Seasonal Scents

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Reading Goals

An empty planner sits on your desk, turned to page one. The pages are smooth and crisp, just waiting to be filled. Eventually, it will become a record of memories. What are your reading goals for this new year, new season or fresh start in life? Maybe you want to read all the best new releases hot off the press; maybe you want to catch up on the classics. Maybe it’s time to learn a new language? The possibilities are endless. Let the bright and invigorating scents of cranberry, apple, and chardonnay inspire you to ambitious goals!

Scents: Cranberry, Apple, and Chardonnay
Scent Strength: Medium

Top Notes: Orange Peel, Apple, White Wine
Middle Notes: Cranberry, Cinnamon, Pear
Base Notes: Clove, Oak

Fantasy Maps

On the very first page of a fantasy novel, you will often find a map. Carefully-drawn forests and rivers, winding roads and towering mountains, with strange and magical names lettered in a careful, ancient-looking hand. The fantasy world has its own history, language, magic and legends - the map you are holding may be just the same as the one the fearless hero keeps in his traveling pack. Here’s a path that leads to a forest smelling of fresh sandalwood - there’s a cozy little town where the aroma of sweet vanilla wafts from the baker’s windows. There’s the long road through the mountains to where the high queen reigns, adorned in velvet and jewels and perfumed with precious musk. 

Scents:  Sandalwood, Vanilla, and Musk
Scent Strength: Strong

Top Notes: Citrus, Peppercorn, Ginger, Spice
Middle Notes: Amber, Jasmine, Tobacco Leaf, Teakwood
Base Notes: Dark Musk, Vanilla, Sandalwood

New Chapter

You’re up early - the sun is barely rising as you go for a quiet walk in the woods. Whatever is behind you, is behind you. Whatever you were worrying about yesterday, or last week or last year - you’ve decided to move forward. It’s a new day. Your footsteps crunch softly on the earthy-smelling carpet of leaves, and the chilled mist is brisk and refreshing. Turn the page - write your next chapter.

Scents: Chilled Mist, Air, and Woods
Scent Strength: Light

Top Notes: Ozone, Citrus
Middle Notes: Honeydew Melon, Violet, Herbs
Base Notes: Oakmoss, Amber

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Book Club

Your best friend pours you another mimosa and you laugh about an old inside joke. All around you, the members of your book club are leafing through magazines, sharing the latest gossip and looking forward to their big summer plans. Is it time to start discussing this week’s chapter of the classic book you’re…definitely…all…really reading? No, not quite yet. The sun is shining, the birds are singing outside the window, and you’re spending time with some of your favorite people in the world. No need to rush. 

Scents: Magazines and Mimosas
Scent Strength: Strong

Top Notes: Mandarin, Champagne
Middle Notes: Mimosa, Coconut
Base Notes: Amber, Sandalwood, Vanilla

Local Library

For as long as you can remember, you’ve loved your local library. The community, the welcoming spaces, the stacks and stacks of books. You’ve been coming here ever since you were a tiny child for story time, eventually making your way from picture books to chapter books to grown-up novels and beyond. You’ve watched kids grow up and leave town, you’ve watched the seasons change and history march on along its way, but your little library will always be a piece of home. 

Scents: Books and Reading Pillows
Scent Strength: Light

Top Notes: Ozone, Linen
Middle Notes: Eucalyptus, Sea Salt, Freesia
Base Notes: Moss, Powder

Tote Bag

Ah, your trusty canvas tote bag. Maybe you got it at a book fair, maybe you subscribed to a magazine, maybe you donated to your favorite arts nonprofit and a week later a tote bag appeared in your mailbox. Maybe you’ve got an entire closet full of tote bags - and so much the better, because each one can hold about fifteen books in its strong, roomy embrace. Pick your favorite, fill it with paperbacks, and throw in a bottle of sunscreen for a lazy, literary afternoon in the park. 

Scents: Paperbacks and Sunscreen
Scent Strength: Medium

Top Notes: Pineapple, Orange
Middle Notes: Mango, Peach
Base Notes: Coconut Milk, Sugar

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Reading on the Beach 

Beach towel? Check. Fruity beverage? Check. Sunglasses? Check. You're all set for the beach, as soon as you decide which book to bring. Romance? Mystery? Adventure? Oh, why not all three...all the better to stay on the beach reading for as long as possible, a long and lazy day filled with the scents of the ocean, pineapple and coconut.

