At Last: Stylish Scents for Women with Perfume Allergies
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Out of nowhere I've developed a sensitivity to fragrance: I get madly itchy (and unpretty) hives wherever I anoint myself. Fragrance, it turns out, is one of the leading causes of this kind of dermatitis, says New York CIty dermatologist Francesca Fusco, MD. So you can imagine my thrill at discovering Lisa Hoffman's collection of bracelets and earrings, each with a filigreed charm (plated with antiqued silver, bronze, or yellow or rose gold) that holds a few little wood beads saturated with one of five transporting scents (fig, neroli, agarwood, sage, and orchid). The beads' fragrance is supposed to last up to two weeks, but the ones I've been wearing still smell divine after two months. And no itch, ever. ($65 for bracelet or earrings and one jar of refill beads; lisahoffmanbeauty.com
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