Pine cones are usually associated with Christmas time. The scent of pines reminds us that the holidays are in the air.
Around the onset of the holiday season stores begin to warm your senses with the smell of pines greeting you as you enter the store. I honestly believe the scents speak to you sense of joy and happiness around the holidays, perhaps to get you into opening your purse or wallet a little wider.
I love the scent of pine cones. I love the scent so much that I actually use them to scent small spaces at home all year round. When the pine cones are in season that is when I begin to stock up for the year. I use a few cones during the holidays and store up the rest for later.
The cones also make beautiful decorative pieces even while they fill the home with pine fragrance.