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10 Wonderful Scents Associated with the Holidays


1. Pine, balsam, spruce, and other varieties of evergreens – especially ones used for wreaths, Christmas trees, and garlands – have a rich, woodsy scent. Candlemakers try to mimic this, but trust us: There’s nothing like the real thing.

2. Citrus fruits, seasonally available in warm climates at wintertime, are traditional gifts for a Christmas stocking. Sliced oranges, lemons, and limes are key ingredients in simmering or dried potpourri.

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