Holidailies Prompt: Describe the top three scents or flavors that always evoke holidays for you.

A few years ago, I bought two candles from Bath and Body Works in a scent called Winterberry.  I am not sure what this scent all entails, but it is a spicy, evergreen scent.  The candles aren’t produced anymore, so I am a bit stingy about lighting the one that I have left, but one whiff of that candle reminds me of the holidays.  

I haven’t had a real Christmas tree for years, but walking past the Christmas trees and the wreaths for sale at the store always reminds me of the holidays.  I love the smell of the fresh greens and remember the days when we used to go out to the apple farm to pick out our Christmas tree (no, we didn’t have an apple tree in the house, the farm did Christmas trees as well).  While a fake tree is so much easier to deal with during the holidays, there’s just something about the scent of real evergreen.

The third smell is more a combination of smells – it’s the smell that comes from the kitchen while Christmas Eve dinner is cooking.  It’s usually turkey and potatoes and some sort of pie and cookies and baked rolls.  It’s a delicious combination.  It makes me hungry already.

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