Hey stoners, guess what? That’s right: in Washington and Colorado, marijuana is now completely legal for recreational use by legal adults (that means anyone over the age of 21). You jealous? I am, but I guess I’ll get over it. While we wait for the other 48 states to come around (or is it 49? Puerto Rico, are you there?), let’s celebrate this very small victory with a selection of eight classy, subtle products, from bougie candles to a soothing body cream, that are either made from or inspired by Cannabis sativa. And please, for the love of god, leave your Bob Marley shirt at home.
I just ran out of the perfume I’d grown attached to — but thankfully this Fresh Hesperides Grapefruit Eau de Parfum arrived in my postal box. Combining top notes of mandarin, Italian lemon, and grapefruit, this perfume is the scented equivalent of a fresh glass of juice. Which, I know, kind of sounds revolting (a juice bath? No thanks). The middle and bottom notes of bergamot and musk balance out the citrus, though, creating a crisp — and yes, fresh — scent. [$38, Fresh]
Contradictory combinations often end up making the most sense. My nose was initially confused by OLO’s Violet/Leather perfume oil. Inspired by the Mark Twain quote, “Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it,” as the company describes the scent, “It smells like violet, it smells like leather.” Indeed, it does. I couldn’t stop sniffing it, trying to understand the bittersweet fragrance, a perfect balance of anger and acceptance. The fashion savvy often talk about how the perfect outfit is a balance of hard and soft. I’ve decided that the same goes for fragrances. [$45, OLO]
In this second video promoting their unisex fragrance Unbreakable, Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom offer some tips on how to have a solid relationship, namely, “Don’t sweat the small stuff.” Also, to keep dating rather than falling into an easy routine of always staying in. The biggest takeaway? If you can successfully collaborate on a fragrance together, you can get through anything!
I’ve been known to get a touch irritable from time to time. Wait, let me rephrase that: I am a generally irritable human being. (More often than not, my irritability stems from an overriding sense of hanger, which kind of goes without saying given that I am forever hungry.) I had previously accepted “on edge” as my perpetual state, but then my fairy godmother Tata Harper came along with a soothing blend of essential oils and I was suddenly awash with well-being. Her all-natural Aromatic Irritability Treatment looks like a roll-on perfume but acts like a Valium (almost) to comfort, calm, and center. Breathe deep. [$65, Tata Harper]
There is no shortage of bizarre products and tools claiming mystical weight loss properties that will have you dropping pounds as if the basic rites of diet and exercise never existed. My personal favorite pitch thus far is that of SlimScents, which urges you to, and I quote, “harness the POWER of an EXCITING new research breakthrough” to “sniff yourself thin.” Convincing, no?
Alas, my beloved SlimScents have been upstaged by the latest and greatest in fraudulent weight loss technology: Prends-moi, now available on the British market, is “the world’s first slimming fragrance,” designed to “slim with pleasure” using ingredients that release endorphins already present in the body to trigger a “pleasure message” within the brain. (Also noteworthy: egregious overuse/abuse of the word “pleasure.”) Keep reading »
Kim Kardashian, love her or love to hate her, girlfriend always looks on point in the style and beauty department. As she reminisced in a recent episode of “Keeping of the Kardashians,” “Remember when we used to do our own hair and makeup?” Nowadays, Kim’s hair, makeup, and style are in the hands of her glam squad. (Her scent, however, is all Kardashian — her True Reflection perfume is in stores now!) and in this video, they share how to get a look for day inspired by Kim. Check it out above! Keep reading »