Scent is our most powerful sense, so it’s no surprise that we have such a strong connection to fragrance. From certain notes that evoke a childhood memory to a classic perfume that reminds you of your friend who’s rocked it for ages, it can play a major role in anyone’s beauty routine.
It’s also why so many women have a ritual when it comes to applying their signature scent (and why our mothers taught us about pulse points ages ago).
“Scent is a private choice and experience, but creates stories for those around us as well,” says Lianna Sugarman, founder and CEO of juice brand Lulitonix (and scent enthusiast). “It has the power to transport us to memories and moments that came before, awakening recollections of what and who we were, or remind of us a part of ourselves we forgot.”
Donna Karan’s new scent Cashmere Aura is packed with a blend of floral, citrus, and musky notes that can bring out confidence, calmness, and even your sultry side, making it a powerful sensory tool to add to your arsenal.
In that spirit, we teamed up to tap cool-girl influencers—from boutique jewelry shops to yoga studios for the downtown crowd—for inspiration on how to create a scent-based ritual.
Keep reading for serious inspo on how to use scent to deepen your sense of self.
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So you survived your 20s—and with any luck, there was more green juice than green Jell-O shots involved. Maybe along the way you found your fave ways to move your body, nourish it well, and keep your largest organ (AKA your skin) healthy and glowing.
That’s great! And now that you’ve hit the big 3-0, we tapped in-the-know wellness gurus to offer up amazing tips to help you keep your youthful, healthy mojo going strong.
What’s the number-one secret to making your 30s amazing? Working out is great, cleaning up your diet is even better, but our experts say the most crucial thing you need to start paying attention to is: stress.
So if you don’t quite know what “self care” means—no worries, we’ve got you covered. After all, in your 30s, supporting your body so that it can support you is a big deal. (And BTW: It will continue to be a big deal from here on out.)
Need proof that turmeric and pearl powder do your skin as much good as $100 moisturizer? If you ever meet Moon Juice founder Amanda Chantal Bacon, you’ll be more than convinced.
The one-time gourmet chef has a complexion that’s as glowy as it gets, and she’ll be the first to give superfoods all the credit. (Beauty Dust lovers are likely to agree.) And now, she’s revealing some of her most potent radiance-boosting recipes in The Moon Juice Cookbook—a brand-new guide to high-vibe nutrition.
“I really look at health and beauty as something that already lives inside of me.”
The book is packed with juicy intel on Bacon’s philosophy towards nourishment, touching on her top 10 kitchen tenets—from eating raw, alkaline foods to getting enough good fats and probiotics—as well as her medicinal pantry staples, favorite cooking tools, and tips for organizing the kitchen.
But what really makes this a must-read are the recipes. You’ll learn how to make nearly all the star drinks and snacks for sale in Moon Juice’s three Los Angeles shops, plus some more gorgeous concoctions.
To fete the book’s debut, Bacon shared three of her favorite beauty drink recipes with Well+Good, plus some insight into why they’re great for your skin. “I really look at health and beauty as something that already lives inside of me,” proclaims Bacon. “This perfectly potent plant-based alchemy is a tool to help your body and mind remember its own perfection.”
Keep scrolling for three easy beauty drink recipes, excerpted from The Moon Juice Cookbook.
You have a never-ending to-do list at work, a friend who keeps trying to book you for a catch-up dinner, and that pile of laundry overflowing from your hamper that needs to be done tonight—and you really want to squeeze in a workout before the new episode of The Voice. Sound familiar?
One possible solution: an at-work workout. Yes, you can lift and squeeze those Kombucha bottles over your head when your boss isn’t looking, but in terms of seamlessly toning while sending an email to a colleague about a new proposal, you’ll need something that “blends in.”
Which is why, when I received an email about Cubii—the small, portable, at-desk elliptical—I was instantly intrigued. “Burn up to 100-150 calories per hour,” they promised, all while sitting at my desk and writing about the latest in printed leggings and super-hydrating smoothies? Um, where do I sign up?!
Cubii is advertised as the ultimate portable, quiet (so no side-eyeing from your coworkers), and ergonomic (which means your knees don’t bang into the bottom of your desk every time you pedal) desk-side exercise equipment. With a price tag that hovers in the mid-three digits—at $347, it’s the equivalent of a multi-month gym membership)—I couldn’t just take their word for it.
So, I decided to take the Cubii challenge. Here’s what happened.
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