Scents are a powerful thing. We inhale something lovely, like fresh flowers, and it can alter our mood, taking us into a relaxing, peaceful state of mind. (Hmmm… maybe that's why flowers are often sent as an I'm-sorry-gift when boyfriends screw up.)
Or, our noses catch a whiff of fresh citrus and we're reminded of mornings, the outdoors, freshness. Suddenly we feel awake and energized, ready to take on the day with gusto.
This fall, why not assign yourself a new signature scent while you also get your moisture on. It's especially important to keep your skin hydrated in "Indian Summer" months. The ultraviolet rays from the sun can drain skin of its moisture and cause premature aging. So, stay slathered my friends.
For a Fruity Twist
Nothing screams Autumn Harvest more than apple pie. Or, apple martinis. That's why DKNY's Be Delicious Body Lotion seems so summer-appropriate. Its chock-full of apple-goodness, but also blends in a smidge of cucumber, rose, orchid and white lily, so the scent is yummy but also light.
A Seductive Scent
Violets. Jasmine. Roses. An ostensible bouquet of romance is wrapped up in the aptly named Romance Sensuous Body Moisturizer by Ralph Lauren.
There are other scents thrown in too, for good measure, including water lily, freesia, lemongrass and mandarin. Bonus: The bottle this yummy lotion comes in is almost as pretty as its scent.
A Multi-Tasker, Just Like You
Named Best Body Moisturizer in Allure's 2006 readers' choice poll, Philosophy's Amazing Grace Perfumed Firming Body Emulsion does more than just swathe you in its clean, crisp scent. It also comes with a blend of antioxidant vitamins e and c to help revitalize dry skin and stave off wrinkles. Plus, its unique firming formula will help tone your skin.