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Is reducing anxiety as easy as inhaling a soothing scent? And if so, which scents are most likely to calm your nerves?
Many people try to buy only cruelty-free cosmetics. But what about perfumes? How can you be sure those are animal-friendly too?
Although they might seem rare, animal-friendly fragrances are actually just a short drive or a mouse click away.
Some fragrances linger for the entire day, and the others disappear within the hour. What's the deal?
Is there a rule that says you can't wear the same cologne all the time?
Does my perfume go with my dress? This might be a question you'd never ask yourself but maybe you should.
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 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.
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.
Sexy or romantic? When it comes to clothing, you know right where to draw the line between the two. Perfume, on the other hand, is a little trickier.
Whether thin brows are in vogue or you just want to thicken your line a little, there a few ways to go from pencil-thin to bold and beautiful.
You hold the high-end makeup in one hand and the store-brand makeup in the other. Is it really worth it to spend more money on certain types of makeup?
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!
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.
Whether it's cinnamon buns, gin and tonics or even hickory barbeque, there are some perfumes out there that break the traditional flower, citrus or musk standards of scent. What are five of the strangest scent categories?
Have you been wearing the same perfume since your early 20s? Which scents are right for what ages, and why?
No young woman wants to smell like her great aunt. Which fragrances work best for which ages?
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.
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.
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.
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.
It sounds like a joke Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 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?
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.
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?
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.