Cheap perfumes have always been the butt of jokes in beauty. Although some of the best mascaras, lipsticks and nail polishes can be found on drugstore shelves, we'd be happy to wipe certain cheap perfumes from our scent memories. (Mom: If you find my collection of Designer Imposter Perfumes in my childhood bedroom, please burn.)
Providing an instant confidence boost with one simple spritz. But finding your signature perfume can prove somewhat challenging with the abundance of musky, floral, citrus or even woodsy notes to choose from.
We'll miss 2016 like we miss a searing UTI or a period-week bikini waxing session -- in other words, not one, miserable bit. It was a banner year of upsets, disappointments, tragedies and all-around f$ery. It's no wonder so many of us closed 2016 mentally and emotionally hungover, eager for the new year and its attendant promise of change -- whether or not that promise is fulfilled.
There comes a time in every grown woman's life -- around the time she starts mainlining "Property Brothers" marathons on HGTV -- when she finds scented candles irresistible. Maybe it starts with a secret Santa gift, but before long, she's spending the weekends roaming the aisles of her local department store in search of that perfect floral votive.
Ah, spring. The birds are chirping, the sun is (mostly) shining, and you're gleefully stowing away the wools and flannels that you swaddled yourself in during the dark days of winter. While you're storing your cable-knit sweaters and fur-lined boots, make some room in the back of your closet for some of your perfumes, too.
A sexy perfume puts an essential last touch on your date-night beauty routine. After all, our sense of smell plays an integral role in emotion and memory, key ingredients in the obscure brew that is romance.
One of our favorite things about winter is the olfactory experience. You just can't beat the nostalgic smells of freshly fallen snow, pine needles and pumpkin spice. This year's winter perfumes are taking those much-loved scents, and bringing them to a heightened, more complex level.
Whether out of curiosity or necessity, we've all stolen a squirt of a male counterpart's toiletries. A little pilfered shaving cream here, a filched swipe of deodorant there -- the bathroom is a communal place, after all.