The best room fragrances:our pick of the most uplifting candles and diffusers to transform your home this summer

Take a tour of our pick of the most beautiful fragrances to fill your home with this season...

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Scent is one of the easiest - and most effective - ways to create ambience in your home, whatever the season.

One of the first things that guests notice when walking into a home is the scent - good or bad - and burning aromatic candles or matching the right strength of diffuser to the right room, is the perfect way to create an inviting atmosphere.

When it comes to choosing the right scent, a good rule of thumb is to go with citrus for kitchens and open-plan living areas, which cuts through cooking smells without being too overpowering. Try Muji's grapefruit essential oil in their aroma diffuser for a crisp, invigorating fragrance that works in any space.

For hallways and open spaces, the delicate, fresh notes of Sophie James's Fan candle works well, or try a summer classic like Jo Malone's signature Lime Basil & Mandarin diffuser.

"For kitchens you should choose clean uplifting, invigorating scents," says Debbie Wild, Jo Malone Fragrance & Lifestyle Director. 

"In the bedroom you may want to create an oasis of calm and relaxation. Burning a vanilla and anise candle will create an enveloping comforting ambience that soothes the senses and calms the mind."

The MadebyZen Alto diffuser combines a built-in bluetooth speaker with the soothing aroma of essential oils - try white nectarine for a reviving, crisp summery fragrance that will remind you of your favourite hotel spa.

The Chapel has created a range of three fragrances to set the mood at various times of the day. The fresh, floral notes add a summery feel to open rooms during the warmer months. 

Take a tour of our pick of the best candles and home fragrances for summer in our gallery above...

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