If you haven’t seen any of my many past Demeter recommendations…well then you just haven’t been around long enough! I have some really special scents to share- all of them holiday or winter related. If you’re a fragrance fiend, away from family, or just love the scents of the holidays you’ll definitely want to check out my thoughts on Demeter Cinnamon Bark, Christmas in New York, Pixie Dust, Snow, & Candy Cane Truffle!
Note that Cinnamon Bark is the only full size ( 1 fl oz) spray size. The others are from the Demeter Limited Edition 4 Piece Sets & contain .5 fl oz that are called Cologne Mini Splashes & don’t have a spray nozzle. These would be perfect stocking stuffers as a set or broken up for multiple people! I selected these scents personally except for one so there are tons more options as well. Also keep in mind scents smell different on everyone!
Demeter Cinnamon Bark- This is the selection that was a surprise & boy it was a surprise! Neither Ryan or I like artificial cinnamon at all. You won’t find it in any candles, food, or room sprays in our house. It makes us both sneeze. A lot. Imagine my shock when we both actually liked this? This smells more woody than cinnamon on me personally & smells lightly like the holiday aisle but you’re more next to trees because it isn’t overwhelming. This is a very confusing explanation…but that’s what it is!
Demeter Christmas in New York- I love scents that make you picture a place & this is definitely one of them. I’m not personally from New York (California all the way!) but I can really imagine the bustling crowds, fresh pine, sparkling decorations, & flashing lights with this scent. Demter describes the notes as “Egg Nog, Spices, Apples and roasting chestnuts, all the elements that are uniquely New York at Christmas-time.” I agree & pick all of that up along with some pine & a bit of chocolate.
Demeter Pixie Dust- This might be the fragrance I was most excited about- hello Tinkerbell! This is super fruity & sugary but also really light as a scent itself. If you’re into sweet scents that waft & make people think you’re a fabulously sweet, sparkling fairy then I think you’d really get a kick out of this one!
Demeter Snow- I don’t think there is another scent more winter-magiclicious than Snow. How could there be? Like many Demeter scents this one plays mind games with me- how did they bottle snow? We live in snow now (hello Nebraska…) but obviously I grew up in the most magical place of all- Huntington Beach, California where the weather is always gorgeous & pretty predictable. Snow reminds me of visiting my family in Indiana as a child & my papa pulling me around on the sled in their yard. I also think about being away from home with Ryan & being independent now. This scent smells very clean with notes that come across as very earthy on me & fresh.
Demeter Candy Cane Truffle- The last scent is new to Demeter & was released in November 2013. Candy canes can smell a bit harsh so they added in some chocolate to soften it up & make it more wearable. Demeter is the only brand that has gotten chocolate right for me thus far & this smells like holiday sweets- absolutely enticing with a bite of candy cane. Love.
You can use the Demeter store locator on their site here to find a store near you but I highly recommend ordering from online from the Demeter website as well! They have a 100% money back guarantee so if you don’t like the scent or it just doesn’t work with your body chemistry you can return it hassle-free. The Demeter Ultimate Holiday Stocking Stuffer Mini Sets retail for $20 each for 4 .5 fl oz bottles & the 1 oz bottles retail for $20.
What are some of your favorite holiday scents? What fragrances trigger your memories this time of year?