I've been thinking a lot lately about ways to improve your home without spending huge amounts of cash, although it has to be said the Hobbis Towers needs quite a bit of serious renovation.
Aside from changing the soft furnishings or lighting fixtures, a great way to add some pizazz and ring the changes is by using home fragrance.
Caitlin and I absolutely love Yankee Candles and our Christmas treat each year is the Yankee Candle Advent Wreath or, last year, the Advent House. There is something really comforting about the variety of scents you find in these and nothing like the romantic glow of candlelight to add atmosphere and a sense of comfort.
In fact, so obsessed am I by this concept that my Amazon wishlist currently contains "The Art of Hygge - How To Bring Danish Cosiness Into Your Life" by Jonny Jackson & Elias Larsen (available to pre-order).
But it is, of course, summer and to celebrate this Yankee Candles has released it's "Riviera Escape" collection of candles and accessories which you can find at Love Aroma, specialists in Home Fragrance.
As well as their online store, Love Aroma has a number of stores across the country and they stock a wide range of home fragrance products, from candles, to diffusers, lamps and accessories. They have also helpfully categorised their fragrances to help you pick something suitable by room, by fragrance and even by occasion.
The company also has a panel of experts in scent and style who have tested every scented candle, diffuser or room spray for its ability to fill rooms with fragrance and look stylish in the home. The panel members come from a variety of backgrounds including perfumery, wine-making, floral design, events, styling, interiors and baking which gives them a wide range of experience when it comes to advising on scent and style.
The scents in the Yankee Candle Riviera Escape Collection are divine.
* Riviera Escape - summery, floral & fresh
* Sea Salt & Sage - warm sage with the clean fresh scent of Sea Salt
* Lavender - evocative of a beautiful garden - in England or abroad
* Summer Peach - sweet, comforting
* Sicilian Lemon - fresh, zesty and crisp
* Olive & Thyme - fresh, herbal, musky
Each scent is available in jar, votive or wax melt size. My favourites are definitely the Sicilian Lemon and the Sea Salt & Sage.
You can also find a wide range of Yankee Candle fragrances in jar size, such as the delicious Mango Peach Salsa Fragrance which we were sent to test in the Medium Jar Size. This fragrance is sweet and zesty with the scent of juicy mangoes and peaches livened with citrus, ginger flowers and pink pepper.
This was definitely Caitlin's favourite!
If you would like to try the Yankee Riviera Escape fragrances for yourself, I have a votive gift set to give away, together with a £10 gift voucher to use on the Love Aroma website.
I also have a discount code for Mother Distracted readers which entitles you to 20% off your first purchase at Love Aroma valid until the end of July. Just enter "MotherDistracted" at the checkout page. There's also free delivery on purchases over £30.
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