Even though temperatures may not drop in the Middle East during the cooler seasons and we aren’t snuggling up next to a roaring fire (or flickering candle flame), that doesn’t necessarily mean we can’t indulge in cozy fall vibes in our own way. Essential oil diffusers are the region’s silent heroes. Not only do they usually have a stronger aroma but they also last longer than the average scented candle, filling your living spaces with the most exquisite fragrances year-round. Luckily, we don’t have to choose just one scent and can easily interchange the essential oil based on our mood to set the proper scene for our day. Read on to explore our roundup of the best diffusers to refresh your rooms:
1. FRUITY: English Pear & Freesia, Jo Malone
Jo Malone’s signature fragrance is just as much a cult-favorite in diffuser form, dispersing the fragrant scent of freshly-picked pears and white freesias with subtle tones of amber and woods woven throughout. Plus, with a decorated limited edition version released just in time for the holidays, you can gift it to your loved ones and enjoy the English aroma whosoever’s house you’re in.
2. FRESH: Feel Refreshed Reed Diffuser Set, Neom Organics
Flying off the shelves and into our homes, Neom Organics’ purely natural diffuser beautifully packaged in a marble and 18-carat rose gold design refreshes and rejuvenates, with hints of fresh basil, Sicilian lemon, and 22 other essential oils wafting in the air for an ambiance fit for a spa.
3. SWEET: Lavande des Alpes, Roja Parfums
Breathe in the lavender fields of the Alpine mountains blended with bergamot, lily of the valley, vanilla, and lilac giving you a much-needed dose of tranquility—even if you skipped your yoga class.
4. SPICY: Gingembre, Diptyque
A statement piece in itself that deserves a place of honor on your dresser, the Diptyque hourglass diffuser twinkles as it spreads zesty notes of fresh ginger for an hour until you flip it over and the sensorial cycle begins again.
5. OUDH: Black Oudh, Rituals
Reminiscent of the souqs across the region, these Rituals’ Private Collection’s fragrance sticks feature nostalgia-inducing notes of Oudh enhanced by intricate layers of spices and patchouli.
6. FLORAL: Garden Rose, Monique Lhuillier
Perfectly balancing the sometimes overpowering blooms of roses, Monique Lhuillier’s light floral fragrance that looks just as elegant as a real bouquet will cause you to question if you even need flowers ever again (until Valentine’s Day comes around, of course).
7. TROPICAL: Coco Sandalwood, Molton Brown
Travel to paradise with 150ml of an exotic combination of coconut, jasmine, and sandalwood. The best part? The reed diffuser is vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free and gluten-free. All that’s missing is the soothing sound of ocean waves.
8. CITRUS: Souffle de Liberté Revitalizing Home Perfume, L’Occitane
Experience a burst of energy with a stimulating mix of mint, pine, rosemary, and sweet orange to help you get through a tiring workday (or even more tiring weekend).
9. WOODY: Ormonde, Ormonde Jayne
Skip the sweater—Ormonde Jayne’s namesake diffuser envelops you in a warm embrace of cedarwood, black hemlock, and touches of cardamom, making it the ideal fall scent leaving you craving a pile of leaves to jump through.