Tech Meets Elegant Design: Serene House Donut Scentilizer

Tech Meets Elegant Design: Serene House Donut Scentilizer

Julienne Lin
Oct 17, 2011

Product: Serene House Donut Scentilizer
Price: $249.95
Rating: Recommend

A visit to the spa means relaxing in a room with sweet smelling mist in the air, nice music playing in the background and soft, ambient lights. Serene House's Scentilizer collection brings this experience right into your home. We were able to test out the Donut model: an air purifier and music player with an LED light display in one.

The Scentilizer collection was created in collaboration with Denmark designer, Carsten Jörgensen. A collection that reinvents the idea and function of a lava lamp, the Serene House scentilizers are personal-tech accessories for those looking to add design chic to their home.

The entire Scentilizer collection is well designed. At first glance, you wouldn't guess what these cool looking devices are, especially the Donut. Its circular shape looks good sitting on top of a bookcase, side table or bedroom stand. We like the simplicity of the Donut's design - it's a chic compliment to any modern space. Once functioning, the LED light display paired with the subtle mist coming through the glass cover is aesthetically pleasing and perhaps one of our favorite parts about the device.

The Donut comes with a bunch of pieces and wires (8 total components) that took awhile to grasp, making setup a more arduous task than we preferred. We still haven't figured out what exactly the "snap ring" is supposed to do. The Donut's adapter isn't compatible with U.S. outlets so we also had to get a converter in order to get the donut to work.

We first tried out its music player function. When plugged in, the Donut already comes equipped with ambient music. In order to use our own music device, a different cable is required (included) that connect your music player to the Donut. The Donut comes with built-in speakers and has repeat playing capability. The sound quality isn't bad since the purpose of the Donut is to soothe, not blast the speakers. Given that the Donut's main function is meant to purify the air, the music speakers were a nice addition to the device.

Scentilizer + Air Purifying
The real test came down to how the Donut worked in terms of purifying the air and also making a room smell like a spa resort. The Donut only works with mineral or tap water. You pour 200 ml or less into the main body of the device, then add a few drops of scented oil. We chose Energy. After we plugged the donut in, water vapor immediately started to come out from the glass cover and the LED light display started changing. Here's when you can turn on the music to get the full experience. Before we knew it, the entire room was filled with a pleasant, sweet smelling air.

Conclusion: The Donut is definitely a luxury personal tech accessory. If you're looking to add some chic tech décor to your home, it would be a good one to consider because of its attractive design and multifunction capabilities.


  • Beautiful design
  • Great modern addition to a room
  • Air purifier and scentilizer really works
  • Cons

  • Complicated setup
  • High Maintenance
  • Price
  • Our Ratings:
    Strong Recommend
    Weak Recommend
    Don't Recommend

    Apartment Therapy Media makes every effort to test and review products fairly and transparently. The views expressed in this review are the personal views of the reviewer and this particular product review was not sponsored or paid for in any way by the manufacturer or an agent working on their behalf. However, the manufacturer did give us the product for testing and review purposes.

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