How to scent-scape your home

How to scent-scape your home

Scent-scaping, fragrance-zoning, or even fragrance layering – this new wellness trend helps set different moods for each room in your home.  


In the same way that adding soft furnishings or artwork can transform the look and feel of a room, scent-scaping adds a new depth to your interiors and can evoke a completely different vibe in every room. Whether filling your home office with refreshing scents to help declutter the mind, or soothing the body to sleep with relaxing scents in the bedroom, scent-scaping can make a big difference to the feel of your home and your mood.


We spoke with Scentologist Robin Fisher from luxury Scottish fragrance brand, ARRAN Sense of Scotland, to get his top tips on scent-scaping the home and how he chose the perfect scent for Miller Homes’ new Garshake Gardens four-bedroom Oakwood showhome in Dumbarton.



How to choose the perfect scent

When selecting the best scents for different rooms, it’s important to understand the purpose of the space. Whether it’s a place to relax, host friends and family or work hard, there are a few different ways to introduce scents to maximise your state of mind.


Scents to Refresh


Home fragrances that include essential oils, bergamot, and geranium are renowned for their stress-relieving and mood-boosting properties, which can create an invigorating aroma to refresh a room. This scent would be perfect for hallways, particularly around your front door or in a home office to help declutter your mind during a busy working day.


Scents to Uplift


Invigorating scents of citrus, including pink grapefruit, orange and lemon oils, are a great way to bring a fresh Sicilian zest into the home as summer comes to an end. Inspiring the senses, bright fragrances can help hide any food aromas, making it a perfect addition to kitchen and dining areas.


Scents to Soothe


Fill the living areas with soothing scents of lime, rose and sandalwood with ARRAN’s signature ‘After the Rain’ – inspired by the scent after a warm summer downpour. Chosen as the fragrance of the new Miller Homes’ Garshake Gardens showhome, this is the perfect scent to unwind, bringing the outside in at this idyllic development, just a stone’s throw from Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park.


Curl up on the sofa and bring a little tranquillity to everyday living with this delicate and floral fragrance.


Scents to Relax


Gentle floral notes like jasmine and lavender are great additions to a bedroom space and are known to alleviate stress and promote relaxation, helping you drift off into a peaceful sleep and wake up feeling refreshed. Adding some greenery and houseplants is another great addition to the bedroom space. House Beautiful have shared the 30 best bedroom plants to help you have a better sleep.  



When to change your scents


Changing your home scents to go with the seasons is a great way to introduce new moods and atmospheres in the home. Fresh and sunny scents are perfect for spring and summer – introducing bright and inviting vibes to spruce up your home. Whereas in the colder months, warmer and woody scents are best to invite some warmth. Christmas is also a great time to consider new scents, with cinnamon and pumpkin being household favourites at this time of year.


For more inspiration, House Digest have pulled together their top tips on how to autumn-ify your home. Or read more on My Fashion Life’s guide to updating your home with the seasons.


Versatile Products to add to your home


There are a variety of product choices when it comes to home fragrances with everything from candles to diffusers, room sprays to hand soaps – it can be hard to decide which product is right for your home. Multiple products, all working in tandem, can be a great way to differentiate areas of the home with different levels of fragrance strength.


Candles can alter the ambience in any space and create a soothing atmosphere. Perfectly suited for moody areas of the home such as living rooms and dining rooms, candles are great to have burning when entertaining, giving guests a lasting signature fragrance memory of your home.  


For a continuous fragrance all day long, reed diffusers are ideal, filling any area with a sumptuous scent. Often positioned in bathrooms, hallways or snugs, ARRAN Sense of Scotland’s reed diffusers give a delightful scent boost and add a touch of subtle décor with a neutral glass bottle.


Room sprays are perfect for bedrooms and home offices, offering an instant and heavenly light scent that you can top up as often as desired. Not only is it a great way to instantly bring some character to a room, but it can also be dialled up or down based on your personal preference.  


Adding additional fragrance touchpoints throughout your home can also enhance interior spaces. I always recommend putting matching hand wash and hand cream scents in your downstairs WC for guests to enjoy.


If you are looking at scent-scaping your home and need some fragrance inspiration, shop ARRAN Sense of Scotland’s full range of home fragrances at


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