Step one: Spritz yourself all over to get the full effect of these amazing scents. Step two: Break into your happy dance.
Spray and Get Happy!
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Your fragrance can truly make you happier and more assured. Science has proved it. Scent—more so than music or even photos—has a Proustian power to evoke nostalgia, a state of mind that triggers feelings of optimism and a higher-than-normal level of self-esteem. The key, of course, is to find a fragrance that prompts that positive recall. Research shows that two of the most potent memory-conjuring scents are those of food and flowers. (Looking for other ways to boost your mood? Lather on these lotions to promote good vibes.)
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Coach Eau de Parfum
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This Coach perfume has hints of raspberry and pear and it's inspired by the spontaneous energy of New York City. So if you're looking to spruce up your mood and feel sexy, spray some on.
Jo Malone London Basil & Neroli Cologne
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So Very Sofia by Sofia Vergara
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Dolce & Gabbana Velvet Ginestra
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Spritz on this Dolce & Gabbana blend, and you'll feel as wild as the Mediterranean flowers that inspired it.
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Gucci Bamboo Eau de Toilette
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Miu Miu Fleur d'Argent
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This floral fragrance contains notes of orange blossom—enough to brighten up your day with just one whiff.
Joy by Dior
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This NYC-inspired perfume gives off hints of vanilla, jasmine, iris, and some spices—even though, no, New York City doesn't actually smell like that.
Mon Guerlain Eau de Parfum Florale
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Lancôme La Vie Est Belle x Lady Pink
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This collaboration between Lancome and New York City graffiti artist Lady Pink leaves the traditional iris-and-caramel scent of La Vie Est Belle untouched—but serves up a loud new bottle to decorate your dresser.
Twilly d' Hermès Eau de Parfum
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Ginger, tuberose, and sandalwood combine in a striking and sensual scent so fabulous, the bottle comes with its own mini Hermès scarf.