After days of gorging on Turkey Day leftovers, another holiday is behind us as we enter the Christmas season. But for those not quite ready for pine tree scents, I offer a specific smell that is sure to excite the olfactory system of anyone who attended Halloween Horror Nights 2011 at Universal Orlando.
While shopping over Black Friday weekend (a horror unto itself), I stumbled across a familiar aroma upon entering a mall store. It immediately hit me as the smell of one of the Holidays of Horror rooms presented by H.R. Bloodengutz. Particularly, it was the sweet smell of apple pie that dominated the “Thankskilling” scene, most memorable for featuring grandma, cooked as dinner and displayed like a golden brown turkey on the dining room table. It was both gruesome and hilarious.
Taking in the smell in the store immediately transported me back to that haunted maze and starting me on a hunt to find its source. The clerk told me it was a store-bought “plug in” scent maker and after sifting through a few possibilities in another store, I found it: Glade’s Limited Edition Holiday Collection Apple Cinnamon is a dead-on match for the lovely smell from the H.R. Bloodengutz house.
Normally I wouldn’t go out of my way to find and purchase a smell from Halloween Horror Nights, as most are intended to be horrid. But this one, as Glade describes, “creates a fragrance favorite the whole family will devour.” And after buying a Plug-In two-pack, I have filled my office with a pleasant aroma that reminds me of my favorite theme park event of the year.
I’ll have to stock up, as Glade claims it is a limited edition scent. They do seem to have an apple cinnamon scent year-round, but I’m not sure if it’s the same one. The Holiday Apple Cinnamon scent, a.k.a. the smell from Thankskilling, is available directly from Glade in a variety of forms, including candles, scented oil, room sprays, and the plug-in variety I purchased. It’s also on Amazon in a value pack.
I’m sure this won’t be the last time we revisit the Holidays of Horror, as we enter the magical time of year in which H.R. Bloodengutz exclaims, “Ho Ho Homicide!”
Season’s screamings to all – and to all a good fright!