As a person who enjoys a room diffuser - or five - and is never without a couple on the go at any given time, I had an inkling I'd enjoy La Bougie's new home scenters, which are available in three of the brand's existing blends: Dark Rose and Myrtle, Sage and Bitter Orange plus Lichen and Winter Jasmine.
As it happens I've just finished burning a much-admired Sage and Bitter Orange candle so was pretty pleased to get Lichen and Winter Jasmine for a room diffuser trial.
For €29.95, you get 100g of 30% parfum blend (which is high, fact fans), a stylin'-looking dark glass flacon with silver-coloured collar and your reeds. That's a comparable price to competitor brands like Max Benjamin, by the way, and about what I want to pay for a scent diffuser.
Once you try a room fragrance made from a well-blended combination of essential oils, you will never accept a product from Glade or Ambi Pur ever again. I can't have those things near my nose, and for the money they cost versus the short amount of time they last - just spend your money on something like this: I implore you.
I'll admit it, I've got no real idea what lichen smells of but the winter jasmine bit's spot on: this is floral, quite sweet but not saccharine, and is making my bathroom smell awwwlll kindsa lovely.
Replacement reeds and scent cost €19.99, but this should last me three months or so. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to hang around in the smallest room in the house.
Kirstie is Frillseeker's founder and editor-in-chief. This is her second foray into the web-world: she founded Beaut.ie in 2006 before stepping down in 2012 and has held a large number of positions over the past number of years including acting beauty editor at Image magazine and beauty ed at the Sunday Tribune, Irish Examiner and Confetti. She's currently the deputy editor at STELLAR magazine.