Perfume Lovers Rejoice!

pink-2791366_960_720Perfumania is the leading specialty retailer focusing on brand name and designer fragrances. Founded in 1988, Perfumania has positioned itself as one of the most influential companies in the fragrance industry.

If you’re looking for a position in the fragrance industry, don’t miss a chance to look into their Jobs page. Also, learn more about Perfumania by visiting their LinkedIn profile. With over 1,000 employees, Perfumania is one of the largest fragrance retailers in the country.

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The Connection Between Fragrance and Emotions

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A fragrance is more than a scent: it evokes emotion. Among the ways our brains associate memories with feelings, scents can be the strongest.

To me, nothing is sweeter than the mingled scents of honeysuckle and night blooming jasmine wafting on a summer breeze. This sweet fragrance brings back happy memories of my childhood. Fragrances can have positive effects on our moods, reduce stress, enhance sleep, instill self-confidence, and even boost cognitive performance.

To most people, a fragrance is more than a scent, it is a memory. Of the many ways our brains create and associate memories with feelings and events, scents are arguably one of the strongest.

Our olfactory receptors are connected directly to the limbic system, the most primitive and oldest part of our brains. The limbic system is also considered the seat of emotion.

Scents are relayed to the cortex, where they are categorized and recognized. By the time our brains recognize a particular scent, the scent has already triggered an emotional response.

Fragrances That Evoke Emotions

While some scents evoke specific and personal memories, depending on how your brain categorizes them, other scents have a generally universal effect. These scents are known for their ability to evoke calmness, make you feel happier, and even get you in the mood.

Look for perfumes with these notes to evoke emotions in yourself or someone else.

Vanilla for Comfort

Just a whiff of vanilla makes most people feel all warm, fuzzy, and nostalgic. Of all the scents that go into perfumes, vanilla is the most globally liked. Its familiar sweetness gives us a sense of contentment. And since it is so often used in baking, it gives us a sense of home that is both nurturing and comforting.

Lily of the Valley for Stress Relief

This sweet, rare, delicate floral scent evokes a sense of security and comfort and promotes well-being. It also reduces stress and relieves sadness. Whenever you need a little self-care, look for products that contain lily of the valley.

Hibiscus for a Self-Esteem Boost

The scent of this beautiful, flashy, and fragrant flower can instantly refresh your mood. Fragrances with this tropical note can boost your self-esteem.

Grapefruit for a Pick-me-up

If you are looking for sunshine in a bottle, look for fragrances that feature grapefruit notes. It’s really difficult to be sad and blue when you are wearing this zesty scent. It can clear your mind and boost your energy.

Sandalwood for Sensuality

The intensely sultry, woody notes of sandalwood is perfect for a night out with that special someone. Fresh and flirty it is not, as the scent awakens a more sensual part of the brain. Wear sandalwood for smokey, dark, mysterious allure.

Bergamot for a Better Mood

Citrusy, bitter, and tart is an odd description for a scent that is a powerful mood booster. Bergamot has been called happiness in a bottle. No matter how bad your mood, chances are bergamot can lift your spirits. It can even soothe your anger and balance your moods. Instead of counting to 10 the next time you get angry, try inhaling a little bergamot.

Jasmine for Cool, Calm, and Collected

When you need to sit back and relax, turn off your phone and breathe in the scent of jasmine. It’s deeply calming to the central nervous system. It also has a sexy side due to its earthy qualities. This makes it the perfect fragrance for relaxing me-time or a date night out.

Although scent preferences are deeply personal and attached to particular memories and the associations your brain makes, some generalizations can be made about fragrance and emotion, and how you can use them to evoke a specific response in yourself and others.

When it comes to perfumes, I get mine from Perfumania. If you’re not sure, see what others are saying by checking out these Perfumania Reviews on Facebook. And just to prove my point check out the Perfumania Reviews coming in from influencers everywhere.

How to Choose a Fragrance Based on Your Personality

pexels-photo-755992I always say your perfume should be as unique as your personality. But, finding one that matches your character can be hard. Luckily for you (and me), I found this quiz from Perfumania that will help you pick the right perfume based on your personality.

Also, if you need more help finding the right perfume, here’s the article that talks about this quiz and how to choose a perfume based on your personality.

It’s funny how the way we are and what we like can say so much about our personality. I never thought a fragrance could reveal so much about myself!

Don’t forget to tell me your results! According to the quiz I’m “Popular Lavender!”

 

Treatments for Hair Loss

hair loss treatmentsFor as long as I remember I suffered from hair loss. I can blame my hormones, my brushing technique, my medicines, and even my mom for it. But, the truth is there is so much involved in hair loss that’s hard to pinpoint the actual cause of hair loss.

So, instead of focusing on the hair loss, I started looking into treatments for hair loss and what works and what doesn’t. Here’s what I’ve found so far.

PRP Treatments for Hair Loss

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a treatment that uses your own blood to help stimulate hair growth and build hair strength. Have you heard of the vampire facial? Well, that’s also another PRP treatment.

Hormone Aid

Even though I can blame my mom for my hair loss, I know hormones are also involved in the mix. Having optimal hormone levels means you have healthy and strong hair.

Natural Treatments

Some people believe natural treatments can help stop hair loss. To be fairly honest, I tried all these remedies, with no results. Yes, they make your hair look healthier, but that doesn’t mean your hair will stop falling.

