Tauer Perfumes Advent 2012

Andy Tauer of Tauer Perfumes is holding 24 days of giveaways for Advent again this year. To paraphrase his explanation from last year:

It is this time of the year again: Advent, with its warmth and scents bringing back memories from our childhood. It is the time of the year where we prepare for the holidays, a time to look back to 2012, and to look forward into 2013.

“Tauer” brings you an ADVENT CALENDAR December 1 -24 with lots of gifts and fragrant treasures.

Now Smell This is pleased to host the prize draw for December 1st. Today's winner gets a full bottle of the Tauer scent of their choice: any fragrance from the Tauer Perfumes or Tableau de Parfums lines. And there will be other prizes every single day for the rest of Advent; just check the Advent calendar page every day to find out how and where to enter.

For a chance to win the December 1st prize, leave a quick comment below telling us your favorite holiday (this holiday, or any other holiday) smell. The very simple rules:

  1. Be sure to use the “Post a comment” box; do not reply to another comment! All replies to comments will be deleted.
  2. Anybody, anywhere, can enter, so long as I have permission to use the email address in your reader account to contact you. If the email address in your reader account is incorrect, you might want to fix it.
  3. If you are the winner and you fail to send me your mailing details within a couple weeks, we'll have to pick another winner.

We'll be accepting comments through tomorrow morning (2 December, around 8-am-ish Eastern US time), at which point a winner will be chosen at random. I will announce the winner later in the day. Good luck everyone!

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  1. Rappleyea says:

    One of my favorite smells ever – holiday or otherwise – is the smell of evergreens. Although I admit to a certain fondness for the sulphureous smell of sparklers and firecrackers.

    And of course you may use my email address.

    Thanks, Andy!

  2. audreylicious says:

    Pomander is my favorite smell. I’ll boil orange peels and cloves in my stove year round, but at Christmas it’s a constant addition to my household.
    Yes, you may use my address.
    Thank you Andy!

  3. hd says:

    Oh fun! My favorite winter smell is when i’m out in the cold, walking the dog and can smell others’ fireplaces. I associate it with the happy coziness of the holiday season… Amouage interlude man weirdly reminds me of this smell memory. Anyway, thanks for the draw!

  4. FearsMice says:

    I love the smell of homemade yeast rolls baking. My address is yours to use, of course, and thanks go to Andy for the generous draw.

  5. Deltron says:

    Cinnamon scent reminds me of Christmas, or possibly the scent of hot mulled wine

  6. ringthing says:

    Every year I am blown away by the generosity of Andy! My favorite smell this time of year is evergreen trees and bay candles.

  7. bonjour andy!
    ma fête préférée reste noël.J’adore l’odeur du sapin de noël.L’odeur des bougies aussi surtout si elles sont parfumées!!Merçi pour ce concours….
    vous pouvez utiliser mon adresse email
    merçi andy

  8. poodle says:

    Wow. It’s that time again already!
    You can use my email anytime.
    Let’s see, my favorite holiday scent would have to be fresh evergreens. I also love a Slatkin candle I have called Winter. Very Christmasy.
    Thanks for the draw.

  9. Laurenceb77 says:

    My Christmas holydays are the dearest to my heart ! Family gathering, the lights shining everywhere : I just love it !
    The scent that I most associate to it is cinnamon, alone or with seet sides around it, or with orange (a big classic !)… Cinnamon is my must-to-smell in the winter !

    Thanks a lot Andy !

  10. hajusuuri says:

    My favorite holiday smell is vanilla – it evokes warmth and yummy food. You have my permission to use my email address.

    Thank you Andy and Robin. A surprise in every blog door – I like that.

  11. Kevin5 says:

    Christmas is my favorite holiday, and my favorite smell from this time of the year is most certainly the incense. One of my favorite memories is being at midnight mass on Christmas eve with my family as a little child and the smell of the incense filling the air.

    Churchy incenses still take me back to that memory, and have an incredible tranquilizing effect on me.

    This is such a cool idea for a giveaway! Very nice thing to do, Thanks!

  12. parfumnut says:

    I love the smell of a fresh cut pine tree in my home during the holiday season. And of course I love to burn a variety of candles like ginger spice, Christmas cookies or apple cinnamon. Thank you Andy and NST for the wonderful give away :)

  13. AromaX says:

    Yoohoo! It’s Andy’s advent again! Thanks for holding it. I think one of my december day will deffinitely smell Dark Passage ;)

  14. lynne marie says:

    Thanks to Andy for the draw! My favorite scent this time of year is mulled cider – the combination of apple, cinnamon, cloves, star anise just speaks of warmth and cozy happiness to me!

    Of course you have my permission to use my address

  15. fqjcior1 says:

    My favorite Christmas smell are oranges which remind me my childhood in comunism, when citruses (except lemons), coffee, chocolate and ham were hard to buy, because stores’ counters were empty. Only for Christmas they got filled with all those goods….

  16. Abyss says:

    Ah, it’s that time of the year again. Massive thanks to Andy for his incredible generosity.

    Evergreen trees, clementines and the smell of winter air are what sums up the smell of winter holidays for me.

  17. sjas1962 says:

    Many thanks and Merry Christmas, Andy!!

  18. r_un says:

    I love Christmas for trees, lights, and good spirit. And the amazing scent of Frasier Fir. Oh, and eggnog topped with nutmeg. And candy canes. Fireplaces. Mulled wine. Yes!

  19. hoopie says:

    i love the smell of the box that contains the Christmas decorations. it always fills me with excitement about the upcoming festivities.

  20. dx9f says:

    Boucheron’s trouble :-)

  21. Ursula says:

    My favorite holiday smell is what we used to do on Christmas evening, December 24th. We had a tree with real candles. So, break off a twig of the live fir Christmas tree, and hold it into the flame of one of the candles. Wave this twig around a bit and inhale … Aaaahh

  22. alalistra says:

    Since childhood my favorite holiday was New Year (here in Russia it is celebrated before Christmas). And so i love how the New Year smells like : fur tree, mandarines, chocolate, cinnamon cookies. May be that is why I am also so fond of perfumes with spicy and conifer and vanilla notes… they remind me of these childhood memories.

