Staycation Secrets: How to Make Your Apartment Smell Like a Fancy Hotel

Hack the lavish life.

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There's a certain heavenly aroma when you walk into a hotel so fancy you can hardly afford a cocktail at the bar, let alone a room for the night. But thanks to a slew of custom candles and room sprays from those very establishments, you can give your apartment the same scent treatment. Here, find the best bottled and hand-poured bouquets from hotels like the Chateau Marmont and the W offer—consider them the ultimate staycation hack...

1. Westin Room Spray

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The signature scent of Westin Hotels is a *fancy* blend of white tea with wood cedar and vanilla. (Their Rome property's Villa La Cupola Suite is billed at $30,000 a night and is number 8 on the list of the World's 15 most expensive hotel suites, so fancy is the word.)

Westin Room Spray, $65; westinstore.com.

2. The Dorchester Fig & Cassis Scented Candle

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Created by Amor et Psyché, which means its ingredients were derived from a discreet part of the word and hand-poured in England, it marries fig (a scent beloved by Plato for its mental-stirring qualities) with woody cassis.

The Dorchester Fig & Cassis Scented Candle, $65; shop.dorchestercollection.com.

3. Eau d'Italie Eau de Toilette Spray

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The award-winning signature fragrance of Positano's Hotel Le combines a hint of musk with a touch of incense, bergamot, and blackcurrant buds. It's equal parts salt of the earth and elegant.

Eau d'Italie Eau de Toilette Spray, $95; beautyhabit.com.

4. W Room Scent

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W Hotels are notorious for their beauty offerings and their signature fragrance sparkles with lemon and lime blossom notes. A fresh option for summer, it draws you in without being overbearing.

W Room Scent, $31.50; whotelsthestore.com.

5. Renaissance R Diffuser

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Transform your space into a Renaissance spa with this blend of shish tea leaf and citrus—dispersed by this sculptural diffuser. Designed in NYC by Joya (that's Spanish for jewel), it's a work of art in and of itself.

Renaissance R Diffuser, $48; collectrenaissance.com.

6. Costes Home Fragrance

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Hôtel Costes is a famous feast for the senses and its hallmark "white" scent is clean and pure with hints of lily, ginger, and white cedar. In other words, it's a minimalist's dream.

Costes Home Fragrance, $44; shop.hotelcostes.com.

7. Chateau Marmont Signature Candle

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The famous Hollywood institution's Alessandra fragrance is a blend of florals and spices, like gardenia and vanilla, in a honey-hued soy wax. It will instantly turn your bedroom into a boudoir.

Chateau Marmont Signature Candle, $50; http://standardhotels.myshopify.com.

8. Ritz Carlton Archipelago White Jasmine Candle

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Designed to transport you to the beaches of Hawaii (and it does, it really, really does), this slow burner is an understated floral bouquet housed in an apothecary-like jar.

Ritz Carlton Archipelago White Jasmine Candle, $39; ritzcarltonshops.com.

Lauren Valenti
Lauren Valenti

I’m the associate web editor at Marie Claire. I love to while away the hours at coffee shops, hunt for vintage clothes, and bask in the rough-and-tumble beauty of NYC. I firmly believe that solitude can be a luxury if you’ve got the right soundtrack—that being the Rolling Stones, of course.