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Candy Counter Delight

There was a time in the United States when a good deal of local business was transacted in the town or village General Store which stocked a wide variety of grocery and household goods including a magical place where various types of penny candies were colorfully displayed in clear glass jars. In larger cities sometimes specialty candy shops were also found with a greatly expanded range of treats. Anise squares, Butter Mints, Butterscotch Disks, Candy Corn, Rootbeer Barrels, Ginger Cuts, Cinnamon Disks, Jawbreakers, Gum Drops, Licorice Whips, Salt Water Taffy, SenSen, Lemon Drops, Carmel Cubes, Sugar Mice, Coconut Kisses, Horehound Lozenges, and many other colorful, scented and tasty treats beckoned to wide-eyed children to sample the wares displayed. For a penny or two a child could get a small bag of treats to enjoy and share with friends.

Not only did these tiny treats have unique shapes and colors but radiated lovely scents that wafted toward the enchanted child as the jar lids were lifted. Many contained aromatic essential oils like lemon, cinnamon, anise, clove, and peppermint. The aura of the smells played no small part in enticing the buyer to sample the contents of the glass jars. Candy Counter Delight Perfume has been created to celebrate that simple time when a small bag of penny candies was a great treasure to a child, who would savor it with great appreciation.

Please note that this is a perfume recipe, not a blend to be taken internally.

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