  23. moore says:

    My favorite holiday smell is incense is incense, that remindo me of “semana santa”, a holiday 40 days after the carnival, preceding Easter, in wich I use to use to spend good and memorable days with friends.

  24. Dubaiscents says:

    The smell of chai eggnog lattes and freshly cut evergreen trees means it is Christmas time!

  25. tinated says:

    My favorite scents are holiday scents: Christmas trees, chocolate & mint, and fresh baked cookies.

  26. Stephen says:

    Favourite holiday smell has to be the combination of Christmas trees and a burning log fire. Happy Advent to everyone!

  27. liamdoherty says:

    My favourite holiday smell has to be the dusty, plasticky smell of the artificial Christmas tree we have had for over 20 years. It’s tacky and completely unsophisticated, just like the best Christmases!

  28. 50_Roses says:

    Every year at Christmas, I make stollen, and I love the smell of it as I am taking it out of the oven.

  29. friede says:

    Hurray! One of the best parts of December! I love the smells of baking — not just spices and citrus, but the warm smell of dough as it is transformed in the oven.

  30. izzie_alias says:

    My current favourite holiday smell is a lush mixture of pine trees, vanilla and cinnamon. Makes the cold days cosier.

  31. horyanebo says:

    My favourite Christmas smell is the smell of Christmas food cooked by my mom which is linked with the knowledge that all family is gathered…

  32. Annikky says:

    It is not the most glamorous of addictions, but as soon as December arrives, I cannot live without gingerbread. So it has to be the smell of baking gingerbread plus cardamom, burning candles (just ordinary, unscented candles) and ferocious mandarine-peeling. My e-mail is yours to use in any way you see fit. And as my Andy Tauer samples never reached me and I am still devastated by that (it was no fault of Andy’s, the samples got intercepted in customs while I was away and didn’t kow about it), I have almost earned that bottle :)! In any case, thank you both for this wonderful giveaway!

  33. nat_march says:

    My favourite scent on Chrismas and New Year Eve is a mix of pine tree and mandarines…and the smell of the boxes where all the ornaments are stored during the year :) And the smell of frosty air and crisp snow…when it glares under the sun like miriads of diamonds :) As for other holidays – lilacs on my birthday and the scent of a home-made pie with fruits or berries when we just celebrate a happy sunny brihgt day:)

    Andy, you don’t need a permission to use my e-mail:) You are always welcome there, no matter what the reason is:)

  34. Vlada says:

    Аndy, thanks for the draw!
    I obviously love the smell of the Christmas tree. It rivals little else when it comes to the Holidays. I also love the smell of hot cocoa. And most certainly the smell of these cheese straws my Mom used to make growing up. They bake in the oven and it’s oh so delicious.

  35. sarahdanielak says:

    My favourite holiday smell is gingerbread cooking in the oven, after I have made Christmas biscuits with my little boy. And yes, you may use my email address.

  36. Aparatchick says:

    My favorite holiday smell is related to Easter: the hyacinths my mom used as a centerpiece on our Easter dinner table. Gorgeous.

    And thanks to Andy for being such a generous guy!

  37. Joaquim says:

    My favorite smell in Christmas is cinnamon, because it makes me remember the unforgettable winter in Stockholm I had three years ago. A powerful memory trigger.
    Thank you and Andy Tauer for this draw!!

  38. Zazie says:

    Holidays means eating “cappelletti” with family: the smell of herbs, stock, fresh hand made pasta and meat filling is so tied with the feelings of gathering and joy that it is my absolute favorite holiday smell!

  39. Tonygohkl says:

    My favorite holiday smell is the smell of christmas tree. The smell of pine trees makes me happy!!! Thanks for the draw!

  40. Indigo Starling says:

    My favorite holiday smell is marzipan. I love the exotic sweetness of the almonds and vanilla, not an overpowering scent but a rich and comforting one. When I put it on top of the Christmas cake, I know that the festive season has truly arrived.

  41. rubyencens says:

    My favourite holiday smell has to be autumnal burning leaves around Halloween/ bonfire night.

  42. songeuse says:

    I love the smell of Christmas trees; growing up we always had real Christmas trees in my house, and when a roommate of mine one year put up a fake one, it just wasn’t the same without the smell. I also like the smell of gingerbread.

  43. aliciaanne says:

    The smell of baking apple pie, hands down. Can be applied to Thanksgiving, Christmas or the solstice :)

  44. jaki knowles says:

    I love the smell of pine needles in the house and also orange and cinammon candles very traditional Christmas smells.

  45. RossM says:

    Favourite Holiday smell – the smell of Christmas lunch!
    Thank-you for hosting this very generous competition!

  46. yash says:

    Holidays for me is the beginning of bakong homemade desserts( vanilla, cinnamon), burning candles smelling of richer more oriental smells( tolu, feu de bois), lighting the chimney when having people over and of course the smell of the fir tree in the living room..

  47. d3m0lici0n says:

    Holydays favorite smell at my house is the pie baking smell…yummy! Of course you can use my address and thanks Andy once again. I hope to win this year, this is my third year playing and still waiting to win…

  48. Cyn says:

    I am not much on holidays, but I do love perfume! If I had to pick, it would be Easter, as it is a sign of Spring, my favorite season.

  49. clarec says:

    My favourite Christmas smells are those of oranges, cloves and cinnamon – of course they combine perfectly in a warming glass of mulled wine..

    Thank you for the draw – I am happy for you to use my email.

  50. TEXXON59 says:

    Tot le matin du noel dans la cuisine le parfum du cafe e croissant le sucre e le miel….

  51. AnnieA says:

    Another vote for Frasier Fir as well as actual fir trees. (and yes to using my email).

  52. trixiesweet says:

    This is hardly original, judging from the comments above, but I too love the smell of orange, cloves,cinnamon and honey – that’s what is in melomakarona, my fave Christmas sweet. Also the smell of mulled wine – yum.
    Yes, you can use my email.

    Many thanks for the giveaway!

  53. Chris says:

    Well, I do like the smell of a cook out for the 4th of July. But I’m not sure I’d want to smell it for a whole season! I’d have to say fir/spruce/pine trees and cinnamon are my favorites…Christmas/Winter smells are the best. They carry so much emotional impact from the memories of the whole season from Thanksgiving to Christmas. Breathe deeply and smile.

