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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Scents Of The Season (6 Recommendations For You)

I always get excited when it’s time to bring out the holiday candles.  I was recently doing an inventory of what I already had and what I need to purchase for this year.  I associate so many wonderful memories with certain fragrances.  I usually start burning holiday-scented candles right after Halloween to put me in the mood for the entire upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas season.  I can highly recommend these 6 “must-have” holiday scents to make your home holiday-ready.


Countdown to Number 1…

#6:  Makassar Ebony by Voluspa:
Anthropologie carries Voluspa and the fragrances are very long lasting.  This is an interesting and mysterious blend that reminds me of long winter nights.  You can order it from Amazon HERE.  I prefer the 3-wick tin because of its low profile.

#5:  Peppermint at Williams-Sonoma

This is from their essential oils collection and only appears during the holidays HERE.   They had not brought it back the last couple of years and I have been patiently waiting for its return.  Try the Peppermint dishwashing liquid too, for an absolutely heavenly experience washing dishes!!!

Williams-Sonoma Essential Oils Boxed Candle, Peppermint

#4:  Fresh Balsam by White Barn Candle Co. at Bath and Body Works.
This was previously by Slatkin & Co. but White Barn now makes this scent HERE.

Fresh Balsam 14.5 oz. 3-Wick Candle - Slatkin & Co. - Bath & Body Works

#3:  Frasier Fir by Thymes

This is a close match to Fresh Balsam and it’s the closest you’ll come to smelling the real thing.  Get it HERE.

#2:  Aromatique’s The Smell Of Christmas

This has been a staple at my house for years. It is heavy on the cinnamon and spice. Macy’s usually has a kiosk display somewhere in the store by Thanksgiving or get it HERE.

#1: Hot Maple Toddy by Candleberry
This is absolutely hands-down my all –time favorite holiday candle.  It wouldn’t be the same at my house without this scent.  It is the best at filling the entire room (or even more) with its scent.  Check it out HERE.

All of these scents come in different presentations as to packaging and size.  You can even get some of these in different products like room spray and diffusers which I sometimes do to help layer the fragrance.  They can all be purchased at different stores in person and on-line.


There are tons of wonderful candle scents out there but these are my personal favorites.  Here’s to lighting a fabulous candle, pouring a cup of tea, and curling up in a comfy chair with pen and paper to make the Thanksgiving menu.




Janette - The2Seasons said...

Thanks for these suggestions, Kim. I always buy Yankee candles because I trust them. It's nice to get recommendations on other true scents.

Debbiedoos said...

LOVE your scents of the season. I have a white barn winter candle and it is my fave!!

Cynthia said...

LOVE your scents of the season. I am a HUGE Slatkin,Bath and Body Works candle fan. Actually truth be told I am sort of a hoarder with their candles!!!


Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I love Thymes Balsam Fir…have their candles and the reed diffuser…I place the reed diffuser under my tree and it makes it smell like a real tree!…Great selection of holiday scents...

Gypsy Heart said...

"Hi, my name is Pat and I'm a candleholic!" Seriously, I am. Thanks for sharing! Wish we were closer...would love to visit and enjoy. :)


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