Tuesday, November 25, 2008

From Faux to Fir in under a minute

I don't know if anyone has ever tried this before or not, but I had an awakening this year, and I wanted to share it.

There is a wonderful Blog Carnival, hosted by Shannon at Rocks in my Dryer, and I thought I would get involved this week and share a tip that's "worked for me".

I am a big Bath-and-Body Works fan.

I also am a big fan of real live Christmas trees--but, for many reasons, we put up a fake one every year. I must say, I do miss that light pine smell that a real Douglas Fir Christmas tree gives off.

A couple of weeks ago, I had a coupon at Bath-and-Body and I decided to try a new fragrance of room spray. As I was browsing the vast selection, I came upon this:

Tree Room Spray. And, an idea came to me.

Now, let me preface this by saying that I am generally not a huge lover of room sprays. They are great when you need a quick burst of fragrance, but they just do not last long.

The reason, though, that they don't last a long time is that you spray them up into the air. They dissipate, and then there goes your yummy smell in a matter of minutes.

"Why not," I thought to myself, "spray my fake tree with this stuff, in the hopes that it will smell like there is a real tree in my house?"

I am happy to report that this has worked like a charm! By spraying the tree and not the air, the fragrance has something to "stick" to, and therefore lasts and lasts. I respray it every few days, just three or four squirts or so, and my house has been smelling all Christmasey ever since!


Julie said...

What an awesome idea! We put up a fake tree (probably for many of the same reasons you do), but I do so love the smell of a "real" tree.

Thanks for sharing!

Julie said...

That is a great idea! We get a real tree and always have. My sister is really alergic (which is why she was always sick at Christmas!) so she does fake tress. I am totally going to have to tell her about this!

Julie said...

Ha! I just remembered she can't smell anymore! Maybe I'll smell it for her, then if I think she will like it she can spray her tree so it will smell good for everyone else!

Julie said...

Not that I need to leave ANOTHER comment! But I remember spraying the room sprays on my light bulbs, then when they warm up it lets out the scent. I don't know if it actually works, but I used to do this all the time. We used to do it at camp with Malibu Musk!

Rachel said...

Good idea! We have a fake tree b/c I am allergic, but I miss the smell so much. I'm going to go out and get some spray today! :)