Before we dive into the best reed diffusers, here’s a not-so-fun fact. According to the National Fire Protection Association, there are roughly 20 candle-related home fires each day within the United States alone. So, if the potential fire hazard of an open flame deters you from lighting a scented candle, we recommend a reed diffuser. It’ll freshen your space with long-lasting fragrances while not having heat.
Our Top Picks
- Best Long-Lasting: Nest New York Wild Mint & Eucalyptus Reed Diffuser, $115
- Most Iconic: Capri Blue Volcano Signature Reed Diffuser, $40
- Best Splurge: Diptyque Baies Reed Diffuser Set, $210
- Best Woody: Maison Margiela Replica By the Fireplace Diffuser, $95
- Moodiest Scent: Jo Malone London Lime Basil & Mandarin Scent Surround Diffuser, $110
- Most Crowd-Pleasing: Voluspa Santal Vanille Reed Diffuser, $30
- Best Rejuvenating: Lake & Skye 11 Reed Diffuser, $67
In case you are not familiar, these gorgeous diffusers are rather more than your usual home decor. Usually, they consist of a glass bottle that is crammed with a fragrance oil mix (commonly essential oil-based) that disperses into the air through its accompanying reed sticks. In a way, they’re sort of like cordless, heatless versions of your average essential oil diffuser. And like your favorite scent diffusers, there are practically limitless fragrant concoctions to select from — but, our editors can have found the highest picks available on the market.
Whether you are on the hunt for spa-worthy, Allure Best of Beauty-winning favorites on your bathroom or warm, Amalfi Coast-inspired blends which might be staples in our staffers’ home offices, these fragrant reed diffusers will certainly develop into your favorite air fresheners ever. Below, take a peek — and possibly a whiff, too — of the best possible, high-quality reed diffusers for a subtle boost of aromatherapy in your house.
Best Long-Lasting Diffuser: Nest New York Wild Mint & Eucalyptus Reed Diffuser
If you are trying to find a tried-and-true, Allure-approved fragrance reed diffuser, look no further than Nest New York’s Wild Mint & Eucalyptus Reed Diffuser. This Allure Best of Beauty winner’s glass vessel is gorgeous, but it surely won our highest accolade for its invigorating yet subtle notes of mint, eucalyptus, basil, and ginger. It’s an ideal addition to your bathroom and one which Allure’s deputy digital director, Kara McGrath, cannot get enough of it. “The scent is robust enough to fill a room, but not so overpowering that I get a headache — they usually last about half a yr before you’ve got to refill them,” she says.
Most Inviting Scent: Acqua Di Parma Home Insieme Diffuser
Allure’s manager of special projects Talia Gutierrez says the ultra-luxe Acqua Di Parma Home Insieme Diffuser has develop into a staple in her lounge. This warm, fruity scent comes with rattan reeds that fill the air with notes of neroli, lemon, amber, and musk. As if this home fragrance wasn’t impressive enough, it has a lifespan of 10 to 12 weeks.
Best Woody Scent: Maison Margiela Fragrances Replica By The Fireplace Diffuser
Maison Margiela’s Replica By the Fireplace Diffuser lets off the woody, smoky scent you’ve got been aching for in your WFH hideout. Poking through the crackling embers of this fireplace fragrance are notes of orange flower and vanilla that contrast beautifully with the scent’s base. It earned Best of Beauty status for its immediately recognizable, vibe-transforming quality in 2023.
Best Floral Scent: Acqua Di Parma Home Insieme Diffuser
When associate director of social media Kassidy Silva is within the mood for a real floral fragrance for her home, she opens up the Floral Street Wonderland Bloom Reed Diffuser. This mix will make your house smell like a field of peonies that is been spiked with sweet cotton candy and a touch of guava.
Most Iconic: Capri Blue Volcano Signature Reed Diffuser
You may not realize it by name, but Capri Blue’s Volcano Signature Reed Diffuser is one of the vital iconic home fragrances on the market. “If you would like your house to smell like an Anthropologie, that is the diffuser to grab,” says Silva. It’s a name-stay in most swanky boutiques for its aromatically pleasing notes of citrusy lemon, orange, and a splash of sugar for sweetness.
