Riverview Scent Shop – Fragrance for home, body and soul

August 20, 2008

Newest Yankee Candle Fall Scents

It’s that time of the year…new fall yummy scents from Yankee Candle!

Well kids are back to school, just for one day due to the Tropical Storm Fay. Lots of rain, little sun, bot other than that, not too bad.  I figured I would sit down and keep you all informed on the newest of the new. I have worked my way through the tarts on all and will give you a brief description of what my sniffer smelled.

  • Orchard Pear – Ripe, succulent pears, fresh from the tree, warmed with notes of jasmine and cognac. I thought it was a nice warm spicy pear. Not at all like the old spice pear. This has more of an out in the fields smell to it.
  • Blueberry Scone – Yummy! The delicious aroma of English quickbread with sweet blueberries, rich cream and a hint of vanilla. I love scones and this scent is pretty true. It is very blueberry with a touch of sweet scones.
  • Candied Apple – From the county fair … crisp red apples coated with a mix of melted sugar, orange, pear and vanilla Very sweet, and a good renditions of a candied apple from the fair or halloween.
  • Cinnamon Sugar – A warm, sweet sprinkle of heaven … brown sugar and cinnamon with notes of nutmeg and vanilla. This one has been one of my top sellers for the new ones. Anthingcinnamon is popular year round for me. A nice, warm, cozy smell that I find my enjoy.
  • Evening Air – The crisp breeze of a fall night warmed with notes of clove, geranium, basil, cedarwood and musk. My customers who like Cottage Breeze and Midsummer’s night are enjoying this one. Masculine Undertones to it.
  • Mulling Spices – Autumn cheer … the warming aroma of hot apple cider infused with cinnamon, clove and vanilla. I ahve lots of customers asking me of this is similar to the old Baking Spices, it is in the fact that it is a spicy scent but this one does not use the warm spices as much as the deep, earthy baking spices. You can definitely smell the clove in it and the apple adds a sweetness to it.
  • Green Bamboo – The exotically sweet freshness of green bamboo leaf with notes of freesia, pear, teakwood, and musk. This one is a bit weak for me but the people who like Jasmine Green Tea will like this one.
  • Chocolate Cupcake – This creamy sweet aroma of cocoa, buttercream and vanilla is an irresistible treat. Very rich, very chocolaty. there is no subtle sweetness to this one. If you are looking for a strong, sweet bakes smell…this is it.
  • Cafe’ Au Lait – So warm and enticing … rich, fresh brewed coffee topped with milk froth and a dash of cinnamon. Not as good as the old coffee to me, a bit creamier and warmer with the cinnamon added. Think Starbucks!
  • Autumn Gold – A treasure trove of fall favorites … spicy cinnamon and clove with notes of cranberry and vanilla. The color is deceiving on this one. It will be great for cooler weather when family & Friends are coming over.

The last 3 on the list, Autumn Gold, Cafe’ Au Lait and Chocolate Cupcake are Yankee Candle store exclusives. I don’t think that is too important as they are the weaker of the new ones.

Try them out in tarts and samplers if you do not want to go into all large jars. Then go back and buy your favorite! Riverview Scent Shop always offer buy 10, get 1 free tart and samplers year round but we also have several tart and sampler specials coming up!


August 19, 2008

How to layer your home fragrance

Home fragrance Layering

This popularity has created an incredible demand for a variety in scents and forms of fragrance. Essence oils, fragrance sprays, candles, light bulb rings, drawer liners, soaps, incense, sachets, simmering crystals, and potpourri are just a few of your choices, depending upon your lifestyle and personal preferences.

Just as layering your personal fragrance with powder, lotion, and cologne makes a richer, longer lasting smell, the same is true of home fragrances. Try using different forms of the same scent throughout your house for a “home sweet home”. Although you might want to mix and match, we recommend sticking to one fragrance family at a time.
Please click here for our article on fragrance families.

  • Level 1-3
    Potpourri, Scented Rocks, Scented Beads, Stone Diffuser, Reed Diffusers, Scented Drawer Liners, Sachets

    These fragrance choices are what we call the stage. They set the tone and mood in your home.
    The above choices all provide you with a nice, subtle, ever-present scent.
    Most of these fragrance choices will last 4-12 weeks depending on size.
    All can be refreshed or refilled.

  • Level 4-6
    Jar, Pillar and Votive Candles, Linen Sprays, Scented Soaps, Incense

    These all provide you with a step above your background level. A way to increase intensity of fragrance in your surroundings.
    Nice to light candles for a while to add to your existing fragrance.
    Lighting candles an hour before guests arrive will give you more umpph to your home fragrance.
    Scented soaps add a nice feel in guest bathrooms.

  • Level 7-8
    Room Sprays, Room Mist, Simmering Potpourri, Potpourri Tarts, Simmering Oil, Lamp rings (for oils)

    All of these products will give you an extra amount of fragrance released into your home.
    Combine with levels 1-6 for a greater scent experience.
    They are formulated different with the opportunity to enhance an greater release of fragrance into your home.

  • Level 9-10
    Fragrance Lampes, Refresher oils

    For the strongest fragrance release opportunities use these in your home. Fragrance lampes not only scent the air but clean and purify the air much like an ozonator without the noise.

Be careful with the fragrance products you buy! Not all home fragrance oils are created equal. remember that old saying your Mom had…You get what you pay for. That applies here. The amount of fragrance oil used in your home fragrance choice like candles, potpourri, reed diffusers, potpourri tarts, warming oils, room sprays and lampe oils is going to effect what you pay for.

Among the 100’s of scented home products – especially the enormous variety of candles – the most popular fragrances are consistently vanilla, cinnamon, and rose. Seasonal smells are also popular, such as apples, cinnamon, and peaches in the fall and winter, and clean, fresh scents during March through May. Other scents, including lavender, sandalwood and patchouli enjoy steady year-round sales because of their applications in aromatherapy.

Although you don’t want to overpower visitors to your personal space with too much scent, you can’t realistically expect one candle to scent the entire house. Generally one candle per room is a more realistic ratio. Don’t be stingy with your scent. Some of the stronger oil-based scents can easily fill an small room like a bathroom, office, den with their aroma. Open bowls of potpourri gently fragrance the immediate vicinity, but oils (and freshly administered room sprays) are far less subtle and should be used only in larger areas.

Don’t be afraid to experiment with new forms and scents of home fragrance. Just remember to layer your fragrance. You do not want guests to arrive and be anxiously waiting for a breath of fresh air.

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