Rogaine

Rogaine or Minoxidil is one of the most used and popular hair loss treatments out there. To be honest, minoxidil does help with hair regrowth, but it won’t help with hair loss if you understand what I’m trying to say. I mean, minoxidil will help stimulate hair growth, but it won’t stop your new (or old) hair from falling.

The Bottom Line

I used to have a hair stylist that said the only solution for hair loss was a broom. He argued that you can’t stop your hair from falling, unless it’s a condition such as hormonal imbalance,, for example. But, in my case, which is genetic, my only solution is to keep my hormones in check, make sure I don’t use tight hairstyles, keep optimal nutrient levels, and massage my hair to stimulate hair growth. Every now and then, I do get a PRP treatment to help with my hair loss, which has helped tremendously.

*The statements in this post are not to recommend any of these treatments. if you’re experiencing hair loss, talk to your doctor before trying any of these treatments.

Perfume Lover Resource Guide

For as long as I can remember I was always a perfume lover, there is something that makes me fall in love with fragrances. It can be the fact that perfumes take me back in time, that I can mix and match fragrances to go with my mood and my outfits, or just that perfume bottles are just too pretty. Whatever it is, I can’t remember a time in my life when I didn’t have at least two fragrances at home.

But perfumes require care and thought. You shouldn’t buy a random perfume just because. This comes with time, after a while, you will learn how to spot a fake fragrance, how to shop for those you love, what perfumes suit you better, and everything else you want to learn about perfumes.

In the meantime, you can start by following this resource guide that talks about perfume.

Scents That Will Make You Irresistible to Your Man

As I said, perfumes are a powerful tool that’s strongly linked to emotions. The fragrance you wear can make you more attractive to your man. And can also make you feel more attractive which will show in your attitude, your outfits, and even your mood.

How to Choose Your Signature Scent

This is by far the most important part of this resource guide. No matter what your taste in fragrance is, you need to find your signature scent. Mine is a mix of vanilla and jasmine notes. But when I need something sexier I go for amber and oriental blossom notes.

What Are Notes in a Fragrance?

Okay, I know I talked about notes before, but what are notes exactly? If you are not a perfume lover, might not understand what I’m talking about. Hint, they are not the scents of a fragrance, they are something else.

How to Tell If Your Perfume Is a Knockoff?

The MOST important thing to know when it comes to perfumes is how to tell if you’re buying a knockoff. Unfortunately, there are many websites out there selling fake fragrances, and you end up paying the price for that. Once you learn these few tricks to spot a perfume knockoff, no one will be able to fool you.

What’s the Difference between Perfume and Eau de Toilette?

Before I started really getting into perfumes, I thought these were all different names, but I never thought these were different fragrance formulations. It turns out these names refer to the quantity of oil within these fragrances.

How to Choose a Fragrance for Your Teenager

This was my absolute favorite! Anyone that has a teenager knows how difficult is to find something they like. Trying to buy a fragrance for your teenager is a mission impossible. But, these tips will really help out.

Fragrance Horoscope

I had a blast reading through this. It’s so exciting to see how our zodiac signs are so aligned with what we like and what we don’t. Take a peek and let me know later if your sign matched the fragrance.

What’s a Perfumer?

I’m a perfume lover, but I’ll never be an actual perfumer. These people that have study the art of making perfumes for years, and capable of mixing the most complex scents to create beautiful, perfectly blended fragrances.

Finding Vintage Perfumes

My mother used to wear a perfume I adored with all my heart. Of course, as a young lady, I thought that was an older woman perfume, and whenever I became an adult, I was going to be able to wear it. Well, I’m finally an adult, and it took me forever to find that same fragrance. But, with some help I found it!

Perfume Resolutions

I have set fitness resolutions, health resolutions, and even work resolutions. But as a true perfume lover, I also set perfume resolutions for myself. Not only as an effort to try more perfumes, but also to learn more about perfumes, how to wear them, how to blend them, how to store them, and more.

This is the first roundup of perfume stories that will help you understand more about fragrances. Come back every month to see what’s new about perfumes. Also, if you want to check perfumes at great prices, I recommend you check out Perfumania.

Skin Care Benefits of Light Therapy

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Light therapy also known as LED therapy can help you get your skin back. Often, a combination of these color lights can help target many skin care concerns including acne, wrinkles, dullness, and even rosacea.

Before you ever consider starting a LED treatment on your own, make sure you talk to a dermatologist first, they can be the ones to recommend which type of LED therapy might be helpful for your skin issues.

I’ve tried the red, blue, and purple light and had amazing benefits. I want to look more into the orange and green one.

Have you tried any of these light therapy colors?

Why You Should Try Botox

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When I hear Botox, I immediately freeze. It’s scary, there’s a lot I don’t know about it. So I went ahead and talked to a few professionals who told me the truth about Botox, once and for all.

1-You can use it for more than wrinkles. It helps with sweating and even migraines.

2-You MUST choose a qualified professional. Hint: there are not too many of them.

3-You may not have the same experience as others. Not everyone’s skin reacts the same, and while to some it worked, to others it gave them unrealistic looks.

4-You MUST talk and consult with many experts before you do it. Botox is one option for anti-aging, not the only alternative, so instead of jumping for injections, consider your options.

Would you try Botox? Have you tried botox? I want to know!