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How to Make Your House Smell Like Anthropologie

by | May 10, 2012 | Decorating Inspiration, My Home Office, my house

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How to Make Your House Smell Like Anthropologie
I wanted my house to smell like Anthropologie.

I know. I sound obsessed. I’m OK with that.

I wanted to LOVE being in my home as much as I loved being in an Anthropologie store.

So, how do you make your house smell like Anthro? Back when I first wrote this post, I bought a candle.

But now that I no longer use synthetic scents in my home, I’ve figured out how to duplicate this amazing scent, but with my essential oils.

Anthropologie describes their scent as smelling of tropical fruits, sugared oranges, lemons, and limes, redolent with lightly exotic mountain greens. YUM. That’s what I’m talking about.

How to Make Your House Smell Like Anthropologie

Get a free bottle of an Anthropologie Volcano Inspired Diffuser Blend!

If you’d like to learn how to make your home smell like Anthropologie, without synthetic scents, I’m happy to send you my very own top secret never before published Anthro-inspired recipe with the purchase of your essential oil starter kit.

But even better, I’ll ALSO send you a FREE custom delicious-smelling sample of this exclusive Anthro-inspired blend when you order your starter kit with my referral link.

How to Make Your House Smell Like Anthropologie

Once you order your kit with my link, just email me at [email protected] to ask for it (please note that the free Anthro-Inspired blend offer is for new starter kit purchases only and cannot be combined with any other offer. Put ‘Anthro Blend’ in the email subject line!).

How to Make Your House Smell Like Anthropologie

I recommend everyone begin a journey to wellness by ditching toxic products and grabbing the starter kit of 12 essential oils and a diffuser.

There’s no better way to start and no better oils on the planet!

The starter kit even comes with a free concentrate to make a bottle of Thieves plant-based cleaner, the only cleaning product you’ll need!

This kit is going to change your world in all the best ways! You’ll never go back to toxic stuff again.

I LOVE Young Living essential oils, after five years, I can say for certain that my life was completely transformed by bringing this kit into my home.

How to Make Your House Smell Like Anthropologie

Order Essential Oils and Diffusers here. You can make your home smell like a dream, but even better, you’ll begin to discover what it feels like when you ditch toxins and incorporate the incredible benefits of oils.

Once you get your kit, you’ll be invited into our private educational group called The Dwell Well Collective where we learn together and swap fun recipes!! I can’t wait for you to join us (and when you do, don’t forget to email me for your free Anthro-inspired diffuser sample!).

How to Make Your House Smell Like Anthropologie


  1. Linda

    It has been my fave candle for YEARS! Can;t beat it!

    • Melissa

      Hooray, it is pretty awesome!! :-)

  2. Giselle

    I started with Volcano two months ago and I am quite satisfied with it. I haven’t even think of buying another one to replace it.

  3. Camille

    Favourite candle at the moment is LIBRARY by Elizabeth Barrett Browning which smells of Jasmine, tuberose and lily of the Valley. Also love Lothantique’s VERBENA.

  4. kelly at Talk of the House

    “A busines investment.” I laughed out loud at that one!! I’ve not smelled that candle, but will “sniff” it the next time I am in there. Somewhere buried on my Pinterest boards (I think in “good ideas”) is a link to how to make your home smell like Williams-Sonoma. I guess shopping is such a pleasurable experience we want to enjoy it again through smell. Not a bad idea at all.

  5. Jen

    I never noticed the smell, how strange. In all fairness there is so much eye candy, it’s a sensory overload! Enjoy, have a fabulous day!

  6. Fairfield House

    I am smiling in NJ! I tried to explain this to Thomas the last time we left Anthropology. The conversation went something like this —
    Me: I love that shop; the way it looks; the way it smells.
    Thomas: Smells? I didn’t smell anything.
    Me: :/
    Thank you for sharing. I know what I want for Mother’s Day!
    My home is always filled with the fragrance of Yankee’s Sage & Citrus. A light, clean, fresh scent.
    Have a wonderful Mother’s Day!

  7. Lori H

    Totally agree! I find myself in Anthro, crawling over displays so that I can sniff whatever candle is burning and see which one it is :)

  8. Daune

    Yes! We have a few Volcano candles around the house! Love them! I almost went with the Mango for the summer….but just couldn’t part with Volcano. :)

  9. jennifer rizzo

    I am obsessed with their candles and just laughed and had to comment when I saw your post this morning. I LOVE their Aloha Orchid and have it going all of the time. It really helps me to believe I live in Anthropologie and not in a house with stray underwear on the floor.

  10. Phaedra

    LOVE. Anthropologie! I want my house to smell like it too. Ordering candle now. Sounds lovely. I have my eye on a diver cover that I would love. Thanks for posting Melissa! Oh by the way my mom just loves keeping up with Jack and his adventures. Keep them coming : )

    • Phaedra

      That is supposed to say duvet cover not diver. Lol autocorrect. Gotta love it!

  11. Jill Flory

    I want one! Too bad the closest Anthros are over an hour from me. I will have to remember to get a candle next time I’m at one!

  12. Martine

    I feel the same about the Starbucks/Chapters book stores smell. I could stay forever, books and coffee. I need to find a Starbucks scented candle.

  13. Garden, Home and Party

    Hi Melissa,
    There used to be a store in California called Backstreet. They carried clothing and accessories for women. The “fragrance” of that store did what Anthro does for you. It was a fairly spicy scent by Claire Burke, I can’t remember the name of it but I purchased the soaps, room spray and drawer liner. I still have fond memories of that. My favorite candle is Votivo Red Currant. But just about any scented candle makes my heart sing.

  14. Pat

    My daughter and I have purchased and loved “Volcano” for a long time. Just one of the best fragrances! Another favorite is Votivo’s “Tuscan Olive” ~ excellent for fall and winter. I do have different fragrance choices for the seasons….do you? :-)


  15. Linda Stoll

    Home or counseling office? It’s gotta be vanilla {Yankee Candle always wins, hands down!}

    Think stress relief!


    I really like to make my house smell like some of my favorite stores. However I find that after a day or two, I’m no longer able to smell it. It’s like my nose gets so used to it, it blocks it off. After being away for a couple of hours I “find out” that the house still holds the fragrance … does it happen to you too? any suggestions on how to overcome that “fragrance blockage” or smell numbness?

  17. erin

    I am obsessed with that candle too!!! I have about 3 jars (bought when they went on sale in January). I bought my sister one as a gift and she loves it too!!

  18. Sarah Delzer

    I just bought the Mandarin Mango Capri Blue Candle it smells so much like summer I can’t even stand it :)

  19. Kristi~The Slipcover Girl

    i big time love the volcano candle from anthro. i, too, bought it. i just want to move into the store. do you think they’d let us?

  20. Kim

    Over a year ago, I too, went on that quest to make my home smell like Anthro – too funny! :) And I asked for the same candle for xmas this year to ensure I didn’t run out of that little slice of heaven! Have a great weekend…

  21. Hilary

    Sooo I stumbled upon this blog while exploring my love for the Capri Blue Volcano candles in hopes of finding a perfume! I thought you would appreciate my findings. THEY HAVE A ROOM SPRAY!!! Even better than that… I bought 2 bottles on amazon for the price of once candle at Anthropologie! Yeah, thankfully I do not have sensitive skin because I will be spraying every item of clothing I own with this. (Not recommended to people who have sensitive skin). I could not contain my excitement and knew you would appreciate my obsession.

  22. Josie

    Thank you so much for the DYI!!!!! I love Antro and that candle does smell heavenly.

  23. Erin

    Was the recipe posted? If not, could you share?

    Thank you!!


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