Last week, I received an invitation to a preview of a fashion retailer’s Spring/Summer line and my first holiday party invite on the very same day. Also on that same day, my daughter wore her winter coat to school, and was skipping around in short sleeves when I picked her up at the end of her day. No wonder we’re all suffering from a little seasonal confusion!
My Halloween decorations are all put away, but
something my husband tells me that it’s too early to pull out the Christmas stuff. I beg to differ (Jen‘s find of the iPhone app Better Christmas lists tells me the daily countdown to Christmas and we’ve broken the 40 day mark!), but since the decorations are stuffed so deep in our storage room that I’d probably end up trapped in there like a Chilean miner, I’ll wait until he’s ready to pull them out.
But I’m a little bummed about this “between season” lack of festivity, and have been looking for a way to cozy up my house without decking the halls and all that jazz. So while I wait for
the grinch my husband to catch up to my holiday spirit, I’ve found a way to sneak a little merry and bright into my house without resorting to chestnuts roasting on an open fire.
Bath and Body Work‘s wallflowers are fragrance bulbs and diffusers that give off a light scent for 6-8 weeks. You plug the diffuser into an outlet and choose your scented bulb, and voila it’s enough scent to cover the boys’ hockey equipment odours, but subtle enough that it doesn’t scream out at your nose.
There are wonderful seasonal scents like Evergreen and Twisted Peppermint, but I wanted something that said winter’s coming, not Santa’s on his way. In the end I chose Snow Apple Mint, which combines fall’s favourite fruit, a light hint of peppermint and a rich vanilla bean. My house smells clean, and I managed to sneak a little early holiday decorating in by picking up this cute tree diffuser.
To bring a little seasonal scent into your own home, visit Bath and Body Works now because they’ve got a great sale going with mix and match wallflowers 4 for $20 or 6 for $25.
In the interest of full disclosure, Trend Watch is written by me; all opinions are my own. It is not sponsored. Sometimes I am given free products to review and sometimes I purchase the products all on my own.This is one of those examples where I sought out and purchased the products all on my own.