, a build up of smells from the carpet are instantly brought to the surface when we start to clean the floors.

    Daily dust, spillages, pet fur and foods all have an impact on our carpets but we don’t see what’s lurking underneath the layers.

    Pet owners

    If you’re a pet owner, dog and cat hairs embed into the carpet over time and each time the vacuum is used, these smells are transferred to the dust bag.

    Continuous use of the vacuum without using a fragrance pad results in these stale smells being transferred back onto the carpet and into the home.

     

    The endless cycle begins.

     

    Nowadays there are many vacuums that don’t require a bag but these can still collect stale smells if they are not emptied and cleaned regularly.

    Hoover scents have been around for several years with the first vacuum fresheners being the ‘Shake ‘N’ Vac’, going on sale in 1979.

    A carpet freshener powder that was sprinkled onto the carpet, left to fragrance for a few minutes and then vacuumed.

    An intent smell of freshness was benefited and if used regularly, helped every room in the home smell fresh in between vacuuming.

    Nowadays we see a better and more suitable product being used to give the same benefit in the shape of fragrance pads.

    These are placed near the exhaust vent of the hoover and as soon as it’s switched on, there is an instant fragrance that fills the room.

    Not only does it give the room a fresh scent but it also keeps your hoover from smelling of stale pet hairs and general smells from every day use of walking over the carpets.

     

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    FM World have created several fragrance scents to use in all types of dry-operating vacuum cleaners and they are all great smells depending on what type of fragrance you like in your home.

    One of my favourites is Charming Alley.

    A scent which is a beautiful fragrance composition for your home and has a subtle duo of rose and musk scents to give the room a romantic aura.

    We don’t want a scent that is overpowering and with its delicate hint of musk, a popular scent in its own right, the room is left with a beautifully fresh fragrance and your hoover is kept free of nasty smells.

    Each pack comes with two fragrance pads that will last around 3 months in your vacuum.

    They are simple to use, just pop one pad by the exhaust air filter and once the vacuum is switched on, there is an instant whiff to enjoy as you vacuum the carpets.

    Choose from 9 different fragrance pads

    Cosmic Fantasy

    This fragrance pads matches the FM 489 fragrance high is inspired by Alien-Thierry Mugler
    If you are a wearer of such fragrance then your home can smell the same with Cosmic Fantasy.
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    Oriental Magic

    Matching FM 20 fragrance which is inspired by Flowerbomb- Victor & Rolf, this scent will fill the home and your hoover with fragrance scents from the flower family. Hints of fruit and woody notes to keep your home and carpets smelling as fresh as its scent.

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    Alluring Freshness

    FM’s pure perfume number 18 which is inspired by Coco Mademoiselle- Chanel is a big hit with many customers who love this scent of perfume. Imagine having your vacuum and carpets smelling of scents from the cypre family. Woody, oriental, floral and fruity notes to emit day to day odours from the carpet.

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    Thrilling Adventure

    For those who prefer a masculine scent for their vacuum or for the males, these scents pads have the scent of FM 472 which is inspired by Aventus-Creed. With woody notes, added with floral, fruity and oriental scents, your vacuum will gain from a popular scent loved by many.

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    Charming Alley

    This product emits a beautiful scent of rose and musk and eliminates the unpleasant smells of dust.
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    Green Spa

    If you’re a lover of aloe Vera and green cucumber scents then these twin pads will assist nicely.

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    Maldives Paradise

    The name alone makes you want to pack a suitcase and head for a warmer climate. Light, sea accord combined with a subtle sweetness of exotic fruits will instantly get you feeling like you’re on holiday without leaving home.
    Bring the sea smells to life with these vacuum pads.

