“Fragrance Terms, Explained”
Into the Gloss

Ever read beauty sites that write poetic stories about fragrances and click away feeling slightly…dumber? Or perhaps you’re in front of the towering scent wall at Sephora, overwhelmed by descriptions that literally mean nothing (to you, at least)? Because you’re not the only one still wondering what “oud” is, Barbara Herman wants to help. Author of Scent and Subversion: Decoding a Century of Provocative Perfume, she is an expert on both fragrances new and old. [Read more at IntotheGloss.com]


Diesel Fuel for Life for women is a fruity, floral and woodsy scent. Notes of raspberry,jasmine and amber make this a sweet and sexy scent.


Guess Night for men is a woodsey, masculine scent. Top notes of grapefruit and pepper are fresh and zesty, while the middle notes of cedar and vetiver are earthy. Base notes of vanilla and patchouli are warm and seductive.