Squeee!!! Happy December.
I love this time of year. Christmas has already thrown up all over our living room – we did all the decorating over Thanksgiving, while eating our traditional repast of pizza. This year we decided to try to fit every single ornament on the tree. It was fun, even though there isn’t much tree left that isn’t bedizened with some weird blown glass pickle or parrot or dinosaur or deep sea diver.
I’m at peace with missing my dad – mostly in passing waves, when I can’t call him or see him on a holiday. I know the first year will be hard.
Anyway, scent-wise, this is the season basically to go insane. In the house I have those lamp rings (on my few remaining incandescents) that you fill with essential oils – I’m partial to a combo of cinnamon, ginger and orange. My room spray alternates between some faux-pine stuff (to complement our faux tree) and the divine Annick Goutal Noel, which smells like the inside of a veeeeery expensive florist, with emphasis on the big walk-in chiller.
I went down in the basement and rootled around. It is finally cold enough to feel right for super cold weather scents. I grabbed:
Fendi Theorema, because its candied orange always makes me think of the holidays;
My weird vintage robo-duck bottle of Donna Karan, because I’m still trying to decide if I like it;
Serge Lutens Fleurs d’Oranger – this is the season for Serge, isn’t it? I could have substituted any two or five other SL scents here.
Teo Cabanel Alahine — yummmmmmm, so glad I dug this out. My bottle’s older, and it is rich and sweet and spicy.
Unum Lavs — Patty sent me this in the summer and I just couldn’t deal. But now it’s perfect! What’s winter without an incense?
Your turn. Are there particular scents you turn to now, or associate with the season? What’s in your regular rotation?