  54. Marketreach says:

    I like marrons … ;-)

  55. lucasai says:

    My favourite holiday is Christmas, I love this time of each year. My favourite smell of this holiday season is the smell of a Christmas tree and gingerbread cookies.

  56. Queen_Cupcake says:

    I love the smells of Christmas: cinnamon, cloves, vanilla, rum, sugar, and all of the lovely things in the kitchen. I also love the smell pine sap and the outdoors, where we can make a fire and enjoy steaming mugs of hot chocolate. And later, incense of course!

  57. Hermesfan says:

    Christmas, fir needles, chilly air – that is my fav holiday and feast smell. Thx!

  58. jepster says:

    Hi Andy & Robin — thanks for the wonderful kickoff to the holiday season! My favorite holiday smell is a combination of Christmas greens (pine, balsam, evergreen) and the baking spices (clove, cinnamon, vanilla, anise) that always came from Mom’s kitchen. Now that would be a perfume, Andy!!

  59. fab says:

    Mince pies and cinnamon shortbread cookies…
    You may use my email address.

  60. zorka says:

    My top holiday smell is Feu de Bois by Diptyque.
    And you may use my email.

  61. Amy V. says:

    My favourite holiday smell is the scent of a real Christmas tree: a proper resinous pine! My hometown (Whakatane, NZ) is near a lot of pine plantations, so pines are our classic holiday trees.

  62. Blithie says:

    My favorite holiday smell is wood smoke and gingerbread baking, especially when carried on crisp afternoon air.


  63. MargoB says:

    The Winter Solstice and all the aromas associated with this time of year are my favourites. I have an essential oil blend, which I use in a burner of black spruce, pine, vetiver, cedarwood, laurel and pine – it is heavenly!
    Thank you for the draw, yes feel free to use my email.

  64. Ella says:

    My favourite holiday scent is that of mulled wine warmed on a wood stove.

    Please use my email. Thank you!

  65. erycina says:

    The smell of coming snow at Christmas.

  66. Dagney says:

    My favorite holiday smell is the smell of turkey baking in the oven. Thanks.

  67. ckerven says:

    The smell of mince pies baking can’t be beat!

  68. Janet says:

    Gingerbread and muller cider.

  69. dongo.bongo says:

    Hi, thank you for hosting another Advent Calendar giveaway, Andy & NST! My favorite holiday smell is the scent of cookies baking in the oven. Yum!

  70. rosemarygypsy says:

    I love the scent outdoors around christmas where I live: burning firewood and rain on cement.

  71. Titian Red says:

    My favourite holiday fragrance ? It has many layers, but the cold stone incense smell of an old church overlaid with the spicy nutmeg of Christmas pudding, clean spruce and an faint undertone of dry paper as heavy envelopes are opened, that’s my holiday smell

  72. Style Spy says:

    My mom’s pizzelles, the Italian waffle cookies that ae slightly scented with anise. My favorite holiday treat.

  73. nancysg says:

    I love the smell of walking through the woods behind our house right after a snowfall. Crisp and clean with the evergreen trees.

  74. Schmidty says:

    My favorite holiday smell wafts from my kitchen from Thanksgiving to Christmas – the smell of baked goodies.

  75. audesko1 says:

    Thank you for the chance to win. I have been smelling the scents of fall, now winter. Fro pumpkin spice to peppermint.

  76. xendawg says:

    The scent of Chantilly perfume, which my mom used to love farther back in time than I care to think :) and yes, you may use my email address

  77. carcosa says:

    The smell of spices – for baking, for warmth, a promise of care and comfort in the cold, dark months. Thank you, NST and Andy Tauer!

  78. Magnus says:

    Happy Advent Andy! Christmas is definitely my favourite holiday. Magnus

  79. Aster says:

    Hi Andy! Christmas for me too. Definitely. Cheers!

  80. MariaA says:

    Oh I love the smell of cinamon and snow on trees (when is snows here in Greece- seldom that is)!! THank you Andy, I do hope to win this year Christmas i my favorite holiday!!

  81. olenska says:

    Thanks for this. I love the smell of those short incense sticks made of real pulverized pine or spruce needles. As they smolder, they fill the house with the scent of hearth fires on a winter night.

  82. ekma2011 says:

    I love the smell of tasty tasty food preparing for the dinner. It is nice to know that you are going to try it all.

  83. ockeghem says:

    I’m a big fan of Christmas — lived in Germany growing up and it’s just a great time of year there with all the Christmas markets. My favourite smell at Christmas is the smell of snow & cold, combined with mulled wine or evergreens. Alas, I don’t get to smell snow much anymore where I live.

  84. Cynthia says:

    Christmas is far and away my favorite holiday. My favorite smells are the scent of pine trees, orange and cloves, or incense.

  85. jwpianoboe says:

    I like gingerbread, cinnamon, pine! Thank you for the drawing and you have permission to use my address.

  86. wanhao says:

    Thank u, Now Smell This, 4 hosting the prize draw for December 1st. My favorite holiday smell is gingerbread on Xmas. JPG Gaultier2 was a facsimile of that smell until it went the way of other interesting fragrances.

  87. My favorite holiday smell is a combination of sunscreen, hot sand and warm seawater – the smell of my ideal summer.
    Thanks for this draw!

  88. JolieFleurs says:

    My favorite holiday smell is primarily the scent of the evergreen trees, and when it’s combined with woodsmoke and chilly air, it’s so lovely I often wonder what’s left over for Heaven.

    A very blessed holiday season to all of you and thank you Robin and especially Andy for the chance to win!

  89. Eva S says:

    My favorite smells of the season are the christmas tree and the various spices used in the cooking like cloves, saffron and cinnamon.

  90. rosiegreen62 says:

    My favorite holiday smells are fresh clementines and fir trees in the cold outside air. Thank you for the most generous draw. This is my favorite Advent calendar.

  91. Mediterana says:

    Christmas is my favorite holiday and my favorite holiday smell is that of yummy stuff baking in the oven!

    Thanks for the draw!

