Snow can be pretty and fun for playful children, but the colder months of the year can be very long for many adults bucking hazardous driving conditions to and from work while bundled to the hilt with overcoats, sweaters, gloves, mufflers and hats.
Winter is the time to hunker down and appreciate the comforts of home, hearth and family, perhaps even more than other seasons.
Warming up a home for winter involves more than just wearing heavier clothing and setting thermostats.
Establishing a warm and comforting ambiance with the power of fragrance can go that extra step and transform any residence into a cozy and happy place.
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Winter is a time for layers to protect the body from the harsh and unforgiving cold. Scarves, thermal underwear and outerwear provide physical warmth, but a true hearth permeates mood and psyche as well.
Toasty winter scents help to accomplish this with warm notes such as: woody and somewhat sweet tobacco, dark, rich amber and earthy musk, and spicy notes, like piquant clove buds, sensual star anise and inviting cinnamon.
These various elements are often balanced with bursts of citrus such as: fresh and sugary orange blossom, uplifting grapefruit and complex, fruity bergamot.
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Winter fragrances, as well as those representing other seasons, always mirror feelings and emotions for both women and men.
During cold and dreary winter times, this translates into the creation of an inviting atmosphere. Intensely vivid aromas help to dispel the reality of a frozen landscape featuring barren trees, perilous, icy roads and freezing temperatures.
Despite the harshness of the season, respite is both hopeful and possible via scents that are heavier in nature and might otherwise be avoided during the warmer months of the year. This is due to two factors.
One, perfume is literally cooked by the sun in summer, and two, the human nose is less responsive to physical sensation in winter.
All wintertide fragrances are rich, sensual, woodsy and musky. Generally speaking, they have much more substance than summer scents. Also, most contain a fusion of diverse characteristics.
For use in residences, these scents are meant to elicit a sense of nostalgia. They are escapist, bold and blatant, and are designed expressly to distract from the cheerless frost with aromas that captivate and entice, like apple pie steaming from a family oven or fresh cinnamon buns.
Despite the cold, they also evoke a feeling of beauty for the great outdoors and the natural majesty of snow-capped forests.
The following represent a handful of some of the most popular winter scents for the home, all of which are available here at the Air-Scent Diffusers.
This scent captures moments in time marked by the crackling of an open fireplace streaming warmth and comfort on a cold and snowy winter’s eve.
A fruity, tart and green opening note soon gives way to a floral heart note dominated by sweet, intense jasmine.
Sugary, caramelized and elegant vanilla is the solitary element in the base note that completes this alluring fragrance.
The redolence of a freshly baked, scrumptious apple pie wafting in loving streams from a family oven is the epitome of wintertide and the holidays.
Crisp, green apple forms the top note of this unforgettable fragrance, which soon evaporates into a heart note featuring warm, spicy and inviting cinnamon and spicy clove. The scent completes with a base note marked by soft, lush and elegant vanilla.
There are few things more irresistible than a freshly baked, mouth-watering cinnamon bun topped with vanilla icing.
This delightful fragrance opens with top notes comprised of freshly ground cinnamon, nutty and slightly sugary nutmeg and piquant, hot clove.
A middle note featuring sugary, malty and golden baked bread melds into a finishing base note of sweet, glazed burnt sugar and buttery-vanilla.
A cozy, piquant and wildly popular citrus fragrance, this scent is both complex and invigorating. It opens with a fruity burst of uplifting grapefruit, astringent, sour/sweet lemon and crisp, green apple.
These aspects soon surrender to a floral heart note bouquet marked by dreamy, passionate and musky rose, intoxicating, sugary jasmine, buttery tuberose, delicate and feminine lily-of-the-valley and creamy gardenia.
The fragrance completes with a base note characterized by honeyed, rich amber and sun-dried, ozonic driftwood.
This tart, sugary, fruity and jasmine-nuanced fragrance suggests contentment, which subtly affects both consumer purchasing patterns and home-owner serenity during holiday times.
Distinctly feminine elements of rich and luxurious vanilla stream through this pleasant scent and greatly influence environmental perceptions.
Perhaps most powerful of all is the association between sugar plums and happy holiday times with Henry Clement Moore’s iconic poem, The Night Before Christmas, and particularly the line: The children were nestled all snug in their beds while visions of sugar plums danced in their heads.
With a name inspired by the world famous donut, this delightful South Sea island scent is an olfactory paradise. Opening with a prevailing fruity/ berry top note, these aspects soon blend into a spicy, floral middle note.
This memorable fragrance completes with a base note marked by streams of luxurious and sensual vanilla.
This Far Eastern fragrance is named for the fine, silvery-white hairs on the unopened buds of the Chinese tea plant, which retain a whitish appearance. This relaxing, luxurious and shamelessly hedonistic scent features an initial note marked by edifying and enriching citrus.
A middle note soon follows that features soft, romantic rose, sweet, rich jasmine petal and sugary, green white tea bud, These aspects finally meld into a base note comprised of earthy and woody white musk.
Roasted chestnuts, open fireside warmth and freshly baked apple pie are just a few of the aromatic holiday memories that softy flicker within the mind’s eye with this compelling fragrance.
An opening top note marked by fresh, piney and slightly smoky cypress, clean, balsamic pine and crisp, spicy apple evoke the alluring comforts of home and hearth. This memorable scent completes with a base note featuring tangy and woody-toned raspberry and sugary crystal sugar.
Choices abound for a homeowner seeking to create a warming atmosphere in his or her home this winter. Anyone of the above hearty fragrances will provide the answer as to how you can warm up the spirits of all family members.
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