Best Rejuvenating Scent: Lake & Skye 11 11 Reed Diffuser
Your lounge could also be missing the breezy bay windows of your dreams or the airy, vaulted ceilings of a gorgeously renovated lake house (in the future), but you may manifest a few of that magic with Lake & Skye’s 11 11 Reed Diffuser. Another 2023 Best of Beauty Winner, this diffuser is the epitome of ethereal, with a mélange of white ambers and musk so as to add a crisp openness to any space.
Best Splurge: Diptyque Baies Reed Diffuser Set
Yes, Diptyque’s Baies Reed Diffuser Set stands out as the priciest option on this list, but boy is it price every penny. As you may expect from Baies, a French word that literally translates to “berries,” it’s infused with the delectably fruity note of blackberries, but you will also notice a touch of floral rose.
Best Herby Scent: P.F. Candle Co. Ojai Lavender Reed Diffuser
The floral, herbaceous scent of lavender is at the highest of the P.F. Candle Co.’s Ojai Lavender Reed Diffuser scent profile, but there’s more to this fragrance than this relaxing note. It’s also spiked with hints of invigorating tangerine and mint for awakening your olfactory senses.
Most Transportive: Tocca Florence Profumo d’Ambiente
Sarah Han, Allure’s commerce editor, says there’s something about Tocca’s Florence Profumo d’Ambiente that aromatically transports her back to strolls within the gardens of Paris, because of its notes of bergamot and gardenia. “Florence is one in all the very first scents I ever took a liking to, which is unsurprising since I like Paris, town that inspired this fragrance,” she says. “This diffuser is the proper solution to make my cozy little room smell just like the Tuileries Garden.”
Moodiest Scent: Jo Malone London Lime Basil & Mandarin Scent Surround Diffuser
If you are anything like Allure commerce author Jennifer Hussein, you almost certainly have a fragrant love affair with basil — which is why she’ll wax poetic about Jo Malone London’s Lime Basil & Mandarin Scent Surround Diffuser any likelihood she will get. “This scent is sort of as intoxicating because the drink it jogs my memory of, an excellent gin and tonic,” she says. Along with basil, this herbaceous yet fruity fragrance can be spiked with thyme to counterbalance the citrusy scent of lime.
Best Uplifting Scent: Brooklinen Good Intentions Reed Diffuser
Lift your spirits with the Brooklinen Good Intentions Reed Diffuser. This uplifting mixture of citrusy bergamot, warm cedarwood, and invigorating eucalyptus is sure to place anyone and everybody in mood.
Most Crowd-Pleasing Scent: Voluspa Santal Vanille Reed Diffuser
If there was one scent that dominated nearly everyone’s fragrance collection last yr, it’s santal. There are lots of of santal-infused scents to select from, but in relation to our homes, we’re cracking open Voluspa’s Santal Vanille Reed Diffuser. This scent includes a warm, spicy note paired with sweet vanilla and woody oud for a scent-ual experience unlike every other.
Warmest Scent: The White Company Fireside Diffuser
It’s somewhat too chilly to hang around beside a bonfire, but The White Company’s Fireside Diffuser is bringing the entire fiery fun indoors and without an actual flame. This smokey scent has notes of smoked birchwood which might be paired with warm amber for a comfy, delightful fragrance to fill your house with.
Best Beachy Scent: Carthusia Mediterraneo Home Diffuser
Feeling inspired to make a journey to Italy after binge-watching The White Lotus? Well, in keeping with former beauty and wellness editor Taylore Glynn, Carthusia’s Mediterraneo Home Diffuser will mentally transport you there. “This potent liquid smells like an expensive Italian getaway, bottled,” she says. “The Capri-based brand offers dozens of home fragrances, but this warm, lemon- and green tea-scented option brings me right back to a weekend strolling under the Caprese sun eating gelato.”