Scents: Ocean, Pineapple, and Coconut
Scent Strength: Medium

Top Notes: Sea Salt, Ozone, Rum, Lime
Middle Notes: Green Leaves, Jasmine, Lilac, Coconut
Base Notes: Tonka Bean, Amber, Coconut, Vanilla

Reading in the Garden 

Your garden is your pride and joy. Day after day, year after year, you have lovingly tended the plants and vines, nurturing them to grow healthy and beautiful. It is a refuge from the cares of the world, the satisfaction of working with your hands and with the earth. Today, you enjoy the fruits of your labor, a day just for yourself, your favorite book, a cup of tea, and the fragrance of rose, jasmine and lemongrass all around you.

Scents: Rose, Jasmine, and Lemongrass
Scent Strength: Strong

Top Notes: Green Leaves, Lemon, Spice, Green Tea, Lemongrass, Orange
Middle Notes: Rose, Violet, Carnation, Green Floral, Jasmine
Base Notes: Honey, Sandalwood, Orange Blossom, Cedar, Powder

Reading in the Park 

It's a bright summer day, what better time to stretch out on a picnic blanket in the park with a good book? The sounds of children playing and dogs barking surround you and cheer your heart as you wander through the twists and turns of an exciting story. You smell the warmth and freedom of sunshine, denim and patchouli.

Scents: Sunshine, Denim, and Patchouli
Scent Strength: Medium

Top Notes: Sea Salt, Ozone, Citrus, Ginger, Clove
Middle Notes: Jasmine, Lavender, Patchouli, Cedar
Base Notes: Powder, Wood, Patchouli, Oud, Amber

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Cozy Book Nook 

This scent captures the essence of a beloved, centuries-old beverage: spiced chai. A cup of strong black tea, brewed with a blend of Indian spices, and finished off with honey and cream - it brings to mind faraway lands and magical stories. What better accompaniment to a peaceful retreat in your favorite secluded corner of the house? The steam paints swirling patterns in the air as it rises from your mug, and the sweet, spicy scent embraces you like a favorite cozy sweater. All is well, and all shall be well. 

Scents: Cinnamon, Cream, Clove
Scent Strength: Strong

Top Notes: Cinnamon, Cardamom, Orange Peel
Middle Notes: Cream, Nutmeg, Pepper
Base Notes: Black Tea, Clove, Vanilla 

Pumpkin Juice 

It's almost Hallow's Eve, and the pumpkins are ripening on the vine. Soon their sweet juice will mingle with apples and spices in a silver cauldron in the great hall that you and your classmates will gather around excitedly, waiting for the first taste of the magical fall season.

Scents: Pumpkin,  Spice, and Apples
Scent Strength: Medium

Top Notes: Vanilla, Pumpkin
Middle Notes: Cinnamon, Clove
Base Notes: Cedar, Musk

Crackling Firewood

They say civilization was born around the campfire, as our ancient ancestors learned to tell each other stories while roasting their dinner. They say Prometheus stole fire from the Greek gods of Mount Olympus and gave it to the first mortal men, lighting the flame of human brilliance. Even today, as you sit snug in a blanket by the cozy fireplace, reading a book of old legends, there’s something powerful and mysterious about a crackling fire. The wintry perfume of fir and sandalwood surrounds you, and a note of sweet currants wafts from the warm plate of scones at your side.

Scents: Fir, Sandalwood, and Currant
Scent Strength: Strong

Top Notes: Pine, Balsam, Bergamot
Middle Notes: White Flowers, Sandalwood
Base Notes: Patchouli, Violet


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Holiday Stories

Whether you’re spending your holidays with family or friends, you will always hear stories. Stories of long-ago days, stories of what everyone has been up to since last year, the inside jokes and laughter repeated time and time again until they become traditions of their own. It’s no wonder the winter season is symbolized by evergreens: the trees that endure all year round and are at their most beautiful in the barren cold of winter. Let this fresh, crisp scent of cedar, fir and cypress help you remember the most important things in life.

Scents: Cedar, Fir, and Cypress
Scent Strength: Strong

Top Notes: Apple
Middle Notes: Pine
Base Notes: Cedar, Fir, Cypress

Magical Sweets 

Whether you arrive by secret passage or the more traditional option of the front door, the Magical Sweets shop is the most wonderful place you’ve ever been. Shelves and boxes full of succulent delights stack to the ceiling, enchanted bonbons and sugar-spun sculptures fly and flutter around the room like magical creatures. The scents of vanilla, cinnamon and spice surround you.

Scents: Vanilla, Cinnamon, Spice
Scent Strength: Strong

Top Notes: Orange Peel, Ginger
Middle Notes: Cream, Butter, Graham Cracker, Sugar
Base Notes: Cinnamon, Clove

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