This year has been difficult for certain. However, with Thanksgiving soon upon us (as well as the end of the year finally in sight), it’s the perfect time to look past the hardships of 2020 and toward the good we have in our lives. To make it even more fun, I’m going full Aroma Retail on this and basing my thankful list around Aroma Retail's Hot Apple Pie and other Thanksgiving scents!
This year, I’m grateful for:
I hope you’ve also been able to find a little extra joy in your lives with the amazing fragrance lineup from Aroma Retail throughout this last year. What are some things you’re grateful for? Feel free to share!
Everyone stay safe and I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Halloween is one of my family’s favorite holidays, and of course, trick or treat is a large part of that. I’ve taken our memories over the years and plucked a few from my childhood to put together a little Halloween story of a night of trick-or-treating to help us all recall those happy memories. Breathe in the sweet, delicious scent of Trick or Treat by Aroma Retail, an enormous inspiration in this fun piece, and enjoy.
It’s Halloween, and you’ve waited all year for this moment, this night of disguises and sugar-filled indulgences. The sun sets slower this night than any other until at long last, it’s finally time to go!
You forgo the round pumpkin containers with their weak plastic string handles. Experience has taught you those are insufficient for the hoard of treasures your neighbors will bestow upon you on this glorious night. Anticipation floods your veins as you scurry into the night like the demon you’re dressed as. This is beyond the time you are allowed outside. There is something wonderfully taboo about being given the freedom to run about unfettered so near the witching hour.
You join your friends, and the excitement in crisp, cool air electrifies with intensity at your shared goal: a mass consumption of candy from Trick or Treat.
The first house has its light off, so you bypass it. Not only is the light on at the next house, but glowing ghouls and goblins dance in the darkness as if they too are excited for the changing of the season. You hold out your cloth bag and joyously shout, “Trick-or-Treat!”
This is where the magic happens. Candy in small, brightly colored packages descend by the fistful from a massive bucket of bounty, directly into your bag. Waxy red twiddlers, the autumnal gradient tones of candy corn and golden wrappers of chocolate that catch the bits of light—these all fill your bag in a mix of crinkling wrappers and the solid knock of thinly wrapped lollipops cracking against one another.
And the smell… Sweet confection, fruity flavors of skittles and gummy worms, velvety chocolate that will melt in your mouth, a prickle of sugary citrus that will tease the back of your tongue. You can’t help yourself and immediately unwrap an orange Tootsie Pop and thrust it into the cheek of your mouth while you continue with your plunder.
On and on, the night goes from the house with adult beverages for the grown-ups to the home that once passed out full-sized candy bars. They only did it once, years ago, but you never stop hoping for a repeated show of such generosity. Through it all, your bag gets heavier. An inventory runs in your mind, tracking the tally of your favorite candy, calculating the ration of “parent tax” from that stash, and all the while wondering how much you’ll be able to get away with eating.
Finally, you get home and dump out your bag to revel in your riches. The ambrosia scent of mingled candy floats around you in notes of sugary citrus and melon.
You reach on the top and pluck out a pack of gummy LifeSavers, ripping the top off the plastic wrap. The aroma of the married fruitiness of it all is so strong now that it pinches the back of your jaw and makes your mouth water. After all, this was why you walked the length of three neighborhoods.
In a gluttonous move that you’ll never regret, you toss your head back and dump the contents of the pack into your mouth. There’s an explosion of cherry, lime, lemon and orange, all sticky-sweet and heavenly. Ahh, the sensory overload of Halloween!
And this is just your first bag.
Enjoy your Halloween, everyone—and surround yourself in Aroma Retail’s Trick or Treat scent and experience the joy of Halloween all month long!
By Madeline Martin - I’ve recently started writing articles for Aroma Retail and thought it would be a good idea to write a bit about myself by way of introduction. For starters, I’m no stranger to writing. I was always jotting down little ideas here and there as a child. Now that I’m an adult, I’m a USA Today Bestselling Author of historical romance and breaking out into historical fiction world with my upcoming WWII novel, The Last Bookshop in London.
Set the scene for fun and family with a great Easter Indoor Fragrance by Aroma Retail. Many of us are replacing big family dinners, parades, church pews, and parks with our own home-based activities. With the right atmosphere, this spring celebration can be just as memorable as those crowded occasions from years gone by.
Decorating For Easter
With more and more of us staying home this year, why not make the most of it and go all out with your decorating. The more time you spend indoors, the easier it is to want to change things up more frequently, especially around the holidays. Think about the rooms you and your family spend the most time in and invite a little more spring inside with Easter Indoors Fragrances by Aroma Retail.
Easter decor doesn’t have to stop with a pastel wreath and a few bunnies here and there. Really think about how to spread around the hopeful vibes of the season.
Easter Indoors Fragrances That Say “SPRING”
A great home scent is always a good starting point or finishing touch to any kind of holiday decor, and Easter is no exception. Spring ambiance is that much easier to create when you bring the sunshine and flowers indoors. Best of all, you can skip the sunscreen and allergy meds. All the benefits and no inconvenience? We think spring-inspired fragrances are a win-win!
Fun Indoor Activities
Usually, egg hunts with our favorite groups, church services, and an abundant feast are all a part of a traditional Easter celebration. During a time of social-distancing and finding new inspiration for family fun, it’s time to create new traditions that won’t leave anyone feeling like they’ve missed out.
An Indoor Egg Hunt
Fill Hidden Plastic Eggs With Puzzle Pieces
Let Your Kids Hide The Eggs
Set Up A Bean Bag Toss
An Indoor Egg & Spoon Race
Pin The Tail On The Bunny
Get Matching Outfits For A Spring Family Photo
How About Funny Family Photo Booth Props?
Decorate An Easter Tree
Decorate Cookies Instead Of Eggs
Easter Gifts That Make A Lasting Impression
Easter baskets full of candy and chocolate are still something to look forward to. Why not step things up a notch for teens and adult children with their very own spring-themed candle or room spray?
Here are a few ideas from our luxury home fragrance collections:
Add A Little More Sunshine To Your Easter Baskets This Year
At Aroma Retail, we wish you all the hope and happiness of the season. Bringing Easter indoors is a cinch with the right tips and tricks up your sleeve. We want to help you stand out, not miss out this year. Feel free to browse our collection of luxury home fragrances and choose the perfect spring touch for any home or Easter basket this year. Happy Easter everyone!