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As the hot summer months set in, the key to feeling fresh throughout the day is to smell fresh, too. If you feel like you’re not getting maximum wear from your go-to scent, here are tips to keep it going strong.
There’s a powerful connection between scent and memory, and you want to make an impression by triggering just the right one—but how can you make perfume last longer so that people will remember you long after you’ve left the room?   Here are ...
 
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The mad genius who is Tom Ford has been known to call Private Blend his very own "scent laboratory" for the exotic and the luxurious.
As creative director of Gucci, multitalented miracle-worker Tom Ford saved the fashion house from bankruptcy during his decade-long tenure.Gucci snapped up competing designer brand Yves Saint Laurent, of which Ford was also named creative director. In what perhaps was a foreshadowing of ...
 
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It embodies Tiffany from packaging to personalization.
It’s been a busy past year for Tiffany & Co. as it's embarked on expanding the brand even further with the launch of the much-awaited Tiffany Blue Box Café on the fourth floor of its famous flagship store in New York. (Loyal ...
 
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Not all perfumes are created equal.
While the word “perfume” may be a catch-all in everyday parlance, that's not actually the case.1| Concentration Means Longevity Perfume refers to a specific concentration of the fragrance oils in a scent. So does eau fraiche, a fancier way of saying "body ...
 
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Have people wondering what exactly you’re wearing with tips borrowed from the ladies
Scent mixing. Perfume layering. Fragrance cocktailing. Whatever you call it, the art of combining two or more scents together is an under-the-radar technique that women have been using for ages. The good news is, guys can do it, too: to make perfume ...
 
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“A perfume becomes masculine on a man’s skin and feminine on a woman’s skin.”
If you were to meet Jean-Claude Ellena, you might be surprised to find hardly any trace of scent on him. In his personal life, the perfumer eschews wearing fragrance and would rather go without… unless, of course, he is working. “I don’t ...
 
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Discover these premier artisan, niche perfume brands.
Tried and tested scents are a great way to start off your journey through the wonderful world of perfumes. Of course, there are the trusted classics like Chanel No. 5, Guerlain Shalimar, and Yves Saint Laurent Opium. However, if you’re looking for ...
 
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Fake fragrances won't last as long, and they might cause allergies.
With the growing market for men’s perfume comes knockoffs. While imitation scents are cheaper, they usually leave much to be desired when it comes to quality. So how can you determine if your perfume is a dud or the real deal?“Luxury is in ...
 
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Consider wearing the olfactory barometer of the zeitgeist.
Throughout the history of fragrance, certain scents have managed to capture the times. Be it the post-war optimism of the ‘50s, the Wall Street decadence of the ‘80s, or the minimalism of the ‘90s, the best men’s fragrances became the olfactory barometer ...
 
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With a critical eye—or in this case, nose—five female editors weigh in on the scents that you put on.
To please the fairer sex is the reason men subject themselves to scents, and so it’s only wise to ask women what they want. Do they like buoyant or dense fragrances? Do they prefer a multitude of nuances? Or do they just ...
 
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No other sense can conjure an instant escape than the olfactory.
No other sense can conjure an instant escape than the olfactory. With just a single whiff, the brain takes flight; the hippocampus and amygdale—the key regions involved in learning and memory—are triggered, releasing once-hidden emotions that could easily override the other senses. ...
 
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Experience the refined scent between skin and fabric with Maison Francis Kurkdjian’s Aqua Universalis.
It is the scent between a breezy sunny day at the Hamptons and a sparkling dinner date at Gilt. Or one which lingers between your showered skin and the silk sheets that you sleep on at the Ritz’s Windsor Suite with its ...
 
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Give the woman in your life the gift of smelling incredibly sensual.
Gilded LuxuryWhen Marc Jacobs launched the rich, opulent fragrance, Marc Jacobs Decadence, women all over the world swooned in delight. It exuded sophistication, with a bit of seduction thrown into the mix.Marc Jacobs reinvents the luxurious Decadence scent with Marc Jacobs Divine ...
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