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19 Places To Go In NYC To Get Away From That Nasty Summer Smell

That smell. It's so thick. It's so hot. It's so overpowering. But there are places you can go to get away from it for a bit.

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2. Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden at the New York Botanical Garden

Too strong? Stick your nose in one or twenty of the 600 varieties of roses in bloom at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx and then try to say the city smells bad.

7. Sabon

Natural perfumes like lavender, jasmine, and ginger float in the air at this soap boutique’s locations around Manhattan. Duck into one when you start to worry that maybe that smell is you. Bonus: they give out free samples of soap so you can keep a little pick me up with you always.

9. Chelsea Flower District

Chelsea’s Flower district, on 28th Street between 6th and 7th Avenue, is full of floral and green delights at wholesale prices. Florists swerve in and out of the many shops picking the freshest stems for their bouquets. It’s open to the public, though, so go early in the morning to get a good deal on cut flowers — a portable scent solution.

Big ups to the users at Gogobot for their suggestions.