Scent Choice By Room

Updated: Mar 25, 2021

A beautiful scent sets the scene of your home; whether it’s the aroma of fresh lime or the warm notes of driftwood and amber, your chosen scent is what gives your house its own personality. Inhaling certain scents can actually have an impact on our mood.

Candles are the perfect way to create to transform an ordinary space into a soothing sanctuary.

Each room in your home invites a new feeling - a new atmosphere, so here at O.Robert & Co, we've created a handy scent by room guide to help you make the right choice.

The Living Room

Your living room serves as the most dynamic space in your home. Usually the place to unwind, socialise and relax, the scent you choose becomes the foundation to complement the area.

Creamy, floral and sensual scents tend to be popular for the main living space, due to their relaxing and subtly inviting notes and tones.

Try Woody/Floral Scents: Sandalwood, Cedar, Lily, Lavender, Fig

Our Recommendation: Sandalwood & Black Pepper


Kitchen / Dining

Kitchen spaces are often naturally occupied by various food aromas. Research shows that a sense of smell “plays a dominant role in the tasting of food”, which means choosing the right scent for the room is imperative.

Floral scents can interfere with the food you serve, whereas herb and citrus-based scents tend to complement existing food aromas. For the dining room, candles are the perfect addition for mood and decor.

Try Botanical Scents: Bergamot, Pear, Thyme, Grapefruit, Honey, Rosemary, Lemon

Our Recommendations: English Pear & Vanilla or Dark Honey & Tobacco



Your bedroom is a place of rest, so it’s important to set a scene to reflect that peaceful atmosphere.

Botanical scents are perfect for the bedside due to the calming aromas, they also boast therapeutic properties. Scents like eucalyptus and pine are believed to reduce stress levels, while vanilla scents help to promote a restful night's sleep.

If you utilise your bedroom as the place to unwind after a long day, soft floral notes can help lift stress and send you off to serenity for the rest of the evening.

For a romantic atmosphere, try scents like sandalwood, ginger and jasmine; these essences are said to contain aphrodisiac qualities.

Try: Vanilla, Eucalyptus, Pine, Jasmine, Ylang Ylang, Chamomile

Our Recommendations: Lime Basil & Mandarin or Rhubarb & Blackberry



Who doesn’t love a candle with a bubble bath? Vanilla and chamomile fragrances create the ideal bath time ambience, as they immerse your senses into relaxation. Sea-salt and ocean-inspired scents also go hand-in-hand with the bathroom.

Try: Citrus, Mint or Ocean-Inspired scents

Our Recommendation: Rock Salt & Driftwood


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