Top 5 Winter Scents
By Interior Design
There are so many wonderful scents that we associate with this time of year, all of which contribute to creating a cosy sanctuary to snuggle down in. The smell of pine from the Christmas tree - made all the more pungent when the fire is glowing, oranges infused with cloves, and the fragrant fruity spice in mulled wine are all familiar festive favourites. It’s not so much a case of you picking a home fragrance, but the home fragrance picks you and it is all down to the way you live.
Here, we're going to take a look at our five favourite winter scents, all of which are perfect for reminding us of what a wonderful time of year it can really be.
There are as few scents as Christmassy as that of orange and clove. Sharp and citrusy with a hint of spice, it's what the festive season is all about. Best of all, this scent is all the more special when lovingly made by you... Gather the kids and make yourselves busy by putting together some festive pomander balls - your nose will thank you!
Sweet gingerbreadThe festive season is entwined with our favourite treat – Gingerbread! Though arguably best served with a steaming mug of hot chocolate in the form of a wonderful sugary treat, it is also great infused in a candle or oil. Get baking and fill your home with a warming ginger aroma.
There's no way to quite articulate the comfort that comes hand-in-hand with the smell of sweet cinnamon. A favourite scent throughout the entire autumn and winter seasons, opt for cinnamon sugar on toast for breakfast, or sprinkle your apple crumble with the spice before baking to bring the scent into your home in a natural (and delicious) way!
A favourite of the scented candle world, winter berries really are a refreshing way of cutting through the sweeter aromas that can clog up the home in the days after Christmas. Burn these kind of scents after your evening meal, and allow the heady scent to relax you as you enjoy a glass of red, surrounded by good company.
Cedar wood smoke
The natural smell of smoked Cedar wood is a delicious one. Whether it's a bonfire in the garden, or the waft you get as you open the door to the log burner, this natural smell is a firm favourite and one that ignites magical memories of winters spent at your grandparents.
Be sure to check out our blog for more tips on making the most of winter this year.