Episode 2 Diffusers

In this episode we give an overview of the various diffuser lines we carry. Anthousa, Archipelago Botanicals, k. hall, Linari, Seda, Voluspa and Votivo diffusers are included.

Our 3 primary diffuser lines are Anthousa, k. hall and Linari. This lines are diffuser companies that also make candles. The other diffusers we stock are made by candles lines that also created diffusers. These lines are Archipelago Botanicals, Seda, Voluspa and Votivo.

All diffusers work the same way - the provide a constant fragrance as the bamboo reeds draw the fragrance up and it disperses into the air for fragrance. The fragrance oil in the vase gradually evaporates over time. To freshen the scent of a diffuser, if it grows too soft, simply flip the reeds in the vase so that the saturated half is exposed out the top of the vase and the dry half can soak up more oil. You can flip a few reeds every few days for a softer effect, or flip all the reeds everyday for a more intense fragrance or for a larger space. The more reeds you flip, and the more frequently you flip them, the faster the fragrance oil will evaporate.

Linari is our largest and most complex diffuser. These 500ml diffusers last 6 months to a year. Linari creates perfume and cosmetic grade fragrances that can actually be worn as perfume. Anthousa diffusers are a little less complex, but still very sophisticated. These fragrances have a scent more like a blend of essential and fragrance oils. Anthousa diffusers last 6-9 months. k. hall diffusers are the most simplistic in fragrance of all the diffusers we stock. The scent of a k. hall diffuser is most like raw essential oils. This is our most fragrant diffuser line and the only line that we carry that makes refills.

We also stock the Japanese Quince diffuser by Seda, as this is their best-selling fragrance. The Red Currant diffuser from Votivo is very pungent and Honeysuckle is their best floral. The Votivo Clean Crisp White diffuser is our best clean/fresh/linen fragrance. From Archipelago Botanicals we have Havana, Madagascar and Stonehenge. These fragrances are all very unique and slightly "musky". These are the most masculine diffusers we stock. Voluspa won the 2008 Best Off Main Award for Best Diffuser Line. Their decanters are beautiful and each fragrance has a unique color vase. We stock the Seasons Collection diffusers from Voluspa so the fragrances change in the Spring and Fall.

This content of this post is based on what we currently stock in our shop. Our inventory constantly changes as we adapt to your requests and response, so please check our website for our current selection at http://www.candlesoffmain.com/. As always, please email us with any questions or post a comment on our blog. We love to hear from you!


  1. I have had my voluspa mini diffuser for a few months now. the first month it was working really well, now the smell doesn't travel as much. I have tried flipping the reeds, howevever it sill isn't as nice as it was in the beginning. Do I need new reeds? Or is there something I can do? There is still a lot of oil left. Thanks

  2. Diffuser fragrances do fade over time. Flipping the reeds should help. Sometimes you need to flip the reeds everyday for fragrance. Other diffusers just a few reeds every few days works. Some never need to be flipped. It all depends on the brand, the fragrance and the size of the diffuser. You may need to flip all of the reeds everyday for fragrance with you mini diffuser. Keep in mind that smaller diffusers provide less fragrance than larger diffusers. Small ones are best for powder rooms or very small rooms. You may want to try and move it to a smaller space. Since the base of most diffusers no longer contain alcohol, sometimes the fragrance disappears before all the oil evaporates. That may be the case with yours.


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