Friday, July 2, 2010

THe Main Event Episode 77 Antica & Anthousa Summer Diffusers

Anthousa and Antica Farmacista launched new summer scents this year and they are both amazing! The Anthousa Sweet Basil & Heirloom Tomato scent is so fresh and unique. We have many customers requesting tomato scents in the summertime, and there are great candle options, such as the Votivo Fresh Tomato Leaf candle, Tocca Sofia candle and Voluspa Chef's Special candle. This is the first tomato diffuser we've had and I could be happier! While I like the smell of tomato plants in the garden, personally, I wouldn't look for that scent in a candle, though it's lovely. This diffuser, however, is fantastic! The addition of the sweet basil makes the scent so clean, fresh and lively. It adds a whole new dimension to the tomato scent. Instead of leaning towards a grounding, earthy fragrance it goes the other way towards a very lively, invigorating scent. It reminds me of when Tocca mixed Rosemary and Pine in their Vittorio candle to turn a calming, woody scent into something so bright and uplifting. I love the new Anthousa Sweet Basil & Heirloom Tomato diffuser and highly recommend trying it.

We recently brought the Antica Farmacista Lemon, Verbena & Cedar diffuser home to try it. We put it on our kitchen windowsill and went away for a week. (We like to scatter diffusers around our house before we go away on vacation so we return to a beautifully scented, welcoming home rather than stuffy, pet-odor air.) Having forgotten about the diffuser, every time we'd stand at the kitchen sink we were taken but the most beautiful scent but we didn't know where it was coming from. I thought maybe a sample of perfume/cologne in the drawer broke open and I kept sniffing inside the drawers to find the culprit to no avail. Finally I looked up and remembered the diffuser we brought home. Sure enough - that was where the amazing scent was coming from! Every time we stand at the sink we enjoy the scent and it makes regularly dish duty so much more enjoyable. This is a another example of where adding a simple ingredient can completely change the dimension of a scent. The earthy cedar, mixed with clean lemon, adds a whole new dimension and complexity to the scent to create something almost towards cologne. We love the Antica Lemon Verbena Cedar diffuser and highly recommend it.

If you have a diffuser at home and need more fragrance from it, simply flip the reeds to freshen the scent. You can flip a few reeds every few days or all the reeds every day depending on the size of your space and how intense you like your fragrances.

Both the Anthousa Sweet Basil & Heirloom Tomato diffuser and the Antica Farmacista Lemon, Verbena and Cedar diffuser make a great hostess gifts.

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