Ah the smell of the holidays — from the simple act of lighting a match, to the sweet and savory smells coming from the busy kitchen. This time of year especially can be a full sensory experience with all the trimmings.

Here are some suggestions beyond the obvious pine tree that scent the holiday home as well as adding to the visual background.

Baking cookies
• Bay leaf wreath and garland
• Paperwhites (very strong scent, does not appeal to everyone)
Eucalyptus garlands
• Pomander balls

Images: 1 Wikipedia, 2 Williams Sonoma, 3 Elspeth Thompson's Weblog, 4 Canadian House and Home, 5 Country Living