Christmas is all about smells. The smell of freshly fallen snow, of cinnamon, mulled spices, and cookies baking; the tangy and fresh scent of a Christmas tree.
It’s one of the things that artificial Christmas tree owners miss the most. Some people refuse to get an artificial tree, even though they want one, because they’re afraid to miss the smell of a fresh tree.
Well, yearn no more. A little creative thinking has this problem solved.
People have different ideas of what pine smells like, so hold your nose to a bunch of items… And bring some coffee beans with you to cleanse your scenting palate after a few whiffs.
First, you can go the easy and safe route of getting a plug-in air freshener that smells of pine. It’s one-stop shopping if you buy a few refills.
Second option is to buy pine-scented potpourri or incense. Best to buy dried potpourri; you can separate the bag into little bowls and place them in various spots around the tree, and around the room, so the smell of that Christmas tree is wafting through the house. Incense is okay, but you have to light it two to three times a day; its heavy scent can irritate some at first, but it does linger.
A third – and more authentic – option is to use natural foliage with your artificial Christmas tree. (This is not an option for those who are severely allergic to pine, unfortunately.) This can mean anything from buying a natural wreath or garland and placing it in the same room as your tree, to interspersing a few pine sprigs within the branches of your artificial tree. You can also put them in a basket under the tree if you prefer.
So welcome back this elemental smell of Christmas, and enjoy!Tags: artificial Christmas trees, Artificial Tree Misc.