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How to make your house smell like… your favorite store, hotel or holiday

How to get hotel smell at home or make your house smell like a hotel… or a Nordstrom or an Anthropologie.

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Make your House Smell Like… the ultimate guide

If you’re anything like us, you’ve probably visited a great store or hotel and thought to yourself, “how can I make my home smell THIS GOOD?!”

In this ultimate guide to making your home smell like {insert favorite smell here} guide, we’ll show you how to make your home smell like your favorite store, hotel or holiday destination!

First things first, you’ll need to identify the scent that you want to replicate. Obviously, in many locations that can be really had to actually find. So, we’ve got some secrets below.

How to make your house smell like Anthropologie

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Make your House Smell Like Anthropologie

This is one of the most famous places people like to replicate the smell in their homes. The good news is, they make it really easy by putting the EXACT candle that is used around the store on display: The Capri Blue Volcano.

We’ve written extensively about different Capri Blue Volcano Dupes that you can even get an officially licensed Pura Scent (read about our Pura Smart Diffuser Review and the Best Pura Scents, too).

The officially-licensed scent
Pura Capri Blue Volcano
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The only officially licensed scent of the real Capri Blue Volcano Candles - only a lot cheaper. Smells just like the real candle, at a fraction of the cost.

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Our pick to make your home smell like Anthropologie: get a Pura Best Sellers Package and get your home smelling wonderful all year long!

The best way to get started
Pura Best Sellers Starter Kit
$39

Want to get started with Pura for less than $40? Then check out this best sellers kit that includes two subscriptions for 2 top fragrances. Don't worry, fragrances are easy to cancel and switch.

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How to make your house smell like a hotel… a Westin Hotel

Have you ever thought to yourself, “how to make my house smell like a hotel?”

how to make my house smell like a hotel - the aera smart diffuser
Make your House Smell Like the Westin Hotel – the “true” Westin smell machine.

Surprisingly, this is another very easy one. Westin Hotel uses a “White Tea” scent is an uplifting blend of invigorating white tea, woodsy cedar and sweet vanilla.

Scent is one of those amazing things that triggers an instant memory. Have you ever smelled something and been transported back to a happy memory?

For us, the Westin scent instantly reminds us of a super-clean resort. The second you smell it, you’ll recognize it.

The best way to make your home smell like a Westin Hotel is to get an Aera fragrance diffuser and the Aera White Tea Fragrance Capsule.

Many hotels use HVAC Diffusers (read more about this in our Aroma360 Review) to have, as they call it “Scent marketing.” That’s why they spend so much money to make an alluring hotel scent, exclusive to their resorts.

Make your home smell like a Westin Hotel
Aera - White Tea

While it may use a different label, this is the exact scent used by Westin Hotels.

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If you want to get the scent in a smaller space (think office or bathroom), you can get the Aera Mini Fragrance Diffuser, too. Read our Aera Review, our Aera Mini Review and our Pura vs. Aera Comparison.

How to make your house smell like a hotel… W Hotel and More!

Love the way a W Hotel Smells? Me, too! If you want your house to smell like a hotel, a W Hotel for that matter, you need an Aroma360 Diffuser. We’ll post our full review of the Aroma360 Diffuser, but they have some great scents inspired by (and created for) your favorite hotel brands.

What Hotels Use… Now available at home
Aroma360 Diffuser

Big, fancy hotels, car dealerships and luxury stores use Aroma360 to pipe signature scents throughout their buildings. Now, the Mini Diffuser can fill your home with the very same scents you know and love.

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Much like the Pura or Aera Smart Diffuser, you have to start with the Diffuser to get the scent. Aroma360 typically has some great deals on their Diffuser, the best deal we’ve found is here.

Once you get the Aroma360 Smart Diffuser, it’s time for your home to smell like a hotel.

How to make your house smell like the W Hotel

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Make your House Smell Like the W Hotel.

When you check into a W Hotel, it just has an awesome smell. We’re not even talking about the Bliss Spa, which also has a great scent – but the W Hotel is one that isn’t overpowering but feels fresh, luxurious and zesty all at once.

