5 Best Floral Scents For The End Of Summer

Last year I traveled to the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa, which is a must-see destination for any R&R connoisseur. My favorite activity during my short stay was creating my own fragrance with essential oils in the Apothecary. The Master Perfumer brought dozens of essential oils, asked me to close my eyes, and waft each under my nose. 

From there, I rated each aroma with one, two or three lines; one meaning “nice” to three meaning “I love this!” As August signals the beginning of the end of summer, this experience reminded me that there's still plenty of  time to stop and smell the roses… quite literally…

Here are some of my favorite floral fragrances to brighten up the days in summertime: 


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Summer Rayne Oakes has taken an unlikely career path, having parlayed her background in environmental science and entomology with a successful career as a fashion model. Over the last five years she has co-authored the book, Style, Naturally, co-founded the award-winning materials marketplace Source4Style, served as a correspondent on Discovery Networks, and has designed environmentally-preferable collections with Payless, Portico and Modo eyewear. Broadening out from what we wear to what we eat, Oakes has been helping the Good Eggs team build grassroots level community engagement to help grow and sustain local food systems. Most recently she launched SugarDetox.Me to help guide people through a 30-day sugar detox journey; and will be releasing a new monthly inspirational podcast series called IDEA NOSH in early 2015. Follow along on Instagram and Twitter.

About the Author

Summer Rayne Oakes has taken an unlikely career path, having parlayed her background in environmental science and entomology with a successful career as a fashion model. Over the last five years she has co-authored the book, Style, Naturally, co-founded the award-winning materials marketplace Source4Style, served as a correspondent on Discovery Networks, and has designed environmentally-preferable collections with Payless, Portico and Modo eyewear. Broadening out from what we wear to what we eat, Oakes has been helping the Good Eggs team build grassroots level community engagement to help grow and sustain local food systems. Most recently she launched SugarDetox.Me to help guide people through a 30-day sugar detox journey; and will be releasing a new monthly inspirational podcast series called IDEA NOSH in early 2015. Follow along on Instagram and Twitter.

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