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Alternatives For Perfume

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A woman's scent is a fundamental part of her beauty style. We partnered with Garnier Whole Blends to share how one of our editors found an alternative to perfume.

Minimalism is the name of the game when it comes to my beauty routine. I spend no more than 10 minutes every morning getting ready, and I'm proud of it — mainly because it gives me the opportunity to sleep in a bit longer, and who wouldn't take advantage of that?

It's not that I don't enjoy beauty and experimenting with new products. Quite contrarily, I love discovering ones that fit my needs and make me feel confident. That's why when a friend of mine told me she found a shampoo and conditioner that smelled good enough to replace perfume, I was immediately intrigued. I've been wearing perfume since junior high (I would have started earlier if my mom gave me her blessing), so the thought of relying on hair care products to make me smell good all day seemed unfeasible — until I tried it for myself.

Testing out the gentle and nourishing formulas of Garnier Whole Blends shampoos and conditioners made my hair shiny and silky. The enthralling scents were an added bonus. With the essence of real ingredients like honey, the hair care products were in fact potent enough to stand on their own. Mind blown.

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Having a scent that's truly mine, one that embodies my personality, is really important to me, so I don't take this matter lightly. I won't lie, it felt a bit strange at first to disregard my gorgeous vanity tray and leave the apartment without spritzing myself, but it pays off when I have an extra $100 in my wallet every two or so months (money I'm saving on pricey bottles of fragrance).

Needless to say, products that do double duty have their perks. As long as my shampoo and conditioner bottles are full, I'll be reveling in the aroma they add to my regimen every day.

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Garnier Whole Blends took special care in curating a collection using wholesome ingredients that benefit your hair while providing unique fragrances. The Refreshing collection supplies an invigorating formula that blooms with a fresh, crisp fragrance of green apple and green tea, bringing to life our wholesome care that revitalizes hair and boosts shine. Find your blend.

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