Fragrance

Beauty Weddings

Selecting Your Bridal Fragrance with Jo Malone London

When asked for wedding day wisdom, brides always say, “The day will be over before you know it, try to enjoy it.” Even so, the day that you have spent months, even years, preparing for is guaranteed to go by in a blur of anticipation and celebration. Your photographer will capture moments and your guest book documents who showed up, but your wedding fragrance is all on you to orchestrate, and those olfactory memories will last a lifetime. The olfactory bulb, which processes smell, has direct connections to the areas of the brain that control our emotions and our memories. With just a whiff of a special scent, you travel through time and space to the very moment where that memory is anchored. Pretty powerful.

Ahead of my own wedding, I spoke with Céline Roux, head of fragrance development at Jo Malone London, about the sense of smell and how to scent a wedding.

FOR THE DAY YOU’LL REMEMBER FOREVER

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Beauty Travel

Vacation in a Bottle: Aerin Lauder’s New Scent Evokes a Tropical Paradise

Photos courtesy of Estée Lauder

“If you’re in Seattle or London or New York and you can’t actually get away, one sniff of this perfume will transport you somewhere beautiful … and warm,” promises Aerin Lauder about her new fragrance, Hibiscus Palm. Considering the grey skies overhead, we’ll try anything. But this prettily packaged perfume, which celebrates far-off destinations, white sand beaches and sweet-smelling coconut, happily sates our winter wanderlust. It’s like sunshine in a vintage-inspired bottle, a perfumed antidote to the cold and slush outside.

To celebrate the launch of Hibiscus Palm, Aerin was joined by Julie Sariñana, Helena Glazer Hodne and Tina Craig for yoga, massages and trips to the cenotes in Tulum, Mexico—the sort of palm-fringed paradise evoked by her latest exotic fragrance. After a few days spent luxuriating on what would be our dream vacation, Aerin sat down with our National Beauty Director Marynell Maddox to talk about Hibiscus Palm, what makes it so special and the special way she learned to apply her perfume from her grandmother, Estée.

READ (AND SHOP) THE INTERVIEW

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Beauty Style

Up Close and Personal: Lingerie and Perfume Pairings for Your Valentine’s Night In

Selecting a fragrance is much like choosing lingerie—both are deeply personal decisions that involve trusting your instincts. Whether your boudoir persona is more shrinking violet or smoldering temptress, we believe your scent and your skivvies should align with the mood—both yours and the occasion’s.

Below, we’ve paired our favorite romantic fragrances with their complementary negligees, bralettes and underthings, for an extremely sensual approach to the art of seduction.

PICK YOUR PAIR

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Beauty Video

Kate Moss Helps Charlotte Tilbury Debut Her New Fragrance, Scent of a Dream

Kate Moss and Charlotte Tilbury for Scent of a Dream Fragrance at Nordstrom.

“I have been mixing my own secret scent for years and have been fascinated by the idea that one’s perfume can attract others and also change the energy frequency of the people and environment around you.” —Charlotte Tilbury

It’s almost here, and we couldn’t be more excited! Charlotte Tilbury’s first-ever and first-of-its-kind perfume is premiering at Nordstrom on September 1. And who better to be the face of Scent of a Dream than Charlotte’s good friend Kate Moss. More on the fascinating approach Tilbury took in creating a fragrance she calls “the key to attraction” to come soon. In the meantime, get a behind-the-scenes look at the film featuring Kate Moss showcasing this intoxicating new scent.

Kate Moss for Charlotte Tilbury's Scent of a Dream Fragrance at Nordstrom.

GO BEHIND THE SCENES WITH KATE MOSS AND CHARLOTTE TILBURY

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Beauty Makeup

New Now in Beauty: Lips, Lashes, Le Labo and More

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Let us catch you up on a handful of our favorite newest things in the world of beauty at Nordstrom. From Charlotte Tilbury’s Hot Lips to luxury fragrance at Le Labo labs, here are six of the best new things out there right now.

SEE WHAT’S NEW TO ♥

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Beauty Interviews

Linda Rodin on the Beauty of Simplicity, Aging and the Smell of Juicy Fruit Gum

Linda Rodin Interview

Former model, Harper’s Bazaar fashion editor and celebrity stylist—and forever style icon—Linda Rodin turned to experimenting with essential oils in her bathroom 10 years ago. She wanted to come up with something she couldn’t find on the market—a product that was simple, luxurious and provided immediate results, that hydrated skin while leaving her complexion luminous. She succeeded in creating Rodin Olio Lusso face oilthe first in her current collection of beauty products, perfumes and candles.

We’re excited to offer Rodin’s original Olio Lusso, with its blend of 11 floral and botanical essential oils, as well as her newest lavender oil—along with a number of other luxury beauty items from her line. We spent some time chatting with Rodin about her new products, keeping things simple, and her secret to looking so naturally beautiful without a touch of makeup—apart from her signature lip.

READ RODIN’S BEAUTY GUIDELINES

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Beauty Makeup Skin Care

The Best Summer Makeup Trends, Tips and Products for 2016 | Beauty Stylist Picks

Summer beauty must-haves 2016 from Nordstrom.

What’s hot in beauty this summer? Our expert beauty stylists are giving us their favorite selects for skin care, makeup and fragrance so you can get a jump on bringing out the best you as the days start heating up.

GET OUR STYLISTS SUMMER BEAUTY PICKS AND TIPS: READ MORE

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Beauty Men’s Grooming & Fragrance

The Best Fragrances for Women and Men, Spring 2016 | Stylist Picks

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Spring is here, which has us ready to update our closets and our fragrance wardrobe. We asked some of our expert Beauty Stylists to share what scents they’re excited to wear in the warmer days to come. Each recommends both their favorite classic scent and one that’s newly on the market. Finding a fragrance you love can be a challenge, so get our stylists’ best fragrance picks for women and men–there are 18 to love!  

SEE ALL OR BEAUTY STYLISTS’ PICKS FOR THEIR FAVORITE FRAGRANCES OUT THERE

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Culture Film & Television Music

The Weekend Guide: April 1-3

Tacocat, Lost Time

LISTEN: Lost Time by Tacocat
Witty digital-age banter set to punk chords could be the soundtrack to our zeitgeist. And Tacocat drives these pop culture surf-rock anthems along with charging guitars, kicky rhythms and lyrical chirps that bite. Sendups of misogyny, smartphone relations and cyberbullying are joyful and fun, even when the serious implications of those conditions enter the songs.

SEE: Miles Ahead
Don Cheadle stars as legendary trumpeter Miles Davis in this provocative biopic based on the jazz great’s life. Although the subject is one of the most successful and glamorous musicians of modern time, Cheadle (who stars in, writes and directs the film) shows Davis when he was plagued by heroin and other demons, taking creative license to shape a narrative.

SEE: Everybody Wants Some!!
Director Richard Linklater bills this film as the natural sequel to 1993’s Dazed and Confused. While the cast of characters is different, their fixations and fascinations stay the course of the coming-of-age story given a luster of fun.

DOCS THAT ROCK AND MORE

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Beauty Interviews

Mediterranean Travel Advice and Picking the Perfect Fragrance with Aerin Lauder

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Aerin Lauder, founder and creative director of AERIN and style and image director at Estée Lauder, spent some time sharing a peek into her perfumed world. A lover of art, travel and easy refinement, Aerin pours herself into her luxury lifestyle brand and believes that living beautifully should be effortless. See some of the ways she brings that philosophy to life.

SEE MORE FROM AERIN IN OUR MINI Q&A

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