Breath of Fresh Air

Three Cozy Room Sprays That Smell More Like Cologne Than Febreze

November 9, 2017 Buying Guides By Photo by Henry Phillips
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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