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Sunday, March 18, 2018, 12:40 p.m.

Aromatique set trend for fragrance industry

It has been more than three decades since Arkansan Patti Upton mixed together acorns, pine cones, hickory nuts and other natural ingredients, added fragrance, dubbed the mixture The Smell of Christmas and sold it in a friend's gift shop. Her Heber Springs-based company, Aromatique, pioneered the modern decorative-fragrance industry.

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