We approach scents much like we do our wardrobe: mixing, matching, and rotating fragrances throughout the season. Is it any wonder that our favorite fashion looks tend to influence both our outfits and our spritzes? While reporting at the Fall/Winter 2013 shows, we spotted three trends that we can’t wait to add to our closets. And since we’re never ones to selectively shop, here are the fragrances that will be joining our fragrance wardrobe.
The holiday hustle-bustle will be a breeze this year. (Photo: wearefrends.com/birchbox.com)
A sad truth about the holidays: I am always busier in December than I am at any other time of the year (except maybe fashion week). With all the parties, get togethers and last minute gift-shopping trips, I can barely find more than a few seconds of “me” time to breathe. That’s why I make the most of the time that I do have by turning my apartment into a mini Zen palace. The secret? A relaxation trifecta of aromatherapy, candle light and soothing music. (If I can’t make it to the spa, darn it, I’ll bring the spa to me.)
But here’s the power-up move I’ve been using that really helps me get the most from precious stolen moments: I share these relaxation tips with friends and family, most especially the guys in my life. (Calm friends = calm me). Since most gents I know—hi, big brother!—find constant holiday socializing even more vertigo-inducing than I do, I’ve noticed that teaching them these tricks means I have one less stressor to worry about. Here are the candles, and appropriate music pairings, that I’m using this holiday season to soothe wrecked nerves and melt away stress:
If you didn’t get the memo, today is National Fragrance Day! (No, we’re not making this up. If you don’t believe us, you can verify the holiday here.)
In honor of this sweet-smelling occasion, we thought we’d roundup three of our go-to perfumes for spring. If you don’t have a signature scent for the season yet, read on to find the perfect fit for you.
Earlier this week we introduced you to Leah, a new director on the beauty partnerships team. She always seems to have fun products on hand and lucky for us, she’s willing to share them with team content. (Love that!) So it’s only natural that we’d want to get a peek at what she has hiding on her desk. She sits right by us so it wasn’t too hard to snag a pic. Click through to see her favorite items.