Scents of the Season

“May and October, the best-smelling months? I’ll make a case for December; evergreen, frost, wood smoke, cinnamon.” — Lisa Kleypas

The scents of the holiday season are unlike any other time of year.

The smell of the Christmas tree.

Sugar cookies in the oven.

The smell and feel of the air before it snows.

Cinnamon and nutmeg and cloves, tickling your nose and warming your heart.

Chocolate and peppermint of hot cocoa, reminding us of childhood and smowball fights and sledding, happy memories that waft on the air this time of year.

Crackling fires contrasting the cold, mulled cider spiced in the mug heating our hands and lips.

When else is there such variety of aromas all reminding us of the bliss we miss through the rest of the year?