Scentcicles for artificial trees

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With confirmed allergies to pines, we took the plunge this year and bought an artificial tree.

The tree, from Target.com, was half off and is 9′ of beautiful. Normally $534.00, we got ours via Ebates.com (2% back) for $262 with the ebates rebate +$32 for the storage bag.  At $294 total, it will pay for itself in year 2.

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Prelit. (Mr. Wannabe is thrilled not to angst about the lights or sawing off the bottom or watering with particular chemical concoctions  this year).

And I am glad about no spiders (EW!) or needle mess.

But, oh, the smell of a real tree…

What about that?

Scentcicles have been invented!

These super nice-smelling sticks go on your tree like ornaments and come with their own hangers.

For $6.98 at Home Depot, Scentcicles are a wonderful thing. I got Fir scent but there are others:winter pine, cinnamon, spruce, wonderful pine and snowberry.

Add a plug-in wax warmer (Bedbathandbeyond.com) with balsam-scented wax (Walmart or Scentsy from ebay.com) near your front door and Bam!

Childhood Christmas smell!

Another point: getting a “fresh” tree in downtown Houston sans pickup is hard and expensive ($249 with coupons and free shipping each year. This year, only 7 footers are available for $150 plus $55 shipping. Ouch). They come from North Carolina and usually are less than fresh because of transit time.

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One thought on “Scentcicles for artificial trees

  1. I tried the Scentsicles last year. They didn’t last very long. Perhaps because I got used to the smell? Anyway, they did freshen up my fake tree for at least two weeks.

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