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What's the difference between all-natural and chemical-based fragrances?

Thanks to the practice of greenwashing, many buyers are convinced that natural fragrance is must be better than the chemical one. Hah! Don't forget that arsenic, radon, or mercury are natural substances too.

What's the difference between perfume and eau de toilette?

With so many fragrances to choose from, a trip to the perfume counter can be overwhelming for even the most fashion-savvy woman. How come the same fragrance may come as perfume and as eau de toilette?

Is it OK for women to wear men's fragrances?

Some women think ladies' fragrances are a little too fruity and sweet. Is it OK to try out a men's fragrance to avoid that syrupy scent?

Is it OK for men to wear women's fragrances?

Just because a fragrance is marketed to women, doesn't mean it can't be worn by men. You might be surprised how much women's and men's fragrances have in common.

Why are scents attributed to a specific gender?

Most men's colognes smell very different from women's perfumes. Why have we come to expect the two genders to smell certain ways?

What should I look for in an all-in-one makeup compact?

If you're even just kind of into makeup, then you have an arsenal in your makeup bag. But you don't have to carry it all with you all the time.

Guide to Matte Lipstick

Matte color is chic, elegant and long-lasting. But to sport a look that's polished and comfortable, you'll need to remember one important thing: With matte, lip prep is not optional.

Can perfume improve my health?

Spritzing on some perfume every morning certainly makes you smell nice. But can it actually improve your health, too?

Can perfume help me conquer my fears?

Is reducing anxiety as easy as inhaling a soothing scent? And if so, which scents are most likely to calm your nerves?

How can you be sure your fragrance is animal-friendly?

Many people try to buy only cruelty-free cosmetics. But what about perfumes? How can you be sure those are animal-friendly too?

Why do some fragrances last longer than others?

Some fragrances linger for the entire day, and the others disappear within the hour. What's the deal?

How often should you switch colognes?

Is there a rule that says you can't wear the same cologne all the time?

How often should you switch perfumes?

Does my perfume go with my dress? This might be a question you'd never ask yourself but maybe you should.

How do you know when a fragrance is right for you?

With fashion designers, pop stars and big-time perfume houses all turning out fragrances, it can be hard to know which ones will work with your body chemistry and personal preferences.

Should you wear the same fragrance every day?

Should you change your fragrance like you change your clothes? Or more like you change your coat? There's plenty of ammunition for both sides of the debate.

What's the difference between a top note and a bottom note?

There's a huge difference between what you spritz on your wrist at Sephora and what you smell when you sniff it hours later. Why? Blame it on your scent's top and bottom notes.

Top 10 Scents Used in Women's Body Products

When it comes to women's body products, scent is probably the overriding factor in whether or not a purchase is made. So it better be good!

Top 10 Scents Used in Men's Body Products

Back in the old days, a cold menthol aftershave and some richly scented, woodsy cologne might be the only thing found in the old man's medicine cabinet. Not so anymore.

Am I too old for my fragrance?

Have you been wearing the same perfume since your early 20s? Which scents are right for what ages, and why?

How to Pick Your Daughter's First Perfume

Your daughter wants her own perfume, what do you do? If you decide she's old enough, it's time to go shopping. Here are some tips for how to pick out an age-appropriate first perfume.

How to Update Your Perfume Profile

A perfume profile can save you time, confusion and money at the perfume counter. Your profile isn't set in stone, though -- at some point it's going to need an update.

5 Fragrances for 40somethings

For many women, the 40s are often a time of change. So why not consider a new fragrance to complement your constantly morphing life? Real-life 40somethings tell us their favorite scents.

Should I refrigerate my perfume?

You've purchased the what? Delicate perfumes are often stored incorrectly. Find out whether or not the refrigerator the best place for fragrance.

Is my fragrance making me fat?

It sounds like a joke – that vanilla-scented perfume could make you gain weight! Actually, scientists have discovered that fragrance may play a role in obesity, and that certain smells may impact your appetite. So, how about a weight-loss perfume?

Why Perfume Concentrations Matter

Don't pick your perfume because it comes in a beautiful bottle or has a celebrity on the package; Dig deeper to understand the fragrance concentration of each product and find a perfume that's uniquely you.