Growing up my family always had a fake tree. After Thanksgiving we go down to the basement and bring up that box and put the tree together. You finagle with the branches to get them just right, add the ornaments, the garland - the horrendous looking garland, and of course you can't forget about the tinsel.
When I got my own place I totally insisted on having a real tree. There is nothing better than the smell of the tree when you walk into the house - I love it. Hubby and I always research the greatest smelling trees to make sure that we are getting the right one and for the most part we always get the same kind every year. But the last few years our trees haven't had that Christmas tree smell. They smell amazing at the tree lot and the attendants all say the same
shit crap "your whole house is going to smell amazing" blah blah blah! What a crock I tell ya!
Ok so we bring our tree home and guess what - nada, zilch, nothing. We are totally disappointed. We went up to the farm to get this tree. They are not cheap! It looks beautiful but no smell. A few days go by and I convince hubby to get another tree. Since we redid our front porch and extended the deck on it I suggested we put the tree out front. Hubs was totally on board so he does the research again and off we go.
We walk up and down the tree isles on the lot and boy it smells so darn good, me very happy. I can't get enough of the way the trees smell so we think yea any one of these trees will do. We picked a really pretty tree, although its so hard to tell when the branches haven't fallen yet, but on the roof it goes. We get home and our tree smells good but not like at the lot. We stick our faces right in the branches, like they could pick your nose we were in there so close, and yea it smelled good so we think OK we did good. I could even smell it a bit up stairs. It's been a few days now and guess what-I'm not smelling jack! I'm so disappointed. I like to keep our tree up until Little New Year's but with it not smelling I don't know if I really want to.
I’ve been like a big whiny brat the last few days. I want my Christmas Tree smell! But there is nothing I can do about that now. I guess I will be heading to Yankee Candle tomorrow and get my Balsam & Cedar candle so I can at least pretend that my tree is giving off the wonderful Christmas Tree smell.
Do you love the tree smell as much as I do? What candles do you burn during the holidays?