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    Singapore Twilight

    The smell of oranges immersed in juicy, fruity -floral notes pulsates freshness and a clean home. Breath in the instant aroma of fruit each time you vacuum for a gorgeous smelling home.
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    Pure 366

    Inspired by the very popular fragrance Black Opium- Yves st Laurent, this choice of vacuum pads will give the home a true scent of oriental flavours.
    A mixture of fruit, floral, wood, spice, ambergris and vanilla notes to enhance the home and carpets and will ensure that any of those pesky carpet odours are eliminated.
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    Where to buy: FM World

    Cost: Click on the photos for current prices
    Total weight: 16.0(g)
    My rating: 9 out of 10

    Keep your hoover happy!

    ■ Leaves a fragrance in every room that you hoover

    ■ Eliminates the smell of pet hair

    ■ Eliminates stale smells

    ■ Long-lasting

    ■ Twin pack

     

    With so many to choose from, why not try a different scent each time your hoover needs a new pad ?

    Get in touch if you would like to try one of our scents for your home and finally enjoy the fragrances that each one leaves instead of bad odours lingering.

  • Home scents,  Wardrobe fragrances

    Scented wardrobe fragrances – a review

    Our homes are filled with scented fragrances so I wanted to share a scented wardrobe fragrances review with you all.

    We’ve seen the candles, the wax melts and the room sprays. All very popular.

    So what about making out wardrobe smell good too ?

    Working with a perfume company for the past 7 years, we are never short of fragrance products to use and recommend.

    I am a firm believer that we need to try something before we purchase.

    Makes sense right ?

    We wouldn’t recommend a film or a restaurant to a friend if we’ve never seen the film or eaten at the restaurant.

    Wardrobe fragrance

     

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    Who remembers the days of using fragrance pouches to pop inside the sock drawer or fragranced draw liners from eBay to give the same effect ?

    We all want our clothes to smell fresh and to some extent they are when they have been first washed.
    In the UK, we can have several seasons in one month so we don’t get the opportunity to pack our summer clothes away and into the loft.
    Scented wardrobe fragrances -a review
    You can guarantee as soon as one of your favourite items of spring clothing is packed away for summer, we’ll get a spring- like day and wish we weren’t so hasty.
    Wardrobe fragrances have the ability to give off a subtle scent and they are a wonderful creation that adds a hint of perfume to the wardrobe.

    Suitable for men and women

    Its common knowledge that ladies do tend to have more room for their clothes and the men are left with a small rail, clothes smashed up, fighting for extra space.
    Women have more clothes so we should have more space, right ?
    My husband would beg to differ…

     

    FM have created a unisex wardrobe fragrance so that even when both sets of clothes are shared in one wardrobe, both partners can benefit from having fresh smelling laundry.
    The great thing too about these fragrances is that we don’t have to confine them to the wardrobe.
    Scented wardrobe fragrances -a review
    Our wardrobe fragrances come in 12 different scents
    Just because they’re called a wardrobe fragrance doesn’t mean we can’t use them elsewhere.
    They can be hung in the car or on a curtain rail too.

    More than just a wardrobe fragrance

    I have one hanging on the indicator stick to keep my car smelling fresh as i have found many car fragrances can be very overpowering.
    I also have one hanging from the back door curtain pole in the kitchen.
    It’s more difficult to keep a kitchen smelling fresh as it’s not recommended to use sprays.
    They can coat kitchen surfaces when settled, which isn’t great when surfaces are needed for cooking.
    With a handy shape that fits around the wardrobe pole, they are simple to use and last a few months.


    Where to buy – 
    FM World

     

    Benefits  –

    • affordable
    • fresh smelling clothes
    • built in hanger
    • long lasting

    available scents

    • 9 ladies fragrances
    • 4 men’s fragrances
    • 1 Maldives scent
    • 1 Singapore Twilight scent
    • 1 unisex

    Rating – 8.5 out of 10

    Having tried a few wardrobe fragrances over the years , I have found that many on the market don’t last very long.

    Have you ever used a wardrobe fragrance ? Comment below and let us know what you thought of your purchase.

     

    Get in touch if you have any questions on our products.

