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The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is in full swing and, like me, you likely snatched up the basics — a blazer and sweater for fall, a new moisturizer, maybe even a little splurge on luxury sunglasses. And once you place your order of the items that sell out quickly, you may be taking another peek at the website to see if you missed any good discounts. BTW, the Anniversary Sale runs through August 6.  I’m here to tell you, it’s the fragrance deals you missed. Specifically, the Maison Francis Kurdkdijian discovery set. Shop now: Maison Francis Kurdkdjian Fragrance Discovery Set, $220…

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It’s basically impossible to go anywhere without smelling Sol de Janeiro on someone, whether it’s the nutty vanilla original Brazilian Crush scent or the Baccarat Rouge 540-lite Cheirosa 68 Beija Flor. In just a few short years, the brand has become a power player in the beauty space, in part because of its memorable, craveable aromas. If you love a gourmand or fruity floral, Sol de Janeiro’s ever-expanding lineup of scents are right in your sweet spot, literally, and their latest launch is perfect to bridge the gap between the sultry summer nights of August and the advent of fall.…

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Ever since designer Rebecca Hessel Cohen created LoveShackFancy ten years ago, fashion lovers have fallen head over heels for the brand’s vintage-inspired, unapologetically feminine designs that are often decked with floral accents, silks, tulle, and lots and lots of ruffles. Over the course of the decade, the brand has expanded to offer jewelry, accessories, home decor, bedding, pool accessories, stationary, and even a collaboration with GAP. Now, on September 6, the brand is coming for your beauty stash too, as it has released a new set of fragrances to celebrate LoveShackFancy's 10th anniversary. The new fragrance collection contains three floral-focused…

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Modern Oud How to Wear It The Final Takeaway In many ways, fragrance can be compared to wine. You’ve got your topline categories— floral, oriental, woody, and fresh—much like your reds, whites, rosés and desserts. But once you dive in, to quote the great Cady Heron, “the limit does not exist.” As the weather cools down, it feels only natural to reach for woody fragrances. And one woody note, in particular, is bound to turn heads: Oud. Oud is one of the most expensive and rare fragrances in the world—and when we tell you where it comes from, you may…

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To me, the most perfect scent in the world is a bar of Ivory soap: crisp, clean, snowy white. And I’m not alone—Bobbi Brownagrees! When she was at the helm of her eponymous brand Bobbi Brown, she released a fragrance called Bath that was inspired by the iconic soap. Bath was eventually discontinued, but I’ve been chasing that Ivory inspo for years. Sometimes you just wanna smell clean, you know? Now that Brown is back in beauty with her brand Jones Road, she’s also revisiting the fragrance world with a new scent called Shower ($42). You know how good you…

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The scent of autumn carries an unmatched nostalgia. Maybe it’s the engrained smells of school supplies: Nora Ephron wrote about it in the opening scenes of “You’ve Got Mail,” when Tom Hanks’ Joe Fox writes to Meg Ryan’s Kathleen Kelly: “I would send you a bouquet of freshly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address.” Maybe it’s the aching rot of trees as they agitate into deep oranges and browns. Or the crisp, ozonic morning chill signaling sweater weather and the musky woolens you pull from the closet in response. Fall offers an opportunity to set aside the bright,…

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Despite what seems like a never-ending amount of celebrity beauty brands, there is one notable megastar who has yet to try her hand at the beauty business: Beyoncé. However, her latest post confirms that will no longer be the case. On October 24, Queen B posted a black and white video to her Instagram, letting her hundreds of millions of fans know that a brand-new fragrance created by her is available for pre-order. She quietly teased the perfume on her website earlier this year, but up until now we had close to no information on what to expect. The video…

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Have you ever spritzed a luxurious perfume and been transported to another realm? That’s how we feel when we wear the new Gucci Guilty Elixir Pour Femme ($175). With notes of wisteria, vanilla absolute, and rose, it’s a scent that transcends time. And if you, like us, are interested in learning about the genius behind the fragrance, allow us to introduce you to master perfumer Natalie Gracia-Cetto. We had the pleasure of sitting down with Gracia-Cetto at Sunset Tower Hotel in Los Angeles, where she took us through creating the new addition to the Gucci Guilty portfolio and her own…

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Let It Glow Nostalgia Ultra There’s a tree outside my bedroom window, and one morning this week, I noticed more leaves below it, fallen and crunching, than on the branches itself. That wintry shedding—plus the bodegas crowding their floral displays with miniature firs and red-ribboned wreaths—is all the signal I need to shift into embracing the holiday spirit. In addition to pulling out my big scarves and discovering which mittens somehow lost their partners, I like to celebrate the season by swapping out the fragrances on my vanity (and, thus, my wrists). Around the holidays, I like to follow the…

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Whether you’re just running errands, grabbing brunch with friends, or dressing up for a special occasion, finishing off your look with a spritz of a luxury perfume is a quick and easy way to boost your confidence and make you feel special. Perhaps designer clothing doesn’t fit your budget, but splurging on a luxurious fragrance is something you can better justify. But what actually makes a luxury fragrance luxury? According to Frank Voelkl, a Principal Perfumer at Firmenich, the answer isn’t so black and white. “When it comes to luxury fragrances, we all have our own olfactive (scent) associations that…

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