The Sweet Smell of the Holidays
November Wardrobe Edit
I’m sure you’ve heard that our sense of smell ties us closely with our memories. And I can truly say that I’ve stopped dead in my tracks when I smell something that reminds me of a past time in my life.
I wore Issey Miyake perfume when I was in beauty school as a teenager and whenever I smell it I can practically feel the mannequin hair in my hands as I practiced how to cut.
The holidays, naturally, are one of my favorite times to reflect back on, and while there aren’t often smells throughout the rest of the year that triggers that memory for me, there certainly is an expectation of how my home will smell during the holidays.
Some of my favorite memories of the holidays are as an adult. I have a lot of really fond memories of Thanksgiving and Christmas as a child, but the older I’m getting the more I’m realizing my time with my family is limited.
My mom has always spent the majority of her time in the kitchen when the family is in town, so there are smells of homemade trail mix and Christmas cookies. In the morning, my family members and I gather in the kitchen and watch my dad make danish ebleskiver, and the whole house smells like a bakery the rest of the morning.
Beyond the smells of food, there is always an aroma of Christmas created from the pine tree, the mulled cider, or a fire in the fireplace.
I recently added the Aera Smart Home Diffuser to my family room and it has been lovely. I first read about this device in a magazine and was very intrigued by the fact that each fragrance capsule lasts 800 HOURS. With other diffusers I’ve used I feel like I constantly need to continue to add water and more oil throughout the day, but not with the Aera Diffuser.
If you are new to it like I was, the main thing you need to know is that it has an adjustable fragrance setting, so you can control how subtle or strong the scent “plays”. If you get the Aera Smart Home Diffuser you can control it from the app or Amazon Alexa, and you can also set up a schedule for when the diffuser should turn on and off. It’s completed customizable!
I’ve been testing out the Holiday Delights Fragrances and they are so good. I’m prone to headaches around really fake smelling or overpowering scents, but the scent capsules for the Aera Diffuser are really very nice and smell so true to their description.
Of the few that I’ve tried, my favorite is Sugar & Spice. To me, it smells exactly how I want my house to smell for the holidays.
Beyond the fact that it is so easy to use and adds such a nice element to a room, it’s a perfect option for homes that are shared with kids or pets. It simply plugs into the wall, requiring no flames or water. The fragrances are 100% ethically and sustainably sourced with high-quality essential oils and fragrance.
With this time of year being the peak time for entertaining, this would be a great time to add an Aera Smart Home Diffuser to one of your living areas. I have a coupon code for 20% off too!
Use code KATE20 for 20% off diffusers through November 21.
This post was sponsored by Aera, all opinions are my own.