What seasonal home scent and fragrances do you most associate with Christmas? Is it the scent of a fresh evergreen Christmas tree? The smell of roasted chestnuts or fruity homemade cranberry sauce? Do you think of the cosy ambience and smell of a burning log fire? Or maybe you think of freshly baked spice gingerbread, mince pies or hot apple toddy?
Whatever scent instantly springs to mind when Christmas is mentioned, it’s likely to be strongly linked to your Christmas memories (and, hopefully, happy ones). If you want to continue to make festive memories, or re-kindle your favourite Christmas fragrances from long gone, seasonal home scents can help.
It’s no surprise that here at Fresh Design we’re fans of scented candles and home fragrance products, so we’ve enjoyed trawling through some seasonal home scents to put together our favourites.
Seasonal home scent: Christmas food and drink
If your favourite seasonal home scent is linked to festive Christmas foods or drinks, you’re in for a treat. There are some gorgeous scented candles and room fragrances around that help evoke your favourite scents, without you having to bake or make – just light a wick and unleash the fragrance!
Fruity frosted cranberries and hot roasted chestnuts are the name of the day with these three candles. They’ll help scent your home with the scents you love.
The Bath and Body Works has two versions of Frosted Cranberry candles – the first has notes of cedar wood and orange oil, whilst the second has red apple and tonka beans – choose the one which appeals most to you, or try both to see the difference.
The Spiced Chestnut candle is sweet and spicy, with notes of chestnut, rum, mulled apple, spice and cider.
If spiced hot toddy, traditional Christmas orange, spiced gingerbread or cinammon scents are meaningful to you, these candles and room spray will provide the perfect fragrance solution.
The Spiced Apple Toddy candle has a lovely mix of spices, plus cinnamon, plum, brandy, cranberries and apple, which combine together to provide a fruity and spicy aroma.
The luxurious Diptyque Oranger candle scent is a nice reminder of finding a satsuma in your Christmas stocking and the spiced apple toddy candle will get you yearning for your favourite tipple.
The Spiced Gingerbread room spray and Cinnamon Spiced Vanilla candle will make your home smell like you’ve been baking up a storm!
If you want reminders of sweet and minty candy canes, burn the Twisted Peppermint candle. It’s got a sweet herbal scent packed with peppermint.
Toasted Vanilla Chai will make you crave the drink, as it’s packed with aromas of clove, ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Who doesn’t love a hot chocolate? Unlock the indulgent aroma of Hot Cocoa and Cream, with notes of milk chocolate, warm milk and marshmallows.
Seasonal home scent: Christmas tree and forest fragrances
Kringle’s Snow Capped Fraser candle is bursting with the fresh scent of fir trees.
The Birch candle is by Makers of Wax Goods and has notes of birch, amber, vanilla, oak, musk and cedar to create a distinctive woody aroma.
If you have a fragrance burner, try the Ashleigh and Burwood London Lamp fragrance, Winter Forest. It’s packed with earthy green notes that will transport you to the centre of a blooming forest.
Evergreen Mist by Yankee Candle is a good all-round fragrance for a Christmas home. It boasts top notes of fir and orange peel, middle notes of eucalyptus and bark, and base notes of vanilla and pine.
The Milkhouse Candle Co’s Spruce Cheer candle comes in a traditional creamery / butter jar and combines the scent of eucalyptus, fir and juniper, with pear, vetiver and citrus.
With the Fresh Balsam candle, you’ll discover the woody herbal scent of notes such as cedar wood, eucalyptus and balm.
Cosy Christmas scents for an ambient atmosphere
If you want to bring back memories of sitting beside a warm open fire, watching the flickering flames, try the Fireside Candle. It’s been created with notes of cedar wood, vetiver and embers to produce a warming woody scent.
Yankee Candle’s After Sledding candle is designed to help create a warm and cosy atmosphere in your home. It has top notes of maple syrup and cinnamon, middle notes of delicious creme brulee, nutmeg and salted caramel and base notes of vanilla. It’s a sweet and comforting fragrance.
Cozy Christmas by Kringle emits a herbal and woody fragrance and helps set the mood for a cosy festive night at home.
Lab’s Hygge Comfort candle has a warm and woody scent, designed to make you feel cosy at home. It has an interesting fragrance combination with notes of oak, sandalwood, oud, lavender, bamboo, moss and tonka beans.
The Winter candle has a nice mix of several scents to produce an aroma that’s part fresh, part woody and part spicy. See if you can smell the notes of clementine, clove, pine and white woods.
For lots more seasonal scents to get your memories flooding back, check out the fragrance shop at Notino. They’ve currently got a Black Friday deal on, which could get you 20% off some top brands of scented candles and home fragrance products.
Do you have a favourite seasonal home scent? Let us know in the comments below.1