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Scents That Soothe

Floral perfumes have the ability to calm during times of stress. Hectic work schedule? Training for a marathon? Kids driving you nuts? Get a whiff of these zen-in-a-bottle sprays.

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Main Squeeze

Pamper your pulse points with Juicy Couture Couture Couture Eau de Parfum ($65, sephora.com), a mix of orange flower and honeysuckle.

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New Spice

Stella McCartney STELLANUDE ($43, sephora.com) infuses comforting scents of Moroccan rose and peony with a zesty hint of pink pepper.

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Crowd Pleaser

Ideal for the office, Benefit Something About Sofia ($36, sephora.com) has a subtle splash of freesia.

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Precious Metal

Crushed rose, jasmine petal, and iris notes in La Prairie Life Threads Platinum ($125, laprairie.com) harmoniously blend with the scent of soft leather.

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Blanket Scent

BLV Eau De Parfum II ($68, macys.com), mixes violet with patchouli for a warming aroma.

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Secret Garden

The peony in Flora by Gucci ($65, Neiman Marcus) is modernized with woodsy undertones of osmanthus, a native Asian shrub.

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Balancing Act

Like florals and fruits? Thierry Mugler Alien Eau de Toilette ($75, Nordstrom) teams a white bouquet with a splash of tangerine.

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Chic Pick

Beckham Signature Story for Her ($49, macys.com) combines sweet notes of rose and white peony with peach and orange.

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Royal Flush

Rose and jasmine soften Queen by Queen Latifah ($49, macys.com); coriander gives it an edge.

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Woodsy Whiff

Soft iris and notes of myrrh and incense give Van Cleef & Arpels Bois d'Iris ($185, Neiman Marcus) a walk-through-the-forest aroma.

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Lady Like

Yves Saint Laurent Parisienne ($39, yslbeautyus.com), a rose-based pick, is made even more feminine with hints of violet.

Originally published in FITNESS magazine, November/December 2009.

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elane26 wrote:

Some perfumes are offensive. I like perfume as much as the next woman, but you have to be careful and NOT bathe in it. Also, make sure you buy a scent that compliments you.

3/25/2011 02:11:32 PM Report Abuse
2nations wrote:

Personally I don't wear perfume, I where oils. mainly coconut, lavendar, & vanilla musk. They last all day and smell awesome!:))

1/22/2010 11:54:26 AM Report Abuse
anonymous wrote:

I dont like perfume. It gives me a headache. Women that feel they need to bathe in the perfume are the biggest offenders.

1/22/2010 10:15:41 AM Report Abuse

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