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

By Christine Venzon

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.

By Emilie Sennebogen

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.

By Julia Layton

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

By Danielle Fisher

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

By Debra Ronca

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

By Alia Hoyt

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

By Debra Ronca

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

By Caitlin Uttley

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

By Caitlin Uttley

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.

By Kim Williamson

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.

By Kim Williamson

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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.

By Marie Willsey

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!

By Emilie Sennebogen

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.

By Emilie Sennebogen

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

By Denise Harrison

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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.

By Alison Cooper

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.

By Alison Cooper

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.

By Alia Hoyt

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

By Alia Hoyt

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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?

By Bambi Turner

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.

By Bambi Turner

You don't just want to smell delightful for a couple of hours. You want to smell good all day! How can you make your perfume scent stick?

By Christine Venzon

The beach is a place where you bare it all--or most of it all. The right swimsuit can help you turn heads for all the right reasons. Learn which style is right for your body.

By Jill Jaracz

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A heightened sense of smell is one of the hallmarks of early pregnancy, but it isn't fun at all – in fact, your favorite perfume may be making your stomach flip. But can your fragrance harm your baby?

By Karen Kirkpatrick

When you compare light reflecting makeup to conventional makeup, it's like using clever camouflage instead of a blanket to conceal less than perfect skin.

By Sara Elliott