Candle, Reed Diffuser or Room Mist: Which is the right option for you?

Candle, Reed Diffuser or Room Mist: Which is the right option for you?

There’s no denying here at Apsley and Company we love a scented candle especially when we want to add to the ambience of a space or occasion. However, we know they’re not always the practical option especially if you have children, pets or an extremely hectic life – this is where reed diffusers and room mists step in. 

We’ve created a brief guide for Apsley home fragrance products to help you decide how best to fragrance your home.

Ask yourself -

WHAT DO YOU WANT OUT OF YOUR HOME FRAGRANCE?

EASE OF USE?

CANDLE 

Naked flame so needs complete attention and can only burn for a limited time

DIFFUSER

Self-sufficient, no flame, no smoke, no mess

ROOM MIST

Instant, effortless, versatile, fuss-free, flameless

 

GREEN THINKING?

CANDLE

No electricity, no aerosols, reusable vessels, renewable waxes, no animal testing, natural essence based, vegan friendly

DIFFUSER

No electricity, no aerosols, reusable vessels, only need replacing a couple of times a year, no animal testing, natural essence based, vegan friendly

ROOM MIST

No electricity, no aerosols, no animal testing, natural essence based, vegan friendly

A CENTREPIECE FOR THE HOME OR AN UNASSUMING FRAGRANCE PARTNER?

CANDLE & DIFFUSER

Both the candle and diffuser are a stylish, simple way to enhance room décor both through fragrance and design. If you want a statement piece go for our Apsley and Company Luxury Collection – for example, the Vesuvius Large Luxury Diffuser (500ml) or the Halfeti Luxury Decorator Candles (2.4kg) If you want a more classic look try an elegant glass perfume bottle like our Scented Space Crushed Fig Reed Diffuser (100ml) or a slightly more impressive cut crystal piece such as our Abode Aroma Crisp White Linen Bevelled Crystal Candle (220g)

ROOM MIST

Apsley’s room mist collections are the more elusive fragrance partner. At Apsley we present the mist in a classic glass bottle with elegant silver or gold cap. If left on the sideboard it will be a subtle addition to the room, but for us it’s about making a fragrant statement, rather than visual one. For your guests it will be as if the fragrance has mysteriously appeared from nowhere

COST EFFECTIVE?

CANDLE

As an approximate guide smaller scented candles like a single wick votive will burn at a rate of 7 to 9 hours per ounce/28 grams of wax. Larger multi-wick scented candles will average 5 to 7 hours for each ounce.  With Apsley candles – the Apsley and Company Luxury Candle (400g) burns for up to 60 hours meaning the burn cost is approximately 83 cents/hour. Plus you are left with a beautiful vessel that can be repurposed and become part of the home décor

DIFFUSER

Diffusers can last over 72x longer than candles – our Apsley diffusers last between 4 to 12 months depending on their size and the environment they’re placed in. In money terms, as an example, our Scented Space Room Diffusers last for up to 4 months so that’s around $8.74/month or impressively – 0.01 cent/hour 

ROOM MIST

It only takes a few spritzes of our highly concentrated room spray to envelop a space in fragrance for a couple of hours. You can expect to get at least 1000 sprays from a 100ml bottle so Apsley room mists equate to approximately 0.04 cents/spray

INSTANT OR GRADUAL SCENT?

CANDLE 

Our fragranced candles add scent to the room even before lighting, but once lit the fragrance throw will get stronger and stronger during the recommended burn time. Once blown out, the fragrance will delicately linger in the room

DIFFUSER

A potent continuous scent is released day and night

ROOM MIST

Definitely an instant scent – it will give a burst of fragrance as soon as you spray

NEED TO BE IN CONTROL OF YOUR FRAGRANCE LEVEL?

CANDLE 

It’s difficult to control the intensity of scent release in a candle, the only real way to minimise it is buy smaller single-wick candles and locate them surreptitiously – for example in the corner of a room on a shelf rather than as a centrepiece on the dining table

DIFFUSER

Diffusers give you more control. Fragrance throw depends on how often you flip the reed sticks, how many sticks you have in the vessel, the size of the bottle neck, where you place it etc 

ROOM MIST

You are in total control, for subtlety just go for one or two sprays but if you want to make an all-out impression (or disguise an unpleasant smell) atomise away until the fragrance level hits the right note for you! 

 

HOW COMMITTED ARE YOU?

CANDLE 

If you plan to fragrance the home just for special occasions, or you’re not committed to a specific fragrance then candle burning is for you

DIFFUSER

If you’re more dedicated to a specific fragrance or signature scent a diffuser is the better option due to its longevity and scent consistency

ROOM MIST

This is for the spontaneous home fragrancer who needs to scent a space in an instant

LOCATION LIMITATIONS?

CANDLE

Whilst it doesn’t need an electrical outlet please remember the safety warnings regarding a naked flame must be considered. We provide a Candle Safety advice page on the website

DIFFUSER

Diffusers don’t have the same safety limitations but placement considerations are still required. Our blog “For The Love of Diffusers” offers advice regarding this.

ROOM MIST

Location is not limited, you can leave it out on your cabinet or store it away in a cupboard. Room mists can also be used on soft furnishings, small spaces like linen cupboards or in the car. For more ideas read our “For The Love of Room Mists” blog Can’t see this on the site, it was for w/c 7th Feb so might have been when you started with Pixel Storm – there’s a few not posted around this time, do you want me to send a short list 😊

AMBIENCE

CANDLE

 Soft flickering light casts a warm glow and engaging fragrance across the room - perfect for romantic dinners, calming bath times and a chilled night curled up on the sofa

DIFFUSER & ROOM MIST

Fragrance enhances the ambience of a room, but it must be said diffusers and room mists are not as all-embracing as the magic of candlelight

LOOKING FOR A TRAVEL BUDDY?

CANDLE

Travel candles are perfect for feeling at home anywhere, their size makes them easy to pack and position in your holiday getaway. Try our individual Apsley and Company Luxury Travel Candles, or give yourself fragrance options with our Apsley and Company Luxury Discovery Sets

DIFFUSER

The carriage of diffusers is not as easy or practical as candles, but they are the perfect option for keeping your holiday home fresh

ROOM MIST

Simple to include with your travel essentials, you can give any stuffy holiday space a fragrant boost, whilst also bringing a bit of home with you. You can even give your suitcase a treat with a quick spritz before packing, keeping your clothes ‘journey fresh’

 

SO, IN CONCLUSION

Ultimately there are pros and cons to all home fragrance products. We would say for all-important 'me time'  a scented candle is perfect. For a convenient, consistent room fragrance it would be a reed diffuser. For someone who only wants to fragrance a room occasionally the room mist is a must.

 

Still undecided? Why not spoil yourself and your home by layering the scent with a combination of all three products we discussed today. You can either go for the same fragrance for each one or create a signature scent with three different harmonising aromas. Explore our Apsley and Company, Abode Aroma and Scented Space collections so you can discover what is right for you.
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