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6 Fragrances for Every Home Style

Keep your home clean and fresh with these alternative household cleaners and scents

Photography: Kurt Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions Pictorial Direction: Dagny Madamba Styling: Dagny Madamba and Tala Singson

To be able to fully relax at home, it is essential that it's clean and clutter-free. Another important thing that you can do is place scented candles at home. These must-haves complete the tranquil ambience that you will surely love. 

Whether you have a global-inspired or industrial space, there's a scent that's perfect for your home. Let these six fragrances guide you.

Read the original article in the September 2014 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to for more details.

Industrial, woodsy

If your space is masculine, and you have a leather couch and mahogany cabinets, go for heady amber, cinnamon, cedar, cypress, and spicy fragrances.

Voluspa Baltic amber candle, P1,180, Dimensione


If you like tropical, nautical, or coastal styles, and your outdoor living space is the focal point, these scents are for you: ocean, pineapple, and coconut.

Boracay Shores Scented Candle, P529, Alice Blue


If your home is crisp, well-organized, and has a modern-contemporary look, try clean linen, cotton, fresh citrus, and bamboo.

Kew Royal Botanic Gardens Diffuser Refill Orange Blossom, P1,780, ac+632

Traditional, romantic

If you love classic furniture, pastels, and floral prints, the best scents for you are rose, lavender, jasmine, and lily of the valley.

Earth Child Sitali Wax Rejuvenating Scents of Jasmine and Mint, P320, ac+632


If your space has a well-traveled look, a mix of styles, antique furniture, and worldly prints, try exotic vanilla, sandalwood, nutmeg, and cocoa.

Voluspa Chestnut and Vetiver Candle, P1,180, Dimensione


If you’re fond of bold colors and patterns, and fun prints on pillows, go for: fruity scents, grapefruit, and guava.

Voluspa Coeur de Cassis Candle, P1,195, Dimensione

*Prices are subject to change.

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