Isn’t it interesting how a scent can:
- take you back to a time and place,
- change a mood,
- cause hunger,
- or bring comfort?
- …sometimes even all at once…
How much more so around Christmas time, when the scents of the season create a warm atmosphere and lasting memories? Since we’ve been discussing the songs of Christmas, today it’s time to talk about the scents of Christmas.
Here are my ten scents worth of Christmas cheer:
- The smell of pine, especially when the bottom of the tree is cut off before putting it in the stand.
- Fruit in the fruit basket delivered by a friend.
- Cookies baking in the oven, filling the house with a sweet, savory smell.
- The attic, opened only once a year, to retrieve hidden gifts.
- The fresh clean smell of brand new clothes pulled out of a just opened box.
- Smoke from a neighbor’s chimney filling the bitterly cold air as you step out the back door.
- Coffee brewing to go along with dessert after Christmas dinner.
- A gingerbread house lovingly and painstakingly made by Grandma Wessler.
- Brand new perfume wafting through the air just after it was opened as a gift.
- Cinnamon scented candles on Christmas Eve, flickering in a dim room after everyone has left and the party is over.