The Hotel Scent at Home - W Hotels
24K Magic - W Hotels Scent

Love the scent the moment you walk into a W Hotel? The same scent can be found at Aroma360.

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Make your home smell like the W Hotels for a fraction of the price with the 24K Magic fragrance. This luxurious scent starts with a citrusy burst of bergamot, lemon and lemongrass, followed by a floral bouquet of magnolia, jasmine and lily. These beautiful notes rest on a long-lasting base of koa wood and white musk, making it perfect for any room in your home.

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Hotel scents for home – how to make your home smell like a hotel. It’s part of the Aroma 360 hotel oil scents.

So why not indulge yourself with the 24K Magic fragrance today? Your home will thank you for it.

How to make your home smell like the Ritz Carlton

Once again, step into a Ritz and you’ll recognize the smell. Aroma360 has another scent inspired by this famous hotel.

The Ritz Carlton Hotel Scent At Home
Ritz Carlton Hotel Scent

Accompanying hints of fragrant jasmine and enticing black pepper make for a restorative aroma that refreshes and hydrates in a single scent.

The scent you smell at the Ritz...now at your home.

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Jasmine and Black Pepper sound like they don’t go together at all, but trust us on this one. This Ritz-Carlton scent dupe is amazing!

Want to read more about the hotel collection scent diffuser reviews? You can find it in our full Aroma360 Review.

1 Hotel Scent Dupe

A lush pick
1 Hotel Scent Dupe

Lush sandalwood, warm cedar, and delicate florals are exquisitely blended with smooth Tuscan leather and sensual amber to create a sophisticated and timeless fragrance. 


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A popular hotel air freshener smell we’ve seen people looking for is the 1 Hotel Scent. This is inspired by the hotel difuser smell they use as one of their signature hotel scents.

How to make your home smell like clean laundry

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Make your House Smell Like Clean Laundry… all the time and EVERYWHERE!

Seriously, who doesn’t love the scent of freshly laundered sheets?!

There are a few ways you can go about this one.

The best way to make your home smell like clean laundry is to an Aera Diffuser and The Laundress Scent. This is PERFECT, and we mean 100% perfect, if you want to make your home smell like the cleanest laundry ever.

Make your home smell like clean laundry
Aera - Laundress Classic Scent

The smell of clean laundry, now everywhere in your home.

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That’s because we also use The Laundress (read our Laundress Review and get our Laundress Promo Code) for most of our clothes and sheets, too. So, you smell it in on your clothes and you can smell it in the air. It’s heavenly.

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Not to be outdone, Pura has a couple of fresh linen scents, too. We personally like the Washed Linen scent. Pair it with something like Capri Blue Volcano and you’ve got a contrasting pair of scents that smell great together.

How to make your home smell like a Williams Sonoma Store

Make your House Smell Like Williams Sonoma
Make your House Smell Like a William Sonoma! No essential oils here.

This one isn’t as easy. During the holidays (or any time, really), to walk into a Williams Sonoma store is to be walloped with the inimitable scent of the holiday season: cranberry; cinnamon; citrus; rosemary; vanilla.

How do they do it?

Meet the simmer pot.

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Source The Pot is the scent diffuser – not a fancy diffuser.

The simmer pot is the perfect way to make your home smell welcoming and inviting. All you need to do is throw some pantry staples into a pot of water and let it simmer while you entertain guests. (Peppercorns, cinnamon sticks, lemon, winter greenery are all great options!)

A sample recipe:

Welcome guests to your home this winter with the fragrant aromas of rosemary, vanilla, and lemon via this easy simmer pot. As the ingredients warm slowly on the stove, they begin to release a combination of fragrances that may remind you of a soothing cup of tea or creamy, lemon-scented custard. This simple recipe is perfect for making your home smell like Williams Sonoma, and it only takes a few minutes to prepare. So go ahead and give it a try – your guests will be sure to appreciate the gesture!

