scent·ed | \ˈsen-təd \

Definition of scented 

: having scent: such as

a : having a perfumed smell

b : having the sense of smell

c : having or exhaling an odor

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Examples of scented in a Sentence

a bowl of scented petals used to perfume a room

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Reassuring, the new scented candle further explores the mysteries of the heart: if the smell of carnation arouses memories of old lipsticks, touches of jasmine and vanilla picture a tropical landscape. Kelly Conaboy, The Cut, "The Perfect Candle for Lovers of Stickers and Romance," 22 June 2018 Diptyque, now known mostly as a purveyor of sought-after scented candles, was originally founded by three friends as a bazaar-like space selling textiles, toiletries and souvenirs from afar. Aleksandra Crapanzano, WSJ, "The Untold Story Behind Paris’s Most Charming Boutique," 21 June 2018 The flowers are four inches across, layered in soft pink petals and sweetly scented. Adrian Higgins, sacbee, "As for beauty and fragrance, the rambler comes up roses," 15 June 2018 Buy Now AÃRK Collective Multi watch Buy Now Materialism set of six scented candles This set of six handmade candles are inspired by the vast varieties of naturally-occuring marble, pretty enough to double as decor. Nicola Fumo, GQ, "22 Heroic Gift Ideas to Help You Win Mother's Day," 4 May 2018 At the end of class, eucalyptus-scented towels appeared, and we were directed toward a bland-tasting mineral supplement water shot. Sophia Kercher,, "In a toasty, cabin-like space, sauna yoga helps sweat out the kinks," 31 May 2018 The first-ever beauty launch from the glass water bottle–maker BKR—a hydrating rose-scented lip balm that snaps onto the cap—is a treadmill twofer. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "6 Athleisure Beauty Products to Stash In Your Gym Bag This Summer," 26 June 2018 The only sides on Franklin Barbecue’s menu (coleslaw, potato salad, pinto beans) are absent from Loro’s, supplanted by dishes like coconut-scented rice and papaya salad. Brett Anderson, New York Times, "Tokyo in Texas: Distinctive Japanese Food Is Thriving in Austin," 30 Apr. 2018 Something from a Kay Jewelers or a masculine-scented bottle of cologne. Anne Roderique-jones, SELF, "Why I Love My Totally Unromantic Valentine’s Day Tradition," 11 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of scented

1602, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of scented

: having a pleasing smell

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