  92. justineantonia says:

    I see I am not the most original of commenters – like so many, I love all of the smells associated with Christmas, but if I had to choose just one, I’d choose Christmas trees! But please leave me the mulled wine and church incense and log fires wafting around in the background…

  93. Hayven says:

    My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving. It’s cold out, but still sunny. Everyone in my family contributes a dish to make the most amazing dinner of the year.

  94. sariah says:

    My favorite is gingerbread baking. Thank-you and Merry Christmas Andy and NST

  95. loledinburgh5 says:

    My favourite smell right now is the mix of oranges and cinnamon very comforting these days.
    Thanks both Andy and Robin for your generosity and yes you can use my email address,
    happy weekend to all of you!!

  96. civet says:

    Love the smell of cranberries with orange peel at thanksgiving! Thank you for te draw!

  97. C.H. says:

    I’m hardly alone in this but le sapin is nevertheless my uncontested favorite (or a Rameau d’hiver candle from l’Occitane if the real thing is not available.)

    Thank you Andy and Robin! Terribly exciting; I’ve been fantasizing about how I might get a sniff of Andy’s perfumes…

  98. rev320 says:

    My favorite holiday scent has to be the smell of fresh baked cookies such as snickerdoodles and sugar cookies.

  99. E. Lime says:

    I know this sounds weird, but one of my favorite holiday smells is the really dank and funky smell of raw pumpkin seeds when they’re scooped out of a pumpkin pre-pumpkin-carving around Halloween. Given how the squirrels went to town on our jack-o-lantern this year, it must be a very alluring scent for them, too!
    Thanks for this giveaway opportunity!

  100. Scottie says:

    I think my favorite Christmas smells are Evergreen trees- I love Pine, Spruce, etc. I also love the smell (and feel) of a roaring fire. These are very comforting smells for me. I am excited about this advent calender!

  101. pauel says:

    Definitely the smell of hot wine with all spices. Every year the same.

  102. malafemmina says:

    In Southern Italy, Christmas is all about fish, with clam spaghetti, baked sea bass and eel with tomatoes, so perhaps contrary to a few Christmas smells recalled here, my festive olfactive memories are filled with glorious fish and tomato. Of course we also have desserts, mainly honey or almond based, so the fish-honey-nutty scent combination gets more intriguing. In my part of Italy the air is also filled with the boozy sugary smell of cartellate, a special Christmas sweet made with wine cooked in molasses and spices, poured as a sauce over little saucers made of pastry.
    Courtesy of hundreds of years of Spanish, French and Arabian domination, the South of Italy is full of heterogenous traditions, mixed in for flavour :)

    Thank you for the oppportunity to share these olfactive memories, it’s amazing to read all the different comments.

  103. dambas says:

    Caramel for lazy December’s mornings, rose through the days ,smell of whiskey in the evenings.

  104. HemlockSillage says:

    My favorite holiday scent is the fragrant wreaths and boughs; bay, dried oranges, cinnamon and cloves. . .mixed with the more immediate scent of Christmas cookies baking.

    Thanks to Andy for the amazingly generous drawing, and thanks, Robin, for hosting it. Of course you may contact me by email, anytime :) Be well.

  105. Nomeda says:

    Good evening! I love some Mandarin and Vanilla for Christmas associations.
    My favorite fragrance be Les Nombres D’Or Vanilla by Mona di Orio :)
    Thank you!

  106. mutzi says:

    My favorite holiday smell is the mingling of cinnamon, nutmeg, anise, and sugars as we do our holiday baking.

  107. Xiney says:

    Hallo.ween is my favourite holiday. Costumes, candy, and presents the following day which is my birthday.Fave smell of Halloween is burning leaves.

  108. walkingorange says:

    This time of year I love the scent of sweet saffron buns and sherry!

  109. kelly 4 says:

    My favorite Christmas smells are pine, cinnamon, cloves, and vanilla. Any kind of Christmassy smell that makes my home cozy and happy. Thanks for the draw Andy and NST.

  110. Koala_not_bear says:

    The smell of fir needles, frosty air, snowflakes and the smell of naughtiness and joy all around. O-o, what is my favourite holiday I wonder :)
    Thanks Andy for being such a heartful person!

  111. KristinS says:

    What a generous giveaway-thanks very much Andy Tauer and NST! My favorite holiday smells are evergreen, snow in the air, a fire in the hearth, coffee brewing, and a turkey in the oven

  112. I think pomander is up there with my favorite holiday smells. Also love the smell of pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving.

    Thank you for the draw, Robin and Andy!

  113. quixoticcynic says:

    My favorite holiday smell is firewood and a smokey fireplace…gonna have to go light my feu de bois candle now :-)
    And thanks for the fantastic draw!!

  114. LaurenW says:

    Yay! It’s my 3rd year of Andy’s Advent Calendar.

    My favorite holiday smells are for Easter, the way the church smells filled with lillies, tulips, daffodils, hydrangeas, and azaleas. For 4th of July, the smell of the smoke after setting off fireworks, and for Christmas, the smells of baking cookies and the smell of fresh pine in the tree.

  115. hotlanta linda says:

    The scent of anything pumpkin!!! :-) THANK U 4 the contest!!! :-)

  116. JadedNose says:

    My favorite holiday smells are Christmas smells with the lovely fragrance of a fresh fir tree being in the top spot! Of course, baking pies and cookies is pretty high on that list too….

    Thank you for this drawing and Merry Christmas to all!!

  117. phanie says:

    Christmas smells like fresh cut pine tree.When the weather is so cold
    I love the warm smell of homemade cookies or apple pie spiced with cinnamon
    I wish you all have great Christmas
    Thanks for the draw

  118. cbstarker says:

    My favorite holiday smell is the the scent of evergreen filling the room from the freshly cut tree. There are other smells that evoke the winter season such as the smoke of fires or the savory smells of good soup, but there is only one smell that is unequivocally associated with the holidays and that is the smell of a fresh fraser or douglas fir. Please feel free to use my address and thank you for the opportunity in the draw! Happy Holidays!

  119. Rosewater says:

    The smell of evergreens on city streets — when holiday greenery is being sold or used in abundance to decorate. Such a great juxtaposition.

