April 09 2010
Surprisingly, given the huge proliferation of candles, room sprays and other scented products now available for the home, it is very difficult to find a good rendering of one particular flower: the Casablanca lily. While there are many variations of tuberose, jasmine, orange blossom and lavender, few have successfully recreated the sweet, evocative perfume of the white lily.
As a lover of the scent but not the flower itself, I was therefore delighted to discover the Casa Scented Diffuser (£49) by Apothia, an LA brand much loved by the Hollywood glitterati since its light, airy scents are ideal for the Californian lifestyle.
The Casa diffuser not only captures the elusive fragrance of white lily, but it looks good, too. It consists of 10 reed sticks and an elegant glass bottle; place the reeds into the bottle, and the scent (which is formulated without alcohol) is slowly diffused into the room. It is said to last up to 12 months but my diffuser has been creating the olfactory illusion of a vase of white Casablanca lilies on my desk for well over a year now. It is also available in a mini version (£35).