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Having a pleasant scent.‘scented soap’
- ‘They are, however, quite hardy and have large well scented blooms.’
- ‘The shore, once green and scented, had become a wasteland.’
- ‘My first choice is always sweet peas - I have a real soft spot for their delicate, lightly scented flowers.’
- ‘I don't understand why Kleenex are selling scented tissues.’
- ‘There were always several faintly scented cups on the draining board.’
- ‘Both machines operate by releasing scented carbon dioxide gas that is irresistible to the target insect.’
- ‘After his victory Krishna returned very early in the morning and was bathed and massaged with scented oils.’
- ‘If you are feeling sad for no apparent reason, a bergamot scented candle can lift your mood.’
- ‘You might even try your hand at calligraphy or use scented ink.’
- ‘If you do have a reaction to scented products, take action.’
- ‘If stress is a constant part of your life, try to burn a chamomile, lavender or sandalwood scented candle.’
- ‘Aromatherapy scented candles can be made with oils from various types of plants.’
- ‘Hair was similarly cleaned by being rubbed with scented powders.’
- ‘Some were on scraps of tissue, some on scented paper, some typewritten, many hardly legible.’
- ‘Next came scented oils - also in refillable containers - with a stronger aroma.’
- ‘In separate trials, subjects were presented with both odorless and scented air and told to sniff at the sound of a tone.’
- ‘This is where you will proceed to rub his/her body down with scented body massage oil.’
- ‘I am now lying on a hard, highly scented, blue floral carpet.’
- ‘The tree produces a wonderfully scented resin.’
- ‘A peace garden would be filled with scented flowers to give students an area of tranquility.’
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