  120. PetronellaCJ says:

    Of all holidays I think Christmas is the one most associated with delicious smells – the Christmas tree combined with gingerbreads and saffron buns in the making.
    Ofc you can use my e-mail address. Many thanks for this draw, Andy and Robin! Let the festivities begin!

  121. egabbert says:

    Favorite holiday smells include woodsmoke and fir trees, but there are so many good ones it’s hard to choose. Thanks for the draw and happy holidays!

  122. Stephan says:

    Christmas has to smell of burning pine needles and juicy mandarin peel. Thanks for the draw.

  123. CM says:

    Happy Holidays! My favorite holiday smell is all the cooking smells after a day or two of cooking for Thanksgiving. Roasting turkey, baked goods, fresh bread and a melange of other goodies. The best is coming in from outside (esp. when it’s cold outside) and getting a big hit of “home”. Thanks for the draw!

  124. Kankuro says:

    My favourite holiday smell is the sweet scent of oatcakes. It’s a tradition of my family to make these delicious little things every year at christmas time :-) Thank you for the generous draw!

  125. pam says:

    My favorite holiday smell is gingerbread. That isn’t exactly limited to Christmas, but that’s what I associate with it.

  126. pigasus27 says:

    My favorite holiday smell is a lit frankincense and myrrh perfumed candle! Thanks Andy!

  127. Mette says:

    Oh… the smell of oranges with dried cloves, I don’t know if it’s a danish tradition. If so I hereby urge you all to try: Take a big orange and a handfull of dried cloves, stick the cloves in the orange, randomly or in a pattern, hang it in a ribbon and inhale the sweet scent all through december. (remember to take it down when it begins to dry out, or else it will turn into a green dustball!)

    You may of course use my email!

  128. Gardeniagirl says:

    My favourite christmas smells are gingerbread and christmas tree.
    Thanks for this wonderful calendar!

  129. Joshua says:

    Favourite Christmas smell is that of damp, muddy snow!

  130. Eszter says:

    My grandma used to pop some fir needles from the Christmas tree and apple peels on the top of her old range cooker with the fire lit underneath.
    They do smell amazing when they are just slowly smouldering. This is Christmas for me.

  131. Micki says:

    My favorite holiday is Christmas and my favorite holiday smell is snow! I can smell when it’s going to snow – it’s clean, comforting and oh so fresh!! Yes, you can use my e-mail.

  132. alabaster cheeks says:

    My favourite holiday smells….orange ,cinnamon and pine

  133. datura5750 says:

    I love the wild outdoor smell and feel of the pine, dweller of the cold dark woods, brought into the house for the midwinter holidays!

  134. fleurdelis says:

    My favorite smell is that associated with Christmas, specifically the scent of the tree, a beautiful Balsam Fir.

  135. kathy114 says:

    Favorite holiday smells – bayberry, pine, gingerbread, clove, orange

  136. quimerula says:

    I am hooked to ELDO’s Noël Au Balcon.

  137. annemarie says:

    It’s hot at Christmas and so many of us try to avoid complex cookery requiring hot ovens. Do I’d say my favourite – and longed for – smell at this time of the year is a cool evening breeze!

  138. Sydscents says:

    My favorite holiday scent is dark, resinous woods. Evergreen seems appropriate around Christmas.

  139. kal says:

    Xmas & fragrances go together, as Xmas has its special smells… the foods (roasts & desserts!), the cardboard boxes, the candles, the new cloths, the fir trees (mmm), the crisp winter days, the loved ones … all have a special feel & smell that, put together, are my favorite Xmas scents :-)

  140. s0me0nesmind1 says:

    My favorite holiday is St Patrick’s Day. Nothing like an excuse to have a drink and be merry!

  141. sder says:

    Hi there. Stollen, biscôme (some kind of continental gingerbread with almond paste) and roasted peanuts are the smells that I like at this time of year.

  142. RVB says:

    I love the smell of oranges and cloves we used as ornaments.You may use my e mail.Thanks for the draw Andy!

  143. feelingpeachy says:

    My favorite holiday smell is my mother’s kitchen when she’s baking the pineapple coconut loaves she makes for all her service gifts. It’s deliciously sweet and bready. Thanks NST and Mr. Tauer!

  144. kelsomaniac says:

    I absolutely love the smell of Christmas trees! They just make the home feel cozy and festive!

  145. LCT says:

    My favorite holiday smell is pumpkin loaf baking in the oven :)

  146. redscorpio says:

    Favourite holiday scent has got to be coconut suntan lotion, Christmas is in summertime down under!

  147. farouche says:

    My favorite holiday smell is that of the lit sparklers on the 4th of July.
    Thanks for this generous giveaway!

  148. Marjorie Rose says:

    I do love Christmas and all the wonderful smells that are associated with it. Really hard to compete with cinnamon and blue spruce and a fire crackling in the hearth!

    And yes, feel free to contact me! :)

    (Thank you, Andy!)

  149. Gennyleigh says:

    Favorite holiday smells are gingerbread baking in the oven and simmering mulled wine on the stove.

  150. Flora says:

    Wow, thanks for the generous draw! No other holiday can really compete with the smells of Christmas, but if I had to pick one it would be Easter lilies. I wish they were available all year so I could enjoy that wonderful aroma all the time. A close second would be the holiday smell of true Balsam Fir, the king of aromatic evergreens. Nothing else comes close!

    You have my permission to contact me via the e-mail address associated with my account.

  151. PekeFan says:

    I love all holiday smells because they are such an important part of the whole festive experience.

  152. Merlin says:

    Afraid I can’t think of a natural smell but I did once buy a Crabtree&Evelynn Christmas candle (the spicy cinnamon type) and loved the special cosy atmosphere it made! (Never tried any other Christmas candle).

  153. PeachesDoyle says:

    Definitely the smell of Christmas trees (blue spruce?), although they don’t seem as fragrant as they used to be – the result of factory tree farming perhaps? Anyway, it’s a transporting scent for me. Yes, please use my email address. Just received a decant of L’air du Desert Marocain yesterday, I adore it.

  154. ceciliat says:

    Hmmm, oranges and cloves, cinnamon, gingerbread, and balsam fir trees. Andy’s Advent event (say that 3 times quick!) is becoming another wonderful holiday tradition — so thanks to Andy, and to Robin for hosting!

