Archive for the ‘Fragrances for Men and Women ’ Category

Rules for putting on fragrance

       
Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

There are certain ways to be sure you're using fragrance right!Many people seem to be a little confused when it comes to how much fragrance to use and where to put it, hence why some wearers tend to assault rather than please noses. However, if done right, wearing fragrance can be a pleasant and sensual experience.

1. Ideally, you should have two different scents. During the warmer season, you should have a light scent. Colder seasons can go with a heavier scent, since you won't be sweating as much.

2. Fragrance works together with your body heat, which means you should put it in places where it will heat up and become a bit stronger. Your wrists, neck and behind your ears are all ideal places.

3. Just use a spray or two! You don't need a ton of cologne or perfume to smell nice. Try a strong scent like GIORGIO ARMANI – Emporio Armani Diamonds For Men Eau de Toilette Spray, which will linger.

4. It may seem like spraying your clothes makes sense, but you should avoid doing it because some fragrances may stain fabrics.

5. Women can benefit a lot from scenting their hair. Just spray a bit of perfume, like Juicy Couture – Viva La Juicy For Women Eau de Parfum Spray onto your brush, then comb through your hair. You'll smell a fresh scent every time you move your head.

Get your guy to smell better

       
Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Good grooming is not only about shaving!Unfortunately, many guys don't realize how much fragrance has an impact on their sexiness. Girls are much more inclined to cozy up to a guy who smells fresh and manly, yet guys still think it's a hassle to add a fragrance into their morning routine.

Retailers out there are starting to pick up on this fact, which explains why there is such a thing as beard perfume. MCMC Fragrances' Dude No. 1 was made by a woman attempting to get her guy to spruce up his aroma. To trick him into smelling better, she made a beard oil that made his fuzz softer and smell a lot better. It sounds strange, but believe it or not people are loving it.

If your guy doesn't have facial hair or you just can't imagine him oiling up his beard, standard men's fragrances like Ralph Lauren – Polo For Men Eu de Toilette Spray are always a good option. If he doesn't like the idea of spritzing himself, why not try introducing a lotion into his routine, like Caswell-Massey – Sandalwood Body Lotion, which will not only make him smell great, but will pamper his skin. Who wouldn't want to reap those benefits?

Fragrance tips for men

       
Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Scent is an important element of attraction!Studies have shown that a person's smell gives clues to their genetic traits, which makes it easier to tell if someone is a good potential mate. Women are attracted to guys who have a strong natural scent, but many ladies also like it when their man wears a signature cologne that reminds them of him even when he's not around. Fragrance for men should complement a natural scent with musky overtones and manly ingredients.

Once you've picked out your signature scent (Ralph Lauren – Polo For Men Eau de Toilette Spray can do no wrong), you need to figure out how much of it to use to smell sexy yet avoid assaulting people's noses. Cologne sprays are easier to apply because you can easily control how much you put on. Try not to spritz yourself with more than two sprays of it each time you put it on. If you have a regular cologne bottle, don't splash it on, just use one finger to dab it on in one or two places.

Pulse points are the best places to apply cologne, as they will help spread the scent with their warmth. These spots include your neck, your inner wrists and your chest. Put it wherever your woman is sure to smell it and she'll be drawn to your sexy aroma.

Should you wear perfume on your wedding day?

       
Friday, August 5th, 2011

Kim created a signature scent for her big day.Things can quickly become overwhelming when you're planning a wedding, so if you haven't thought about what kind of fragrance you'll wear when you walk down the aisle, we don't blame you. But lately, some celebs have been talking about the signature scents they'll be sporting on their big days, and it has us thinking – what kind of perfume should you spritz on before you say "I do?"

Kim Kardashian is getting married to Kris Humphries later this year, and the starlet has created a special scent to commemorate the occasion. It's called "Love," and Kim made 1,000 crystal-encrusted bottles – one for herself, 200 for her bridal shower guests and 799 that are for sale for $100 each, according to Cosmopolitan magazine. The source reports that the fragrance has notes of red currant, musk and jasmine and, like Kim herself, is both sultry and sweet.

The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, also wore a favorite fragrance when she exchanged vows with Prince William – White Gardenia Petals by Illuminum. Like everything else Kate touches, the scent flew off the shelves and has been sold out for months, Cosmo says.

Will you pick out a special fragrance for your big day, or will you stick to your signature scent? 

Finding the right summer scent

       
Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Find the right scent for summer.The summer breeze is alive with delightful scents all its own, so the last thing you want to do is drown out the wonderfully fresh smell of summer by dowsing yourself in a liter of perfume. Instead, you should let the natural fragrances of summer inspire you – so if you're in the market for a new scent, here's what you should keep in mind.

Summer is all about floral fragrances, from gardenia and rose to lavender and jasmine. A floral-based scent will be right at home in the summertime, and it's a girly, feminine way to dress yourself up for a night on the town or an evening with your man.

Another summer staple is citrus. After all, is there anything better on a hot July afternoon than a tall, cold glass of lemonade? Citrus scents are clean, sharp and fresh and give any perfume an adult edge that's perfect for a lunch date with that guy cute from the office. For a hint of the tropics, opt for lime over lemon. If you want something truly unique, look for a fragrance that features notes of grapefruit.

