“Your perfume is about you, your joy, your curiosity and your experience of the world,” says Tara Swords, founder of Olfactif, the monthly subscription service that delivers under-the-radar, often-hard-to-find indie fragrance samples directly to your door. But there’s a big difference between the perfumes you find at the department store and those that you might not ever see or sniff first-hand (and there happen to be a lot of them)…
Just how do indie scents differ from their mainstream counterparts? Swords explains, “Smaller fragrance houses have less pressure to make a big profit on every product they launch, and that gives them freedom to a lot of things. They can follow whatever
Mother’s Day falls on Sunday, May 8th. If you’ve yet to select a proper gift, you can never go wrong with flowers, brunch or a pampering spa treatment. But if you’d like to up the ante this year and wow your mom as well as any other extra special women in your life, BITB has got your covered. Choose something personal, practical, pampering or precious.
SOMETHING PERSONAL – My Burberry Eau de Parfum ($125) is crazy beautiful because of its elegant fresh floral scent with lemon and peony notes that echo a spring blossom garden with rain-tipped flowers, but the fact that you can engrave the bottle with up to three characters is what will make her gasp with delight. Choose her initials, e
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Black is my happy place. Im a New Yorker – through and through. I started wearing lots of black in my tweens when I began to flex my fashion muscles due to a few little things called allowance, birthday money, and babysitting cash. Until then, my mother refused to buy me any all black items of clothing because, in her words, ‘black is not for children.’
Fast forward to my adult life, and like most women, black is the new black. On the majority days of my week, I am in black head to toe. Gray is my accent color. (Sorry Mom – hope I’m not out of the will for this…)
Here are a few of my favorite black beauty products.
Tom Ford Black Orchid Eau de Toilette ($135) Seductive and memorab
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DEFINEME fragrance creates scents meant to empower women. Each of the five fragrances in the collection is named after a different woman who exemplifies a unique personality trait and intention. It’s a wearable reminder of one’s strengths and fearlessness!
THE GORGEOUS GIVEAWAY
This Gorgeous Giveaway includes 1 set of ALL 5 Fragrances!
Empowered by love and believes it is always the answer.
Includes jasmine, peony, rose & sandalwood
Attracts abundance by being grateful for the good in her life.
Includes lilac, violet, hibiscus, lily & musk
Walks through life fearlessly blazing her ow