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30's, 40's, Skin

HOW TO BUY THE RIGHT FRAGRANCE FOR SOMEONE ELSE

No pressure or anything, but Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. If you’re like us, you haven’t quite sorted out a surprise for your sweetie. But we’re not panicking, and neither should you. We’ve put our beauty thinking caps on and are contemplating picking out a first-rate fragrance to celebrate the lovers’ holiday. When correctly selected, perfume is an ideal Valentine’s Day present because it’s thoughtful, personal and intimate. It can definitely miss the mark, though. Usher, Sean Jean or David Beckham colognes could be too conventional for your unique someone and make it seem as if you didn’t put a ton of consideration into the purchase. “By taking time to explore outside the mainstream, you’re sending a romantic message that this special person deserves a special scent,” says Antonia Kohl, owner of San Francisco scent haven Tigerlily Perfumery. Exploring multitudes of unfamiliar fragrances, however, can be challenging. To land on the best choice for your companion, we asked Kohl and Rachel Ten Brink, cofounder and chief marketing officer of fragrance subscription service and online retailer Scentbird, to help us narrow down the fragrance field. Here are their sage suggestions:

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40's, 50's, 60's, Skin

THE NEW WAY TO WEAR FRAGRANCE

Sure, you can handle getting older. But smelling like an old lady, no thank you. Occasionally unruly, scent spritzes and sprays have the tendency to leave you – and those around you – in an old-lady fragrance fog. The fear of publicly filling a room or an elevator with unwelcome smells causes many women to sidestep scents altogether. Fear not fragrance-phobes, beauty brands are busy concocting nonconformist perfume formats that empower wearers to de-mistify their fragrance experiences. And I’m not referring to rollerballs, the popular sporty-sounding pen-type fragrance forms that slip easily into your purse. I’m suggesting scent selections that are quite out of the box or, in their cases, the bottle. Let your scents atypically enliven your senses with these three alternative fragrance variants:  Continue Reading