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This Week at Home: Scents and Spaces

Smells take us back—to childhood or seasons past, to places we’ve loved and longed to return. But humans adjust to smells quickly, meaning it’s hard to smell your own home. So how do you get it right? Take your time, and don’t be afraid to turn to the experts to find out some trade tricks from the olfactory world.

Someone Who Inspired Us

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Started by a pair of sisters named Dawn and Samantha Goldworm, the olfactive firm 12.29 creates custom scents for fashion shows, hotels, celebrities and events. “Scent is just as important in a space as aesthetics,” the Goldworms say. “It assists in bringing together all of the design elements to create a complete experience. Without it, there is definitely something missing.” To rectify that problem, they shared tips for scenting any space.

Add It To Your WishList

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Partners Christopher Draghi and Robert Dobay created their Hudson, N.Y., scent store Source Adage after realizing that most home fragrances target female customers. But it turns out their masculine iterations—available as candles or in diffusers—appeal to men and women alike. A new collection of unisex perfumes will help when you have to leave home.

Check It Out

The recently opened Aftel Archive of Curious Scents in Berkeley, Calif., calls itself the first museum dedicated to perfume and the experience of scent in the U.S. With essences and artifacts from all over the world, the museum lets visitors compare scents aged for a century with their contemporary counterparts, learn about the art of perfume and even take home samples.

Know Your Stuff

Autumn is the ideal time to plant trees and shrubs, because it’s when the plants can make new roots without having to feed growing leaves. Here are some of the most fragrant shrubs, plus trees with scent profiles to enjoy—and avoid. Happy planting.

Home Goals

Once a musical instrument factory, the Gretsch was converted to Williamsburg luxury loft condominiums. Get lost in this sprawling, corner three bedroom, 2 ½ bathroom home, and get inspired by the panoramic City views you will encounter from every window.

Residence 8D features an open great room with a working fireplace, Australian Jarre Wood floors and ample space for living, dining, office, and entertaining. With soaring 12 ft. beamed ceilings and wrap around 8 ft. windows running North-West, you can bask in the Sunsets while taking in the stunning Manhattan skyline.

60 Broadway, Apt. 8D in Williamsburg, Brooklyn is represented by Jennifer Carlson and Roni Dotan.

Photos in order of appearance: Aya Brackett for T Magazine, Trevor Smith for Citiphile, Allie Leepson for Inhabit, Aya Brackett for T Magazine, Hertha Hurnaus for dwell