I can’t help it. I love the holidays. I love them in a slightly cheesy, over-the-top, embarrassing-to-my-boyfriend kind of way. Come December 1st, my well-honed New York cynicism is replaced by a genuine cheerfulness. Why? My holiday spirit is owed, in no small part, to the abundance of holiday scented products that take up residence in my apartment for the entire month of December.
Just because I can’t fit an 8 ft. tall tree in my mini living room, doesn’t mean it can’t smell like one. The Sweet Grass Farm Holiday Greens Fragrance Stick Set ($29.95) fills my apartment with the scent of freshly cut pine – one of my favorite scents in the world – without being overpowering. My underthings get in the mood with a well placed Hillhouse Naturals Christmas Sachet ($2.80). The scent is subtle, but unmistakable, and it’s really hard to be in a bad mood when your tights and undies smell like Christmas.
These products have such a positive effect on my disposition, I may just keep them around past the New Year.