Summer scents should be light, flirty and clean, so stay away from anything too spiced or heavy – save those ones for long winter evenings by the fireplace.

Why the world can’t wait for Tom Ford’s new makeup line

       
Monday, June 13th, 2011

Why the world can't wait for Tom Ford's new makeup lineBeauty mogul Tom Ford has been making the headlines as of late – reason being he's got a full line of makeup and beauty products that's soon to hit the shelves.

For one, Ford chalks up his interest in a new line of products to a rather unfortunate vegetable fiasco that happened to him when he was 14. Obsessed with beauty at such a tender young age, little Tom got taken to the emergency room after he had an allergic reaction from the cucumbers that he placed on his eyes. To add to it all, Ford's campaign is also receiving a lot of attention thanks to the fact that his bearded face is featured next to Lara Stone's in all of the ads.

Smart man that he is, Tom is letting his brand get a bit of added help from his reputation. Ford is making it known that he uses many of his own products. As the Huffington Post puts it, "if it's good enough for Tom Ford, consider us sold."

Still waiting to see this treasure trove hit the shelves? Sate yourself with a signature Tom Ford fragrance in the meantime.

What scent reminds you most of the season?

       
Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

What scent reminds you most of the season?Wardrobes and makeup hues change with the seasons, and by all means, your fragrances should too! There’s no better time than the warm-weather seasons to break out a whole new palette of fresh, fruity spring and summertime scents.

For some people, nothing denotes spring better than the heady aroma of lilac. These delicious purple blooms can be seen bursting forth everywhere at around this time every year, and decking yourself out in a sweet lilac scent may only further magnify the experience.

According to the Star Tribune, citrus scents in particular are set to be a big ordeal this summer.

“Warmer weather calls for a lighter, fresher fragrance,” the news source reports. “Even if you’re not normally a fan of fruity scents, consider the new citrus cocktails: blood orange, tangerine and grapefruit laced with earthier elements like musk, sandalwood and white moss. The resulting scents are more sophisticated, less syrupy-sweet.”

No matter what your note of preference, looking to your environment for fragrant inspiration is always a winning choice.

Getting to know the perfume of your dreams

       
Monday, April 11th, 2011

Getting to know the perfume of your dreamsSome things work as impulse buys. Saw a neat nail polish shade you can’t wait to try? If it costs less than your lunch did today, chances are it can’t hurt to throw it in with the rest of your purchases. But this is one mode of being that doesn’t always work out for the best, especially for things like perfume and cologne..

On one hand, your sense of smell registers an immediate impact. On the other hand, fragrances are dynamic and evolving, and you can’t be sure that the immediate impression you get from a perfume will be the one you’ll get at the end of a day.

“Perfume changes over the course of a wear, sometimes enormously,” BellaSugar.com reports. “So that eau de toilette you loved at first spray may smell more like eau de toilet bowl cleanser five or six hours on.”

Wondering how you’ll know if you’ve found the one? Give yourself some time to browse the department stores, sampling only one fragrance at a time. Spray it on your wrists and neck and leave the store, making note of how it smells at various points throughout the day.

Once you’ve found a scent that you love in all of its incarnations, you’ll know it’s worth the buy – and it’ll make buying perfume easier in the future, since you’ll know what kind of notes you like.

On bacon perfume and other foodie-inspired fragrances

       
Thursday, April 7th, 2011

On bacon perfume and other foodie-inspired fragrancesWord has it that Fargginay just went where no other perfume designer has gone before – into the Sunday morning frypan, that is. Their new bacon cologne (pronoucned: ba-cone) is having all sorts of curious effects on noses and stomachs alike.

In light of this kooky fragrance venture, we're wondering what other edible scents might be a bit more palatable for the woman of today. Naturally, we turned to fruits, the most sumptuous foods for both smelling and tasting.

Things have never looked peachier than when you started your day with some JAQUA Peach Parfait Body Mist. This fragrance contains real fruit extracts, so you can surround yourself with that summery smell all day long.

Sula Sun-Kissed Citrus Perfume Oil is a veritable bouquet (or fruit bowl, if you will) of citrus fruits of all kind. Tangerine, lemon, orange and grapefruit all conspire to make this one of the sunniest bursts of fragrance you've ever experienced.

What would lead you to stop wearing deodorant?

       
Thursday, March 24th, 2011

What would lead you to stop wearing deodorant?Many of us grew up with the notion that wearing deodorant was hardly an option – at least, if you desired a circle of friends. However, recent events would almost have you believe the opposite.

According to Glamour.com, both Julia Roberts and Jennie Garth recently confessed to not wearing antiperspirant, and some readers have quit the under-arm stuff out of curiosity or a desire to be more in tune with the body’s natural state.

Still others may ditch the stuff after having ruined one too many of their favorite shirts, which all bear characteristic, unsightly underarm stains.

Concerned with any of the following, but can’t bear to be stinky? Look for a quality deodorant that doesn’t come with any strings attached. L’Occitane Aromachologie Purifying Deodorant uses natural ingredients to eliminate toxins from the body. If you’re looking for something even gentler, L’Occitane Olive Tree Gentle Deodorant does the job without blocking pores or getting in the way of the skin’s natural functions.