Happy December! Time to welcome back seasonal scents from NEST and our Stepford, CT household already smells of Birchwood Pine and Holiday! The festive candles create an ambiance superbly complimentary of Justin Bieber’s ‘Under the Mistletoe’ album, which will be on loop beginning today. Don’t judge. Their luxurious aromas, so realistic, transport me to a time when I could have a real Christmas tree in the house… Hashtag things you can’t do when you have four cats… I said, don’t judge.
With its rich and robust notes, Holiday captures this particularly joyful time of year. NEST combines pomegranate, mandarin, and pine with the warmth of cinnamon, clove, and vanilla in this scentsational seasonal. The elegant blend of fruit and spice is perfectly balanced with the warmth of amber to deliver a joyous sensory experience. Welcoming, inviting, and comfortable is how I’d describe Holiday. It projects brilliantly the essence of an international custom.
Birchwood Pine is crisp, clean, and smells like a pristine mid-winter forest. Beyond unique and completely true to its name, this seasonal return shuts down holiday inspired scents everywhere. NEST Fragrances infuses the amber and musk base with white pine, fir balsam, and birchwood, which creates my go-to blend this time of year. Birchwood Pine is both festive and traditional in its composition. The airy bouquet reminds me of a brisk walk in the woods on a cold day or maybe even the inside of a church during midnight mass. How’s that for random! Regardless and most importantly, it really does smell like a Christmas tree!
Both Holiday and Birchwood Pine are present without overwhelming. Larger NEST candles make for great centerpieces and votives are a must for a holiday party. If you’re not the girl who played with fire, try a room spray, which makes a fantastic closet freshener, too! A reed diffuser on a bookshelf? Yes, please. As a true luxury lifestyle brand, packaging is extremely important and NEST’s is exceptionally beautiful.
You can always rely on a NEST gift set to be a hit, especially for those you label ‘impossible to shop for.’ And if you like nostalgic scents of holidays year round, stock up now as these limited life offerings are not around for long. My other favorites include Wasabi Pear, Bamboo and Grapefruit. Japanese Black Currant, the latest addition, is currently on my radar.
Prior to becoming one of the most prestigious brands, NEST Fragrances manufactured private label candles for home design aficionados Tory Burch, Jonathan Adler, and Ralph Lauren, to name a few. Explore the world of NEST at NeimanMarcus.com, Nordstrom.com, and Sephora.com among others.
Holiday and Birchwood Pine candles retail from $16 to $68 depending on size.