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Create a Cozy Home with Potpourri

Updated on October 26, 2014
Wonderful Potpourri
Wonderful Potpourri | Source

Potpourri is the perfect way to add some coziness and warmth to your home.

Home is my personal haven-a place where I can relax and unwind, to just be myself. Firstly, I have to try and keep it clean and tidy which is not always easy to do, but once the apartment is nice looking enough, I like to add special touches throughout the apartment with flowers, decorative candles and other beautiful things.

My apartment is not big so I don't really need much. In fact, decorating with too many things becomes clutter. I change things around to reflect the changing seasons and this includes my potpourri selection. As we're in the middle of fall here in Tokyo, I wanted something that would add some coziness and warmth in my apartment.

The Perfect Potpourri Blend for Any Season

I am very picky when it comes to potpourri. There are many to choose from and to be honest, a lot of them are just not that good. Fragrances that smell artificial are the worst for me and if they are artificially colored as well, I have no choice but to throw them away. So I was pleasantly surprised when I opened up this beautiful package of heavenly-smelling potpourri-a gift I received from a friend.

I love the blend of orange and tangerine and even includes handmade flowers to create an elegant display. It's just a pretty amazing package of potpourri.

The Many Uses of Potpourri

So I opened up my box of potpourri and tried to think of ways I could use them. A small vase filled with the fragrant cones and wooden pieces of this potpourri added a sense of calm to my bathroom. I filled a shallow glass bowl with them and placed it at the entrance of my apartment. It is amazing to be greeted by the woodland scents as soon as you open the door. When my mother comes to visit me next time, I'll definitely have a bowl of some of this potpourri on the table next to her bed. As she's not a fan of overly scented things, I think she would love it!

Thymes Wildwood Bitter Orange and Cedar Potpourri
Thymes Wildwood Bitter Orange and Cedar Potpourri

One of my favorite scents when it comes to potpourri. The combination of bitter orange and cedar scents has the ability to instantly relax my nerves. The perfect gift for anyone.

 

This is an easy way to use potpourri. Hanging satchels in your close will keep your closet smelling fresh. They also make nice little gifts as well.

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Do you use potpourri in your home? Please feel free to leave your comments here.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @VinnWong: thanks so much Vinn. I'm the same when it comes to fragrances.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @RoadMonkey: I'm quite picky with my pot pourri as well. I think I might need a new one as well.

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      VinnWong 3 years ago

      I love the earthy smells from potpourri. Not the biggest fan of the floral ones, though. Your recommendation for this autumn one is fantastic!

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      RoadMonkey 3 years ago

      Yes, I really appreciate the occasional gift of pot pourri. Some of my favourites get "refreshed" with the addition of refresher oils because they look so nice I don't want to have to throw them out. And yes, while you can easily put the fragrance on any old piece of pine cone you might pick up in the street, some of these pot pourri selections look just as good as they smell and are a real decoration which is easily changed for a new look.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @VspaBotanicals: I enjoyed making this lens! Cheers

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      VspaBotanicals 3 years ago

      I love making my own potpourri. Thanks for sharing!

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @WriterJanis2: Exactly why I like it. So much more pleasant than those sprays.

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      WriterJanis2 3 years ago

      I love potpourri. It gives off a nice scent without being too overwhelming.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @lesliesinclair: :)

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @socialcx1: Me too!

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @Blessed Liez: I love potpourri because they are so versatile. Thanks for your comment blessedliez.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @favored: I am thinking of drying some oranges as I think they might smell nice. Thank you for the compliment favored1.

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      TashaNandal 3 years ago

      very nice

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @TashaNandal: Thanks Tasha.

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      lesliesinclair 3 years ago

      Mmm, mm, mmm, I can smell it now. Relaxing.

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      socialcx1 3 years ago

      Yip I love the bitter orange potpourri.

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      Kareen Liez 3 years ago from Philippines

      I have a potpourri collection. I love to keep them and use them for my crafts. I sort of missed my potpourri now 'coz they are just kept under my bed since I got busy doing a lot of work. Great lens you have here.

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      Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

      I am a big fan of potpourri as well. Not all kinds though, just like you said ... some really don't smell that good. Most of the time I make my own from flowers I have dried, but I don't have the shapes like the ones you have shown. Your arrangements an ideas are really nice and functional. Having it near the entrance of your home is a nice touch.

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      sousababy 3 years ago

      @sousababy: Whoops, omit the first "two" - the cat distracted me.

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      sousababy 3 years ago

      Actually, I was given potpourri many years ago - but I sneezed a lot when I opened it (it wasn't chestnut and brandied pumpkin, like yours). I'd be willing to give it another go (since the flowery ones seem to set my allergies off) and who couldn't love the smell of brandied pumpkin? And yeah, my man-servant gave this two review two thumbs up.