Earl Horlyk of the Sioux City Journal follows his nose to a new trend in holiday decorating.
“A lot of people who have artificial Christmas trees miss the smell of a freshly-cut evergreen,” Lowes Home Improvement store manager Tom Ramold explained. “Scentsicles provide that fresh scent for up to 30 days.”While something about the brand name appeals to our inner Beavis & Butthead, the actual product—which looks like a conifer sprig—sounds pretty cool. Depending on your preference, your fake tree can smell like fir, pine, or spruce. (The manufacturer, EnviroScent, also offers festive cinnamon spice, cranberry spice, and gingerbread scents, among others.)
[Christmas shopping tip: Get your Scentsicles through the Amazon link on the right and, at no cost to you, a few pennies will go to the rum fund for the FN office holiday party.]