Smells Like Summer

Words by Louise Miller

Photography by Brit Gill

  • Styling by Carl Otsberg. The vitruvi Summer Sale is on from July 1 to July 8, 2020 at midnight PSt.

    Styling by Carl Otsberg. The vitruvi Summer Sale is on from July 1 to July 8, 2020 at midnight PSt.

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With the changing of seasons comes the opportunity to refresh—not only your wardrobe (see you in the fall, socks!), but also your scents. We like to channel this transition with fresh, bright, citrusy, and spicy aromas that set the stage for ethereal, belly-laughing memories (and lucky for you, our entire site is 20 per cent off from July 1 to July 8, 2020). Here are some of our favourite products for an endless summer, from AM to PM.

White Stone Diffuser

It’s a best-seller for a reason—the chic, crisp, classic shade of the White Stone Diffuser makes it complementary to any room. Put it bedside, put it on your bathroom vanity, put it on your work-from-home setup; no matter where she sits, she fits.

What: Fill the White Stone Diffuser with water (to the fill line) and add up to 25 drops of your favourite 100% pure essential oils and blends.

When: Any time of day. Change up your aroma to match how you feel.

Boost Essential Oil Blend

Bursting with beautiful citrus notes, Boost is sure to put you in a good mood. With a happy-go-lucky attitude and a just-right sweetness, it’s your all-natural pick-me-up.

What: Add 20 drops of Boost to a diffuser for a juicy, lively aroma.

When: In the morning, while your coffee is brewing.

Geranium Essential Oil

Floral with a hint of minty undertones, Geranium is beloved for so many reasons. While great when added to your moisturizer (just a drop or two), we also adore diffusing it for a garden-party vibe.

What: Add 10 drops of Geranium and 5 drops of Lemon Essential Oil to a diffuser for a fun, flower-forward aroma.

When: During your morning emails and Zoom calls.

Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Herbal, cooling, and refreshing, Eucalyptus is like a spa in a bottle. With the scent of a relaxing steam room, it will instantly upgrade your space—whether you use it in the bathroom, the living room, or the kitchen.

What: Add 10 drops of Eucalyptus and 8 drops of Grapefruit Essential Oil to a diffuser for a bright, invigorating aroma.

When: While you’re working on your laptop post-lunch, perhaps sipping homemade iced tea.

Nightcap Essential Oil Blend

Citrus and spice and everything nice, Nightcap is the aromatic equivalent of a tart cocktail in a dark bar. Transport yourself to your favourite watering hole by diffusing this blend while mixing ginger margaritas or bourbon sours.

What: Add 25 drops of Nightcap to a diffuser for a seductive, playful aroma.

When: As work finishes up and you’re transitioning into your evening. Cocktails or mocktails encouraged.

Dusk Essential Oil Blend

Channelling the feeling of walking outside on a warm desert evening, Dusk is an herbal blend inspired by the changing sky. Who doesn’t love a good sunset, after all?

What: Add 20 drops of Dusk to a diffuser for a warm, sultry aroma.

When: At dusk, of course.

Sleep Essential Oil Blend

Your ultimate bedside buddy. The calming and powdery aroma of Sleep will help lull you into a deep slumber; it smells gloriously of fresh linens and soft cashmere.

What: Add 20 drops of Sleep to a diffuser for a relaxing, soothing aroma.

When: Before bed, and keep it going all night long. After all, you need to wake up tomorrow feeling rested and ready to do it all over again.