Luxury candles are incredibly chic and we love them. But they cost a pretty penny and don't last very long. The best reed diffusers, on the other hand, can be more purse-friendly and last for a lot longer. We're talking months, rather than hours.
Much like a candle, reed diffusers give off the most stunning scent that can fill a room - creating ambiance and setting a mood. They are also very smart-looking. Gone are the days of unattractive jewelled bulb vases with questionable fragrances, in their place comes a whole raft of beautifully designed bottles filled with the finest juices.
So if you're thinking about investing in some home scent for this time of year - winter and Christmas is the perfect time to fill your home with rich smells - then keep scrolling for our roundup of the best reed diffusers the market has to offer.
A reed diffuser would also make the perfect gift, but for more inspiration, don't forget to check out our guide to the best Christmas gifts for her. Now, onto the good stuff...
The 10 best reed diffusers to buy now
We love this time of year because home scent is taken almost more seriously than personal. It's all about setting the scene for when you have guests over, for when you're sitting on the sofa with loved ones. And nothing smells more like December than the classic White Company fir tree.
If you like more of a sweet scent, then you will love this. The Zara Black Vanilla reed diffuser smells of, you guessed it, vanilla, alongside delicious notes of praline. Yum.
They don't come much chicer than this. Not only will your house thank you for filling it with the tangy notes of blackberry, but it will also applaud you for choosing such a smart design piece that would look good anywhere.
This smells like a warm summer evening. The jasmine and orange blossom are so transportive, you would be forgiven for slipping into a summer dress at this time of year. Simply stunning.
The iconic Jo Malone London fragrance that we all know and love. It suits any time of the year, because the richness works well in winter, but the pink pepper and Casablancan lily are suited to spring/summer.
There's only one way to describe this scent, and that's sexy. It is blended with black pepper, coriander and oak moss, creating a warm and spicy fragrance that you won't be able to get enough of.
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Simple, yet sophisticated is what Acqua di Parma does very well. Both in fragrance and appearance. Paired with the brand's iconic citrus notes are patchouli, neroli and vetiver. A winner every time.
Just look at this. It is a thing of beauty. It would look smart on any surface, in any home. Give it pride of place and put it on display. It deserves it. As does the fragrance, which is rich with notes of frankincense, patchouli, and sandalwood.
This is a modern fragrance for a modern home. It combines top notes of green and citrus, with sweet and punchy base notes and comes housed in a black hand-blown bottle.
For something to help you relax, this beautiful diffuser from Susanne Kaufmann is just right. Firstly, the scent is a vibrant blend citrus fruits with rich, warm and welcoming notes of cinnamon and pine. Secondly, the wooden sticks offer a more natural look.
So, there you have it. Our roundup of the best reed diffusers to buy now. Whether you love sweet, citrusy scents or want your home to be filled with warm and spicy notes, we'd like to think that there is something for everyone.
Trust us, everyone who pays you a visit over the festive season will be asking you how you get your house to smell so good. You are welcome.
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Katie Thomas is the Senior Beauty Editor at Marie Claire UK. With over 10 years of experience on women's luxury lifestyle titles, she covers everything from the best beauty looks from the red carpet and stand out trends from the catwalk, to colonic irrigation and to the best mascaras on the market. She started her career on fashion desks across the industry - from The Telegraph to Brides - but found her calling in the Tatler beauty department. From there she moved to Instyle, before joining the Marie Claire digital team in 2018. She’s made it her own personal mission to find the best concealer in the world to cover her tenacious dark circles. She’s obsessed with skincare that makes her skin bouncy and glowy, low-maintenance hair that doesn’t require brushing and a cracking good manicure. Oh and she wears more jewellery than the Queen.
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