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Scents of the Season: Holiday Candle Display #Thymes #FrasierFir #sp

The Scents of the Season

November 21, 2015 Sarah Coggins

When I think of Christmas, certain images and scents always come to mind. The most vivid? The smell of fresh cut trees as we walk the rows trying to choose the perfect one. I remember the first year we owned a home and bought our first real tree. It was almost magical how that fresh Frasier Fir smell spread through the house the moment we brought it through the door.

Scents of the Season: Holiday Candle Display #Thymes #FrasierFir #sp

This year we’re on the fence about getting a tree. I know. It sounds very un-Christmas like, but we did just that when Dylan was a little over 1 year old. I stayed at home with him at the time and the idea of trying to keep a curious toddler out of the tree day in and day out? It seemed easier and less stressful to just go without for one year. Before you think we somehow ruined his Christmas, he had trees to enjoy at all 3 grandparents’ homes during our holiday visits.

Christmas 2010: Tree at Grandparents' Home

This year, we have another curious 1 year old and I’m once again questioning to get a tree or not. I’m not sure. But what I do know is either way, I can still have that fresh Frasier Fir smell in my home. Even if we choose to not have a tree.

In fact, we’re already enjoying the scent. I typically wait to start decorating our home for Christmas until the weekend after Thanksgiving, but I couldn’t resist starting yesterday with a small display on the table in our foyer. The moment you step in, the Frasier Fir scent greets you. With the candle unlit, it’s not very strong, but definitely noticeable and refreshing.

Thymes Frasier Fir Candle Display #Thymes #FrasierFir #sp

Dylan helped me assemble our simple nature inspired decor for the foyer table. We used several items we had on hand – a glass dish that was a wedding gift, pine cones from the yard, and decorative glass bubbles.

Thymes Frasier Fir Candle Display #Thymes #FrasierFir #sp

In the center of it all he placed the Frasier Fir Pine Needle Candle from Thymes. It adds a seasonal element from the pine needle design on the exterior to the fresh scent.

Dylan helped me surround the candle with the pine cones and finally the glass bubbles. I love how the bubbles give a sparkle to the display and resemble ornaments.

Thymes Frasier Fir Candle Display #Thymes #FrasierFir #sp

Thymes Frasier Fir Candle Display #Thymes #FrasierFir #sp

I smile every time I look at it. The simplicity and that it was something we could create together.

Thymes has a number of wonderful products including candles, soaps, wax melts, etc in the Gingerbread and Frasier Fir Holiday Fragrance Collections. Perfect for giving your home the scent of the holidays as well as for giving as gifts.

Thymes Frasier Fir Fragrance Collection #Thymes #FrasierFir #sp

Be sure to get your free sample set when you make a purchase of $25 or more – use code TRADITION5. This is a great way to experience many of the scents Thymes offers and pick your favorites as well as pick some for friends & family.

Thymes Free Sample Set Offer #sp

What holiday scent or scents are must haves for you?


  • Paula @ Frog Prince Paperie November 22, 2015 at 10:59 am
    We did put up a tree with our 18 month old...and quickly discovered the charm of plastic ornaments! We always have artificial trees, so a little infusion of Frasier fir would be wonderful to have during the holidays.
    • Sarah Coggins November 22, 2015 at 3:25 pm
      That's a good idea! And, yes, plastic ornaments are a must right now. I have several treasured ones that are fragile so they will definitely stay hidden this year unless I can find a way to display them out of reach. I need to buy one of those decorative ornament trees.
  • Lynn November 23, 2015 at 10:43 am
    Wonderful Sarah! I love the sights, sounds and smells of the season throughout the house.....the tree, pine boughs, cookies baking in the oven and fire in the it! Thanks for sharing!
    • Sarah Coggins November 23, 2015 at 11:15 am
      Oh, yes, cookies are next on our "to do" list. Can't wait to have that smell filling the house as well.
  • Julie S. November 23, 2015 at 2:42 pm
    Love that centerpiece! I am obsessed with the Frasier Fir--all the smells of a real tree without the mess.
    • Sarah Coggins November 24, 2015 at 8:14 am
      Oh, yes, no sap covered fingers and pine needles to sweep up? :) And, thanks! We had fun putting that display together.
  • Rachel November 24, 2015 at 11:11 am
    I love burning candles at Christmas. Your candle display is festive too. We always use a fake tree, so a frasier fir candle would be perfect in our house.
    • Sarah Coggins November 25, 2015 at 10:17 pm
      Thank you! You should definitely try one of these candles then or the diffuser. The smell is perfect.
  • Towanda November 24, 2015 at 7:54 pm
    I love the smell of fir and anything that resembles apple pie!
    • Sarah Coggins November 25, 2015 at 10:18 pm
      Apple pie ... yum! Yes, that is a delicious smell - and taste! Now I want one. Hmm, think I need to add that to our holiday baking list.
  • Melisa November 30, 2015 at 9:37 am
    I remember hearing about this scent a year or two back but couldn't justify the cost...but I truly love that scent. Maybe I will just come over and smell yours! Those bubbles are perfect. Dylan was a great helper!
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