Best and Worst Holiday Smells
We have the sights of the season such as colorful Christmas decorations and the sounds of the season with Christmas carols seemingly everywhere. But how about the smells of the season. Fabreeze, Proctor and Gambles popular deodorizer and fragrance product, has released a survey in which they asked people about their favorite and least favorite holiday season smells. The results aren’t all that surprising.
More than half of those surveyed (54%) said they like smells that remind them of the holidays, even if they are deemed “unpleasant.” Not surprisingly, 65% of respondents said that the scent of freshly baked goodies took them down memory lane, but interestingly 1 in 10 said that the smell of an attic or storage room also conjured up the sentimental holiday memories. Another unique scent that helped jog nostalgic memories included the smell of wrapping paper and tape, which 43% of Americans said reminds them of the holidays. Nearly 60% of women agreed that freshly fallen snow reminded them of the holiday season, but their least favorite scent? Wet wool.
Another popular holiday option for holiday scents are seasonal candles. A recent trip to a gift store found a variety of candle scents such as “Mistletoe”, “Christmas Wreath”, “Christmas Cookies”, and “Home For the Holidays”. For a full list of seasonal candle scents click here.