How To Make Your Home Smell Expensive: Advice From the Queen of Luxury

Are you trying to impress new friends? Maybe you’re hosting co-workers at your home. Heck, you probably just want to feel like you’re living in luxury.

Unfortunately, your wallet doesn’t allow for the expensive adorned home you’re dreaming up, but filling your house with the right aromas can help you pretend like you’re already living there.

Here I cover some simple tips and tricks for making your home look clean and tidy before including affordable Aromasthesia® scents that will add to the luxurious feel you’re after.


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How Do I Make My House Smell Luxurious?

You don’t have to be rich to give off luxurious vibes — that includes inside your house. 

If it smells like a team of high school football players is living in your home, staying on top of some easy messes can change the mood. Simply cleaning anything odor-causing and investing in luxurious scents (candles, of course) will kick those football players out and move the Rockefellers in.


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Before We Get Into the Good Smells, Let’s Get Rid of the Bad Smells

Adding good scents on top of bad smells doesn’t eliminate the yuckiness — it just temporarily hides it. You might not be dripping in dollar bills, but you’re still wondering, “how do I make my house smell like a rich person’s house?” 

You first have to do some dirty work.


Dry It Out

This might come as no surprise, but moisture and mold are the number one cause of a stinky house. And both can be found nearly everywhere.

Do you run a dishwasher? That’s a breeding ground for mold and mildew.

Do you have a garbage disposal? You guessed it, food particles that stick inside dirty disposals can cause bad smells.

Is your fridge overwhelmed by leftovers and expired food? You’re inviting mold and odor-causing bacteria.

By thoroughly cleaning these high-mold areas, you can eliminate some bad household smells. 

Fill a bowl with white vinegar, put it in your empty dishwasher, and run a normal cycle. 

If you don’t want to invest in a garbage disposal cleaner, dump a cup of ice and a half-cup of table salt down the disposal before turning on the water and running it.

Clean up refrigerator spills and regularly toss old and expired foods and use activated charcoal to eliminate bad smells caused by mold.

As for the rest of your house:

  1. Deep clean carpets at least once a year and regularly freshen up with baking soda before vacuuming.
  2. Keep rooms with new furniture ventilated and invest in an air purifier to eliminate the smell that comes from VOCs (volatile organic compounds) found in new upholstery fabric.
  3. Wash dirty clothes regularly to minimize musty smells.
  4. Keep bathrooms dry and ventilated by running fans or opening windows.
  5. Properly clean the drum and seal of your front-load washer with a mixed solution of bleach and warm water.
  6. Dump baking soda or stuff dryer sheets inside of stinky-smelling shoes.


Ditch the Dirt

Sometimes when you’re living in funk you simply stop smelling it.

If your garbage can is overflowing, it’s likely full of table scraps or smelly substances — so take it out. If your cat’s litter box hasn’t been changed recently, get to it. If your sink still has yesterday’s breakfast bowls sitting in it, it’s time to clean them up.

Just because you don’t smell it doesn’t mean new people entering your home will not. We often become accustomed to the smells of our own surroundings, so what might smell “normal” to you smells funky to newcomers.


Never Forgive Fridge Funk

Every night after dinner, you load up the leftovers into a Tupperware and stick them in the fridge. A week goes by and they’re all still there. No one has eaten them, and you keep adding to the pile. And you’re wondering where that awful smell could be coming from?

Get the interior of your fridge on a cleaning rotation. Regularly get rid of:

  • Leftovers
  • Expired products; and
  • Nasty spills


Scrub Up Those Squishy Surfaces

Furniture and upholstery are some of the main culprits of bad smells. Think about it. Curtains hang there day after day — mostly untouched — collecting dirt. Couches, pillows, sheets, and blankets are sat on and laid in by dirty people, dirty animals, dirty clothing, or dirty shoes.

By washing these things regularly you can eliminate some big bad smells.


Now You’re Ready to Luxuriate — 6 Candles That Will Make Any Home Smell Expensive

You don’t have designer furniture. Your house isn’t covered in crystals and expensive artwork. In fact, you work a normal 9-5 job like most other people.

You keep your house clean and tidy, but you’re still itching for a touch of luxury inside of your home’s walls. Luxury candles can do the trick.

Aromasthesia  offers a collection of candles with …

  • Mood-enhancing scent profiles
  • Natural soy waxes
  • Wicks made from natural materials; and
  • Longer burn times

… that contributes to the expensive look and smell they’ll add to your home.

Are you after a specific “expensive” feel? Maybe you’re trying to convey a certain mood. These six candles will make any home smell and feel luxurious.


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#1: Dexmedetomidine

If you feel like pieces of your life aren’t fitting together nicely and adding a touch of luxury to your home could help, our Aromasthesia Dexmedetomidine candle might be for you. This candle is full of smooth scents, including:

  • Pink grapefruit
  • Bergamot; and
  • A small hint of clove

Bergamot, affectionately known as the “prince of citrus,” helps set a luxurious tone in your space. It’s refreshing and rounded, but deep and complex at the same time. Its sweet smell consists of floral, herbal, and resinous undertones which will give your home the expensive scent you’re after.


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#2: Oxytocin

Are you feeling a bit down? If you’re looking to quickly boost the mood of your space from 0-60, our Aromasthesia Oxytocin candle is your girl.

With a scent profile of …

  • Passionflower
  • Pear; and
  • Lychee

… this candle will elevate the mood of your home, creating a luxurious space you’d be happy to entertain in.


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#3: Propofol

Are you stressed? Busy? Always feeling like you’re on the edge of your seat? Our Aromasthesia  Propofol candle will do the trick. 

This luxurious candle offers a delicate floral aroma that will help you unwind. Designed for tranquility, Propofol’s scents include:

  • Red rose petals; and
  • Currant

Currants are expensive in and of themselves, so the smell of currants wafting through your home is sure to add a luxurious feel.


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#4: Alprazolam

The fresh and clean aroma provided by our Aromasthesia Alprazolam candle will leave your home smelling expensive. 

Studies have suggested that the smell of jasmine — Alprazolam’s main scent — offers a sense of calm. So much so that many realtors will burn a jasmine-scented candle during an open house to set the mood of calmness and luxury.


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#5: Botulinum

Do tropical fruits, exotic locations, and citrusy lemons remind you of an expensive vacation? These three inactive ingredients make up our Aromasthesia Botulinum candle.

If you want your home to feel like a relaxing and luxurious getaway, burning Botulinum will do the trick.


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#6: Vasopressin

Burning the right scents can affect your:

  • Mood
  • Stress levels; and
  • Working capacity

If you’re hoping to make your home a luxurious-feeling space with a sense of calm, our Aromasthesia Vasopressin candle should be your pick. 

Studies have shown that lemongrass — Vasopressin’s main ingredient — is known to have positive effects on human psychophysiological activity and help bring on feelings of stability. 


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Aromasthesia: Making Homes Smell Expensive Without the Expense

As far as luxury goes, investing in Aromasthesia  candles is a small price to pay to get that “expensive” smell you’re after. The scent of a candle sets an entire mood, so you want to be sure you’re choosing the right one.

With proper care and usage, our 10 oz candles will give you approximately 60 hours of burn time — that’s a lot of life out of one candle!

Many of our customers also rave about the scent throw our Aromasthesia candles offer — the intended smell distributes far beyond the room it’s burning in and lasts long after the candle has been blown out.

If you’re chasing the dream of a luxurious home but don’t have the money to burn on designer furnishings and high-end items, Aromasthesia candles can help you set the mood and feeling you’re after.

Shop our collection of all-natural candles and get your home smelling expensive today.


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