(Closed) Can't Get a Good "Home" Smell :(

posted 9 years ago in Home
Post # 17
304 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Boil some lemon, rosemary, and vanilla on the stovetop.

Post # 18
764 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I don’t know how to fix your problem, but if I were you, I’d stop using so many chemicals.  Even a lack of fragrance to me would be preferable to all that fake stuff.  I’ve noticed that many of the $5 bouquets from Trader Joes have big stargazer lilies in them that smell amazing for four or five days- they fill up our whole main room with a light floral scent.  That might be a better option for you. 

Post # 20
3338 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Coral99:  I know, so addicting.  I am smell freak.  I think the plugins from B&Body Works are awesome & they last forever.  Close your doors to rooms to keep the smell in.

I get my Yankee candles from Kohl’s because they always have discounts and coupons!

Post # 21
800 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Personally, I loathe all those plug-ins, Febreze, smelly candles, etc. etc. They’re just a sheen of chemicals laid over everything. My feeling is, if you want the house to smell homey, bake some cookies.

Post # 22
1227 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@Coral99:  Oh, I mean hang to dry inside. Where I live it is def too cold to hang it outside right now! I throw most things in the dryer for just a couple min to get the effect of the bounce sheet and dry a tiny bit and then they air dry the rest of the way. I agree, I don’t care for the smell of laundry dried outside.

Post # 24
1888 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Maybe invest in a duct/furnace cleaning this spring?  Certainly look into changing the air filter in the furnace.  It’s cheap, and you can do it yourself.

Post # 25
839 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Coral99:  They don’t block the vents. Just spread it out and put the vent on top. It works wonders. Try it in a small room. Not sure where you live and if you use the heat too.

As for the candle, you can use Yankee, I know they are pricey but sometimes there are sales out there and stock up then. Bath and Body Works and there is also a store in Canada https://www.countryaffaircandles.com/store/product.php?productid=16145&cat=274&page=1

Their candles smell amazingly!

You can also try making your own candles. I bought some soy wax, oil scent and glass jars for our wedding favours. I tried a candle just to see how long it will last and i have to say the scent was awesome and lasted just as long as a yankee candle for fraction of the price. Ended up costing me 5$ per candle.

Post # 28
2721 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Get a Lampe Berger oil lamp.  My house has a very open floor plan, so candles, plug-ins, and sprays don’t last at all.  One Lampe Berger puts out enough pretty scent to fill most of the hosue.  The New Orleans scent (which has been re-named Pomme Vanilee by the manufacturer) is our favorite.

Post # 30
4134 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

Bake some vanilla in the oven, it smells like cookies without the actual cookies

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