Holiday Scents

Growing up my family holiday traditions provided sweet smelling delights that I have come to expect  from the holiday season.

The blended scent of a  fresh cut Christmas tree  mixed with the aroma of a crackling fire rising from the fireplace were the holiday anchors.

My mother and grandmother would bake holiday cookies for hours in the kitchen while laughter and the sugary sweet smell of their efforts danced through the house.  Turkeys roasting, pies baking, hot cocoa, the minty freshness of a candy cane, Irish coffees and the kaleidoscopic scent a winters breeze brings- these are the things our holiday memories are made of.

With all the hustle and bustle that envelopes our lives as we get older it become more difficult to keep that childlike holiday spirit- but one wiff of the perfect magical scent can bring it all rushing back in an instant.

This holiday season two of my favorite scent artisans are offering unique limited edition holiday products that will help you capture the spirit of the season through festive scents.

From Philosophy, the skin care line based on “giving” comes yet another amazing holiday collection packed full of scent-ual delights. 

My top picks from this season’s collection are Much Mistletoeing and The Gingerbread Man Scrub. 


Much Mistletoeing Lip shine collection includes Tinsel Town, Cinnamon Buns, Marshmallows for Toasting and Peppermint Bark high-gloss, high-flavor lip shines for sweet holiday kisses . The Gingerbread Man ginger hot salt body scrub features sea salt and natural extracts to exfoliate and smooth skin, while evoking a warm sense of holiday joy. Available at Nordstrom, Macy’s and Sephora.  Grab them quick!  They sell out fast each season!


Demeter Fragrance Library believes that our strongest emotional responses are to our sense of smell.

They have created a collection of single-note and single-experience fragrances that not only smell good, but also have the ability to conjure up personal memories tied to that aroma.

Colognes, perfumes, candles and sprays  from “Christmas Bouquet” to “Hot Toddy”, “Mistletoe” and “Snow”.  One spritz gives you the perfect “pick me up” Demeter Fragrance Library has the scent to suit your mood this Holiday season.  Available at and coming in early 2012 Demeter Fragrance “Look Boutique” complete with 95 fragrances opening in the Walgreens at 3717 South Las Vegas Blvd. just outside Planet Hollywood!

Philosophy and Demeter Frangrance want to have you smelling sweet this holiday season!

1 Lucky winner will receive a Much Mistletoeing set, Gingerbread Man scrub, A holiday set of Demeter Fragrance roll on perfume oils including Mistletoe, Snow, Christmas Bouquet and Champagne Brut and a 1.0 fl oz Pumpkin Pie Pick-Me-Up Cologne Spray.

To Enter:

First, if you haven’t already, subscribe to this blog.  You can subscribe VIA EMAIL at the top right of sidebar.

Next leave a comment on this post between Nov. 27 and Dec. 3 telling what scent instantly brings back childhood holiday memories for you.

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Last week’s lucky winner is: Trisha!  Congrats!

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  1. My Mom always had cinnamon-vanilla & pomegranate candles going at the holidays so these scents bring me back to the holidays as a kid 🙂

  2. Mulled wine. The scents of spices used in the warm wine always permeated the house during the holidays. Couple that with the family arguments and it’d be a complete picture.

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