     

  • Home scents

    Hoover fragrances

    Hoover fragrances were never heard of when I was young. Even though the vacuum cleaner was always being used, I never remember it smelling of a fragrance.

     

    Always lifting my feet up so that my mum could hoover underneath. We had a dog too, who didn’t particularly malt its fur but the vacuum was still on regularly to eliminate the smallest amount of pet hair.

    As an adult, I now see the need so much more for plugging in the electrical item. A feeling of completeness that the house was clean.

    Carpet freshener

    Back in the 1970s, I remember there was a product in the shops called Shake ‘N’ Vac.

    A carpet powder that you shook all over the floor and left it to soak in for a few minutes before hoovering it up.

    With a very catchy song to its advert and the lady dancing with the vacuum cleaner as she cleaned the carpet, the TV advert was a huge hit alone and ended up being a top selling product to have in the kitchen cupboard.

    Perhaps the only downside being that it was very powdery so you had to make sure that every bit of power was hoovered up if you had pets or small children playing on the carpet.

    This product left the room with a lovely fragrance and it would be used maybe once a week to keep the carpet and the room smelling fresh.

    Affordable even back then and now comes in several scents to choose from.

    Whilst we can use candles, fragrance sticks and incense burners to give the home a scented fragrance, what about the vacuum cleaner itself ?

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    It’s all very well having the rooms in the home smelling lovely, but if the vacuum cleaner smells stale from household odours such as old food crumbs from the floor or pet hair that’s been hoovered up on a daily basis, it really can start to smell horrid.

    As soon as you switch on a stale smelling hoover, the whole room smells stale and once it lingers, there’s no getting rid of it.

     

    Fast forward 30 years and we now see a whole new product for making the room smell fresh and clean.

    Hoover filter pads are full of fragrance which sits in the dust bag, by the filter and not only keeps the vacuum cleaner smelling fresh, it also leaves a wonderful scent in every room that you clean.

    The benefits of using hoover fragrances

    • Long lasting- depending on where you purchase, you can get a good 8-12 weeks fragrance from a vacuum filter scent
    • Affordable-  FM Cosmetics sell a pack of 2 for £4.90. They even have packs that smell similar to the designer fragrances so your vacuum can smell just as gorgeous as you.
    • Safe for any brand of hoover- any make or model of vacuum cleaner that has a dust bag can use a vacuum fragrance.

     

    Unless you have a vacuum cleaner which you can wash the base out regularly such as a Dyson which doesn’t have a filter bag, then a fragrance pad really is the way forward to keeping your home and vacuum smelling fresh and odour free.

    Typically, you will get an instant burst of fragrance as soon as you switch on the vacuum cleaner so you know that it’s doing the job.

    If you are a lover of fragrances when it comes to perfume and would like a matching scent for your vacuum cleaner, pop along to our online shop where we have a selection of twin pack filters to choose from.

    Hoover fragrances
    One of FM Cosmetics hoover fragrances with a scent inspired by Angel-Thierry Muglar

     

    Have a question ?

    Comment below. We’re happy to help with any queries.

     

  • Home scents

    Fragrance sticks

    Christmas is the perfect time to look at purchasing fragrance sticks, or reed diffusers as they are sometimes known by.

    Fragrance sticks

    They are elegant, space-saving, long-lasting and safe to use.

    In the days when it used to be candles and spray can air fresheners to make a room smell scented, we now have the introduction of the fragrance sticks over the past few years.

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    A similar product a few years back was the incense burner sticks.

    These were great if you didn’t mind the smoke filing the room and had a suitable tray to catch the burnt ashes with.

     

    They can prove to be a little messy if you don’t have the right tray for them.

    Fragrance sticks
    Instant room fragrance but can be messy with the ash falling

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    I found that the tray that you buy for the incense sticks were never wide enough to catch the amount of ash that would fall off the sticks.

    Not always a good choice either if you had allergies to highly scented smells as some scents were a little too strong, especially if they were placed in a small room to burn.

