From the niche perfumery Luckyscent and in particular the lovely Michelyn Camen comes the idea of a selection of fragrances and candles that was especially put together for those of us who won't be able to share the joys of the holidays with our families. A fragrance can be like a presence and so these carefully chosen aromas will fill you with memories or prepare for new ones.
I don't know about you but after perusing their selection I couldn't help but think that these would be great choices to use in the period prior to the holidays in order to make these last longer than a couple of days and prepare us for the spirit of the season. I especially envision myself starting to burn holiday-themed candles in the period of the Advent...
Geisha Marron by Aroma M, a new twist to chestnuts roasting on an open fire
Comme des Garcons’ Sticky Cake puts a new spin on the tired old fruitcake, with notes of almond, honey, dates, pistachio and brown sugar....
Evoke the sugar rush of candy canes with Comme des Garcons’ Peppermint, a crisp, sweet and cool fragrance
You can almost taste Aunt Celia’s butter cookies with a spritz of Vanille Cannelle by Comptoir Sud Pacifique, a blend of cinnamon, ginger, vanilla and brown sugar
Recreate the solemn tradition of Christmas Eve Mass with Avignon by Comme des Garcons, inspired by medieval French churches, with notes of Roman chamomile, incense and palisander
No Yule log? Try lighting La Bougie de Noel candle by L’Artisan Parfumeur, a fragrant blend of cedar wood, pepper, nutmeg and cinnamon
Voluspa’s Ginger/Vanilla/Clove 3 wick Holiday Candle recreates the fragrance of mistletoe and Christmas wreaths, with notes of holly, Madagascar cloves and cinnamon bark, and a hint of ginger
Thé et Pain d'Épices candle by L’Artisan Parfumeur, a warm and soothing aroma of black tea and a holiday favorite: gingerbread
Kilikao by La Maison de la Vanille is the best hot cocoa substitute, with decadent notes of cocoa bean, vanilla, musk and amber