  155. vinery says:

    I love the smell of a good old-fashioned summer holiday barbecue.
    There is something so special about simple food roasting over coals.

  156. donnie says:

    Andy, Robin, thanks. Gotta be something piney.

  157. rnovak says:

    Love the smell of eggnog (vanilla, cinnamon, etc). Thanks for the chance to win!

  158. Illertissen says:

    Thank you, Andy and Robin! I love so many winter/Christmas scents; some of my favorites are: incense at Midnight Mass, neighbors’ fireplaces when I’m out walking in the evening, and beeswax candles. You can use my email address.

  159. Sujaan says:

    My favorite smell is the fir tree forest that my parents live in. When I’m not there I passify myself with Thymes Frazier Fir candles. They’re the closest scented thing I can find to match it. Thank you for another Tauer Advent Calendar!

  160. Parfumblog says:

    I love in winter the cinnamon and star anice scents!

  161. Morgan says:

    Christmas is my favourite holiday!
    You have permission to use my email address

  162. Punahou_Guy says:

    If I may interpret “holiday” to include “celebration,” then New Year’s Eve is my favorite. The family pressures and “what gift do I buy so-and-so” decisions are gone and you can relax with friends, drink some champagne (preferably a French rose from a small grower) and reflect upon the year.

  163. Erda says:

    Woodsmoke, evergreens, mulled cider: who can choose? It’s the sublime smell of home at the holidays that I love.

    Happy Holidays to all!

  164. SuddenlyInexplicably says:

    The best advent calendar ever is back!

    My favorite holiday smell is the homemade cinnamon rolls my husband always bakes on Christmas morning.

    Happy Holidays to Robin, Andy, and the rest of you!

  165. LJ says:

    Hi all,
    My favourite Christmas scent is warm mince pies with rum butter, a wonderful rich and spice-laden aroma which fills my kitchen on Christmas Eve.
    Merry Christmas all.

  166. lala says:

    You can keep the food smells. I’m usually the poor drudge doing the cooking, so the smell of pumpkin pie or turkey roasting just means manual labor to me.

    The smells I associate with Easter are lovely. The ground has just thawed so you can get a whiff of that wet earth/ leftover leaves from autumn decomposing scent that is so primal and stirs the blood. Then, you have the more refined smells of church incense, Easter lilies and hyacinths. No other season smells as wild and wonderful as spring does, and that first warm day when you open the windows to air out the stale, winter smells is always special.

  167. singlemalt says:

    Holiday smell? A house filled with bread baking and overlaid with noble fur. Or maybe me and baby kitten snuggling under the noble fir tree. Love Andy’s incenses. And winter is a great time to wear them.
    Thanks for the chance guys!

  168. sherapop says:

    I am really bad at these sorts of questions, which seem so daunting and categorical! In the end, I feel like I’m making up an answer. The truth is that my preferences vary according to all different factors. I’ll say that at this moment I love the smell of fresh baked cookies at Christmas time.

    Good example of an unsatisfying answer. When was the last time that I smelled fresh baked cookies? (-;

  169. PhinClio says:

    I love the smells of cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger that accompany so much holiday cooking.

    And huge thanks to Andy for another generous advent!

  170. Mary Carol says:

    My favorite Christmas smell is that of evergreens: Christmas tree & wreaths as well as other spruce & fir decorations. I also love the smell of cookies and gingerbread coming from the kitchen!

    Thank you, Andy and Robin, for such a generous drawing!

  171. eliza says:

    There is a beautiful old hotel in Seattle that has a Christmas tree auction and large gingerbread houses. I make a point of just walking through the lobby during December, in part because of the amazing smells!

  172. london says:

    For me Christmas is the smell of wood – the tree and the fire.

  173. solocha says:

    Oh, there are a few types of holidays, but I like mostly:
    – the pine tree bark and resins of the Christmas tree combined with cleaning products such as wood polish –
    – lilacs at Easter time hand in hand with chocolate eggs and baked Pascha bread and Easter basket ready for sanctification on an early spring morning in a church smelling of cooked eggs, sausages, horseradish and beetroot, surrounded by a catholic incense and candle wax
    – summer holiday in Sicily – breakfast of granita with brioche, vanilla perfume oil, orange blossom mixed with fumes of car petrol, the tyope of which is only to be found in Italy

  174. Fernando says:

    My favorite holiday smell… an interesting question. Probably the smell of Thanksgiving morning, when food is being prepared, people are still in pajamas, and one can just catch a whiff of roast bird, bread, and a hint of things to come.

  175. PFaustin says:

    My favorite smell is balsam during Christmas time.

  176. Gojira54 says:

    My favorite holiday is Christmas and my favorite smell is Tamales! Its the one time of year that I always look forward too.

  177. artiefan says:

    Christmas is my Favorite Holiday, and the smell of a Freshly Cut
    Christmas Tree is the very best!

  178. jirish says:

    Favorite holiday scent is Christmas tree. It’s why I can never go fake.

  179. relleric says:

    My favorite winter scent is the smell of pinon or aspen burning in the fireplace.
    You have my permission to use my email address, etc.
    Thanks everyone (NST, Andy Tauer) for the Holiday giveaways!

  180. moon_grrl says:

    Fresh pine boughs and melted beeswax from Advent candles always remind me of the holidays. You have permission to use my email address. Thanks for hosting the draw!

  181. stinker_kit says:

    All things evergreen! Pine, cedar, juniper. These all smell lovely when cut or brushed against. Even holly and boxwood emit a green twang. Thanks for doing the draw and of course you may use my email.

  182. Isa says:

    I like walking outside when snow falls, to me it smells good, cold clean, an uplifting scent… And the Chrismas trees, inside the house of course but also on street corners, (with half frozen vendors) such a heartwarming smell!

  183. novicenose says:

    So far it has been the Glühwein at Christkindlemarket at Daley Plaza, here in downtown Chicago. I just can’t get enough of that aroma, it truly warms the spirit on the dreariest of days.

    You have my permission to contact me via email in the event of my winning, and best wishes to all those who entered.

  184. Jordan River says:

    Cinnamon, Orange, Clove and Frankincense.

