Actress and author Garcelle Beauvais has been booked and busy. Aside from her recent role on The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills, the decorated actress recently teamed up with Febreze to spotlight an often overlooked facet of interior design: scent. “When styling a room, we focus primarily on visual aesthetics, while the smell is often overlooked. But interior designers know the power that smells can have in a home – there’s a reason realtors use smells as a finishing touch!”
The 55-year-old mother of three shares how to expertly Scent Style with Febreze AIR fresheners to reflect your style, personality, and mood in every room. With the fall weather upon us, scent styling is the perfect way to bring cozy vibes into your space.
BET.com sat down for an exclusive interview with Beauvais, who shared the meaning behind scent styling, ways to indulge in self-care, and her favorite Febreze products for every room of her home.
BET.com: What are some ways to indulge in self-care with the Febreze home fragrance?
Garcelle Beauvais: It’s what Febreze is calling Scent Styling, and what I love about it is that a scent can really set your mood. If I’m feeling like what I want to be calm or want to meditate, I use Febreze AIR Linen & Sky- it’s a clean, light scent that makes me feel like I can just exhale. And I think any time you have something that can make you pause and just take a moment for yourself because we all have busy lives, I’m all for it.
BET.com: How do you Scent Style Your Home?
Garcelle Beauvais: Your kitchen is the heart of your home! I would use lemon or citrus to freshen up, so it doesn’t compete with the food. You can also try Linen & Sky in your guest room and Moonlit Lavender in your bathroom.
BET.com: Now that we’ve transitioned into the fall weather, what is the perfect pairing scent to make your home warm and welcoming?
Garcelle Beauvais: I love Febreze AIR Ember to welcome guests in my entryway and living room. It has notes of Mandarin and Lava, so it’s very energizing and fresh, which I think is very welcoming.
BET.com: What is the perfect scent to elevate your space?
Garcelle Beauvais: I personally love anything that’s citrusy, I think there is something exciting about it, and I love the smell. I also love lavender when you want to be calm in the bedroom when you just want to let the day go, and then Febreze AIR Linen & Sky when you want something clean and fresh. I think Scent Styling is like accessorizing, and the perfect scent really depends on your mood, so don’t be afraid to play around with it.
BET.com: What are other everyday essentials and routines you partake in for wellness as a busy mom in Hollywood?
Garcelle Beauvais: I try to take baths after a long day with candles and bath oils to refocus. If I’m running around and I don’t have time, I always keep lavender essential oils with me or rub it in my hands with it. Sometimes I will drop a couple of droplets in my face mask, and that just gets me to breathe and slow down.
BET.com: You have such flawless skin; can you tell us one beauty secret you can’t live without?
Garcelle Beauvais: Moisturizing is the key for me, especially since I have eczema.
This article has been edited and condensed for clarity.