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6 Homemade Air Fresheners That Smell Like Your Favorite Stores

There's something about your favorite store and its irresistible aroma. Good news: You don't have to break your wallet to get a whiff of these yummy scents.

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Cozy Like Yankee Candle

Create your own homemade stove-top potpourri with a quartered orange, cranberries, cloves, and cinnamon sticks in a pot full of water. Simmer on low. Replace water as needed.

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Classy Like Williams-Sonoma

To create a fresh, clean scent, let two cups of water come to a boil with a sprig of rosemary, vanilla extract, and the juice from half a lemon. Toss in the rind, too: It’ll add zest and look pretty.

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Sweet Like the Body Shop

For a homemade version of this scent, add orange slices, fresh ginger, and a spoonful of almond extract to a pot. Cover with water, bring to a boil, then simmer.

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Tropical Like Tommy Bahama

Take the family on a vacation without leaving home. Just fill a saucepan about halfway with water; add lime, coconut oil, and vanilla; and let it simmer for as long as you want.

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Woodsy Like Restoration Hardware

Bring a pot of water with cedar or pine to a boil. To remove a strong odor, try adding two bunches of bay leaves to the mixture.

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Calm Like Pottery Barn

To conjure a soothing scent, mix dried lavender, anise, nutmeg, whole cloves, and a cinnamon stick with water; bring it to a simmer. Sources: Yahoo! News, brightnest.com, theyummylife.com, myfrugaladventures.com

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