I live with two boys, and both of them are stinky (granted, one of them is a cat).
As our condo isn’t very big, there are times when the boy funk permeates every surface and hangs in the air like a poison fog. Out of sheer desperation, I’ve developed a number of coping mechanisms and tools to help me deal with it.
First, I open windows on opposite sides of the house (for cross ventilation) and light candles from Bath & Body Works. I also keep a couple of room fresheners in my office, which is right next to Tabs’ throne room (aka the bathroom where Tabs keeps his litter box), at all times.
Right now the air fresheners are summery to match the season. One is the Nest Lemongrass Ginger Reed Diffuser ($38) up at the top, which I keep on my windowsill, where it fills the room with a sparkly, summery ginger lemon scent.
And then on my desk I keep the Figuier Hourglass Diffuser by Diptyque.
A sturdy hourglass-shaped bottle filled with scented oil, it has a plastic diffuser in the center.
Each time you turn the hourglass over, some of the oil drips down into the diffuser, and the scent fills the room for about 20 minutes.
Got this as a gift, and I loooove the scent (like going for a walk in the woods early on a spring morning and snacking on figs) but it’s obnoxiously expensive ($150!).
I’m currently on the prowl for a less pricey option…
If you’re interested, both are available now at Neiman Marcus stores and neimanmarcus.com.
P.S. Hi, babe. How are you doing tonight? I hope you’re doing something fun. I’m just taking it easy on the couch in front of the TV because I don’t feel extra great. My lower back is killing me (I think it’s cramps).
Dr. Tabs is taking pretty good care of me…
Actually, no he’s not. He doesn’t have a lot of patience for patients, LOL! He’s like, “I know you’re not feeling great, but where’s my damn gravy, woman!?”