While we absolutely love candles, sometimes we actually want a scent that’s more continuous than just during the candle’s burn time. And while plug-ins are too overwhelming for our sensitive noses, diffusers tend to give off just enough scent to delight and intrigue us without becoming overpowering. They’re perfect for dispelling any lingering odors, too (think litter boxes or something that burned during cooking!). Below, our five favorites.
Votivo Red Currant Reed Diffuser
Tart red currants, golden fruit glaze, vanilla bean ice cream, raspberry filled sugar cookies … can you say heaven on earth?
$40 at votivo.com
Nest Bamboo Reed Diffuser
The famed candle company is just as proficient at making diffusers. And this one, with notes of white florals, sparkling citrus and fresh green accords, is absolutely divine.
$34 at saks.com
Dayna Decker Leila Diffuser
Grapefruit. Bergamot. Dewberry. Lemon Flower. Amber Musk. Need we go on?
$96 at raincollection.com
The Body Shop Vanilla & Lime Blossom Reed Diffuser
Vanilla and lime blossom combine with lily of the valley, amber and jasmine for a seductively sensuous scent.
$19.50 at thebodyshop.com
Crabtree & Evelyn Iris Home Fragrance Diffuser
Iris blends with sandalwood, patchouli and just a hint of fresh vetiver, paying homage to the classic alluring ingredient of orris (prepared from the root of the iris flower and prized by Renaissance perfumers).
$35 at beauty.com