Breath of Fresh Air

Three Cozy Room Sprays That Smell More Like Cologne Than Febreze


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From Issue Five of Gear Patrol Magazine.
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Scents have the power to be both transportive and grounding. Candles, long favored for their ambiance and warmth, lack staying power; their aromas grow stale and dissipate soon after being extinguished. Room spray stands as an equally fragrant yet long overlooked alternative, latching onto linens for a prolonged effect. But don’t confound room sprays with Febreze; a bottle of high-quality room spray shares more in common with cologne than with a conventional air freshener.

Studio Cue Golda Hiba Wood Atmosphere Mist

Notes: Cedarwood, citrus

Aesop Cythera Aromatique Room Spray

Notes: Geranium, incense, patchouli

Cire Trudon Cyrnos Room Spray

Notes: Lemon, thyme, lavender, pine, musk

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