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Video: Which Christmas Tree Variety To Choose? Top 5 Most Fragrant In France
2023 Author: Lynn Laird | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 21:10
If you are the type of person who prepares the suitcase 2 hours before going on vacation, it is very likely that you have not yet bought a tree for the upcoming holidays. And this is quite normal because the specificities to take into consideration when choosing are quite numerous! So, which Christmas tree variety to choose to fill your house with its specific aroma, to marry it harmoniously with garlands made of natural materials and thus evoke the festive magic at home? Find some of the possible answers, in the following paragraphs!
How to choose your Christmas tree variety?
Let's face it, choosing a Christmas tree variety isn't exactly a basic task! We must first of all take into account the height and wingspan criteria, especially in the event that the living space is not sufficient. Then, we want a tree that will last and not one that will lose all its needles in a few days. On top of that, we normally have to fit into a budget planned in advance, don't we?
So, how about making your life easier by prioritizing an often underestimated but really overwhelming feature? In 2020, think outside the box and choose your Christmas tree variety essentially according to its smell! We come to your aid immediately with our list of 5 of the most fragrant conifer species that can be found in France.
Besides, adopting this new approach is quite logical and also has a scientific explanation. Neuroscience research shows that smells trigger memories because they are processed by the same structure in the brain that is responsible for memory, namely: the hippocampus of the limbic system. Therefore, by choosing the right scent one could emotionally return to one's childhood and at the same time create memories forever for one's own children!
Keep in mind that from the distribution of branches to the color of their needles, all of these trees are aesthetic and perfectly suited to become the focal point of your festive decoration. They are naturally different from each other and preferring one genre over another is simply a matter of personal taste. So, without further preambles, here are some of the most fragrant trees that can be found in France!
Picea Abies - the classic Christmas tree variety
Let's start with a real classic, talking about the evergreen species associated with the holiday season - the Picea Abies. Also known as Common Spruce, Norway Spruce and Gentil Fir, among others, it is the most fragrant Christmas tree variety that can be found on the market all over France. It is the ideal choice when we want to accomplish a traditional decoration. Its seductive resin fragrance guarantees you unparalleled olfactory satisfaction, even a sensory return to childhood!
The blue spruce that immediately catches the eye
The blue spruce, which we can similarly meet under the names Picea pungens, blue fir, Colorado blue spruce or simply Pungens is a type of pinaceae that simply cannot go unnoticed! The main reason for this are its pretty blue-green to sometimes turquoise hands, slightly silver and its almost perfectly conical shape creating a modern look, still according to the latest trends. But one of its merits that should not be overlooked in any case is that the blue spruce gives off a frankly magical pine scent that will immediately transport you to a northern forest of fairy tales!
The aristocrat of the firs - Abies Nobilis
Still native to North America and the northwestern United States in particular, the Abies Procera can rightly be called the most “aristocratic” Christmas tree variety. His imposing stature leaves the spectator speechless and makes him want to immediately surround his foot with many gifts wrapped in bohemian style. In addition, this intimidating silhouette can be matched only by the woody and slightly lemony scent that this noble fir constantly exalts without parsimony.
Picea Omorika - a Christmas tree variety from the Balkans
Commonly known as Serbian fir, it is said to be the least pretentious abietaceae in terms of cultivation land. The Serbian Spruce can also boast of an extremely elegant anatomy which means that it is perfectly suited to become your Christmas tree, even if you live in a very small apartment. Picea Omorika gives off a fresh resinous smell that is not as potent as the previous species but is just as pleasant to the smell.
Abies Nordmanniana - an attractive and versatile option
Finally, we are pleased to present the Nordmann fir (Abies Nordmanniana), a synonym of Caucasian fir, sometimes Crimean. It is no coincidence that it ranks last in our current list considering that it is the least fragrant Christmas tree variety. However, it is very attractive, its appearance lends itself to any decorating style and it is becoming more and more popular as a coniferous tree to decorate at parties. Either way, if its sweet and understated aroma isn't enough for you, you can always trick your receivers a bit and resort to a Christmas essential oil blend that will flawlessly awaken your festive spirit.