December 1 – the day I switch on the twinkle lights and start playing Christmas Carols. Also the day I switch from whatever Bath and Body Works scent I’ve been using all fall to my holiday favourite – Twisted Peppermint.
Twisted Peppermint has been a tradition for six or seven years now, ever since the Christmas that my Sister of the Traveling Chocolate gave me a bottle of body lotion and a travel size of the antibacterial moisturizer. I only use them one month a year, so I’m still working through those same two bottles. Not only does the delicious candy cane scent put me in the holiday spirit, but every time I use it, I think of her. Total bonus, especially now that our houses are separated by almost all of Canada.
What’s your favourite holiday scent? What other traditions are guaranteed to get you in a holiday mood? Share your stories in the comments!