Christmas calls for all festive products to be released in stores and these products generally happen to be the best scents of the year, but sadly they’re limited edition.
In this post, I’m going to be sharing scents that just scream Christmas at me.
1. Lush Snow Fairy
Sweet scents are my absolute go-to and this one from Lush is a Christmas staple. It smells of bubblegum and candy floss and I’m so excited that they also released a body spray and body conditioner alongside the shower gel this year. If you can get one this year then make sure you do! For me, it wouldn’t be Christmas without a bottle of snow fairy in my shower. It makes the whole bathroom smell delicious and I love it!
It’s not a scent attached to Christmas, though I seem to prefer it much more around this time of the year. It just seems much cosier and fitting. I like the body spray by Victoria’s Secret and I always get compliments when wearing it. I prefer a warm vanilla scent compared the the artificial ones and it always gives me more confidence!
My family always opens the bottle of Baileys around Christmas time and it doesn’t smell too bad! Whenever I smell this drink, it creates a much more festive atmosphere. I don’t tend to drink Baileys but I do like to be around when it’s getting poured. For me, it screams festivity and Christmas. I do appreciate however, that for others, it may not.
4. Quality Street
Our first tin of the year was opened the other day and it instantly transported me back to one of the first Christmas’ I can remember where my sister and I ate a whole tin between us under the table! My personal favourites are the green triangle, and they have been ever since my nan said they were hers when I was 5! Luckily for me, my sisters all fight over the purple one with caramel and a hazelnut so I have no problem grabbing my favourites!
5. Christmas pudding (& brandy sauce)
Christmas isn’t truly Christmas without a pudding, and I don’t think I’ve ever had one Christmas dinner that wasn’t followed by this dessert. For me, it’s such a nostalgic scent and since it’s only around at Christmas then it’s a scent that you can’t really link to anything else. I don’t mind if it’s shop bought or homemade, the scent is the same and it’s amazing!
It’s so popular around this time of year and comes in so many forms such as people or houses or other crazy forms! I love to decorate it but of course the best thing is eating it! I love the scent when it’s cooking because baked goods just seem much more appealing at winter. I love to make gingerbread houses, though mine are no where near as amazing as the ones you see on Pinterest. Mine always resemble the ones you see on Nailed it (a Netflix series I 100% recommend!)
7. Hot chocolate
My favourite festive drink, especially with whipped cream and marshmallows! I love the nestle one as it reminds me of DisneyWorld, though I’ve not been able to make it quite as good as there yet. I think it might be where the place affects how it tastes! This year I’ve asked for a Disney mug because they’re really big and cute! I always have sugar in my hot chocolate too which many people have called me weird for but I love sweet hot chocolate and I feel the sugar emphasises the taste!
The cold weather starts and the fireplace comes on. I prefer the sound over the scent but the scent still reminds me of Christmas nonetheless. I love to curl up with a blanket on the sofa and the fire burns. The aesthetic photos are really good to encourage this and who doesn’t love to be toasty on a cold winter night?
A signature scent for Christmas Eve. Everyone at some point has left Santa some cookies on Christmas Eve and my family still traditionally does it due to my two youngest sisters who still love the Man in the Red Suit. 2 cookies, a carrot and a glass of milk are still set out for Santa Claus every Christmas Eve.
It seems crazy, but I do believe that snow has its own scent. I love the crisp air that is brought with it and I think it just smells much fresher after a layer of snow has coated everything. Sadly, we don’t get much snow in the UK but when we do, I openly greet it since it’s so refreshing.
That’s all the scents that transport me to Christmas, please comment your own below and explain why!