My home may be old and need a lot of updates, but it’s also full of memories. The house in which I’m raising my boys was my home as a child and every room is full of stories from my own youthful days. In a few months, I’ll be moving away and leaving this memory-filled home once and for all. And as I show the house off to potential buyers, I find that the memories are flooding back even faster.
This century-old two-story house isn’t very big, but its cozy feel is partly what I love about it. When I was a child, one of my favourite activities was curling up in a corner of the living room with a good book while my mom baked up something delicious. Even though she worked all week long, she always made time to cook and bake on weekends. Being born in Finland, some of her favourite recipes were ones from that country and the sweet, spicy smell of Piparkakut, spiced Christmas cookies, or Pulla, a cardamom-scented yeast bread, are ones that instantly put a smile on my face.
Other times she would stick with more traditional treats like apple pie or chocolate chip cookies. And no matter what she had decided to cook up, my siblings and I were eager to taste-test the results when she was done! As the oldest and the one most interested in cooking, I often helped my mom in the kitchen as well. I still remember how proud I was when I made my first tray of cookies!
No matter what my mom decided to create, the smell of delicious baked goods was one that I was able to enjoy almost every weekend. After a busy week of school and extra-curricular activities, the sweet scent signified a time of peace and relaxation. The stress of the previous days simply faded away with that first whiff of a tasty treat.
Of course, there’s no way that I can share all those memories with potential buyers as they walk through the house, but thanks to Air Wick® Life Scents™, I can share the delicious scent of baked goods! The new collection is the first continuously changing home fragrance that cycles through a variety of themed scents to trigger memories of special moments. The Mom’s Baking product features vanilla, baked pear and pie crust, all aromas that I remember from my childhood. I love the way the changing fragrance means that the sweet scent is always noticeable in my home. And the handy Freshmatic® Ultra automatic dispenser provides up to sixty days of delicious scent for my home!
Even when I move, I’ll be taking the memories of those weekends with me. And when I’m feeling stressed and don’t have time to bake up a delicious treat myself, a whiff of the Air Wick® Life Scents™ Mom’s Baking aroma always makes me feel calmer. Scent is one of the most powerful memory triggers we have and remembering happy childhood moments is a sure-fire mood booster for me. Thank goodness Air Wick® Life Scents™ makes that so easy!
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