The experts from St. Eval explain how paying attention to the fragrance in your home can lift your mood and improve your environment
It’s no secret, even the most beautiful homes have to deal with odours to which we become ‘nose blind’. Smell is an incredibly strong sense, acting to stimulate the limbic part of our brain which controls memory and emotion. Filling your home with beautiful fragrances inspired by nature can have a huge impact, conjuring different moods in your space and evoking wonderful emotive feelings.
Choosing the perfect aroma to scent your space is important. For a holiday home or cottage, the chosen fragrance will make a lasting impact on guests’ memorable stays and evoke happy memories for years to come. For a property on the market, scent is one of the first things a buyer comments on so making it as favourable as possible is paramount – investing in a diffuser or lighting a scented candle can make all the difference.
· What are the most popular fragrances? Does it vary with age group?
Often the popularity of our fragrances tends to vary seasonally, rather than by age group. During the spring and summertime our fresh and uplifting floral fragrances are popular for brightening spaces and inviting the joy of season inside the home, while in the autumn and winter, as the weather becomes cooler, our herbal and woody scents grow in popularity as they’re perfect for creating a warm and comforting ambience while people enjoy time spent, cosy inside.
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· Should I have different fragrances in different parts of my home?
Scent is a powerful way to fill a space with ambience and scenting different parts of your home with different fragrances is a great way to create distinctive moods throughout your house.
· What fragrances are particularly popular at this time of year?
During this time of year our floral fragrances are very popular, inviting the warmth and joy of spring inside the home. Our floral Geranium scent is evocative of this beautiful flower in bloom and Spring Flower is a delightful blend of hyacinth, rose and jasmine and is particularly popular during the spring months when the natural world is bursting into life.
· How can fragrances be combined to set a mood?
Pairing fragrances is a great way to imbue your home with a signature scent, carefully crafted to suit any mood or occasion and completely bespoke to you. In perfume, two fragrances are often worn together layered to create a new olfactory experience – this works brilliantly for home fragrance too.
· What are St. Eval’s most popular and newest products?
Our newest collection, Nature’s Garden, is a trio of charming terracotta pots created in celebration of our close affinity with the natural world. Each pot is adorned with pretty insect carvings and showcases a scent inspired by the beauty of nature; discover Geranium in our Bee pots, new Sweet Pea in our Butterfly pots and new Garden Greens in our Dragonfly Pots. Sea Salt is another popular fragrance, especially for people who live by the sea or lust for their next holiday; evocative of a fresh salty sea breeze, transporting you to your favourite beach with the sand between your toes and waves gently crashing against the shore.
· What type of wax is used in St. Eval’s candles?
We create our own unique blends of naturally derived waxes and fragrance to ensure a consistent aroma, superior burn quality and beautiful appearance. Our waxes are a combination of mineral and vegetable waxes, blended together to achieve a mix that gives superior performance, stability and reliability, and of course a fabulous scent throw.
• What is St. Eval’s standpoint on recycling and sustainability?
At St. Eval, people and planet are at the heart of everything we do. Being based on a working farm we are acutely aware of how important the environment is and how vital it is that we look after it. All of our products are made with an emphasis on sustainability and in recognition of this, we were honoured with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Sustainable Development in 2021. This is the first-ever Queen’s Award for a candle manufacturer representing the highest accolade for business success and sustainability.
• What is the story behind St. Eval?
Nestled on a farm in the heart of North Cornwall, at St. Eval we sustainably craft high-quality candles using a blend of traditional and contemporary methods, perfecting the art and science of high-quality candle-making for over 28 years. Honoured with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Sustainable Development in 2021, as a company we are proud to use renewable energy to power our factory from wind, solar and biomass power. Our ethos is grounded in nature; protecting wildlife and enhancing biodiversity on our farm. And as a company we believe in business as a force for good, working with local community groups and national charities too.
• Where can I find out more about St. Eval?
For more information about our product ranges or for further details on becoming a stockist for bulk enquiries, please visit www.st-eval.com or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.