5 Ways to Make Your Home Smell Like Christmas, According to a Fragrance Expert
If you ask me, Christmas season starts the day after Thanksgiving. Otherwise, I completely agree with her. And while holiday songs and movies are easy enough to find, holiday scents are a bit trickier. That's why I asked my friend Abigail Cooke Stone, fragrance expert and founder of Otherland scented candles, for her best tips for infusing your home with an eau de Christmas. Here's what she had to say. If you've never made pomanders before, you're missing out. "Pomanders are a delightful old-world tradition that smell just as divine as they are beautiful," Abigail says. "The aroma of juicy orange and fragrant zest combines with spicy, festive cloves for a distinctive and memorable holiday aroma." And making them couldn't be simpler: Start with fresh oranges and use a skewer to poke holes into the skin in a decorative pattern. Next, fill the holes with the pointy ends of individual cloves. Make a few and stack them in a bowl. For a festive touch, wrap a ribbon around it!.