Even after decking out our interiors in the swankiest furnishings or wallpapers, one should agree that the scent of a house is just as important — as the aura of your home will frame your state of mind.

If you’ve been using your favourite lavender diffuser for the whole apartment, we hate to break it to you, but you’re doing it wrong. Different scents evoke different moods, so you probably don’t want to be extending the scent you use in the living room into your home office. After all, the last thing you’d want to be reminded of when you’re watching your favourite television programme, is the mountain of unfinished work waiting for you on your desk.

Profumi Fior di Lina Large Scented Candle by Fornasetti has Hydrangeas notes, perfect for the bathroom.

To get you started, we’ve put together a guide to home scenting based on tips from luxury fragrance and beauty retail concept Escentials — which is known for its range of cult fragrance brands such as Byredo, Diptyque, Le Labo and Cire Trudon. From the specific scent you need to make the perfect first impression on guests, to fragrances to use for your kitchen, here’s how you can make your apartment look and smell amazing.