This post about what scents remind you of holiday memories is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Suave®.
Do you ever smell sugar cookies and remember baking cookies for the holidays with your grandmother? Do you smell pumpkin pie and remember your tummy growling while waiting for mom to finish Thanksgiving dinner? Maybe that whiff of cinnamon reminds you of hot cider after a long day of playing in the snow. What Scents Remind You of Holiday Memories?
What Scents Remind You of Holiday Memories?
I’ve always found it amazing how a sniff of a familiar scent can immediately seem to pause time and bring your mind to a place and time in the past. When I smell ginger and molasses, I’m immediately brought back to being so proud to help my mom make gingerbread as a little girl. The slightly musty smell of fall leaves reminds me of how much I hated raking leaves, but how it was totally worth it in the end to dive in and play in them with our dogs. The smell of burning wood has me missing our old wood stove where we would roast hot dogs and marshmallows and stay warm while watching holiday shows.
Looking back at these memories, it’s easy to see just how important scents were back then, and why they are still so important today. It sounds a bit silly, but I have found scents really can influence my day. I often times can’t think about functioning until I take a deep breath of coffee and it feels so refreshing when you can smell that just rained scent. On the other hand, offensive odors like a stinky trash can or litter box can totally interrupt my motivation. So, I find it very important to use every day products with pleasant scents whenever I can. I love how a pleasing scent can almost be like smelling a bouquet of fresh-cut flowers.
One of the most important scents to me, especially since I’m around it all the time and smells can be one of the first impressions someone gets of you, are those found in my personal care items. That’s why in my rotation of various body washes, shampoos, lotions, etc. I choose Suave®. I’m especially a fan of the Suave® Naturals line which includes everything from deodorant to body wash in scents like cherry, coconut, rain forest and many more. Plus, they’re available at Walmart so I can buy them whenever I’m getting my every day groceries at a reasonable price. I so love not having to make yet another stop at specialty store! Plus, if you’re hosting guests for the holidays, especially if they are guests like me that forget to pack things like shampoo, they’re sure to love a special bathroom gift basked packed full of Suave® products to help them feel a bit more at home.