I am beyond excited that the holiday season is upon us. Though the weather has not quite caught up with us yet, (not that it ever really changes too drastically here in LA), slowly but surely, store fronts are beginning to bring out holiday decorations and more notably, Starbucks has released their holiday cup. This time of year gets me incredibly excited.
I associate the different seasons with their scents. When I think about the Fall and Winter time, warm, cozy, fragrances come to mind – fragrances with spicy, gingery notes, mixed with vanilla, suede, pine needles, and bergamot.
I personally like my fill my home with seasonally appropriate/festive candles to get in the spirit and create a warm and inviting ambiance. Whether you are looking for a home scent or to switch up your personal fragrance this Fall/Winter, look no further. Here is a collection of my favorite scents for the season!
Diptyque Eau Duelle Eau de Parfum: Pink peppercorn, Juniper berry, Green cardamom, Elemi, Olibanum, Calamus, Black Ceylon tea, Bourbon, Vanilla, Haitian vetiver, Cypriol.
Commodity Gold: Molten Amber, Vanilla, Creamy Musk.
Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black: Violet, Sandalwood, Vanilla.
Byredo Gypsy Water: Bergamot, Lemon, Pepper, Juniper, Berries, Incense, Pine Needles, Orris, Amber, Vanilla, Sandalwood.
Tom Ford Noir De Noir: Saffron, Black Rose, Black Truffle, Vanilla, Patchouli, Oud Wood, Crocus Flower.
Aerin Tangier Vanille: Madagascar Vanilla, Bergamot, Bulgarian Rose, Amber, Sandalwood, Musk.
Diptyque Vanille: A lovely, warm vanilla with woody accents.
If you are looking for a vanilla scented candle at a lower price point, Voluspa’s Bourbon Vanille never disappoints!
Voluspa Brache Vermeil: The scent of silver cypress, cedar, and pine needles is perfect to set the tone for the holidays.
Voluspa makes some other wonderful Fall and Winter scents. Copper Clove, a newer addition to my Fall collection, is a blend of spicy clove, sweet amber, and autumn squash. Their Moso Bamboo is another favorite!
Byredo Safran: Inspired by seasonal spices, Byredo’s Safran is a warm spicy fragrance with notes of saffron, black pepper, leather, patchouli, violet, dark amber, and vanilla.
Another Byredo candle to check out, also perfect for this season, is their Bibliotheque!
Capri Blue Fir & Firewood: I look forward to burning this candle during the holiday season. It reminds me of a freshly cut pine tree! Though the pine needle is most prominent, the candle has notes of apple, clove, fir, white birch, cedar, vetiver, and musk. It creates a very warm and woodsy ambience.
Another lovely pine scented candle to consider is NEST’s Birchwood Pine. Their whole holiday collection is wonderful! They have a sugar cookie candle that makes your home smell like freshly baked cookies!
Diptyque Ambre: A warm, elegant, woody scent, featuring notes of vetiver and patchouli heightened with spices and tonka bean.
Enjoy and happy holidays!!