First, choose wisely between candles and diffusers
“With diffusers, you can set them down and forget about them, so they’re good for continual overall ambiance,” fragrance and perfume expert Rayda Vega told Real Simple. “Some diffuser packaging is ugly, but you can pour the liquid into a pretty glass container of your own. Candles are best for an intimate event, like dinner or a bath, because they’re not only about the scent. The light they give off sets a mood, too.”
In your kitchen: Brew a custom scent
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To permeate any scent throughout your house, turn on the stove. “Simmer water in a small saucepan and add citrus slices and herbs, like lavender or mint,” interior designer Rhobin DelaCruz told Good Housekeeping. Or try one of these DIY air fresheners that smell like your favorite stores.