A scented room spray is a quick and effective way to refresh a space for when those unexpected guests arrive or after cooking. The effect is instant and, if the scent is high quality, it will last a couple of hours. From how to layer an interior scent to the small spaces that can benefit from a spritz, we’ve found five new ways to use it, whether you’re at home or away.
Layer the scent
A Nuhr Oud interior scent will typically perfume a space for a couple of hours hours, but to stretch this even further, layer it with its matching candle. Spritz two-to-three pumps into the centre of the room at the same time as you light the candle. The room spray will provide an immediate waft of fragrance and as it begins to subside, the scent of the candle picks up.
Or, to create a bespoke interior scent, layer the room spray with a candle in a different but complementary scent. For example, with its rose and floral mid-notes, Rose & Oud pairs particularly well with the Oud & Bergamot the combination of the two is lighter and more delicate than Rose & Oud used on its own.
Mist a scented room spray on curtains and cushions
Spritzing your room spray onto soft furnishings will help it linger in the room for longer. Try spraying a little onto curtains so that it catches in the breeze; or on cushions, where each plumping will release the scent. Always test it on an inconspicuous area first, to make sure it won’t stain the fabric.
Spritz into cupboards
A couple of pumps will immediately refresh a musty-smelling linen cupboard and will leave the contents subtly scented, too. A layered approach also works here but this time, use an unlit candle that’s at the very end of its life. When you’re down to the final few centimetres of wax, place the unlit candle at the back of the cupboard – it will provide a subtle scent for weeks or months. Add a mist of room spray from time to time to reinvigorate the fragrance. The fresh, clean scent of Oud and Amber is ideal for this.
Use it in your car
An Oud room spray can also be used in the car. While it’s fine to leave a bottle in your glovebox for short periods of time, be aware that the heat of a hot car can cause the fragrance in a bottle of perfume to deteriorate faster. For this reason, it’s best stored in a cool space.
Pack it for a weekend away
Road trips, long weekends and short vacations have become our main means of escape. Stow a sophisticated interior scent in your luggage to use on arrival. It will help to disguise a stale-smelling room and has the added benefit of reminding you of home, no matter where you are.