Tuesday, December 6, 2016

(Holiday) Question Of The Day


This one is really tough because I can make a long list. But I have to choose one to share here and I'm going to go with those awesome cinnamon-scented pine cones. I love them. Well, as long as they are not too heavily scented to the point where you have to wear a gas mask.


They are sold in many places this time of year but you can make your own. It's actually very easy to do. Here's a link to a step by step process: How To Make DIY Scented Pinecones

How about you? What is one of your favourite Christmas/December scents?

46 comments:

  1. The scented pinecones are one of my favourite scents of the season too. I have a bowl full on our dining room table.
    Take care.

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  2. I too like those scented pine cones. For me, it is the smell of an evergreen Christmas tree :)

    betty

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  3. I have never been able to deal with scents. I do have some favourite essential oils but they are so expensive I don't get them very often.

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    1. You have a very sensitive sense of smell. I'm good with most natural scents as long as they're not too strong. Perfumes and air fresheners that are sprayed are not my thing! They give me a headache, especially perfumes.

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  4. The smell of turkey mingled with the smell of turnips cooking - yes, really. It wouldn't be the same without the turnips!

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    1. I don't think I've ever smelled that combination. It does sound interesting!

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  5. "Chestnuts roasting on an open fire" . . . except I have no clue what that smells like. I'm partial to the aroma of Christmas dinner, myself.

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    1. I like the smell of Christine dinner, too, particularly if someone else is cooking it! :)

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  6. peppermint or cinnamon. I'm allergic to pine, so I try to avoid the real deal.

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  7. The true pine scent of a tree or wreath 🎄🎄🎄

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  8. Almond, because I love a couple of almond-flavored cookie recipes that I used to make for Christmas.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Almond cookies are the best! Almond biscotti, in particular, scores big with me!

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  9. Oh Martha, to choose just one is so hard ...
    Cinnamon is good, and a memory from way back in my childhood - the smell (and crackle) of a freshly lit fire that my dear mum would get ready, now that is a most special smell and memory.

    All the best Jan

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    1. That is such a lovely memory. Thank you for sharing it!

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  10. Funny, but for me, the smell of oranges. My Dad always made sure we had fruit in our stockings and he would always peel an orange and eat it on Christmas morning. Good memory, thank you for it! :-)

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    1. Oh, I love that, Kay! What a wonderful connection. Whenever I smell apples, I remember my dad. It was one of his favourite fruits and he ate one every day!

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  11. H-m-m.....so many! My fav is the scent of a turkey dinner being cooked and prepared with all the trimmings.

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  12. I love the smell of pine trees and cedar and yes the cinnamon scented pine cones we get them from the dollar store and the smell of baked shortbread Christmas cookies and the smell of wood smoke in the cold fresh air and the smell of the air before it snows !. So many to choose from lol !

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    1. I know! There are so many wonderful ones to choose from.

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  13. I love real cedar! I could live in a cedar chest.

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    1. One of the best smells of the season. Definitely a favourite for me.

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  15. This is memory scent. We lived on the prairie and there wasn't a spruce tree for 200 miles. When we got the christmas tree and brought it into the house it was a scent we smelled once a year and it's unforgettable.

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    1. What a terrific memory! That was a scent worth waiting for!

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  16. I love Bath and Body Works "Winter" scent.

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    1. I know that scent! I picked some up last year to give as Christmas presents. I'm going to visit the store after the holidays when they do their mega sales!

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  17. Again, you have posed a question for which there could be many answers. I can't handle fake, manufactured scents, so I would say it is a tie between the smell of the Christmas tree and the smell of molasses spice cookies baking (which would be ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg). -Jenn

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    1. All really nice scents! Cooking baking in the oven is always a winner!

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  18. I like the smell of pine too, and cinnamon, and egg nog. And yeah, I can't pick a favorite.

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    1. Is such a thing even possible, Robyn? Too many to choose from!

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  19. I've been grooving on making my own oil combos and burning them. Clove, cinnamon and orange. Oh my yum. But they also have Christmas tree which I haven't tried yet.

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    1. There are some really great scents. Cinnamon and clove are favourites of mine. There is a sentimental attachment to them, too, because my mom would use them often. I always think of my childhood when I smell them.

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  20. I was thinking of the cinnamon pine cones before I even scrolled down on your post! This year it took us a while to get around to decorating our tree so the pine cones hung out in our entry closet for a few days and it smelled so wonderful every time I went for my jacket :o)

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    1. It is such an amazing scent. I just love it. It really brings the holidays to mind!

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  21. I love Vanilla scented candles ALL year. It is the only scent I buy!

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    1. Those are my favourite candles, Nancy. I have a huge jar in the kitchen and I light it after a meal that leaves behind a heavy scent. Burning a vanilla candle eliminates those smells! Works like magic.

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