Did you know that we find some smells more pleasant at a particular time of year?
Researchers found that people in Germany attribute certain odors to specific seasons and find them more pleasant during that season. See here https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19576937
Cinnamon, cloves and oranges were strongly linked to Christmas time, and people liked them more when surveyed in Winter. Rose, lemon and pineapple were considered to be Summer smells by the responders.
This is not surprising if we look at the traditional Christmas decoration – the orange and clove pomander – and mulled wine recipes.
But what about Australians?