Is it too early to be thinking of the fall? Too early for autumn home fragrances? Maybe here in the South it is. But before I moved to the South, late August and early September was all about the fall. I’ve never been crazy about pumpkin. Nope, not now. Probably never. I like to taste my coffee thank you very much so there will be no pumpkin-spiced anything coming near my coffee. I’m serious.
One of my very first blog posts (don’t laugh) was a Williams Sonoma DIY home fragrance. If you’ve ever stepped foot into a Williams Sonoma store, you’ll know that you instantly find your calling as a culinary chef. No, you transform into the most experienced foodie and have to have every tool within reach? Is that just me? Very well then. (Let’s just make believe that didn’t happen).
When I walk through any mall, the first stores I gravitate towards are those that smell good. They don’t even have to smell like food–just good. (Marketers, take note!)
I loved making my home smell like Williams Sonoma, and a few days ago I realized I ran out of candles. Luckily all the ingredients needed to make my home smell delicious were in my kitchen. And you know what? After 30 minutes of this concoction on the stove, my house smelled like the cookies you bake in the fall.
Try it. Share it with your friends. Then come back and tell me how you did it differently.
What’s your favorite autumn home fragrance?
DIY Home Autumn Fragrance
- 1 gallon of water
- 5 cloves
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- peel of two navel oranges
- Peel the skins of two navel oranges and set aside.
- Pour the water into a stainless steel saucepan and set the burner on medium-high. Add all the ingredients.
- When the water comes to a boil, lower the heat to low-medium for an hour.
- Enjoy the smell of autumn in the air!