    They do offer a quick burst of fragrance but the burn time is usually around an hour so you will get through a few sticks if you’re having a night in with friends and want to set an ambiance.

     

    Having fragrance sticks sitting in your favourite scented oil, without the need to be lit, therefore being a much safer option, is definitely the way forward to bringing a fresh and brand new vibe into the home.

     

     

    Fragrance sticks
    Some will come with several sticks depending on which size is purchased

    Fragrance sticks

    These consist of a glass container that holds the oil and around 4 -8 sticks, depending on the size purchased, that are made of a porous wood to enable the fragrance to soak in and diffuse in the air.

    They can be placed anywhere in the home and can be left without the worry of a naked flame or ashes dropping off the end of the stick.

    The fragrance sticks will last much longer than the incense sticks, sometimes weeks or months at a time depending on which type you purchase and how strong a scent you pick.

    There is no added worry either that you’ve left the house for work and a candle or incense stick is still burning away.

    Christmas time certainly sees a higher rate of house fires because of candles being lit and left unattended. Save the Christmas candles for when everyone is at home, enjoying the festive season.

     

     

    Fragrance sticks
    The festive season is always popular for candles

     

     

    For a continued scent in every room that doesn’t require any safely care then the reed diffusers are a great alternative.

    Many of them come in very elegant bottles that make any home look cosy and because they are a safer option than candles or incense burners, they can be placed anywhere in the home.

    Why buy more than one ?

    Like a fragrance in every room ? There is no reason why you can’t have a different scent for each room in your home.

    Being a delicate fragrance that diffuses gently, there is no worry that all the scents will mingle in together and produce a mashed concoction.

     

     

    FM fragrance sticks 

    Fragrance sticks
    Brighten up your home with a room diffuser

    Tips for your fragrance sticks

    • Tip number one: one tip that i have found of use in the past when i have used them is to make sure the sticks are not resting on your wallpaper or any material. The oil will stain anything that it comes into contact with. So keep away from curtains or wallpaper.

     

    • Tip number two: once a week, turn the sticks upside down so that the oil can diffuse a fresh burst of fragrance into the room.

     

     

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    Get in touch or leave a comment below.

  • Home scents

    Home fragrance mist

    Along with candles for the home, another product that has become popular of late is the home fragrance mist.

     

    Fragrance mist

    Home fragrance mist

    Air fresheners have been around for many years, and are still on the market today but more people are moving towards a more modern approach.

    When it comes to making the home smell fresh and clean, every homeowner reached for the can of air freshener, hidden in the kitchen cupboard.

    They did what they were meant to do but they would often leave a coating of spray across the furniture due to their heaviness.

    If you happen to have allergies, these sprays felt toxic when they hit the back of the throat after being sprayed.

    The trick was to spray the room frantically and then run out or close the door behind you!

    Home fragrance mist
    The well-known style of canned air freshener that every home has

    Creating a home atmosphere with a mist

     

    These days, there are more delicate and kinder sprays on the market.

    Ones that give off a mist as opposed to a full-blown white foam of spray that the old style air fresheners produce.

    As the years moved on, so did the design of air freshers.

    Shops and supermarkets started to sell plug-in air fresheners and automatic spray holders.

     

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    Febreze products have been popular for many years and come in a variety of scents.

    Although after a time you could no longer smell the fragrance until you left the house and returned some time later.

    Then came along the automatic refill containers.

    Some were programmed to automatically activate every time someone walked past which seemed a good idea unless you walked too close or past too often.

    Some had a switch that you could set to how you wanted it to spray the room. A much better idea when you can adjust the timing of the spray.

    Either way, they were a good choice although often a pricier option and required batteries to work.

     

    Fragrance mist

     

    Nowadays, we see a popularity in the fragrance mists.
    Many companies sell them and they have become a better alternative that the canned air fresheners.
    Of course, modern sprays and unique fragrances come with a cost. More expensive than the old style cans of air fresher.
    Somehow, they seemed to last longer though. Maybe we are more careful with how much we spray.
    Or perhaps the latest trend in room fragrances are more concentrated so there is no need to spray half a bottle just for one room.
    Pet owners and smokers would surely be grateful for this.

