I think it's important to surround yourself with beautiful things, and a lovely, cozy scent for the home, one that envelops you like a warm embrace as soon as you walk into the door, beckoning you into the quiet, peaceful refuge that is home, is no exception.
Inspired by the sea breeze of the Mediterranean and the lush gardens of Tuscany, Antica Farmacista creates gorgeously-designed scents ranging from super romantic florals to sharp green notes to warm, woodsy spices. I love Santorini (think crisp and green, with a spicy masculine edge) and Magnolia, Orchid & Mimosa (sweet and delicate white florals). In celebration of my new apartment, I went out on a limb and chose a scent I hadn't used before: the marine-and-citrus-infused Aria, which I find to be the perfect fresh scent to wake up to every morning. I imagine it's what sleeping next to an open bedroom window looking out onto the sparkling Mediterranean--otherwise, heaven--would be like. What I also like about this line, apart from the myriad havenly smells to choose from, is that the fragrances come in the form of reed diffusers, which I'm becoming increasingly more attached to, rather than, say, candles. With the former, you don't have to A. worry about your house burning down and B. can enjoy the lingering scent of your choice for several months at a time.
Antica Farmacista is also available on the Nordstrom website.