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What's That Amazing New Baby Scent — and Can You Recreate It?


Moms know there’s nothing like the scent of a brand-new baby.
Moms know there’s nothing like the scent of a brand-new baby.

It’s nearly impossible to describe the scent of a newborn baby – especially since each baby seems to have his or her own – but if you’ve ever gotten up close to a newborn and inhaled deeply, you know exactly what we’re talking about. It’s not just baby shampoo and dirty diapers, either; in most cases, you won’t even be able to identify exactly what it is. And then one day, it’s just gone – often without you even realizing it’s been fading. But can you recreate it? Read on to find out.


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