It is common knowledge that smell is very powerful sense, able to evoke strong emotional reactions. The way it works is we breathe something in and our olfactory receptors pick it up. These receptors are directly linked to the limbic system, believed to be the seat of emotion. From there signals are sent and relayed to the cortex, where ‘cognitive’ recognition occurs, thereby triggering an emotional response in us. Since it’s widely believed that pleasant fragrances can improve our sense of well-being and have a positive effect on our mood, we’re all for breathing in pleasant scents as often as possible…and nothing smells better than dessert!
National Dessert Day was Wednesday, Octo
Perfect for Father’s Day, this week’s GORGEOUS GIVEAWAY takes a page straight out of a James Bond novel. We have three bottles of British Sterling H.I.M. Men’s Cologne (SRP $24.99) to give to our lucky winners. The James Bond connection dates back to 1947, when the British Secret Intelligence launched “Project Sterling,” a training program to improve intelligence, decision-making, personal values, and manners.
The goal of “Project Sterling” was to define a clear code of conduct to provide competitive advantage. Inspired by the program’s original objectives, the British Sterling fragrances capture the masculine sensibilities of the era, with modern fragrances that represent
The love of classic eau de cologne brought together Sylvie Ganter and Christophe Cervasel in business and in life. The founders of Atelier Cologne, this husband and wife team is of Italian descent but grew up in France using and adoring traditional citrus-based colognes. Following separate professional paths in the fragrance industry, the two ultimately came together to establish Atelier Cologne, a fragrance brand and retailer dedicated to reinventing and celebrating the classic cologne composition. The results are astoundingly original, inspiring, and entirely wearable. Here Sylvie and Christophe share their fragrance story with Beauty in the Bag.
I was using some lovely lotion recently and wondered what that refreshing fragrance was. Lo and behold, it was Vanilla Verbena Stress Relief from Bath & Body Works. I know all about vanilla, but I knew almost nothing about verbena, a lemony flowering plant. The leaves are fuzzy but the flowers are lovely white, pink, purple and blue. The essential oils of the Common Vervain are harvested for perfumes and beauty products. Here are a few you might like to try.
Feel good with pureDKNY Verbena. This pure scent adds a fresh drop of verbena to make you feel calm