Hotel scents – How to make your home smell like a luxury hotel
One of my favorite parts about staying in a luxury hotel is the feeling you get when you first walk into its lobby.
I am always drawn to the scent as I enter the hotel and it makes me never want to leave.
I have often tried to recreate my favorite hotel scents in my home.
In this blog post, ill give you all the insider tips and secrets on hotel scents and tell you how to make your house smell like a hotel.
How do I make my home smell like a hotel?
1.Choose a hotel scent that you would like to recreate
Most luxury hotels have a signature scent that they use throughout their specific hotel brand.
Some hotels such as the Marriott hotels make these available for purchase through the hotel/online store.
If the hotel does not offer its unique blend for purchase, you can mimic the scent by looking at the fragrance notes that their scents are made of.
These fragrances are often made up of notes like jasmine, vanilla, sandalwood, amber, green tea, and others.
The scent is often carried into the bath amenities so it is easy to understand the fragrance notes by reading the ingredients in the shampoo or bath gel.
An example of a signature scent that is carried throughout the hotel and its amenities is the Westin signature white tea fragrance collection.
2.Disperse the scent throughout the house either through a diffuser, candle, room spray, or HVAC.
HVAC scenting is what most hotels use to disperse the fragrance in their hotels. This entails releasing the fragrance through the central heating or cooling system. This would be the most effective way to get the scent in your home.
A reed diffuser is an easy, way of fragrancing your home. By strategically placing the diffuser in an optimal space (away from direct sunlight), you can have your home smelling like a hotel with minimal effort.
Candles room sprays and electric diffusers will also you to disperse your home with the luxury hotel scent but they don’t last as long and they require more effort.
The Science of Scents
The sense of smell is closely linked to our emotions and memories, and research has shown that different scents can have a range of effects on our behaviors.
Businesses and hotels may use scent as a way to create a certain mood or atmosphere and enhance the overall guest experience.
A fragrance can help guests feel more relaxed, inspired, and happy, which can lead to a great guest experience.
By understanding its effects on emotions and behaviors, you can bring the unique hotel scent experience into your own home.
This way, you can enjoy the calming atmosphere that a pleasant fragrance brings, ensuring that your space is always inviting.
Popular Hotel Fragrances and Their Benefits
Hotels carefully choose their scents to create a relaxing and welcoming environment for their guests.
Marriott hotels which is the largest chain of hotels in the world has been successful in creating a distinct fragrance for each of its luxury brand hotels.
Some popular hotel scents include lavender for its calming and relaxing effects, citrus scents like lemon and orange for energizing properties, sandalwood for grounding and soothing benefits, as well as vanilla for its sweet, comforting aroma that can help reduce stress and anxiety.
Products to Help You Create a Scent Experience in Your Home
Essential oil diffusers are a popular way to add scent to your home. They come in a variety of styles and sizes and can be used with a variety of essential oils. Some diffusers also have color-changing lights to create a relaxing atmosphere.
Scented candles come in a variety of scents and can add a cozy ambiance to your home. Look for candles made from natural materials and scented with essential oils.
These are an easy and convenient way to add scent to your home. Look for natural and non-toxic options that won’t harm your indoor air quality.
What scents do hotels use?
The Ritz Carlton
The Ritz Carlton is known for its luxurious hotel experience, which includes a signature blend of marine, bergamot, and jasmine.
Westin Hotels & Resorts
Westin Hotels & Resorts uses a signature scent called “White Tea by Westin” in its hotel rooms. This is my favorite hotel scent and brings back fond memories.
The scent is a blend of white tea, woodsy cedar, and vanilla, and is diffused through the air conditioning system.
Four Seasons hotels use a variety of signature scents, including “Invigorating” (a blend of eucalyptus, rosemary, and mint) and “Calming” (a blend of lavender and chamomile).
In a survey conducted by Four Seasons, 71% of guests said that the signature scents were an important part of their overall hotel experience.
Shangri La Hotel Shangri
La Hotel uses a signature scent called “Phoenix” in its hotel rooms.
The scent is a blend of herbs and spices like vanilla, sandal, and musk highlighted by top notes of bergamot and tea spiced with ginger.
The guest experiences indicate the power of scent in creating a memorable and enjoyable hotel experience.
By recreating these scents in your own home, you can recreate a similar experience and enjoy the benefits of a pleasant and relaxing scent environment.
So why not give it a try and make your home feel like a 5-star hotel?