Monday, 8 December 2008

The scent of christmas

Orange, clove, cinnamon, pine, may chang, bergamot....


Christmas is as much about scent for me as it is about visual decoration (and many other things). The oil burner is flickering whenever I'm home, warm spicy scent wafting through the house, memories of christmas past...and setting the memory for this christmas, too.

15 comments:

Pipany said...

Great idea Diana. Wii get ours burning too. You are so right about the smell of Christmas; all the senses are involved aren't they? Will email you tomorrow about Thurs - fingers crossed can make it! xx

julia said...

So is our oilburner. At the moment we're smelling orange and cinnamon leaf. It's wonderfully christmassy and works wonders against Mister V.'s cigarette smoke.

sweetmyrtle said...

i just love the scent of orange at this time of year... love all the 'warming' scents too. i bet your house smells wonderful.
sending you lots of love
Ginny xx

cocoa and blankets said...

Oranges always remind me of Christmas...there also used to be a lovley bubble bath that only came out at Christmas by 'cosmetics to go' in the '80's...I used to love it...what a shame they don't make it any more...have a lovely week...H

The Finely Tuned Woman said...

I'm so dense. I didn't even think about the scent of Christmas and how to get it. I must rush to the store and get me some scented oil. Why didn't I think of that?

Gina said...

Me too. I always have to have some "Christmas" scented pot pourri.Orange and cinnamon smell like Christmas,

Tilly said...

I love to have scented candles but they make hubby and daughter sneeze so I can't have them :o(

Lisa said...

Such a beautiful photo.
Smells are so evocative.
Is that a fragrance you mix yourself?
Lisa x

Heart in the country said...

Ooh I can smell Christmas through the ether......

I love the smell of cloves as well, they remind me of my Nan making mince pies when I was little.

kx

Simone said...

I love all the scents of Christmas too. Fruity, spicy and warm. They are so comforting.

elspeth said...

Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my Blog. It is good to have a look at yours again, and I hope to become a regular visitor. Congratulations on your beautiful new dog... our puppy doing well, although quite a handful!
Warmest wishes,
xx Elspeth

Sally Anne said...

Delicious fragrances. I shall take my Christmas candle out tomorrow and light it in the evening, it smells wonderful.

kristina said...

You're so right. Christmas--and Thanksgiving for me--are so tied to certain lovely spicy scents. And candles as well. I guess it's the need for a bit of warmth in this icy weather! K x

Exmoorjane said...

Oh Diana, you are SO right. Will hustle up some smells immediately! We put up our lights today....tree will follow at the weekend. Stunning piccie as always. I spy a dog on the blog below so shall go and investigate...
jxxx

silverpebble said...

That's a lovely picture of your burner - so cosy-looking somehow - and you've filled my nose with those festive scents by just writing about them. Lovely!