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Fall Scents for The Home

Happy Fall, everyone! Sweater Weather is here, and I could not be more excited to share the scents, candles, and diffusers I am loving this Fall.


Diptyque candles for Fall


Fall is always a very special season for me. It marks new beginnings, hope, and bittersweet endings. There is something beautiful, cozy, and nostalgic about this season. I guess that is the essence of Fall for all of us ‑ the beauty of a restart, a reinvention, a chance for something new and different.   

Speaking of something new and different. I have something new and different to share with you in this post. It’s all about the products you may want to explore to amplify the coziness in your home. Fall is the best time to experiment and try different scents. This is also the time that we enjoy lounging more at home since the weather calls for us to chill. Imagine sitting by the fireplace with your favorite warm drink and trying to relax. Imagine matching that relaxing vibe with an equally cozy scent. What scent would you choose?

Here are my recs:


Replica Autumn Vibes Diffuser by Maison Margiela


Fall diffuser replica


Replica Autumn Vibes Diffuser by Maison Margiela – MM’s Replica has recently released their swoon-worthy Fall-ready diffuser. The name is “Autumn Vibes”. The diffuser truly, hands down, captured the true meaning of Autumn vibes because the entire scent and aesthetic of the diffuser spells “Fall memories in a bottle.” If you could contain your favorite memories of Fall and put it in a bottle, well, this is what you get. A nostalgia-inducing diffuser designed to fill a whole room with the warm and earthy fragrance reminiscent of a stroll with fallen leaves swirling around.

Vitruvi Diffuser and Essential Oils – Vitruvi is known for their beautiful and sleek ceramic/stone diffusers that not only function as a high-quality diffuser/aromatherapy but also have a charming design worthy of being a must-have for any home décor. The diffusers are on the pricey side, but you can get them at discounted prices on their site or at Amazon. One of the best things about having a Vitruvi diffuser is how it throws a slow, dreamy steam that will put you in a dream-like mood.


Vitruvi review


Do you also know that Vitruvi makes fabulous essential oils? The secret to making their diffuser work so well is to use it with their high-quality essential oils. Their essential oils are very concentrated and can last a long time. I am talking about days of longevity in terms of scent-lasting power. If you are new to Vitruvi, I recommend you try their “Essential Oils” kit for starters and focus on the “Spruce” scent to give you that ultimate Fall vibe. I also recommend their “Signature” kit and try their “Legacy” and “Pacific” essential oils for Fall/Winter type scents.


Vitruvi Diffuser and Essential Oils


A more in-depth review of the Vitruvi diffuser, including its features, will be posted here in the blog.


Illume Tried & True Ceramic Candle


Illume Candles: This brand is my latest discovery. I was swooned over when I saw their ceramic and glass candles shaped like pumpkins and apples that smell and look so Fall-perfect. I am not much of a fan of pumpkin scents, but I was so surprised that Illume’s pumpkin ceramic candle’s scent is pleasing and not overwhelming. Another thing I love about the brand is its affordability. Their candles are not pricey, and the quality is superb. Not to mention, they have one of the cutest packaging I have ever seen. So, if you are looking for a perfect candle to decorate your home this Fall that is within budget, grab one of these now.


Illume Heirloom Pumpkin Ceramic Candle


Heirloom Pumpkin Ceramic Candle – Mild pumpkin spice scent.

Tried & True Ceramic Candle – Apple cider scent

Mercury Leaves Glass Candle in Pumpkin Woodfire – Earthy woody scent



This review will not be complete without our favorite Diptyque candles. There are two Diptyque candles I recommend this Fall. These two are the ones I keep purchasing and reaching for because of the coziness of the scents.


Diptyque candle Feu de Bois review


Feu de Bois (Fire Wood) – The scent of this candle captures the smell of burning wood. Imagine the scent of your fireplace eternally burning while the autumn leaves are falling or when snowflakes hit your window, and you feel the need to snuggle your pet or watch a lighthearted show on Netflix. That is what this candle is all about.

Tubereuse (Tuberose) – If you prefer a heavy floral scent for Fall or even Winter, this beautiful musky floral candle gives a feminine vibe while highlighting the coziness of the coming chilly seasons. This candle has an alluring and smoldering vibe fitting for any vanity of a woman who knows who she is and what she wants.


Diptyque Tubereuse (Tuberose)


These comprise my recommendations for Fall or even Winter scents for the home. What candles/diffusers/scents are you using, planning to use, or recommending this Fall/Winter?





Fruits & Passion Cucina Hand Soap Review

Fruits & Passion Cucina Hand Soap


Hello darlings, I’m back from the vortex! I’ve been so busy lately and I have to give time to my other writing activities because I had to make a concept analysis, lol. I will be posting some life updates soon. How’s the election for y’all? How’s life in general? Guess what, I’ve got some amazing hand soaps to review in this post. In fact, I have been using these soaps for more than a year now and I love them so much.

The cucina line of hand soaps from Fruits & Passion are some of the best hand soaps I’ve ever tried. I discovered the brand when I was looking for affordable hand soaps with really good quality. The whole search process was quite a challenge because there aren’t really many high-quality soaps out there that are easy on the price points. Also, I wanted a soap that is not only gentle on the hands, but also has a fabulous scent. These criteria deemed to be difficult to fulfill and my whole search took forever, that is, until, I found these gem at amazon.

The Fruits & Passion cucina hand soaps come in a convenient mini-jug type of packaging and they are definitely affordable. They come in different scents like: Sea Salt and Amalfi Lemon, Lime Zest & Cypress, Coriander and Olive Tree, etc. Each mini jug can last about two months of usage, that is, even with constant handwashing.


Fruits & Passion Cucina Hand Soap sanguinelli orange and fennel


Sanguinelli Orange and Fennel – This smells like a blend of fresh oranges and olive oil. It’s an interesting mix and totally unique to me, and probably for you too. I suggest you try this and see for yourself. Personally, this is really really good.


Fruits and passion coriander and Olive Tree hand soap


Sea Salt and Amalfi Lemon – This is my most favorite scent of the entire cucina line of hand soaps. I definitely think that this smells like Tom Ford’s ultra-fabulous Mandarino di Amalfi Eau de Parfum, which is a shock for me because I truly love that particular TF scent. I’m so glad to have found this hand soap and I use this everyday. I never got bored of the scent. Ever.


Fruits & Passion Cucina Hand Soap


Coriander and Olive Tree – This is my second favorite scent from the line and it really looks just like an olive-oil, texture-wise. The scent of this is also very good. With a mix of coriander, this will transport you to an idyllic Mediterranean island – sipping mimosa while enjoying that crema catalana, lol.


Fruits and passion cucina hand soap Sea Salt and Amalfi Lemon


The other scent I love from line is Lime Zest and Cypress, which is quite similar to the Coriander and Olive Tree. I also love the hand creams and hand butters from this brand, and I highly recommend them because they’re so creamy and so moisturizing. Overall, I really like the organic and clean quality of these products. I also love their price tags and the scents are so luxe that you’d wonder if they are being sold at high-end stores. How fabulous!