One of the usual things we remember about a certain person, place, or time is their scent. We remember vacations because of the scent of the beach or palm trees, we recall birthdays with the scent of lumpiang shanghai or fried chicken, and we remember people because of their perfume or natural scent.
But one of the most loved scents, if not THE most loved, is the smell of freshly baked pandesal in the morning. The scent of bread baking has become something we look forward to because we often wake up to it and crave a piece or two for breakfast while we drink our coffee.
This certain “bread baking in the oven” scent has become so iconic that a scent brand actually made a panaderia scent room and linen spray! Simoy ng Haraya, a local online store, has created a collection of room and linen sprays with scents that are inspired mostly by Filipino food—and other “essence of life in our archipelago.” (Read: Cop These Home Design Tips From Bea Alonzo and Maris Racal)
My Pope dives in to see what these scents are!
Simoy ng Haraya Room Scents: Panaderia
This scent is inspired by the freshly-baked bread we often smell in the morning, mixed with a bit of butter and spices thanks to caraway. A perfect way to start the day! Get it here.
Simoy ng Haraya Room Scents: Prutas
Inspired by the sugary-sweet scent of guava, Simoy ng Haraya’s Prutas scent mixes guava with “Mandarin Balm, Sparkling Tangerine, Satsuma Orange, Mango Pulp, Tropical Passion fruit” to create a comforting fruity spray. Buy it here.
Simoy ng Haraya Room Scents: Minatamis
The Minatamis scent has mango, our national fruit, as its base scent. The mango scent is even made sweeter because “Wild Currant, Bergamot Tea, Island Breeze, Key Lime, Passion fruit, Papaya, Magnolia Blooms” scents are also infused, giving your home the tropical paradise feel all year round. Shop the Minatamis spray here.
Simoy ng Haraya Room Scents: Kape
Imagine the smell of freshly brewed coffee in the morning spreading in your home—that’s exactly how this linen and room spray smells! Coffee lovers and morning persons will definitely love this scent because of its comforting and homey smell. Grab it here.
Simoy ng Haraya Room Scents: Takilya
The Takilya (box office) spray takes inspiration from the smell of buttered popcorn wafting through the movie house. Movie lovers will definitely fall in love with this scent especially now that we can’t go to the theater to watch our favorite movies because of the pandemic. Get the scent here.
Simoy ng Haraya also has the following scents inspired by nature: Isla, Hamog, Hibla, Liwayway, and Kawayan. Each 60mL bottle costs P249.75 and a 250mL refill retails for P849. You can also find Simoy ng Haraya products in select Common Room branches, Frankie and Friends SM Aura, and some Kultura branches nationwide.