A freshly scented home is a happy home in our book. Because in addition to looking good, we like our homes to smell good, too, to make the right first impression. And one way to do this, with minimal effort is with a divinely scented reed diffuser. We’ve rounded up the best reed diffusers to do the job.
From illustrative ceramic bottles to chic glass bottles, the packaging can also add a welcome decorative touch to a space. Whether proudly on display or tucked away from view, reed diffusers offer any room a fragrant scent.
With reed diffusers you simply immerse the reeds in the fragrance, and let them do the job of dispersing the scent for months to come. A good quality reed diffuser will typically last between 2-6 months.
The joy of choosing a diffuser over a scented candle or a plug-in is the safety factor. There’s no need for naked flames or over-heating plugs with a simple reed diffuser.
More recent studies have also ‘suggested’ that paraffin wax candles can be detrimental to health.
We’ve rounded up our favourite new fragrances of the season…
Welcome the scent of spring indoors with this new season scent. The fresh and fragrant scent conjures visions of a glorious spring day, making it a powerful emotive scent to fill homes at this time of year especially.
Light and floral scents of honeysuckle, rose, jasmine and lilac combine with the earthy aroma of freshly mown grass to provide the seasonal scent of ’spring’.
This lovely scent diffuser not only smells devine, it looks highly decorative thanks to a ribbed glass vessel. Complete with two delicate flower topped rattan reeds, to add further flare to the design. The White Company predicts the 100ml fragrance to last approximately 2 months.
Spring Diffuser, £27, The White Company
Invigorate your senses with this aromatic fragrance. The Uplift reed diffuser is a revitalising scent forming part of the new Apothecary collection.
The uplifting element is thanks to the blend of lemon, eucalyptus, lavender and rosemary essential oils – widely recognised by aroma therapists for their refreshingly uplifting properties. These properties make it ideal for a bathroom, to create a home spa ambience.
Apothecary Uplift Reed Diffuser, £15, Marks & Spencer
Aldi have become one of the most unlikely go-tos for fine fragrances to fill homes. Ever since they first launched the Hotel Collection range of Jo Malone-rivalling home fragrances a few years ago, they've been unstoppable at producing sensational scents at even more sensational prices.
The Lime, Basil & Mandarin scent is one of the best sellers of the rivalling scents. Thanks to its aroma of peppery basil fused with zesty lime and aromatic white thyme. Overall it offers a fresh but not overpowering scent for any space. You won't get more fragrance for your money than you will at Aldi.
Hotel Collection Lime, Basil & Mandarin Reed Diffuser, £3.49, Aldi
Perfect for bathrooms, the Yankee Candle Fluffy Towel scent is a new addition to the legendary range. As the name suggests, it emulates the sweet scent of freshly washed towels.
The aroma of clean, warm towels straight from the dryer is combined with notes of lemon, apple, lavender and lily. Deliciously invigorating for any room in the house.
Pop the Scandi-looking bottle on the bathroom shelf to fill the room with long-lasting fragrance – even after the towels have lost their newly washed scent. The new Yankee Candle reed diffusers offer the same long-lasting, true-to-life fragrance of the much-loved candles.
Yankee Candle Fluffy Towels Reed Diffuser, £18.99, Candles Direct
It's the reed diffuser with a difference, as the reeds are in fact delicate ceramic petals. They work in exactly the same way as the traditional wooden reeds, offering a more decorative touch. The flower diffuser will absorb and diffuse the scented oil naturally.
It's designed by much-admired Escape to the Chateau's Angel Strawbridge. As a fan of all things vintage it's no surprise Angel has made every effort to make the diffuser as charmingly attractive as it is practical.
The Sweet Pea fragrance has a sweet lemon and orange fragrance inspired by the wildflowers found growing around her grand 45-bedroom French chateau.
The Chateau By Angel Strawbridge Diffuser Delicate Sweet Pea, £10
This diffuser offers a statement scent of heady and instantly recognisable scent of Jasmine, fused with Ylang Ylang and Plump Tuberose. All complemented by Lime and Bergamot top notes to help create a warm and enthusiastic floral fragrance.
By its own admission the Ashley & Co design offers a 'modern reed diffuser' thanks to it's brooding coloured class bottle an monochrome label. The stylised bottle, with its chic black reeds helps to add effortless decoration to a modern decor.
Ashley & Co Blossom & Gilt Reed Diffuser, £50, John Lewis & Partners
The luxury lingerie brand La Perla brings us home fragrance, and it smells pretty lush. Fill your home with the delectable fragrance inspired by the elements of the sea – although we feel it's more like a delicious fabric softener fragrance. The fresh fragrance is an aromatic blend of Peach, Jasmine, Sandalwood and Vanilla. Uplifting in scent but not too overpowering for the senses.
This design will look equally as chic in the boudoir or bathroom in a sophisticated heavy-duty taupe bottle, with striking gold label and contrasting black reeds. The bottle comes complete with an added value stopper - to use between the two 150ml refill scents.
La Perla Velvet Sea Reed Diffuser, £65, Amara
This deliciously fruit aroma offers the scent of fresh juicy watermelon and wild strawberry notes. As a signature summer fruit the touch of strawberry helps to evoke a feeling of summer, which indeed makes us feel happy – as the name suggests.
The powerful fruity aroma is enriched further with papaya, ripe mango and peach fragrances. This is the diffuser for those that welcome sweet jammy fruit aromas into their homes – the dominant scents ensure a long lasting effect.
Happy Wild Strawberry & Watermelon Reed Diffuser, £10, Boots
What’s not to love about a scent that promises to energise both your soul and your surroundings. The ‘Feel Refreshed’ Reed Diffuser
Energise your mind and home with one of the signature NEOM scent ‘Feel Refreshed’ Reed Diffuser.
A brand philosophy at NEOM is the important of creating a good ambience. ‘We believe energy is the single most powerful tool to achieve anything in life. There really is nothing better than pure natural energy. But sometimes we all need a little help.’ The scent crafters have expertly blended this scent specifically to boost your energy, by way of 24 zingy essential oils including Sicilian lemon & basil.
NEOM Organics Feel Refreshed Reed Diffuser, £38, Look Fantastic
There are no reeds, but it’s still worthy of being included thanks to the devine scents. This alternative diffuser combines natural hand-blended essential oils and a handful of gemstones of your choice.
In this case the vivid Blue Agate is aid to encourage self-confidence, while dispelling fear, while Black Obsidian born in the heart of a volcano, shields from negativity. All great qualities to welcome to a home to create a calming environment.
The blend of essentials oils offers five to six months of calming, refreshing scent. You can choose from Sea Salt; English Lavender and Rose Garden to scent the gemstone.
Blue Agate & Black Obsidian Gemstone Diffuser, £45, Norfolk Natural Living