The holidays smell a little different to everyone. For some, it's gingerbread baking in the oven, for others it's the scent of pine trees on a winter hike, and for others, it's a deliciously smoky holiday cocktail. For me, this year, the holidays smell like one of the four scents in the Vitruvi Holiday Bundle, which comes complete with an essential oil diffuser to help them waft through your air from now until January 1—and let's be honest probably long after. Here's a deep dive into what each holiday-kit scent is and why you'll want to diffuse it to enhance whatever winter affairs are afoot.
1. Grove, a blend of fir, spruce, pine, and cedarwood
This is your classic winter pine scent that truly smells as if you're in the middle of nowhere, forest bathing. I sometimes find myself walking across the room to be near this scent when I'm feeling stressed or over-stimulated because its earthiness really helps me to feel grounded and back in the present.
2. Golden: blend of grapefruit, lavender, peppermint, and ginger
One of the most interesting essential oil fragrances, this scent smells as if you're mid-sip of some beautifully shaken cocktail. With notes of grapefruit to uplift, peppermint to clear your mind, ginger to energize, and lavender to calm, it's sort of the next best thing to an actual cocktail. Waft it through the air on holiday nights and watch your home instantly light up
3. Afterglow: a blend of cassia, clove, and vanilla
The classic cookie scent puts on its big kid pants and gets you in the spirit. This blend is sweet, but not sickeningly so in the way that some gourmand fragrances—those comprised of edible notes like honey or vanilla—can sometimes be. It sits nicely on the nose thanks to the clove, which gives it some depth and warms it up a bit.
4. Fireside: a blend of nutmeg, wild orange, cinnamon, and fir
If you live in an apartment in New York City where you have a fireplace but aren't allowed to turn it on, just put your diffuser with this essential oil in there and you truly won't know the difference. The fragrance is warm and inviting and truly makes you feel as though it's time to throw another log on.
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