“Festive Clubhouse Top 10!”
I find one of the most interesting things about Millennials is that even though technology is a part of their every fiber, they long for the past. Maybe it’s because of our current turbulent society or during their formative years, terror struck us to the core. They retreat to the safety and security of the past. During the holiday season, this is more reason to decorate and make merry with rich nostalgic touches and warm holiday scents.
There are many ways to set the mood for the season. Let’s talk about scents. There is no better way to enliven an office or large clubroom lobby than with fragrant cinnamon and cloves or the scent of gingerbread cookies. Our sense of smell is our strongest connection to the past. You may walk into a bakery and you are immediately whisked back to your grandmother’s kitchen where she was baking fresh bread or her famous pie. Setting the atmosphere with holiday fragrances is your first step to creating some seasonal magic.
Candles require some maintenance, but they’re the best way to create a holiday effect. Use scented candles in a variety of shapes throughout your clubhouse. Stick with one scent per area. You may want a cinnamon cider aroma in the lobby but warm vanilla sugar cookie in the clubhouse. Scents that remind your guests of holiday baking are likely the best. Then, as it gets closer to Christmas, switch to pine and mint-inspired. The fragrance combined with the glow of the candles are unmistakably holiday. But make sure you check your wicks! They should be cut every three to four hours, so they don’t get too long and smoke. Decorate around your candles with garland, classic toys and always have a plate of goodies nearby.
So, ring in the season from November through December with the perfect bouquet. Candles are only one. Essential oils, scented heated wax, air fresheners, sprays… there are multiple options. But the flickering glow of a small flame combined with the smells of the holidays is a divine pairing.
There are some aromas that become signature scents instantly. Here are some of our favorite candles to light up the weeks ahead!
1. Nest Holiday Candle
This candle is the essential scent that is guaranteed to instantly raise your holiday spirits. It is also our favorite candle in the bunch. For the last three Christmases, my family doesn’t start the holidays without it!
This stand-alone scent creatively combines pomegranate, mandarin orange, pine, cloves, and cinnamon with a hint of vanilla and amber.
NEST Fragrances candles are made with a premium, soft, highly refined, cosmetic-grade wax that was developed over many years to optimize burn and fragrance diffusion. The ingredients used are the highest grade of wax materials and the finest fragrance oils available. NEST Fragrances candles are well-known for infusing a room with fragrance.
The result is warm, and a traditionally comforting.
However, the new Nest Sugar Cookie should also be considered! With notes of warm vanilla, bourbon, and caramel, it brings grandma’s Christmas kitchen to your home. Just don’t blame us for the holiday sweet tooth that will follow!
2. Winterlude Retro Ornament Candle by Mer-Sea & Co.
This inviting scent will wrap you up in notes of vanilla, orange, spicy clove, and wood. A fruity, yet spicy take on the holidays that will leave you and your residents feeling energized and ready for the hustle and bustle of Christmas time. Even more, this warm, delightful fragrance is encapsulated in a festive ornament-shaped vessel that is sure to add some holiday style to your leasing office.
3. Voluspa Crushed Candy Cane 3-Wick Candle
Candy Canes are an essential part of Christmas and what could be a better than this limited-edition 3-wick candle? The swirled red and white pattern in a glass vessel brings both the sight and scent of the season with a top of peppermint, a middle layer of sugar cookie and vanilla bean as a base. These candles are sure to be a hit in your clubhouse.
Voluspa candles are hand-poured in the United States from sustainable, ecologically sound, pesticide-free manufacturing and never tested on animals. The founders have vast experience in creating unique combinations of fragrances that use the finest ingredients discovered as they have explored the globe in search of the best. The company name, Voluspa, is from a Norse poem about the creation of the world from chaos. The owners feel this exemplifies the company growth from their home in California over 2 decades ago to a product that promises luxury and excellence.