    Air freshener and room fragrance

    So what makes a fragrance mist different from an air freshener?

    Home fragrance mists are a low concentration perfume.

    They make a great alternative to give any room a delicate fragrance.

    A safe option too, for candle lovers who have to be mindful of when they light the wick.

    Having pets and small children around the home isn’t an ideal setting for your favourite candle to burn away.

    Room fragrances are a quick fix to refresh the room, perhaps after cooking or to eliminate pet smells.

    We can all clean to the best of our ability but there is something great about having a clean home that also smells divine.

    A great alternative too if you only want a hint of scent rather than a stronger fragrance from a candle.

    Candle scents in the hom

    Candle scents are stronger and linger more and you can’t carry one around with you like a small bottle of your favourite mist.

    With the handle travel sprays that you can pick up cheaply in many shops, it’s simple to decant a small amount into a spray bottle and pop in your handbag.

    As the market in perfumes has progressed, we start to see that companies sell fragrance mists in the same scent as your designer perfume.

    Not only do you smell gorgeous with your perfume spray but your home could smell of the same scent.

    Some fragrance mists on the market have extra qualities.

    Helping to calm the senses and give off a relaxing vibe.

    With a wide range of products, the choice is yours.

     

     

     

    Home fragrance mist
    FM’s latest product available online

     

    If you’re looking for a room scent to compliment your own fragrance, check out our online shop.

    FM World have a collection of home mists that compliment the home, have a long lasting scent and a soft mist. Their scents match popular fragrances in their range.

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    A perfectly matched room fragrance mist to match your perfume

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Candles

    Scented candles

    Who doesn’t love scented candles? Every house had one in some form. They came in all shapes and sizes and were an accessory in most homes.

    A popular decoration during the 1980s and the big shift in interest began in the 1990s.

    Over the decades we’ve used candles for many occasions and almost every household will have a candle of some kind.

    Once upon a time they were solely used as a source of light. Easy to carry around from room to room and provided an easy solution for lighting up the room.

    These days, they have become more of a decorative item in our rooms, more so than providing light.

     

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    Tea lights

    Tea light candles were popular at Christmas, placed in the middle of the table as a center piece and were more often than not, non scented.

    The trend to have the best Tea light holders began and every shop seemed to sell an array of T light holders.

    Scented candles started their popularity, coming in all shapes and sizes. They become more creative in shapes and colours too.

    Every home seemed to have at least one candle. Placed in a precise place as a feature for all to see.

    Some candles looked so nice and were a bit on the pricey side so those would just sit in the room as a decoration.

    They didn’t ever get lit if they were expensive to purchase.

    It almost seemed a waste of money to buy a candle and burn it. After all, once it’s burnt down it was no longer of any use.

    The last dregs were thrown away and another candle replaced it.

     

     

     

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    Some would keep the candles and never light them. This also seemed like a waste. Sitting on the beside unit or on the dining room table, brand new and never touched.

    People did this because they had bought the candle purely to have it sitting on show. Either way, both seemed to be a waste.

    Scented candles for the home

    Along came the scented candles and these were a whole new world when it came to decoration.

    What was once just an item for the home that we would purchase at Christmas or as a gift for someone’s birthday, they soon became a big thing.

    Having a scented candle meant that it was worth lighting every night.

    A gorgeous aroma of fragrance filled the room and there was a purpose for lighting it.

    There was still a bit of a guilty feeling when they were lit, even though they did make the room smell lovely.

     

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    It was like money being burnt but in a pretty and decorate way.

     

    Whenever we shop online for candles, it’s fair to say that there are hundreds of places where we can purchase them from.

    We see a candle that catches our eye on the internet.

    So what makes a good purchase when it comes to scented candles ?