The holidays bring a cozy house full of family and friends, made-from-scratch dinner specialties and aromatic fragrances — not only from the kitchen, but also from the best candles and diffusers.
The scent spectrum is endless, from berry to floral to herbal — even seductive musks. Perhaps most important, home fragrances can create that perfect seasonal adjustment to your abode without a huge investment.
And remember: Home fragrances also make lovely host and hostess gifts or thoughtful presents for those special someones on your list.
Dallas' Niven Morgan has a cult-like following for his home fragrances and beauty products. North Pole winter fig is a blend of fern needle, clove and fresh fig — just right for the holidays. From $18. Find Niven Morgan at Stanley Korshak and Neiman Marcus.
Jo Malone's new deluxe candle come in two different scents: the line's signature lime basil and mandarin, and the pomegranate noir (shown). $195. Find Jo Malone at Neiman Marcus.
New from Nest Fragrances, the birchwood pine reed diffuser has a wintry forest blend of white pine, fir balsam and birchwood over a rich base note of musk and amber. $38. Shop for Nest at Nordstrom and Sephora.
This "Chandel" from DayNa Decker comes in numerous blends, all with an EcoWood wick that emits a soothing crackling sound when lit. Find DayNa Decker products ($42-$68) at Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus.