Fresh blooms not only add a visual appeal to your home, but they can also create a pleasant-smelling atmosphere. Even during Phase 2, most workplaces are still operating from home. So, why not enrich your work-from-home experience with happiness and relaxation?
With the addition of scented candles, you can take the aromatherapy experience up a notch. However, you wouldn’t want your candles to clash against the scent of your bouquets. Instead, you want it to enhance the overall ambience of your home. So, if you’re wondering how, then read on!
Consider the scent families
The scent family is derived from the fragrance wheel, which was developed by Michael Edwards. The fragrance wheel is a round diagram which showcases the various scent families and sub-families, grouped according to their relationship. The four primary scents are floral, oriental, fresh and woody.
Depending on the type of floral arrangement and flowers you have, the scent might not always be as flowery as you imagine. For example, the smell of roses ranges from fruity to tea to musky, and sometimes, it can also be a combination of all these fragrances!
But by identifying the most prominent scent, you can categorise it into its respective scent family.
Type of scent families
As mentioned above, there are four main scents, followed by their sub-families which are usually a combination of the main scents.
Floral scents usually smell like your fresh blooms with a slight powdery note, almost like baby powder! It’s also commonly found in women’s perfumes. The sub-families include the following:
This fragrance family is exactly like what you’re picturing in your head – but in fragrance form. We’re talking about rich, exotic scents such as herbs, spices, or even resin. The sub-families include the following:
The woody scent gives off a luxurious and warm feel, with a woody, musky and slightly bitter smell. The sub-families include the following:
Just like the feeling you get after a nice, warm bath, this scent family encapsulates clear, bright scents! It includes the scents of herbs, citrus and the ocean. The sub-families include the following:
Mix and match the scents
Now that you’re more enlightened on the fragrance wheel and the many different types of scents, let’s address the next question on how to combine these different aromas!
Just like the colour wheel where contrasting and complementary colours go well together, most of the fragrance families mix pretty well. Though it’s easier to see it in the circular diagram, we’ll try our best to explain it to you.
Fragrance families that are side-by-side on the wheel complement each other. Based on the list above, the harmonious blend of scent families is like so: Floral & Oriental, Oriental & Woody, Woody & Fresh, Fresh & Floral.
Meanwhile, you can also match it based on the sub-families at opposite ends or by creating a triangle on the fragrance wheel!
After deciding which you like best, you can go ahead and obtain scented candles and flowers from an online florist in Singapore based on your preferred combination of fragrances. If you’re slightly unsure about how the floral arrangement impacts the scent it gives off, you’re always welcome to ask us!