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: Up to 2 hours

3 sprigs of rosemary

1 lemon, cut into slices

1 teaspoon Nielsen-Massey vanilla extract

1 teaspoon black peppercorns

8 cups water

For this recipe, you will need a Dutch oven. Combine the rosemary, lemon, vanilla extract, and black peppercorns in it. Cover with water and bring to a simmer over low heat. Continue to simmer for up to 2 hours without uncovering the pot.

How to make your home smell like Christmas

Whoa, this is a good one.

How do you make your home smell like the most wonderful time of the year: Christmas?

Our pick is pretty straightforward: anything Frasier Fir. We love this signature scent in everything they make: from the Frasier Fir Candles to the Fraiser Fir Pura Scents – this will make your home smell as you you’ve planted a 20-foot real, life Fir Tree in your living room.

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Make your House Smell Like CHRISTMAS

For an extra strong Fir scent, you can also use the Fraiser Fir Home Fragrance Spray (try spraying it on your fake tree for that true holiday magic) and a reed diffuser if you want to surround your home in Christmas Magic.

Smells like Christmas
Frasier Fir Pura Scent

The earthy smells of cedarwood and sandalwoods mingle with the fresh, crisp scent of fir to create an aroma that is both inviting yet nostalgic at times.

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Other great options for making your home smell like Christmas? Cinnamon, citrus ( oranges! ), peppermint and cranberry.

We really like to use Fraiser Fir Pura mixed in with some of their other amazing Christmas Scents like Holiday Spice.

As we mentioned in our full Pura Review, we really like Pura because you can use two different, alternating scents.

Aera also has some great scents that we like to break out around the holidays, too. Check out our best Aera Fragrances for more information.

How to make your house not smell like cat pee (or dog pee or cat litter).

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Make your House NOT Smell Like Cat Pee or Make your House NOT smell like a litter box.

I’ve found the most magical solution to even the most terrible scents: the Aera Smart Hygiene Scents.

We had something go bad in the refrigerator and had to put it in the trash. Our HOA has really strict rules about putting your trash can outside before trash day. So, we kept the trash in our garage and the terrible smell spread throughout our home.

We were desperate for answers.

Great for small spaces
Aera Mini Diffuser
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While the Aera Mini is a fraction of the price of the larger Aera Smart Diffuser, the Aera Mini Still packs a might scent punch. Perfect for small spaces that can stink (I'm looking at you, kid's bathroom), Aera's odor-fighting fragrances have a chance to show their true power.

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So, we took our expensive Aera Diffuser, paired with the Home Hygiene capsule and it made the terrible odor 100% disappear. It actually made our garage smell amazing!

Pro tip: we used the mint and eucalyptus Home Hygiene options over the Good Riddance line of scents because we didn’t really like the scents from the Good Riddance collection.

Remove pesky smells... for good
Aera - Home Hygiene Mint and Eucalyptus

Don't just cover up gross smells, eliminate them with Aera Home Hygiene scents like this one!

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They both work on the same principle (killing the bacteria in the air that causes things to stink), so they both work and they work well. Aera also does a good job with the “mist output” – so the odor-killing scent spreads everywhere.

But we prefer the Aera Smart Hygiene scent because it’s more pleasant to us. So, if you’re looking for a way to make your house not smell like cat pee or dog pee, try the Aera Smart Hygiene Scent in mint and eucalyptus.

What else do you want your house to smell like?

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What else would you like your home to smell like? A spa? A certain store? Let us know in the comments below and we’ll do our best to give you the best scents for your home.

One of the best ways to have a cozy home is to make sure everything is comfortable, down to the sheets. Check out our Sijo Home Review for our favorite sheets.

FAQs about Hotel Scents and more

What scent does the Westin hotel use?

The Westin Hotel Uses a white tea scent in their hotels. You can buy the scent from Aera using an Aera Diffuser or Aera Mini Diffuser.

Check out our Aera Diffuser Review and our Aera Mini Diffuser Review.

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