Morning all! Today’s post is all about scenting your home for Christmas. There is nothing more wonderful than entering a house that smells festive. Its that combination of spices and oranges that make it feel so unbelievably cosy. Throw in some mulled wine on the stove and some fresh gingerbread from the oven and you’re on to a winner. Each year I opt for a high end Christmas candle, previous years have been Jo Malone and Neom but this year I have gone for the The White Company Winter home scent kit. It comes with candle, reed diffuser and room spray (perfect for spritzing just before guests arrive).
Hardest object to photograph. Room spray by The White Company. The smell is heavenly, enough citrus and spice without it being too sweet.
This reed diffuser by Cox & Cox sits on the dresser in the dining room wafting its loveliness around the ground floor. Make sure you flip the reeds every few weeks to bring a new burst of scent. This was purchased in January but it is still going strong. Husband reckons it smells of Chinese takeaway.
This candle is something I shamefully burn from about September through to March. I bulk buy them from the little gift shop near my house but they can also be purchased from John Lewis. If you want spicey spiceness then this candle is for you.
Forgot to photograph The White Company reed diffuser which is perched on the landing window sill. When I first opened this it took a couple of days to really punch out a fragrance but it now is such a delight to walk past. These last for so so long and I always think you get more for your money with a diffuser.
I really do feel that flowers make a home and there is nothing more wonderful than hyacinths at this time of year. These were bought for me by my grandmother from good ol’ Marks and Spencer but they can be found at most florists too. These are in the living room but will be moved soon as the Christmas tree is so unbelievably fragrant that nothing else really needs to be in here.
Also, pomanders in secret places in the house make it smell wonderful too! I also love the smell of burning pine or herbs, throw little bundles on the fire and enjoy! Do you purchase special Christmas candles/scents? Have you got any DIY methods?