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I have very strong emotional associations with my sense of smell. As a child, I could tell you what pillow belonged to what family member just by taking my nose to it – everyone had a different distinct scent, and they were familiar and comforting. When I was sick, I loved sleeping on one of my parent’s pillows – it was comforting to me, like being able to snuggle with them in my sleep. As I’ve gotten older, this association has only grown. I associate the scent of baby powder with the city of Paris – I was wearing a body lotion that was faintly scented with it when I was first visiting there, and now every time I smell powder, I think of Paris.
Sometimes it works the opposite way – I can’t even walk near anyone wearing Sarah Jessica Parker’s “Lovely” because I wore it during the first 3 months of my pregnancy with Audrey Grace – and I was so sick during those months that just smelling it in the slightest turns my stomach.
One of my all time favorite scents has got to be that of anything to do with winter. I love the feel of the cold air, the smell of the fireplace, the scent of the freshly-cut Christmas tree. When I was in college I discovered Yankee Candles and I fell in love. Burning a highly-scented Yankee Candle was like walking right back into a winter memory. My favorites revolved around Pine, or Cedar – anything that reminded me of the smell of our Christmas tree. I started buying these candles once every 2 months – I would save up while I was in college and “treat” myself to one. They have always been my ultimate favorite candle.
When I started blogging, there were a few products that I was already a die-hard ambassador for, without ever needing to have a relationship with that company. Yankee Candle has always been one of those. You can see I even included them back in my 2008 Holiday Gift Guide – I have had a long-standing obsession with the candles and it continues to this day.
This year Yankee Candle sent me a few of their holiday scents to try out for myself – and the day that box came I was flat out giddy. I even tweeted this:
Inside of this gorgeous box I discovered a trio of Yankee Candle’s Newest Holiday Fragrances – Cherries on Snow, Mountain Berry and Christmas Rose. I love all three of them, but Mountain Berry has to be my ultimate favorite. Our kiddos loved playing “guess the scent” and wanted to smell them over and over again. We also received a small tumbler of Warm Woolen Mittens, which has been burning all weekend and smells heavenly. Lastly, we received a large jar of the Balsam & Cedar wrapped in an adorable gift package, which would be just perfect for gift-giving (ahem, if anyone needs to get me anything else…)!
Have you tried out Yankee Candle yet? I am not a betting woman, but in this case I would bet money on the fact that you will love them. I am so excited to announce that I have a set of 3 mini candles in the newest Holiday scents (as seen above) to giveaway to one of my lucky readers!
- Visit Yankee Candle and come back here to tell me what your favorite candle scent is!
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No purchase necessary to win. Contest only valid for residents of the US. Winner to be chosen by random.org on or after November 30th. Winner has 48 hours to respond to notification email or another winner will be chosen.
Disclosure: Yankee Candle sent me these candles for review. I already loved them, I knew I would, so I jumped at the opportunity. These opinions are 100% mine and I’m thrilled to share them with you.