A few years ago I stumbled upon my very favorite holiday candle of all time, Frasier Fir by Thymes. To me, it is just perfection. Every year growing up we’d drive out to choose a Christmas tree and then decorate it as a family, the whole living room smelling like the holidays had arrived. To this day, the scent of a fir tree makes me happy.
As an adult and as a musician, December gets very busy, so for years now I have opted for a faux tree to streamline or holiday decorating. Scent is such a powerful thing, though, so I splurge on a new Frasier Fir candle every holiday season. The glow of lights from the tree, the scent of fir needles, and a mug of tea while cozied up on the couch is about as close to perfect as I can ask for at this time of year.