The right fragrance can rev up your workout, boost endorphins, and even aid in post-exercise recovery. Find the aroma that matches your fit personality.
Scents for Hikers
Your Workout: Hiking
Your Fit Fragrance: Woodsy
"Women who like outdoor activities are drawn to earthy scents, like cedar," says Mandy Aftel, owner of Aftelier Perfumes in Berkeley, California. "Sniffing natural scents has been shown to help relieve insomnia and headaches," says Alan Hirsch, MD, of the Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago.
- With a woodsy base, sensual Guess Seductive ($40, guessparfums.com) lingers all day.
- Cozy and warm Givenchy Play For Her Intense ($85, Macy's stores) contains amyris wood, sandalwood, and cedar.
- Add some pep to your step: Herve Leger Femme ($34, avon.com) is a heady combination of cypress wood and honeywood.