Do you enjoy the smell of freshly brewed coffee, cookies in the oven, or how about a scented candle?
I do too. I also love the smell of the first rain and enjoy fresh air coming through the open windows on a warm spring day. However, we’re in the middle of winter, and a very cold and wet one at that. Our homes are constantly closed to fresh air, with lots of trapped odors. I remember a commercial when I was young where a neighbor stopped by to visit a newlywed and exclaimed, “Fried fish again dear?” I think it was an commercial for air freshener. Our exhaust systems have improved a lot since than, but the fact remains, at this time of year we often need to manage those pesky smells. How do YOU do that?
Myself, I prefer scented candles. This one I picked up at World Market. As you can see, it sits on my kitchen counter.
Pier 1 is another one of my favorite sources for candles. The scent seems be long lasting and there’s lots of colors to choose from.
Since we use an artificial tree, this candle helped make our living room smell like pine. It was wonderful during the holidays, and we are still burning it during these cold winter months. If you’ve been following me for awhile, you probably know that I’m a mountain girl, so the scent of fresh pine reminds me of home.
I seem to have a sensitive nose when it comes to sent. I’m allergic to many florals, unfortunately. As soon as I walk into a flower shop, I start to sneeze. Now that doesn’t seem to be the case when I walk by a flower stand, or stop to smell a rose, lavender bush, or gardenia. Perhaps it’s because the smell is so intense in the enclosed space.
My favorite perfumes and colognes lean toward clean vanilla and citrus. This also translates to the candles and potpourri in our home.
My husband still likes his salmon and I still love to cook with LOTS of garlic, so we’re thankful for our scented candles, et al to combat the stuffiness this winter.
What are your remedies? I’d love to know.
Until next time…