Invigorating Scents for Fall and Holiday

By Jennifer McKee

Temperatures are getting crisper with the emergence of fall, and before we know it, the holidays will be upon us. Time for some aromatherapy! Whether it be through an innovative air freshener, lotions and creams or a delightful new candle, reach to the following for some olfactory comfort.


Air Fresheners

Smart technology meets designer scents in Pura, an air freshener that plugs into any socket and you can control from your cell phone. Adjust the intensity of the scent and choose between two scents by touching just a few buttons. The scents are made with only with pure, high-quality ingredients and come courtesy premium brands such as Nest, Capri Blue, Apotheke and many more. Get ready for the holidays with Crystal Pine, Cranberry Fizz, White Gilded Pumpkin and Prosecco.

Photo courtesy Pura


Neutralize odors and keep your home smelling fresh with the vibrant scents available from Ovan Bliss. These air and fabric fresheners are all natural, so are safe for both humans and pets. Among the cheerful and calming fragrances are Orange Citrus, Peppermint, Lavender Orchid and Eucalyptus; the Wild Vanilla is particularly dreamy. You’ll want to make sure they’re never too far out of reach. A quick spritz on your sheets before bed helps you decompress in an instant.

Photo courtesy Ovan 


Drift’s imaginative air fresheners clip directly to your visor for an out-of-the-way, clean look. But even better is its line-up of scents, which change monthly. October’s scent of the month is Pumpkin Bourbon, sweet pumpkin spiked with warm allspice and finished with classic barrel-aged bourbon.

Photo courtesy Drift



Skin Products

Sustainable skincare line Au Natural Skinfood is infused with Manuka honey, used by hospitals to topically heal skin—it makes your skin glow from the inside out. The main ingredient is New Zealand Active 16+ Manuka Honey, a natural humectant and an antibacterial super antioxidant, rich in amino and essential fatty acids. Additional super-powered ingredients include kanuka honey, manuka oil, pure bee venom and kiwifruit extract. Try the soap, hand cream and hand sanitizer that’s a joy to put on.

Photo courtesy Au Natural Skinfood


‘Tis the time for fall and holiday treats. Treat your skin to some fall decadence with Hempz’ limited-edition Pumpkin Spice & Vanilla Chai and Spun Sugar & Vanilla Bean body moisturizers and masks. These soothing scents make you feel as good as they smell. Winter comes to Hempz in tantalizing scents of maple buttercream, salted toffee and minty marshmallow fluff. So many scents, so little time!

Photo courtesy Hempz


With a vast fragrance library and products that include body oils, lotions, diffuser oils, shower gels, hand sanitizer and its iconic cologne sprays, there’s always something new to discover at Demeter. Need an afternoon pick-me-up? Pump on some Freshly Brewed Coffee lotion. Smell like your favorite season? Snow is a lovely, crisp, wintery fragrance. An animal lover? Take your pick between Puppy’s Breath and Kitten Fur. You’ll want to spritz these sweet scents all over.

Photo courtesy Demeter



A lovely boutique candle company, Vim + Vigor’s proprietary candle wax blend burns cleanly and completely. The copper and wood vessels are meant to be repurposed after the candle burns out; find and share ideas on the company’s Instagram page. The scents, infused with natural essential oils, will transport you to another place: for fall/holiday, try salted caramel + cinnamon spice, holly berry + fir or cider + cedar wood.

Photo courtesy Vim + Vigor



We all could use some positive chi this holiday season, and Home of Chiji delivers just that in its energy candles that incorporate ethically sourced crystals. Positive Vibes uses fluorite crystal to create pure space for spiritual rest and progress; Protection uses amethyst to dispel negative emotions and frustrations. Citrine crystal is key to the Abundance candle, which attracts prosperity. Rose quartz encourages self-confidence and promotes attraction in the Pure Love candle.

Photo courtesy Home of Chiji



A beautifully curated candle subscription box, Vellabox sends the scents of the season directly to your doorstep. Each box is unique, containing candles poured in small batches by a different American artisan. Three subscription box types are available. The candles are vegan, cruelty-free, non-toxic and all natural. Pears & Brandy is perfect for fall/winter; Woodlands, with its blend of white currant, fig and forest woods, makes us feel like we are there. Do you lie somewhere in the middle of naughty and nice? Cinnfully Sweet is for you.

 Photo courtesy Vellabox



With a full line-up of intoxicating scents and a project you can do by yourself or with loved ones, Siblings combines sustainability and fun (and yes, it was created by actual siblings, a brother/sister team). Just melt the bag in the microwave, pour into one of your favorite containers and add the wick. Scent No. 5 is perfect for welcoming the holiday season: it’s an aromatic blend of calming lavender, spicy clove and cedarwood.

Photo courtesy Siblings


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