15 Beauty products that smell like holiday bliss

Dec 9, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. ET
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Of all the senses, scent is most strongly connected to memory, so don’t be surprised if these fragrant goodies conjure up images of happy holidays past — and set the mood for blissful moments to come.

1. Thymes Gingerbread Hand Lotion

Thymes Gingerbread Hand Lotion
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Why settle for a boring old citrus-scented lotion when you can have one that smells like gingerbread? This one combines notes of ginger, cinnamon, cardamom and amber for a chicly delectable take on the holiday dessert. (Thymes, $15)

2. Maison Margiela Replica By The Fireplace

Maison Margiela Replica By The Fireplace
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The Replica collection aims to reproduce “familiar scents and moments of varying locations and periods.” This unisex scent features notes of burning wood and chestnut — just imagine you’re cozying up to a crackling fire. (Barneys, $125)

3. Dr. Hauschka Spruce Warming Bath Essence

Dr. Hauschka Spruce Warming Bath Essence
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The vibe produced by this Norway-spruce-infused oil is both comforting and refreshing. Perfect for a chilly evening that calls for a cup of tea and a long soak. (Dr. Hauschka, $10)

4. Jo Malone Pine & Eucalyptus Scent Surround Diffuser

Jo Malone Pine & Eucalyptus Scent Surround Diffuser
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This crisp blend of evergreen and eucalyptus makes even roomier spaces smell irresistibly fresh and holiday-esque. (Jo Malone, $85)

5. LAFCO Opal Amaryllis Candle

LAFCO Opal Amaryllis Candle
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Not only does the unique blend of amaryllis, mandarin and peppermint smell intoxicating, the gorgeous opalescent glass invites creative repurposing. (LAFCO, $60)

6. Elizabeth W Cranberry Ginger Bath Fizz

Elizabeth W Cranberry Ginger Bath Fizz
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Unwrapping the shiny red foil will make any bath time feel a little like Christmas morning. Then, get ready for a cranberry-ginger-scented soak fest. (Elizabeth W, $8)

7. Molton Brown Festive Frankincense & Allspice Hand Wash

Molton Brown Festive Frankincense & Allspice Hand Wash
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It’s hard to decide which is more appealing — the elegant, vibrant red bottle or warm, festive combo of allspice, frankincense and vetiver. (Molton Brown, $28)

8. Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Cranberry Scented Soy Candle

Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Cranberry Scented Soy Candle
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This travel-friendly tin gives off just enough fragrance. We love the sweet — but not cloying — cranberry scent. And at this price, you can afford to stock up. (Mrs. Meyer's, $4)

9. Pacifica Roll-On Ornament Stocking Stuffer in Sugared Amber Dreams

Pacifica Roll-On Ornament Stocking Stuffer in Sugared Amber Dreams
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The fun roll-on bottle reminds us of our first middle school forays into beauty, while the sugar, vanilla and amber notes conjure up fresh baked holiday treats. (Pacifica, $12)

10. Thistle Farms Candy Cane Soak

Thistle Farms Candy Cane Soak
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Epsom, Dendritic, Pacific Sea and Dead Sea salts are infused with a refreshing minty fragrance. We’re picturing the pretty rose-hued salts decking out our sink in a glass decanter. (Thistle Farms, $8)

11. LUSH Santa’s Lip Scrub

LUSH Santa’s Lip Scrub
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Cherry and date extract lend this lip scrub the scent of an irresistible holiday dessert. With Santa-red sugar crystals added to the mix, it’ll be tough to resist actually sampling it. (LUSH, $9)

12. Philosophy Peppermint Stick

Philosophy Peppermint Stick
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A much better stocking stuffer than a candy cane, this soft pink gloss gives lips a hint of shine and yummy peppermint flavor. (Philosophy, $10)

13. Aura Cacia Reviving Peppermint Aromatherapy Shower Tablets

Aura Cacia Reviving Peppermint Aromatherapy Shower Tablets
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Why should baths have all the fun? These fizzy tablets release essential oil fragrance under running water for an in-shower aromatherapy session. (Aura Cacia, $6)

14. Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris Mon Beau Sapin Candle

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris Mon beau Sapin Candle
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Nothing evokes the holidays like a sweetly crisp balsam fragrance. The beautifully etched gold candle makes a statement piece for any mantel. (Neiman Marcus, $65)

15. Philosophy Pink Marshmallow Buttercream Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath

Philosophy Pink Marshmallow Buttercream Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath
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When it comes to holiday scents, this brand’s worthy of a repeat. And if a mixture of marshmallow, strawberry and buttercream sound like something off your dream dessert tray, feel free to help yourself. Best of all, this product triples as bubble bath, shampoo and body cleanser. (Philosophy, $18)

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