There is one downfall to being a foodie and cooking up a storm - your house soaks up the smell of everything that you lay on the stove. Be it soy sauce, oyster sauce, or super aromatic Indian spices. As much as its fun to cook I usually keep all my doors and windows open while cooking so there is no smell in the house. I absolutely loathe coming through my front door only to be greeted by the scent of what I ate last night. At this point I usually revert back to deli sandwiches which are yumm and don't make a big fuss around the house.

But, What Choice Do I Have ?

Apart from the open door policy, I use up a whole lotta fragrance to make my home feel more cozy. My favorite was to light up candles, which of course cant be used if I'm not going to be home. And if they are not lit - they don't give out any fragrance. The plug in ones are just weird to me. I don't like em. Reminds me of insect repellents. And the pot pourri - don't even get me started on them. Tres trashy - my opinion only. I promise I don't hate it if you have them in your home. I just don't like em at my place.

Reeds, Italian Reeds

It was during my search for a more effective way to 'scent' my house that I came across the Casa di Francesca Home Fragrances. Each Starter Kit includes a beautiful Italian glass diffuser bottle, a separate 200ml plastic bottle containing the fragrance and 10 reed diffuser sticks. Though it is advised to fill up half the glass bottle with the fragrance oil, I chose to fill only about a quarter of it. You then place the reeds in it . It took about an hour for the reeds to soak up the oil and to start disseminating the delicious scent into the air.

I chose to try out a clean scent - Italian Linen. One of the best decisions ! The scent is so clean, fresh, delicate and so very welcoming. Absolutely no body will ever have an issue with it. Scent apart, the glass bottle with its cute blue ribbon is a pretty addition to my home. They have over 40 fragrances to choose from. My next will be the Mediterranean Lavender / Casablanca Lily. But then I might feel all hide-y and go for English Leather. What say ?

BF loves it too !

It took a little over two weeks for the bottle to dry up. Going by this calculation I am guessing one kit will last for at least two months. I loved it so much that I instantly ordered one for my bf and had it sent to her place. My girl and her husband loved the elegant bottle and the fragrance !

I told you I was organizing the home ! This is part of the easy changes. Will write more on what else I've been doing soon !

Price - $39.50 (starter kit - 200ml)
Purchase - www.casadifrancesca.com
Purpose - Home Fragrance
Position -
Indian Girl


Tanya said... @ August 27, 2009 at 6:12 AM

I have the same problem in my house. This sounds like the perfect solution. Great discovery! I took a look at the website and the 200 ml Diffuser Set in Italian Linen is priced at $39.50. Did you get it on sale?

An Indian's Makeup Blog ! said... @ August 27, 2009 at 8:24 AM

Hi Tanya !

Oops, correction made. Thank you ! But yes, we can get 20 % off if we sign up for their newsletter.

Tanya said... @ August 27, 2009 at 9:16 AM

Thanks! I just placed my order :)

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