It’s difficult to overstate the depth of fragrance. Whether comprised of a single note or multiple, scents brim with character, charm, enigma, and spirit. They’re capable of performance art — they transfix, soothe, beguile, and appeal to our deepest instincts and emotions. Home fragrances infused with floral and fruity notes are particularly complex, largely because they can be equally warm, romantic, inviting, playful, and relaxed. You may be drawn to them because you appreciate the richness of a particular flower or the sweetness of a juicy fruit, but not every blend is so straightforward. Consider what makes floral and fruity fragrances so appealing.
The Character of a Floral Scent
Floral scents are simple at heart. A single-note variety is dominated by the fragrance of a specific flower. More complex varieties are known as bouquets. They’re as beautifully composed as their namesake and may contain notes from other fragrance families to add depth. There’s a tendency to relate floral scents to romance — an easy affiliation to make when you consider the meaning of red roses. But in truth, they’re far more intricate and compelling than that. Daisies and sunflowers, for example, conjure visions of sunshine and pure joy. Lavender and gardenia, meanwhile, are soft and relaxing.
It’s their innate femininity that makes them such a popular choice. They’re just as appropriate to wear on date night as to your daughter’s ballet recital or a laid-back brunch with friends. They add that final touch you need to complete a picture that is both classy and classic. Yet if you don’t want to wear your flowers, you can still add them to your repertoire by incorporating notes into your home fragrance routine. Doing so is an effortless way to warm up your living space or bedroom. The Flower Bouquet Collection includes three scents that will tap into your appreciation for multitudinous floral scents: the springtime-fresh notes in Pink Sakura Blossom, the radiance of Pink Peony Corsage, and the heady, calming notes in Provence Lavender Macaron.
The Appeal of a Fruity Scent
Fruity fragrances are far more nuanced than you may initially think. While some are as basic as their floral counterparts thanks to their single-note construction, others are more adventurous in their blends. Regardless of what it contains, the scent is usually associated with playfulness, youth, and spirit — the perfect companion for a teenager’s first date, a weekend errand run, or a morning drop-off with the kids. Despite this easygoing appeal, fruity scents can also be sophisticated, especially when blended with a floral note to create a more polished iteration.
That lighthearted, friendly, upbeat vibe is irresistible to those who prefer something less intense than a floral scent. But if you just want to experience the scent without actually wearing it, try the Clean & Crisp home fragrance collection. It includes the crisp Spruce Ridge Lodge scent, which is nicely complemented by the grapefruit and dewy fruits in Shower Fresh Feeling and the fresh green apples in Cool White Linen.