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Ever get caught in an elevator or a full subway car next to a man or woman wearing a really rank cologne or perfume? Just be glad he or she isn’t sporting one of these pungently peculiar scents.
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Maybe you're planning a trip to some faraway beach where you'll eat fresh mango as you bury your toes in the white sand and watch the ocean lap against the shore. Or maybe there's no vacation in sight ... but a girl can dream anyway, right? Regardless of where life takes you, there are perfumes offering that very fantasy in a bottle. Blending bright citrus with floral and musky notes, these scents are perfect for your next tropical vacation--or the next best thing, at least.
Celebrities have been expanding their brands by creating perfumes for many years, and, believe it or not, many of them smell quite nice. In fact, many celebs have been fortunate enough to be so successful with their scents that they have more than one. If you're on the hunt for a new scent, check out these picks.
It's nice to smell good at work, but when you're surrounded by colleagues or customers, it's important to be smart about what fragrance you choose. Remember that many workplaces have their own rules about wearing perfume or fragrance; but no matter what kind of work you do, there's a scent that will set you apart while letting you fit in. Just don't forget that a little often goes a long way!
Whether your favorite scent is a sparkling-green or a deep-white floral oriental, wood notes are the magic that give your fragrance its depth and staying power. Notes such as vetiver, oakmoss, amber, sandalwood, and oud are at the heart of fine perfumery. Because of their variety and versatility, fragrances with prominent woody notes have enjoyed a resurgence lately, but these notes have always made their presence known. Below, some of my favorites, both new and classic.
The changing of seasons means it's also time to transition your fragrance choices for fall. The best perfumes contain rich scents such as leather, dark spirits, and amber to evoke images of leaves turning golden. Stop by your local department store today to try out these 12 fragrances we love for fall.
When spring starts peeping its little green shoots up through the earth, I get the urge to wear a new perfume. The fragrance doesn't have to be light or floral, but it must make me feel the pure joy of spring after a long, cold winter. The first hints of green, the sight of a fragrant lily of the valley when arctic blasts are still turning my fingers blue, and the first chirp of a finch ... these are the things that bring a smile to my face and a bounce to my (rubber boot–clad) feet. That's what I want in my spring fragrances--and if the bottle's beautiful? Bonus!
Sometimes navigating the world of scents seems impossible. So, we navigated the zodiac to pick the fragrance that best represents your sign. No worries: Your next shopping trip is sure to be a breeze.
When it comes to perfume, think outside the bottle. There are many ways to wear scent besides simply spraying it on your wrists and neck. By pairing fragrance with function, these creative products make it easier to deliver a scent statement in surprising ways.
If the extent of your fragrance knowledge is whether you prefer a fruity scent to a floral scent, it’s time you upped your scent game.
Sometimes perfume does more than just make us smell good. Sometimes a mere whiff of the right scent can transport us back in time to the first spray against our wrists, or to when we were kids and our moms bent down to hug us, cloaking us in a scent. Iconic perfumes such as these, made that way either through our own nostalgia or their scents' timelessness, are cultural mainstays. Trendy fragrances may come and go, but these will always have a place in our hearts and minds.
"Effervescent," "sophisticated," "bold," "warm"--the words we use to describe scents are often synonymous with the ones we use to describe people. That's why when looking for a new perfume, we often think outside of what just smells good. Yeah, we're new agey and deep like that, even when it comes to beauty products. These six new fragrances not only smell divine but made us think about what kind of woman would wear each one. If your style is a reflection of your personality in some way, consider one of these fragrances as the final touch. Who do you want to be?
Solid perfumes--unctuous, waxy, or creamy pots of fragrance--make it easy to properly apply perfume to your pulse points, and the small containers make them ideal choices for purses and travel. These solid perfumes don't need to be hidden in cosmetics cases--they're pretty enough to display as jewelry or accessories.
Watermelon is one of the best things about summer, in whatever form it takes. That's why we were so pumped when we came across all this amazing watermelon-theme swag. So if you love the 'melon like we do, check out these juicy products you'll want to buy ASAP.
Essential oils can be used in so many ways--from adding a drop to your favorite fragrance-free lotion or dabbing a little on your pulse points instead perfume. The best part? Choose your scent (or blend a few!) based on your mood to customize your fragrance every time. Here's how.
Perfumes are transformative, sparking feelings of joy, desires to seduce, and everything in between. Likewise, their candle alternatives can enact a positive atmosphere shift for the home as well. So when a scent is so enticing that you don't want it to stop at your skin, don't worry--there's a candle for that.
New York-based perfume house Bond No. 9 is as well known for its beautiful bottles as it is for its fragrances, all of which are inspired by New York neighborhoods. Each bottle features unique artwork, ranging from cool and elegant to Pop Art splendid, and each is a delight to look at and a pleasure to smell. It's hard to pick a favorite, but these are a few of the most stunning standouts.
With spring just around the corner, what better way to usher in the new season and reawaken our senses than by blanketing ourselves in rose? Both the color and the scent are cheerful, romantic, and oh so inviting--just what we need to shake off the winter doldrums. These rose-themed products for your body and home could be just what you need to get into the springtime spirit.
Although some classic perfumes are easy to identify, they are often hard to classify. That is, many people can recognize a hint of Chanel No. 5 wafting on the breeze, but when pressed to describe exactly what Chanel No. 5 smells like, most are at a loss. Although traditional perfumes' complicated interplays of top notes, middle notes, drydowns, bouquets, and finishes can be beautiful, sometimes it's nice to smell like something instantly recognizable. These fragrances, all perfect for springtime, feature a single aroma as their star.
Fine fragrances are as complex as fine wines, but few perfume counters employ a sommelier to help with selections. So let’s start with the basics. You can use these steps to select and appreciate perfumes, soaps, and more. Use these tips and future reviews of new releases to choose a fragrance you and yours will love on Valentine’s Day and beyond.