I hope you all know what I mean when I describe this.
My favorite smell is that aroma that comes out when you first open your storage boxes. I can never try and pull out just one scent from it. It is the candles, the artificial greenery(yep...seems to have a smell), the ribbon, the ornaments, the box holding the outside decor usually releases some woodsmoke and cold crisp air. Even the cardboard boxes themselves had a smell. Seems the new storage containers don't work the same and I notice that now every year the smell is different. I might go back to storing stuff in cardboard.
It isn't just one scent. I wish I could recreate it to have all year. My mom used to pick on me and just tell me it was the smell of the attic, but she always grinned. She knew what I was talking about.