Being stuck at home sucks, and there are no two ways about it. Aside from being subject to the same routine (if any), there’s also the feeling of missing out on so many little joys the world has to offer. Some of these little joys could be walking by a bakery and smelling the freshly baked bread on your way to work, or the scent of a hotel lobby the minute you walk in.
If you’re missing the smells of the outside world, here are a few unique room scents that can help lift your spirits:
Filipino comfort smells from Simoy ng Haraya
Scents like freshly baked bread, a morning cup of coffee and movie theater lobbies are all strongly associated with memories of life pre-quarantine. Simoy ng Haraya has made all of these scent memories available to spritz to your heart’s desire through their collection of home and linen sprays.
Their panaderia spray is a bakeshop in a bottle, with notes of bread, butter and caraway that smells like you’ve just passed by a batch of freshly baked bread. Their kape spray smells distinctly of brewed coffee with creamy overtones, without needing to make a fresh pot. The takilya spray uses vanilla, caramel and popcorn to replicate the scent and feeling of rushing into a movie theatre right before showtime.
The room and linen spray starts at P249.74 per 60ml bottle. You can place your orders through Simoy ng Haraya’s website
Holiday scents from Real Scents
If you’re a bit of a sweet tooth, Real Scents’ home fragrances like sugar and spice can soothe your sugar cravings without the danger of tooth decay (or a spike in your blood sugar).
Real Scents room and linen spray come in a variety of different scents, but their sugar and spice and candy cane scents are here right in time for the holidays. Their sugar and spice have elements of cinnamon and apple, while their candy cane smells like peppermint with hints of candy.
The room and linen spray are P279 per 200ml bottle. You can place your orders through Real Scents website
Hotel lobby aromas from Spruce Up
Aside from delicious food and luxurious amenities, five-star hotels are also known for having signature scents. If you’ve ever had wine and canapés at a hotel lounge, you’ll definitely notice that even the air wafting around smells classy.
Spruce Up has bottled up a collection of hotel-inspired scents that remind you of lobby lounging and wine nights with your hermanas. They have different scents influenced by hotels around Metro Manila, like The Peninsula, Shangri La and Marriott.
You can place your orders through Spruce Up’s Instagram
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Writer: ANDREIANA YUVALLOS