The smells of the season
I love smells, at least good smells, lol! One thing I love about the Christmas season are all the smells that come along with it. The pine tree, the cinnamon, the apple…. Walking through the store today, I passed the Christmas section with all its candles and potpourri, and boy, did it smell yummy!
I also know that scents are strongly associated, whether negative or positive, with past relationships and circumstances. If I smell grape Bubble Yum, I am once again in Ms Pruitt’s geometry class in 10th grade! If I smell Brut, which I abhor, I remember my father, who passed away 4 years ago, as that is what he always drenched himself in, God rest his soul!
Scents are good for the soul…
I find that if my mood is lagging, surrounding myself with one of my favorite scents will help my attitude to perk up. I may use a perfume I love, and spray myself in it. I may light one or more of my chosen candles, or I may spray the room with one of my favorite room scents.
We all have perfumes that we love. Some of my favorites are Estee Lauder’s Beautiful, Avon’s Eternal Magic and U by Ungaro for Avon.
I have a couple of Bath and Body works room deodorizers I love. I use a Wallflower that dispenses the fragrance slowly over time. Currently I like Twilight Woods! I also like the Clean Linen scent. I have 2 dogs and I am constantly fighting to overcome their odorous presence!
Yankee Candle has some great scents for candles. I can’t pass their store in the mall without going in and sniffing a few!
Fun info about scents elsewhere on the web!
Gretchen Rubin at the Happiness Project- Fragrances and her young daughter recently explored some different fragrances. If you’d like to hear about a place where you can get very unique scents bottled, go read her post!
I also want to share a website about a charbroiled fragrance that Burger King put out. Be sure to go and visit Flame Meets Desire to see the King in action! It is an interactive site, so be sure to click on the bottle and Flame to advance to the next scene!
I encourage you to find a scent or 2 that has the capacity to lift your spirits. Spending $10 at Bath and Body Works is a lot less than a therapy session!
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