Elena Vosnaki, author and senior editor at Fragrantica.com and founder of Perfumeshrine.com, says that gourmands have currently taken over the market, alongside fragrances with Middle-Eastern ingredients, such as oudh (though she says that’s more popular in niche fragrances). “For the designer and mainstream segments, gourmands are reigning right now,” says Vosnaki, and she has a few theories why. “There are several factors contributing to that: the pandemic, which made us all seek solace and comfort, the war in Europe which created a throwback to tried and tested solutions for the market, plus the companies that have been steadily producing and launching gourmand fragrances for the past 10-15 years,” she explains. 

Perfumer Marissa Zappas echoes the fact that most commercial perfumes released in the past decade are technically gourmands, even if they aren’t necessarily marketed that way. “In general, perfumes are much, much sweeter than they were 20 years ago,”

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Are you ready girls? These outfits that I am sharing today are casual for the weekend, or if you are looking for more workwear options…not a problem, I have you covered too! In other words…I am sharing items from casual weekend, to work, to casual holiday parties! Right off the bat I have to tell you that the pants that I am styling are absolutely worth trying. Both brands are comfortable, have great fit and they can be worn to so many get-togethers this holiday season; you will have plenty of outfit options. Walmart has all your fashion needs from the kids to the hubs, which makes it easy to find the perfect gift for anyone on your list. Plus, all your cold weather essentials at unbeatable Walmart value. See all the Cold Weather Fashion here.

Be sure to see all the Fashion Deals going on now at Walmart

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Happy Cyber Monday! Today is perhaps the biggest and best online shopping day of the year. Savings abound, shipping is almost always free and gifts with purchase are the cherry on top. Be sure to check out My Cyber Week Shopping Guide for updates on all the sales at the stores my readers most love to shop. But here I’ve rounded up ALL of my favorite Cyber Monday beauty deals from the skincare, haircare and makeup brands I love, compliments of City Beauty, today’s sponsor.

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I’m recommending a variety of products that I have used and still love. While there are many great beauty products out there, I only recommend

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