Set the Mood with the Perfect Perfume

While some women have a signature scent, often we tailor our perfume to a mood or occasion. Whether you’re feeling sultry, nostalgic, optimistic, coy or glamorous, our fragrance guide has options you’ll love.

Sensuous & Sophisticated

Rich, mysterious and womanly—one sniff of these warm, woodsy notes leaves you wanting more. Ideal for a romantic night that lasts until the wee hours of the morning.

Sensuous & Sophisticated
460 Park by Peter Thomas Roth, $55, PeterThomasRoth.com
Guess Seductive, $40, GuessParfums.com
Beyoncé Heat, $59, Macy’s stores
Kim Kardashian, $50, Sephora.com

 

Romantic & Timeless

Reminiscent of an early morning stroll among old-fashioned flowering shrubs, spritz on one of these to feel elegant and feminine.

Romantic
Reveal by Halle Berry, $35, select Target stores
My Life by Mary J. Blige, $46, HSN.com
In Bloom* by Reese Witherspoon, $34, Avon.com
Persian Rose by Pacifica, $22, PacificaPerfume.com
Oh My Gorgeous Embraceable, $49, Soma.com
*Editor’s Fav

 

 

Fresh & Clean

Light, energizing bursts of citrus and delicate florals act like sunshine in a bottle. Perfect for those long-list days or when you need a bit of optimism.

Fresh and Clean
StellaNude by Stella McCartney, $85, Sephora.com
Eternal Grace by Philosophy, $40, Philosophy.com
Hervé Léger Femme, $30, Avon.com
Thymes Agave Nectar, $32, Thymes.com 

 

 

Young & Sweet

Flirty essences of sugary fruit and flowers beguile like a wink and smile. Great for both the young and young-at-heart.

Young and Sweet
Daisy Eau So Fresh, $85, DaisyMarcJacobs.com
Victoria’s Secret Bombshell, $65, VictoriasSecret.com
Love Express by Express, $60, Express.com
Fresh Brown Sugar, $75, Fresh.com

 

 

Exotic & Alluring

Take a break from everyday. Spiced lily, jasmine and other exotic scents combine in a fascinating way to captivate the imagination and conjure up faraway lands.

Exotic & Alluring
Oriens by Van Cleef & Arpels, $150, Neiman Marcus stores
Golden Temple Effusion by Sue Devitt, $65, Barneys.com
Exotic Essence by David Yurman, $85, DavidYurman.com

 

 

By Abby Hoeffner

Photography by David Thompson

  • Show Comments

You May Also Like

Superb Bowl

Host a memorable get together for that big football game

Escape the Chill in Carlsbad, California

With winter temperatures in Carlsbad, California hovering around the mid-sixties a family retreat to ...

Plastic Surgery – Past, Present, and Future

Here, we take a high-level look at the amazing evolution of plastic surgery, focusing ...

A Fairy-tale Home that Sparkles

You don’t have to reside in a magical forest or an enchanted kingdom to ...

Facing the Elephant in the Room

LOW LIBIDO CULPRITS: ADDRESSING THE CAUSES AND BOOSTING YOUR SEX DRIVE During youth, the ...

Get Penelope’s Oscar Look

British make-up artist Charlotte Tilbury was on hand to create Penelope Cruz’s makeup look for the ...

Processing...
Thank you! Your subscription has been confirmed. You'll hear from us soon.
Sign up for our eNewsletter!
ErrorHere