Votivo Giveaway!


Well hello loves! Do I have something special for you today…

Our new condo is still a work in progress. The major renovations (for the time being) have been finished, but my DIY lists keep getting longer. I’ll even sometimes get a whiff of paint or wood stain and I’ll be reminded that, while it’s feeling more ‘homey’ by the day, we’ve still got a long way to go…


I want to walk through our door and be greeted by an inviting scent- you know, like that new car smell? I want, well, a new home smell. So, I teamed up with Votivo and gave their reed diffusers a try. Since it’s Spring, or at least it’s supposed to be, I wanted a light and refreshing scent. I ended up with two fragrances from Votivo’s new Spring Collection- Jasmine Neroli and Azure Garden.


I use Jasmin Neroli for our entry way- its fragrance is inspired by lush orange groves and exotic flora while balanced with wood notes and sweet vanilla. Hints of tuberose make this scent extra mysterious. It’s feminine yet sultry and fresh. Now, whenever I walk into our home, I feel like I’ve entered a private retreat. Often times, my mind drifts to Moroccan orange groves and burning incense. After a busy day at work, things immediately slow down and embrace me. Come in and stay a while it beckons…I don’t mind if I do.


I have it on my jadeite cake stand styled around a vintage art print of Rome- taking me back to my days of living in the Eternal City. The spring colors on the console table are as fresh as the scent itself!


Smoke and mirrors…

Since our bathroom is on the smaller side and we on only have one, I wanted the space to feel light and airy. Azure Garden is the perfect subtle scent that doesn’t overpower the small space. Notes of dewy grass and blossoms play off the hints of teakwood. Azure Garden instantly creates a tranquil and calming atmosphere; perfect for relaxing baths and mental escapes of blue skies and green fields.


My Votivo reed diffuser sits atop a mirrored glass tray next to a boxwood topiary and lucite storage.


Paired with unscented candles to give off a soft glow.


The mirrored tray reflects the light and creates the illusion of a larger space.

Now for the important stuff: Votivo is kindly offering one winner the chance to win their own reed diffuser in their favorite scent to NL readers!

Here’s what you need to do to enter:

1. ‘Like‘ NoMad Luxuries on Facebook.

2. ‘Like‘ Votivo on Facebook.

3. Finally, hop over to the Votivo site and choose your favorite Votivo fragrance/product. Leave a comment back here, describing how you would incorporate the fragrance into setting the mood or atmosphere for a space in your home.

Contest ends a week from today, Wednesday, June 12th at midnight.

Good Luck!




  1. Jelena
    June 5, 2013 / 9:39 am

    This is so much fun… so many choices and hard to choose the fragrance.

    I have chosed the “Breath of Lavender” for many reasons first because I love to garden and 2nd because
    I love to read under a tree in my garden. Lavender being a calming fragrance will help me slow down my busy life and stop to smell the “Lavender”. I would put it in my guest bedroom/ library next to my comfy chair where I sit often to read. My beautiful painting of the French valleys of Lavender spread out for miles will bring my gardening and the Votivo fragrance so much closer year round.

    Thanks for the virtual travel. 😉

  2. June 5, 2013 / 9:51 am

    I would choose Island Grapefruit and I would incorporate it into my home’s atmosphere by bringing the feel and scent of the islands. There is no place on Earth that I love more than the ocean, and this scent would bring the feel of the islands to me.

  3. June 5, 2013 / 10:17 am

    I’m in love with Votivo scents!

    I would go with Tuscan Olive to bring the smell of Italy into our living room. I just finished putting up photos from our trip last summer and redecorating it to give it that Italian feel. I can’t tell you what great memories that smell would bring.

    Considering it reminiscent of a time long past, the faint aroma of earthen pots overflowing with basil, oregano, and bay tempered with the light filtered blanket of clear pressed olive oil from the backyard trees. Everything about that description makes me smile 🙂

    Thank you for putting on this wonderful giveaway!


  4. June 5, 2013 / 11:55 am

    Great giveaway! I’d go with the Honeysuckle, im a sucker for that spring scent! This would look adorable in my guest room!!

  5. Zipper McGee
    June 5, 2013 / 1:56 pm

    The scent that intrigues me most is the Vanilla Bergamot Blossom. I think it evokes a calm in me that reminds me of Sunday mornings sitting outside drinking coffee on the deck while my son plays quietly outside and my husband sits strumming his guitar.

  6. Deirdre Cunningham
    June 5, 2013 / 7:04 pm

    Breath of Lavender is my votivo of choice! I don’t always get a lot of time to myself or time away from work, but when I do, I want to slip away to a peaceful providential country side! I would light the candle and slip into a warm bath and breathe deep while lavender dances in the air on my own private getaway! (Plus it wouldn’t hurt for a bit of romance filling the air- to set the mood right?!) I might get lucky!

  7. Katie Usher
    June 5, 2013 / 11:07 pm

    Breath of lavender because you dont have honeysuckle…they relax me.

  8. June 6, 2013 / 7:44 am

    I like to win the Azure Garden because it remembers me to our holiday. It would be perfect to freshen up our entry, so if we come home we could smell and feel the azure garden!

  9. Zaneta
    June 6, 2013 / 8:20 am

    No matter what the situation in the world outside is,a pretty scent always gives me the wings,even if only in my mind…

    • Zaneta
      June 6, 2013 / 8:21 am

      smoke on the water and red currant for me,at any time…

  10. Melinda G
    June 6, 2013 / 8:40 am

    I choose Island Grapefruit, I am always drawn to a clean, crisp citrus scent. They are so energizing and bright.

  11. jules m.
    June 6, 2013 / 9:29 am

    liked both on facebook (jules boot mcnubbin)
    i would love to have the honeysuckle because my house seems so dark and depressing sometimes and this scent would liven up the place and make everyone happy!

  12. June 7, 2013 / 8:02 pm

    Wow- love the descriptions of the scents, makes it soooo hard to choose! I am having a hard time between my Italian roots yearning for Tuscan Olive, or my love of Jasmine-Neroli Jasmine!

  13. Rachel Moliere
    June 9, 2013 / 11:51 pm

    After doing laundry, I’d love to have this scent in the house
    Aromatic Candle White Ocean Sands

  14. Vikki Billings
    June 11, 2013 / 8:50 pm

    I liked both on Facebook as Vikki Billings.

    I would choose the Aromatic Reed Diffuser Vanilla Bergamot Blossom and I would use it in my living room to make a comfortable, calming space.

  15. susan smoaks
    June 12, 2013 / 6:13 pm

    fb fan of both – tony l smoaks
    i like the French Candle Glass Newbury Holly

  16. June 14, 2013 / 2:58 pm

    When mirrored tray reflects the light and creates the illusion of a larger space looks awesome .

  17. Lisa Hawkes
    June 14, 2013 / 8:37 pm

    Liked both pages, I really like rush of rose it reminds me of my grandmas house, in a good way. And I need something to unstink my room at the moment.