As the Managing Editor at Care.com, Katie Herrick Bugbee focuses on content for parents, caregivers, pet-owners, and families in need of senior care. As a mom of two small children, grandchild of an ailing grandfather and all-around pet lover, Katie connects to these topics and works diligently to provide the best advice and resources for Care.com readers. Katie came to Care.com from a series of print and online magazines. Her background includes editorial gigs at Nick Jr. Family Magazine, Seventeen, TheKnot.com, The Nest Magazine, WholeLiving.com and BobVila.com. A celebrity-junkie, Katie also spent numerous nights covering red-carpet events for Us Magazine. Katie holds a B.A from Boston College and lives in Newton, MA with her family.
1. The Scent: Vanilla
It's long been believed that vanilla is a natural aphrodisiac: as early as the 1700s, physicians recommended it to male patients to ensure potency. And the guys at AskMen.com say the sweet, welcoming odor has a euphoric effect that sets the sensual mood.
The Perfume: Shalimar By Guerlain
This powdery vanilla scent is sexy and all woman, not candy-sweet. Inspired by the love of an Indian Emperor for his wife (for whom the Taj Mahal was built), this delicious fragrance starts fresh and light, with lemon and bergamot, and reveals itself to be sensual and soft, with base notes of vanilla and incense.