This post was sponsored by Air Wick as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review. All opinions are as always 100% my own and not influenced by anyone. #IC
As most of you know, Florida is where I made my home and have been raising my family, but my real home is in Germany. Missing my Family and Friends during the holiday Season is always the hardest and now that the kids are getting older a lot of things will change and make it even harder on me during this time of the year.
My oldest is in College and it’s just a matter of time when he is ready to spread his wings and leave the nest, my middle one is a sophomore in high school and making plans for his future. Things change so quickly and nothing ever will be the same.
The one thing that always gives me comfort during the holiday season is smell. Doesn’t a certain smell always bring back memories and remind you of something? A certain perfume that may remind you of your granny who has passed on but the smell will bring back all her memories?
The smell of cookies in the oven always brings back memories of baking with my Mom when I was a little girl back home in Germany and candles that smell like apples, always reminds me of my Mother in Law, it’s her favorite scent. It’s the little things that always bring back memories and also lets you create new memories as well. The power of scents is an amazing thing!
This year I picked up a few of the Air Wick’s new Life Scents Collection features the first-ever constantly changing fragrances, with scents like Spiced Apple Crumble, Snowflake Vanilla Cookie, Emerald Woodland and Berry Cool Winer. I knew it would be a great holiday tradition create memories with the kids before they get too old and move out. I love candles and what better way to make a house a home then with a candle scent smell?
I know, when I feel down or miss someone I always burn a candle that reminds me of that person and in an instant I feel a little closer, whether I’m 2 minutes away or 5000 miles away. There is nothing that can ever replace that!
The Air Wick’s new Life Scents Collection is available in plugin refills, Freshmatic® Auto Spray Refills as well as candle and wax melts in select fragrances. Love it! It makes it easy for me to pick up what makes me remind of home or my family the most. Hopefully my boys will remember how our home smelled when they were little and my wish is to one day walk into their first apartments and smell like “our” home, it would warm my heart knowing that they think of me and miss our home yet create their very own path in life.
See… Home truly is where the smell is and to celebrate its Life Scents Holiday Collection, Air Wick is launching its Give the Gift of Home campaign which includes a one-time donation of $250,000 through a portion of its profits to benefit families in partnership with Habitat for Humanity.
Check out this heartwarming video as a tribute to families all over the world, bringing them closer through the power of scent. I was in tears, it reminded me so much of my mom, my grandma (who looked a lot like Mrs. Bertei, who coincidentally was also from Germany) and my family whom I dearly miss.
What do your memories smell like? Would love to hear all about it, leave me a message below and let’s start a conversation. Seasons come and go but smells stay the same and will always put a smile on you.