Christmas Potpourri

Christmas time always evokes a spicy smell for me — cloves and cinnamon, evergreen boughs, mulled wine. I might not recognize the smell of frankincense and myrrh, but spices are unquestionably a large part of the holidays both in cooking and in a general ambience they create. Can the simple scent of pine pitch transport you across time to every childhood christmas morning, gifts under the tree, the invigorating smell of nature brought indoors for the season?

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