The best holiday fragrances for home
Give the gift of good scents
By Briar Clark
BEAUTYcrew Junior Beauty Writer / December 07 2020
Holiday scents are the cornerstone of creating an ambient summer holiday. Inspired by traditional smells and modern influences alike, these home fragrances enliven the senses for an elevated abode that’s inviting for the inevitable influx of guests – without compromising on creating a comforting olfactory atmosphere for the home.
From traditional notes of pine, ginger and frankincense to summery touchstones like cherry and fig, these are the holiday scents we’re loving:
TOM FORD Lost Cherry Candle
A hallmark of an Australian Christmas downunder is the influx of ripe red cherries. The perfect mix of sweet and tart, this fruity melange provides a sunny alternative to traditional Christmas scents that tend to cater to a colder climate. With an intoxicating blend of almond bitters and woody notes this is the candle we’ll be burning on balmy summer nights.
Carriere Freres Ginger Room Spray
Ginger is one of those holiday scents that gently toes the line between a spicy warmth and zesty freshness. This room spray from Carriere Freres imbues the air with a soft misting of the refreshing spice, and transforms any space into a life-size gingerbread house. Delicious.
HERETIC PARFUM DIRTY FIG CANDLE
A delightfully dirty version of a traditional fig scent, this citrus and botanical fragrance blend delivers summer-inspired notes of pink grapefruit, lemon and neroli blossoms, with earthy tomato leaf, timur berry, bitter petitgrain and ripe cassis berries for good measure. Pair with a dirty afternoon spritz and good company.
SKANDINAVISK SKOG REED DIFFUSER
Nothing says Christmas like the distinctly refreshing inhalation of pine trees, underpinned by a soothing mix of fir, birch and woodland lily of the valley. This is the kind of scent that will have your guests convinced that plastic tree you pull out of the garage year after year is actually real.
Maison Balzac And Now Relax Incense Set - White Pebble with Sainte T Incense
For the hippie on holiday, up the ante with your incense game with this low profile, modern offering from Maison Balzac. The smokey fragrance utilises natural oils and notes of musk, rose and green leaves to send you into a state of sensorial relaxation.
SENSORI+ Air Detoxifying Aromatic Mist - HIKURANGI SUNRISE
If you’re usually partial to an overseas excursion this time of year, soothe your travel bug with this room mist. Inspired by the refreshing landscape of New Zealand, enjoy the blend of grapefruit, lemon, frankincense, ylang-ylang, neroli and sandalwood essential oils as they transport you to foreign shores.
Briar was a Beauty Crew intern before she joined the crew full time in 2019 as a Beauty Assistant, and as a Junior Beauty Writer as of 2020. She is a self-professed skin care obsessive, always on the hunt for the perfect mascara, and can't go past a Fenty lipgloss.