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Sorry, vanilla, but there's a new hot note in town...and it isn't gourmand. According to a recent NPD report, floral fragrances are the number-one scent category in the U.S., representing a total of one-third of all fragrance purchases in the first quarter of 2013. That's a lot of flowers, people.
But, the all-encompassing term "floral" doesn't really do justice to the nuances of this oh-so-feminine scent category. What you'll smell from a rose-based scent is worlds away from what you'd find with an iris one.
To help us decipher the difference between the expansive bouquet of fragrances available, we asked two perfume world vets — Franco Wright, co-founder of Lucky Scent, and Steven Gontarski, manager at Scent Bar in Los Angeles — to identify the 10 most common floral notes and give us their expert descriptions for what each one really smells like.
And, once you've figured out which note is right for you, we went ahead and highlighted a few new scents that best showcase your flower of choice. We're giving like that.
While the Oscars and the Golden Globes are all about full-on glitz and glamour, the Screen Actors Guild Awards tend to be a more understated affair for celebs when it comes to hair and makeup —well, as understated as red carpet beauty can be. Elegance and minimalism are the name of the game here. But, that read
We hope you have a healthy dining-out budget,
because 2015 is shaping up to be a blockbuster year for restaurant openings. Even the typically slow month of January is already seeing some newness. This year will mark a bunch of
personal and very chef-driven projects, with culinary talents opening everything
from intimate read