4. Capri Blue Fir & Firewood Jar Candle
Capri Blue pairs visuals and scents in an intoxicating blend to delight the senses. Designed and poured in Mississippi these soy-blended candles are created to reach the discerning individual who seeks something that appeals to a person who loves to be outdoors. These are among the favorite candles at Anthropologie.
The Fir & Firewood candle has a fruity, green aroma of apple, combined with clove, fir, pine needle, white birch, cedar, vetiver, and musk. Remember to keep your wick trimmed and keep the wax pool free of debris for a woodsy rather than smoky effect.
5. Icy Blue Pine Holiday Candle by Votivo
Prickly pine potency at its finest, Icy Blue Pine highlights resinous, honeyed fir balsam in combination with frosty, cooling notes of camphor, cedar leaf, and eucalyptus. These aldehydic and aqueous notes provide a snowy fresh backdrop enriched by an earthy culmination of moss, cedar, and patchouli. Teaming with gilded accents, the Holiday Candle is showcased in a glass tumbler with a golden logo application and painted base. This winter wonder is sure to have your office or clubroom lobby smelling like you’re surrounded by the fresh evergreen and soaring peaks of the Alps.
6. Golden Chestnut Classic Candle by Lafco
The Golden Chestnut Classic is a limited-edition holiday candle with an enticing aromatic blend of balsam, pine needles and exotic spices, including lemon zest. Warm chestnuts and hazelnut cream provide the heart and the depths are a superb mixture of white cedar, cistus, patchouli and vetiver. A touch of vanilla sugar brings a sparkle to the overall effect.
LAFCO candles and luxury go hand in hand and the handblown art glass vessel gives this a perfect look to fit in with your holiday décor. Many candles are made entirely from paraffin, but their wax blend is majority soy, which is naturally derived from vegetables and 100% biodegradable. Hand poured in the USA with up to a 50 hour burn time for the classic candle and up to 90 hours burn time with the Lafco Signature 15.5oz Candle, this is an item you will want this holiday season for your clubhouse or reception area.
7. Winter Candle by Cowshed
Cowshed’s Winter Candle is a warming, woody blend with a spicy heart that’s perfect for the festive season. Siberian fir tree and frankincense essential oils are blended with notes of pine, cassis, clove, cinnamon, and amber to combine the freshness of a Scandinavian forest with the comforting scents of a Nordic bakery – a mix of all your favorite holiday scents in one.
8. Rosy Rings Red Currant & Cranberry Candle
Wrap yourself in nature with this festive candle, featuring red currant, black currant leaves, tart cranberry, plum, spicy rose, red clove, cinnamon bark, and nutmeg. The wax is encased with beautiful botanicals like birch twigs, feather ferns, hawthorn berries, ivy leaves, pepperberries and star anise. Residents will feel like they have walked into a fresh, frosted cedar forest with this blend of winter greenery, spice, and berries.
9. Illume Milk & Cookies Candle
Santa just might stop by your property looking for some milk and cookies when this candle is lit. It’s a brilliant swirl of sweet almond, fresh milk, and whipped cream warmed with cinnamon sticks, brown sugar, and golden honey. This candle by Illume will definitely make your residents’ (and Santa’s) mouth water for mom’s homebaked cookies while bringing comfort and creating an inviting atmosphere.
10. Ralph Lauren Holiday Classic Candle
The Ralph Lauren Holiday Classic Candle is exactly what you expect. This is a traditional, elegant, festive candle in a reusable ruby red glass vessel. The blended scents of evergreen, red currant, and juniper berry bring back the memories of holidays past and present but offer a hope that some things remain the same.
The holiday season is almost always nostalgic and the various scents we association with them make up our memories… which is a part of who each of us is today. The Ralph Lauren Holiday classic and the look of times gone by yet have a timeless quality to them that makes them perfect with any modern setting. Some styles simply fit in anywhere and are a must-have. Everyone in the clubhouse will enjoy the memory-provoking aroma that is still is as fresh as ever.