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

posted 9 years ago in Home
Post # 32
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@Coral99:  +1 

Post # 33
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

If you’re going for Yankee Candles, try “fluffly towels”.  It’s such a fresh, lovely scent!

Glade plug-ins are also fantastic, as some PP have mentioned.

What about those recipes you see on Pinterest that you boil on the stove?  You know, water with orange peels, cinnamon sticks, etc.  They might work!

Post # 34
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@MeiFrancis:  I just did this yesterday, smelled so yummy.

Basically you pour two capfuls of vanilla extract into a ramekin and “bake” in a 300 degree oven for an hour.  πŸ™‚

I also swear by B&BW candles (the company name is Slatkin & Co) and also diffusers.  We have one in the living room now that smells like bonfires.  First thing I did when I moved in with Fiance was buy candles for the rooms and it smells so homey now.

Post # 35
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Coral99:  LMAO seriously? You post something on the internet asking for people’s opinions and advice, (about something so minutely trivial as this, to boot), and then you threaten someone with violence when they respond in a (on-topic, not personal) way you don’t like? You may want to look into some mental health care. Or, perhaps, stay off the internet if you’re this thin-skinned.

Post # 36
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Coral99:  Dryer sheets in the dressers, a few Glad plug-ins strategically placed throughout the house (stock up on the scent you like at a Sam’s Club or similar bulk-shopping-store.

An old friend of mine had a trick where she would buy bunches of the eucalyptis branches (the decorative kind found in craft areas/fake florals departments), and would combine that with some generic vanilla air fresheners. I hated the smell, but it was definitely strong enough to be smelled everywhere in the house.

Post # 37
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m going to second all of the Yankee Candles scents that everyone put forth here, because YC is super powerful and amazing as well all know :] I also want to recommend the candle/wax melt warmers that YC sells. I received one for Christmas and the smell really carries, even more so than the candles IMO. The wax discs last an extremely long time so you really get some bang for your buck and can load up on your favorite scents. 

This is the warmer I have and there many, many more: http://www.yankeecandle.com/detail/everyday-ceramic-ivory-denby-floral-electric-tarts-wax-melts-warmer/1263901

Post # 39
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Something that helps with our house is to use baking soda to help neutralize any bad smells. Even if you take out the trash regularly, it can still stink, so we always keep baking soda at the bottom of our trash cans to help. Same with the kitchen sink.

Post # 41
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Re: the vanilla:  you can also boil on the stovetop instead of baking.  It’s a nice alternative if your air in the house is a little dry too.  Just add some vanilla extract to cinnamon/cloves/nutmeg/anise (any combo) in a pot of water and simmer for a few hours.

Post # 43
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

@mrs_pudding_pop:  Exactly =) My aunt was a realtor and she did this all the time in houses she showed

Post # 45
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I use bath and body works candles. always cinnamon and clove scent. They are the best bang for your buck. I keep one burning when I am in the house. I did’nt realize our home had a distinct smell until one day Fiance and I had been away from home a few nights and he commented that our clothing smelt like ‘home’… I have also had a few girlfriends compliment our nice smelling home.

Post # 46
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@MeiFrancis:  The only bad thing is, I wanted cookies when it started wafting through the house, hehe.

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