Second on the 2012 favorite things list: Balsam & Cedar by Illume. This scent is one of my favorites of all time. I'm a candle nut, so that's saying a lot. It is one of Illume's holiday scents, so I'm not sure you can get it after the holidays. I always stock up at Christmas time so I can burn it year round. Yes, it's a holiday scent, but for me it reads earthy not necessarily "Christmasy" and reminds me not only of winters but also summers at my Grandmother's home in northern Minnesota. I personally like the candles, but I have used both the room spray and the diffuser in years past and they are lovely as well. You can purchase online at Illume.com, but if you are local they sell them at Home Rule in DC. I've also found them at Crate & Barrel.
What else do I love? You can check out all of my 2012 favorite things HERE!