Monday, May 23

Tag: Perfume

The "Uncool" Perfume Trend You Might Want to Consider
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The "Uncool" Perfume Trend You Might Want to Consider

Whenever I think of fruity perfumes, my mind immediately goes to my 13-year-old self's "beauty stash." I was 13 in 2002, so you bet my makeup inventory consisted of glitter eye shadow, glitter powder, the shiniest lip gloss (like MAC's Lipglass or a good ol' Lancôme Juicy Tube), drugstore mascara (still can't go wrong with Maybelline's Great Lash), and of course the sweetest fragrance I could find.I had a large collection of perfumes and body sprays that smelled like mango, watermelon, strawberry, apple, orange—you name it. I put them in rotation based on my mood or where I was going. Watermelon was to be worn at school dances and parties. Mango and citrus, for pool parties. Apples and strawberries? Good for everyday wear, honestly. I guess the trend back then was to smell good enough t...
Everyone I Know Has a Perfume From This Viral French Brand on Their Wish List
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Everyone I Know Has a Perfume From This Viral French Brand on Their Wish List

Even before TikTok discovered it, some of us were longtime fans of chic French perfume house Maison Francis Kurkdjian for its refined and complex scents. They're truly unlike anything I've ever smelled, and slowly, I'm building up a collection of my must-haves. The current TikTok favorite is definitely Baccarat Rouge 540, but I can almost guarantee it won't be the only scent from the brand to go viral. Whether you like something musky, woody, or a sweeter floral scent, Maison Francis Kurkdjian has something for you. I don't usually like to attach gender to fragrances, but I think this particular French house is so good at balancing traditionally feminine and masculine elements in each of its fragrances. They really do smell deliciously intoxicating on everyone. If you've been thinking o...
Online Perfume Shopping Is Hard—Read This, and You'll 100% Choose the Right One
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Online Perfume Shopping Is Hard—Read This, and You'll 100% Choose the Right One

Ah, online perfume shopping—a topic that sparks much debate. Some would argue it simply can't be done, while others swear by it and have fully mastered the art of selecting the perfect scent straight from their sofa. What camp do I fall into? Well, I would say it's the latter but only because I had help.Whether you love a deeply floral aroma or something fresh that captures the essence of a vacation in a bottle, you can learn to select a fragrance online with the right expert advice. In this case, I turned to Chandler Burr, former scent critic for The New York Times, author, and founder of the Department of Olfactory Art at the Museum of Arts. I think it's safe to say he's more than qualified to give advice on the matter. If you're ready to dive into the (seemingly) mysterious world of ...
Everyone I Know Asks Me Whether This £215 Perfume Is Worth the Money
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Everyone I Know Asks Me Whether This £215 Perfume Is Worth the Money

Throughout my many years as a beauty editor, I have asked hundreds, if not thousands, of people what perfume they are wearing. I pride myself on being able to sniff out specific perfumes from across the room. The first time I ever stepped foot in the Who What Wear offices, the aroma of Chanel Chance Eau Fraîche filled the air. The person who sat next to me in a restaurant last week wore Jo Malone Wood Sage and Sea Salt. The mum of two that I sit opposite on the train most days is a big fan of both Marc Jacobs Daisy and Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium. It is because of this slightly odd talent we beauty editors have that our perfume collections comprise mostly of under-the-radar scents. We all get a quiet kick out of knowing that our fragrance choices could stump even the most in-the-know...
"You Smell So Good" Compliments Are Directly Correlated to This Kind of Perfume
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"You Smell So Good" Compliments Are Directly Correlated to This Kind of Perfume

We've already talked about the prevalence of beloved notes like rose and vanilla in what feels like the majority of our favourite perfumes, and cosy sandalwood is another unanimous favourite. It manages to feel warm and woody, but it also possesses a creamy richness, which makes it the perfect base note for a wide range of fragrances—not just the sweet, spicy or musky types you might initially assume. Whether you're already a fiend for sandalwood like us or are new to or unsure of the popular note, we're going to go ahead and say adding a sandalwood perfume to your winter fragrance wardrobe is one of the best moves you can make this season (especially in the "you smell so good" compliment department). Thanks to its surprising versatility, we're of the strong belief that the perfect warm...