Smell Your Way to a Stress-Free Holiday Season

Reese Witherspoon as Kate in Four Christmases.
 John P Johnson/Warner Bros. Pictures.

With Thanksgiving down and the rest of the holiday season to go, stress can override your festive spirit.

Instead of giving in to the frazzle, stock up on these two scents to stay calm and party on.

Citrus, Please

For Atelier Cologne co-founder Sylvie Ganter, neroli, distilled from orange blossoms, “is the most calming aroma,” she says. “It takes you back to your childhood, almost like a cocooning feeling.”

Stick With Cinnamon

Spicy candles evoke “comfort and warmth,” says French perfumer Frederic Malle. To please even the pickiest of guests, he suggests a “clean” scent “to play it safe.” 

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