For the beauty and fragrance lover, five Colorado brands to gift this holiday season

Most of the fun of gift-giving comes from seeking out or just finding presents that really speak to their recipient. And I find that scents are a cunning way to do it. Just light a candle, take a bath or spritz something before leaving the house, and you’re probably reminded of certain moods, people, places.

As gifts, scents can be tricky, since they’re so personal. Still, I love taking a chance and giving something with a fragrance — who doesn’t love bergamot? — and better still if the products are made locally (which plenty are). Here are five Colorado-based companies that sell lovely, fragrant holiday gifts that you can order online or pick up locally.

1. Zents‘ spa-like scents almost force you to relax for a moment. Ten fragrances — anjou, earth, fig, fresh, mandarin, oolong, ore, petal, sun and water — fill soaps, shampoos, creams and more body

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