The Scent, The Sachet And The Wardrobe
We have covered the large spaces of our homes in the last few post about home scents, but what is still missing are the smaller ones.
Cupboards and wardrobes can use a good fragrance too.
The best smelling cupboard in my house is the one housing my perfume collection of course, but I think that is the only place one doesn’t have to worry about scenting in any way. The cumulative effect of the various bottles in there is intoxicating and enticing enough (for an addict, I mean a Perfumista at least).
In my linen and clothes drawers I use various sachets to keep things smelling fine in there.
For the more do-it-yourself inclined among you, I included a link for a how-to tutorial to make your own sachets by the inimitable Martha Stewart. She uses a mixture of lavender, wormwood, cedar, patchouli, rosemary, cinnamon, or cloves to put into lovely Organza Sachets.
For the rest of us, who are not as gifted with a needle, there are ready made alternatives available. A good and very affordable bet are the lovely linen bags that house either Verbena or Lavender that L’Occitane de Provence offers. L’Occitane Verveine and Lavande sachets (8$ a piece) are beautiful to look at and hold their scent for a very long time. I change them no more than once or twice a year, they stay fresh and lovely all the while. Also moths really hate the smell of Lavender apparently, so that is the scent I use the most in our wardrobes.
Crabtree and Evelyn scented hangers and sachets are available in three fragrances: Lavender, Rosewater and Summer Hill. I use a lovely pink Rosewater sachet in my lingerie drawer. These are not exactly a bargain, (I received mine as a gift) but their scent is lovely and they stay fresh for a long time. It is also nice to toss one of these into a suitcase when traveling, it softly fragrances my clothes and reminds me of home at the same time.
I did not try the scented hangers yet, but they sound like a lovely idea as well, should one have the money to spare. I don’t quite see the reason for these to be so very expensive though, the little bags are undoubtedly nicely done, but when there are so many alternatives out there for a tenth of the price, that is certainly where I draw the line.
Laura Ashley Wild Lilac Drawer Sachets are an indulgence for your wardrobe that doesn’t burn the bank while still looking lovely and smelling divine. The lilac colored sachets are ideal for drawers. Other scents available from Laura Ashley are Citrus Blossom and Nectarine, Fresh Linen and Jasmine, Peony Petals, Rhubarb and Vanilla and White Flowers. Hmm, smells lovely…
Another good idea is to put fine soaps into drawers, or – for a large wardrobe – to spray a little bit of your favorite perfume from time to time.
I like sachets for their low maintenance and longevity. Toss one into a drawer and forget about it for months.
Even if my wardrobes lead nowhere exiting (see title) at least they smell excellent.
Image credit, henryzecher.com.