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What Fragrances Remind You of the Holidays?

Last weekend, I smelled Oscar by Oscar De La Renta ($58) while walking through a lot full of Christmas trees and stopped in my tracks because I got such a powerful image of my mother hanging ornaments. My mother has always worn Oscar, and for me, the scent of her perfume's drydown intermingled with the aroma of pine sap is the quintessence of late December, when my childhood home was full of both scents. It's the season of memory, and scent recollection is one of the strongest and most visceral manifestations of it, so it's no wonder that Winter is a time associated with smells, whether it's stuffing fresh out of the oven or something utterly personal, like that moment I had. Are there any scents that remind you of the holidays or anything that takes you back to a specific moment in time?

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otay otay 7 years
Nutmeg, Vanilla, & Cinnamon usually remind me of Christmas, and pumpkin spice reminds me of Thanksgiving :)
ModernGraceKelly ModernGraceKelly 7 years
Yankee Candle's Balsam and Cedar candles... They smell like a real mix of Winter's best scent. Fresh and crisp wood and pine. Not the fake smelling kind that can be cloying. I love it. As far as perfumes... Anything vanilla. I love L by Lolita Lempicka for that.
qtpie qtpie 7 years
Escada Sunset Heat and Davidoff Cool Water for Women, they're really summery, beachy scents.
lizlee89 lizlee89 7 years
I can't think of any in particular; but I just love that idea of something reminding you of someone or of a special moment. There are certain smells that remind me of Mexico (for some reason any kind of cleaning supply smell - probably because my aunt's house there is always so clean haha)...
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