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Orange is the New Relak (It'll Help You Destress)

Just a deep whiff of anything tangy (orange, mandarin, grapefruit, bergamot, lemon) reduces anxiety, melts away tension and takes you to a better place. Here are 12 to try.

12 Citrus Scented De Stressors Youll Love

1. Compagnie de Provence Summer Grapefruit Liquid Marseille Soap ($45, Escentials) is made from vegetable oil and free of colouring agents, animal fats and synthetic surfactants. 
Citric buzz: 2.5 out of 5

2. Chanel Chance Eau Tendre Moisturising Body Cream ($163) is a velvety-soft moisturiser that also has hints of delicate jasmine.
Citric buzz: 2 out of 5

3. Cle de Peau Beaute Body Exfoliator ($120, Tangs Orchard and Takashimaya D.S.) is an invigorating, mildly aromatic scrub.
Citric buzz: 1.5 out of 5

4. Serge Lutens Fleurs d’Oranger EDP ($162, Escentials) smells like an orange tree on a warm day – so lovely.
Citric buzz: 3 out of 5

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5. Ren Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask ($85, Escentials) exfoliates too.
Citric buzz: 3.5 out of 5

6. Le Labo Bergamotte 22 Shower Gel ($78, Escentials) is luxe, fresh, sweet yet sensual.
Citric buzz: 2.5 out of 5

7. Bulgari Le Gemme in Maravilla EDP ($249, Bulgari) is a chypre perfume with just the lightest touch of peach and jasmine.
Citric buzz: 4 out of 5

8. Crabtree & Evelyn Tarocco Orange Skin Silkening Body Souffle ($60) is an ultra-light cream moisturiser.
Citric buzz: 3 out of 5

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9. Innisfree Tangerine Blossom Perfumed Body Cleanser ($22) has zesty Jeju organic tangerine peel and tangerine blossom.
Citric buzz: 3 out of 5

10. Nars Jaipur candle ($120, Tangs Orchard) is rich in essential oils of orange, cassis and grapefruit. It lasts up to 70 hours.
Citric buzz: 2.5 out of 5

11. Sulwhasoo Gentle Cleansing Oil’s ($50, Tangs Orchard) gentle orange scent doesn’t just lift the spirit, but also makes you forget you’re using oil.
Citric buzz: 2.5 out of 5

12. The Body Shop Pink Grapefruit Body Mist ($19.90) is extremely refreshing, hydrating and zingy.
Citric buzz: 4 out of 5

An adapted version of this story first appeared in Female’s February 2015 issue, out on newsstands now. 

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