  185. jseaman says:

    The smell of the turkey cooking on Christmas Day

  186. jackieb says:

    I used to love the smell of the fresh Christmas tree when I was a child. Nowadays I don’t buy one, so I burn piney/spicy candles.

  187. What a fantastic draw! My favorite smell of the holidays has to be fresh pine trees, whether it’s a real Christmas tree or an amazingly lifelike rendition in a Diptyque candle. :)

  188. Kit-Kite says:

    Here it goes again, the Advent by Andy, great! ))
    I won’t be original, my favourite winter smell is the one of a fir tree taken home… Oranges and chocolates from the communist childhood too (hello to the russian fellows in the comments above), and also the smell of snow that I miss so much here in Paris.

  189. magpie says:

    My favorite winter holiday smell is a simple one – the fir tree. :) Even though synthetic Christmas trees are easier, there’s no substitute for a real, fragrant tree!

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  190. duck1 says:

    Fir and wood smoke.

    You can use my address.

  191. My Thanksgiving dinner. The acid-sweet cranberries with orange and cinnamon, the juicy turkey meat mingling with sage and pepper, buttery sweet potato souffle and a crisp rosé wine – it all mingles together into the scent of joy.

    Thanks for holding the draw and I’ll hope you *do* use my address!

  192. morgana says:

    chilly air and roasted maroons

  193. Lindaloo says:

    Favourite holiday smell is the living room filling with the burgeoning scent of fir or pine touched with the brisk breath of cold as the Christmas tree warms up and spreads its branches becoming ready to decorate.
    You can use my email address anytime! ;-)
    Thank you Robin for hosting and, of course, to Andy for the generous draw opportunity.

  194. pyramus says:

    The smell of homemade Christmas fruitcake coming out of the oven. People can rag on fruitcake all they like: properly made, it’s delicious.

  195. Absolute Scentualist says:

    Hi Robin and Andy! :) My favorite holiday smell is the smell of burning leaves, candles, candy and apples for most of the autumn/early winter holidays here. This time of year here in Michigan just smells amazing and can’t be accurately duplicated, and all the seasonal notes from various holidays just makes it smell even more wonderful. Thank you for the contest! :)

  196. Inala says:

    What a generous calendar!

    Most of all I love every Christmas, the smell of fresh pine green in the house. This is Christmas for me!

    A happy first Advent to all!

  197. Bear says:

    You have my permission to use my email address.
    Anise is my favourite holiday smell. My mother was a wonderful baker and she would make Italian Biscotti at Christmas and her Easter Bread was flavoured with anise too. Delicious!

  198. Lil says:

    You most certainly have permission to use my address. My favorite holiday is Christmas, and my favorite smell of my favorite holiday is whatever new perfume may await me under the tree! ;)

  199. gr8belief says:

    So many exciting ideas– a fragrance Advent calendar, a prize draw, and spending some time sifting through my favorite holiday scents. I’d have to give preference to the church-related ones, like incense and freshly polished wooden pews and floors (lemon oil) and all the woollens pulled out of the backs of closets for Midnight Mass, along with “special” perfumes and a hint of Brandy Alexanders still on Grandmother’s breath as we sang carols. Everyone has some lingering scent of Christmas Eve dinner – 12 course Italian fishes, all cookies meals, potluck with the extended and crazy relatives. Melting wax from the candles we hold high when the last chorus of Silent Night is sung, and then the pungent fir branches as we brush by them filing out of church renewed for another year. Definitely my favorite holiday smells.
    (You may use my email address.)

  200. air_ocean says:

    My favorite holiday smell is from my childhood – the smell of tart tangerines being peeled and eaten. It is closely connected with the New Year celebrations – we used to wrap small tangerines in foil and hang them on the Christmas tree as ornaments.

    Also, continue to love the idea of the Advent calendar giveaway. So nice!
    You may use my email address.

  201. Kate says:

    Thank you for this delightful opportunity. By all means please use my email address : )
    My favorite holiday smell is frankincense burning and billowing through a gothic, stone cathedral at midnight mass on Christmas Eve, followed by the smell of fresh snow falling and crunching underfoot as I step out onto the street at 1 AM on Christmas morning.
    Thank you again, Mr. Tauer and Now Smell This!

  202. Jennifer1977 says:

    Hello! You have permission to use my e-mail address, and I live in the United States.

    My favorite Christmas (want to keep it seasonal) smell is freshly fallen snow.

  203. Furriner says:

    Thank Mr. Tauer for having the advent calendar again this year! And thank you for hosting the first day! you do have my permission to use my email address, and I live in the United States.

    My favorite Christmas smell is the smell of the tree…. my favorite memory of a Christmas smell is the smell of melted paraffin we used to make candles when I was a kid.

  204. Desirae says:

    My favourite holiday smell, at least as far as Christmas is concerned, is holiday baking. Warm, homey and delicious. Thanks so much for this draw!

  205. crocanon says:

    Pine, my all-time favourite christmas smell is always the Pine scent.

  206. klerre says:

    Christmas is hot in australia.. My favourite smell is the smell of barbeques wafting from everyone’s backyards

  207. Dink says:

    Anything spicy is what makes me think of the holidays. Love cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and anise. Thanks to Andy for the generous draw!

  208. LisaAlba says:

    Tangerine peel, hands down. The scent bears cozy family memories. My grandmother always tucked tangerines into our Christmas stocking toes, and my son and his cousin inhaled crates-full during our shared holidays. It also taps into my cultural affinities: a Russian novel heroine twirling at a winter ball with tangerine-scented fingertips, and MFK Fisher conjuring a tangerine recipe at a French window sill. For me, tangerine peel blends Christmas remembered and Christmas desired. Of course you can use my email. Thank you for inspiring all these delicious comments.

  209. Thea S. says:

    Halloweeeeen is my favorite and I love the smell of fall bonfires. <3

  210. princessofPA says:

    I love Christmas! The smell of a fire in the fireplace, sugar cookies baking and a mug of vanilla cinnamon tea equals perfection!
    Thanks so much for this opportunity! Feel free to use my address.

  211. Santemon says:

    Being born and living in the Southern Hemisphere, Christmas smells are totally summer related and as it’s also invariably mango season, the smell of ripe, juicy mangoes is my favourite Christmas smell. I give you permission to use my email address.

