The tree’s up, the decorations are grander than ever, and the stockings are hung by the chimney with care. What with all of the visual celebration of Christmas, it’s easy to forget the one thing that brings the most vivid memories of Christmas flooding back: those sumptuous Yuletide scents.
Gorgeously warm and spicy, fruity and green scents that are reminiscent of seasonal trimmings, landscapes, drinks, and foodstuffs instantly fill you with nostalgia. Take a look at our hints and tips for some beautifully creative ways to fragrance your home this Christmas…
Be Inventive with Fragranced Oil
The concentration of fragrance in home fragrance oil is brilliant, and when a few drops are heated up in a light bulb ring or a diffuser, the rich fragrance will lasts for hours! Because of their dispensable oil format, many fragranced oils can be used to infuse other objects with an opulent, festive scent. Adding a few drops of Tisserand Seasonal Joy Essential Oil, £3.69 for 5ml to your Christmas wreath will be extremely welcoming for Christmas visitors, while sprinkling your Christmas tree with the cinnamon, nutmeg, orange and clove scented oil will diffuse the fragrance throughout the room.
If you’re feeling particularly festive, add a few drops of oil onto a hanging decoration or your air freshener, and hang it from your rear view mirror in the car – you’ll take Christmas with you wherever you go!
Create an Atmosphere
Candles are a beautiful way to both fragrance your home for the festive season, and create a lovely ambiance. Flickering flames are an essential part of Christmas, so whilst the fire is roaring, strategically place some candles to infuse the room with a gorgeous glow. Crabtree & Evelyn’s set of three Windsor Forest Cut Glass Poured Candles, £25.19are perfect for this, with their rare blend of Fir, Balsam and Holly to create a traditional Christmas feel.
A Fragrant Centrepiece
One of the most important parts of Christmas day is the big family meal, and the best way to create an impact (aside from your perfect roast) is to create a beautiful centrepiece. Pop a large, shallow glass bowl with a flat bottom into the centre of the table, fill with festive adornments such as pine cones and dried fruit, and sprinkle this homemade pot pourri with a fragranced oil. Make room in the centre of the bowl and place the Crabtree & Evelyn Noel Fragranced Keepsake Candle, £25.38 into the middle to really make an impression.