Won by a nose: Fill your home with the scents of the holidays

Mull it over

The aroma of spiced cider is not just confined to the kitchen with this plug-in diffuser. This is an easy way to keep your laundry room, bathroom or pet area smelling sweet for up to eight weeks. This scent and others in the Slatkin & Co. Wallflowers collection were on sale at press time for $12.50, or two for $20, at Bath & Body Works.

A plum indeed

Fans of diffusers, but not reeds, will go for this option where the reeds are replaced by a pretty porcelain flower. Zodax's Frosted Plum diffuser is shown here. Diffusers with winterberry and juniper scents also are available. $36.99, Forté.

Christmas in Colorado

This candle by Lafco is called Feu de Bois, or Wood Fire, but it's also known as Ski House. It truly smells like all the good things reminiscent of a ski lodge: a touch of fireplace smoke and clean, crisp cold air. $50, Lawrence's.

Everyone loves eucalyptus

Eucalyptus by Thymes home fragrance spray ($18), foaming bath ($23) and body lotion ($25) will get your house (and you) smelling winter-fresh in no time. Body wash, hand wash and hand lotion also available. Lawrence's.

Winter wonderland

Rameau D'Hiver (Winter Forest) home perfume from L'Occitane is a gentle woodsy fragrance in a pear-pump atomizer (like the ones women used to decant their perfumes into) so you can control your sprays and enjoy the process of making your home fragrant. $20, L'Occitane en Provence.

No-bake gingerbread

The gold, bronze and red colors in this Gingerbread Man potpourri give it a decorative touch, and the scent of gingerbread is comforting. Also available in Piney Woods and Silver Bells. The small bag is $20; large bag, $30; and refresh oil, $10. Oakleaf Interiors.

Warm up to red

Apple Cinnamon tealights provide just a touch of this delicious combination of scents. Placed in a decorative mosaic holder, you have a perfect home accent or gift. Tealights, $7 for box of 30; mosaic holder, $10 (includes eight unscented tealights). Pier 1 Imports.

Chestnuts (no open fire required)

Spiced Chestnut is a fragrance that is gentle enough to have throughout the house yet strong enough to simultaneously dispel kitchen odors and calm the cook. Spiced Chestnut diffuser, $24.50; trio of hand soap, dish soap and lotion in a holder, $39.95. All items available separately. Williams-Sonoma.