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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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. Considered one of the foremost authorities in sustainable design, Oakes has co-founded the award-winning online materials marketplace, Source4Style; authored the best-selling style guide, Style, Naturally; is creative designer behind her line of recycled optics and shades called eco by Summer Rayne Oakes; has collaborated on collections with Payless ShoeSource, Portico Home and Aveeno; and was the muse behind the creation of the Prius C (Toyota even went so far as to name a paint color in her honor).