  212. eswift83 says:

    The smell of the Christmas tree. And orange peel and cinnamon sticks simmering on the stove.

    Thank you for once again offering your advent draw, Andy!

  213. trax says:

    I think I’m abit too late perhaps, but favourite holiday smells are crushed pine needles, and clove (the spice that you put into oranges)
    Great fun with another draw! Thank you, Andy Tauer!

  214. tracerbullet says:

    My favorite holiday smell is pine needles from a tree you’ve cut down yourself.

  215. thomkallor says:

    Nothing like the smell of Christmas Tree at Christmastime! Of course you can use my e-mail address!

  216. apsara says:

    a long ago all is right with the world time… my mothers fragrance – White Shoulders? combined with my fathers’ cologne as we all got into our best clothes and into the car to hurry to Christmas eve services. Then home for midnight stollen and eggnog. Thank you and yes you may use my email.

  217. AnnE says:

    This has been such fun to read! My favorite holiday smell is the mix of evergreen from the Christmas tree and garlands mixed with that of a fire burning in the fireplace ~or~ that of the season’s first snow, which happened today!

    We don’t have a fireplace where we live now and I miss it, so I bought myself an early present – Diptique candles in Feu de Bois and Sapin Dore. I will have to complete the rest of the fantasy, but at least I’ll have the smells.

  218. Woodgirl says:

    My favorite smell would be balsam fir needles. One year when I was a kid we had one as our Christmas tree. It smelled so wonderful that when the holidays were over, we stripped the needles off the tree & saved them in a cloth bag to sniff for years after. You have my permission to use the email address in my account. Thanks for the draw.

  219. NaturalSelektion says:

    I love Andy Tauer!! Ok, my favorite holiday smell has to be my mother’s dressing. You can use my email address and thank you for hosting!

  220. niiina says:

    Oh, easy. Wine slowly mulling, filling the house with wonderful spiciness.

  221. brookesfca says:

    What a fantastic draw. Andy is so generous. My favorite holiday is Christmas. I love the smell of the fireplace, the scent of pine from the tree, and mulled cider. You can use my e-mail anytime. Thanks!

  222. Taffy says:

    My favorite holiday smell is the evergreen from the Christmas tree and my cat’s fur after he rubs against those low, suffering branches.

  223. Veta says:

    My fav holiday is my son’s date of birth. I love scents but him I love more :)

    Thanks Andy for a great opportunity!

  224. basia says:

    You may use my email address anytime.
    My favorite holiday smell is eggnog!

  225. thatsummerbabe says:

    My favorite holiday smell is actually for Easter; I love the banks of daffodils and narcissus that bloom right around the holiday! Thanks so much to Andy for hosting this wonderful Advent calendar!

  226. mikeperez23 says:

    My favorite holiday is Valentines Day!

    Happy Holidays everyone…

  227. Em says:

    Christmas is my favorite holiday- and my favorite part of the holiday is going home to see family. Driving home, I like the sharp smell of cold air and of wood burning in fireplaces. Dusty leaves mixed with the smell of a christmas light warmed fir wreath greet me at the front door. Opening the door, heat and Mom’s baking scents (vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, etc.) spill out into the cold. Great stuff.

    Thanks Andy for the Christmas Advent giveaway, and thank you Robin for kicking off the event!

  228. bloombynight says:

    My fave holiday scent is cinnamon/clove with carnation! Thank-you Andy!

  229. bookwyrmsmith says:

    My favorite holiday scent is coffee and cream cheese frosting frosted homemade cinnamon rolls my Mom bakes from scratch Christmas morning. And since I tend to be up all hours wrapping Christmas Eve the coffee and sugar rush are very much appreciated. As are you Andy! Thanks so much for your generousity ! My email is availiabe .

  230. Donald says:

    The smell of burning leaves is my favorite smell during the autumn and winter holidays.

  231. amarie121 says:

    My favorite holiday smells are baking cookies, cloves in oranges, spiced cider, hot chocolate. Hmmm, all food-related! I must be hungry…

  232. samberg says:

    Hard to choose, but I’ll have to go with holiday food cooking in the oven, things like pineapple-glazed ham and buttermilk biscuits and pie. Yum.

  233. missionista says:

    My favorite Christmas smell is CB I Hate Perfume’s Fir Tree house scent.

    My favorite Thanksgiving smell is the scent of stuffing my mom makes.

  234. Perfumista8 says:

    I love the smells of midnight Mass on Christmas. It’s just beautiful.

  235. elsaM says:

    My favorite Holliday is Christmas, just because all the wonderful smells. I love the scent of the frankincense pieces we burn in our fireplace combined with the scent of our Christmas tree: smoky, resinous and green.

  236. Omega says:

    The smell of a pine or Douglas Fir..love that smell.
    Of course, you have permission to use my e-mail:).

  237. rendangboy says:

    Can’t tell the smell of a pine tree from a fir, so I guess I love ’em both!

  238. perthgirl says:

    I’ve yet to experience a cold cozy Christmas. Here in sunny Australia my favourite festive smell is that of the star jasmine and honeysuckle that bloom just as everything begins to get festive

  239. Das says:

    It’s difficult to choose a favorite, but it’s between traditional Catholic mass incense, evergreen trees, and a crackling fire. And clove-studded oranges. And fresh snow in the morning. I could go on…
    Thank you very much for the drawing :)

  240. AM says:

    Favorite holiday smell is the cold winter air, which out where I am, smells like wet pavement mixed with the smoke of people’s fireplaces wafting from around the neighborhood.
    Love Tauer!

  241. Querelle 3 says:

    The smell of the fire place while we throw in the fire orange peels, cinnamon, star anise and pepper corns.. Oh my.. That’s all the magic I need for Christmas! Cheers Andy!

  242. frieMo says:

    My favorite winter holliday scent is the smell of biscuits in the oven. It means its allmost christmas.

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  244. Coumarin says:

    Love Tauer’s advent calendar! It’s that time again. :)

    I’m partial to the spices of the season: ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg…. To imagine how rare and expensive these used to be is truly incongruous with how ubiquitous they are now.