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Scents of Summer

This summer's scent is a fun combination of classic citrus and earthy herbs and wood

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  • Bug off!
    Repelling bugs has never smelled so good. This organic serum blends lemongrass, cinnamon, and cedarwood oils. Bug repellent perfume serum ($26), by Intelligent Nutrients, from stormsister spatique.com
  • Sweet Suds
    These triple milled French soaps come in an array of lovely aromas to match any mood, or bathroom. ($6.50 ea), by Mason du Savon de Marseille, from La Petite Parfumerie, lapetiteparfumerie.com
  • Illume-inate
    lue orchid, black currant, and sandalwood make for a sweet-smelling fragrance for summer. White sands large boho jar candle ($28), by Illume, from Patina, five Twin Cities locations, patinastores.com
  • Bubblicious
    Slip into a bubble bath that smells like citrus, pomegranate, vetiver, and musk. Bubble bath No. 45 coral ($26), by Simpatico, from Ampersand, Galleria, 952-920-2118, ampersandshops.com
  • Sunny Spritz
    A chic blend of citrus and herbs makes this spray a fresh choice at home. Mandarin vetiver linen and room spray ($9), by Caldrea, from Kitchen Window, 3001 Hennepin Ave. S., Mpls., kitchenwindow.com
  • Room Refresh
    This diffuser casts a medley of subtle citrus and herb scents. Mandarin coriander reed diffuser ($48), by Thymes, from Garden of Eden, 867 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 651-293-1300, gardenofeden stores.com
  • Fresh Brown Sugar ($32), from Neiman Marcus, neimanmarcus.com
  • Bond No. 9 Madison Square Park ($240), from La Petite Parfumerie, lapetiteparfumerie.com
  • Bobbi Brown Beach ($55), from Nordstrom, nordstrom.com
  • Ralph Lauren Summer Romance ($78), from Sephora, sephora.com

Bug spray and campfires, sunscreen and fresh flowers. We tend to gravitate toward fresh, fruity fragrances in the warmer months, but for a twist this year, classic citrus scents mix with herbs such as coriander and woody notes such as teakwood. Breathe in the season.

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