Tag Archives: Home Fragrances

Seven Fragrances You Should Know This Fall

The other day as I was exiting the train station here in New York City, I looked up and realized the sun is setting earlier. While that wasn’t the first time that’s ever happened, it always catches you by surprise and it’s a sure sign fall is right around the corner. Continue reading

Febreze and The Power of Scent

Over the last few months, I’ve been researching the power of scent, specifically as it relates to scent marketing. It’s a burgeoning field that fascinates me. Prior to beginning that journey, I realized my own awareness about the sense of smell but the studies I discovered gave me clarity.  A part of my study included executive interviews with perfumers and marketers within the scent marketing industry and that added a fascinating layer to my discovery. In one interview, a perfumer talked about a Febreze commercial and how it really illustrated how powerful scent can be. If you need any more evidence of that, watch this short video:

If you allow yourself to get past the thoughts of that’s not real, it’s pretty incredible how much our sense of smell can tell us about our surroundings.

A Summertime Remedy for Stuffy Dwellings


In the summertime, to beat the heat, our windows are closed tight and air conditioners are on full blast. While that will keep you cool and the bugs out, the air inside your apartment or house can become stuffy. Continue reading

Odin Launches Candle Collection

Odin Candle Collection

The Odin crew of Paul Birardi, Eddy Chai, Larry Paul or Kelly Kovack has made the jump into home fragrances. This inaugural collection of scented candles matches their unisex fragrances of 01 Sunda, 02 Owari, 03 Century, and 04 Petrana. Continue reading

Nest Fragrances’ Blue Garden for Autism Speaks

There is nothing like life’s moments to inspire you. That’s exactly what happened to Laura and Harry Slatkin after their son, David, was diagnosed with Autism. They joined forces with Suzanne and Bob Wright and founded Autism Speaks, the nation’s largest autism science and advocacy group. I learned of their endeavors when I joined them back in October of 2009 as they rang the NASDAQ’s closing bell in honor of Autism month. Continue reading

Diptyque’s 34 Boulevard Saint Germain Scented Ovals


When we decorate our homes, in addition to the basics, we often look for unique items that clues visitors into our personality. My living room is a clayish orange and that usually gets a wow reaction. My wine cabinet is pretty cool and I have some photographs from the very talented photographer, Hassan Kinley hanging over it and that set up in the welcome room really invites guests into our home. During a visit to the fragrance emporium, Aedes de Venustas, I discovered Diptyque’s scented ovals and I knew I found that unique piece. Continue reading

Moroccan Amber Reed Diffuser by Nest Fragrances

Moroccan Amber Diffuser by Nest Fragrances

I generally scent my home with candles and will occasionally use room sprays. Reed diffusers have never really been my thing; in particular because the one time I gave in and bought one, if I was lucky to catch the scent, it was because the wind happened to be blowing on that side of the room. After that experience, I wanted nothing to do with them. All of that changed, however, when Nest Fragrances contacted me about the launch of their newest collection. Continue reading