The aim is to create an inviting atmosphere that puts people at ease and also stimulates and encourages conversation.
Candles are a great choice for dinners or parties because the twinkling flames instantly create an intimate, magical light. Although you may want to use a quick burst of room spray to neutralise the smell of tobacco smoke or strong cooking odours, you shouldn’t use anything that will clash with the food or is too overpowering.
Try vanilla – a sweet powdery note that rekindles childhood memories; refreshing, fruity aromas such as orange or mandarin; spicy notes of cinnamon or juniper; or warm and welcoming pine, cypress or thyme.
Source: ‘Home Spa.’