December 16th

It's 16th, and the whole house smells like Christmas! I was almost giving up on these...

...but then, quite suddenly, they both started to open and the scent is divine...

My second favorite Christmas-scent after hyacints is gingerbread...

...freshly baked, straight from the oven...yummm... And have you tried the best ever trick? Just warm your oven, put a baking tray in with some gingerbread-seasoning and soon the whole house smells heavenly. This is a fantastic if you have surprise-guests coming and nothing self-baked to offer! Just "bake" some seasoning and serve your guest some store-made cookies, no one will know the difference... 

Picture source: www.fragrantica.com

My third favorite Christmas-smell is "Glow" perfume (Jennifer Lopez). It has nothing Christmassy in it, but I bought my first bottle around 2002 in Christmas-time. We, me and my Sis, went shopping and decided to get something for ourselves for Christmas. We both fell in love with this scent, and now I am on my third or so bottle! I use this all year round, but when ever I put it on, it makes me think Christmas. I just love it, and will get an another bottle soon.

What are your favorite Christmas scents?

Lovely 3rd Advent!


P.S A little giveaway here until 19th! Welcome!


Jane said...

Mmmmm I can imagine those smells Mia. I have made a Christmas clove orange today and it smells divine.Will put a tut on soon. I also love the smell of mulled wine. My fave perfume is Estee Lauder, White Linen. As my kids say...it's me ;0)
Only 9 days.....
Jane x

Mia said...

Dear Jane,

I can almost smell your house too, Jane... mmmmm - these are the best smells ever! And as you said, oly 9days to go... Enjoy!

Happy 16th!


Anonymous said...

Cinnamon, it always makes me think of Christmas!
As beautiful as hyacinths are I'm afraid my sinuses don't like them and I would end up with a headache, so they have to be avoided.
Eau Ressourcante by Clarins is my favourite perfume. :)
Vivienne x

Teje Karjalainen said...

You have the best smells of Christmas there! I love hyacints! Sometimes I have put them in the garden and then they make flowers in February! x Teje

Megumi said...

I like the smell of fresh Xmas tree. This year we haven't put up real tree yet but I do have a candle smell like one. And I do love hyacinth scent!

Anne said...

Love all of your Christmasy smells, Mia.

For me, anything mint--peppermint makes me think of Christmas. My Mom always bought peppermint ice cream in late December.

Enjoy your flowers and gingerbread.

Counting down here,

Mia said...

Hi Vivienne,

Oh cinnamon, it's lovely! And I'm sorry about youir allergy for hyacinths, and I agree, the smell can be really strong sometimes! I had them in our bedroom one year and ended up with headace too!

Lovely days!


Mia said...

Hello Teje,

Oh, I am just a tiny ;) bit jealous of your flowery garden in February! We'll have tons of snow by then...

Wishing you the loveliest last days before aatto!


Mia said...

Hello Megumi,

Oh, the tree has the most wonderful scent...It's lovely to wake up early around Christmas, go downstairs and the scent of tree greets me immediately...ah...soon :)

Happy day!


Mia said...

Hello Anne,

I love peppermint too, I have these little candycanes I keep eating already even they're really for Christmas :)

Have a lovely day!


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