Posts tagged "scents"

Figure Out Which Fragrance To Buy With Sephora’s Scent Samplers

Finding a new fragrance is a daunting task. I can never figure out whether I’m willing to commit to a scent after wearing it around the store or smelling and re-smelling a scent strip. To help indecisive perfume-buyers pick a new eau de something, Sephora has come up with a pretty genius concept. For $50…

Catherine Strawn / December 9, 2009

How To Get Perfume To Stay

Even though I have tried to wear perfume (Coco Chanel once said, “A woman who doesn’t wear perfume has no future.”), scents seem to fall off my skin, and I have basically given up on smelling nice. Perfume blog The Fragrance Fanatic just posted some tips for making your perfume or eau de toilette stay…

Catherine Strawn / June 30, 2008

Smells Like Trouble

New research from Northwestern University shows that a single negative experience linked to an odor teaches us to discriminate against that and similar-smelling odors. While they discovered this in the lab by shocking research subjects with electricity when exposed to certain scents, I have experienced this firsthand, and I’m sure you have, too. When I…

Catherine Strawn / April 1, 2008