Posts tagged "fragrance"

Beyonce’s New “Feminist” Fragrance Is Inspired By A Maya Angelou Poem, Smells Like Gold Symphony Orchid And Cashmere

Beyonce’s not done, y’all. In addition to blessing the world with the best Christmas gift ever just a week ago, Bey — or should we call her Yonce now? — is releasing her third fragrance, called Rise, inspired by her favorite Maya Angelou poem. Perhaps that poem is “Still I Rise,” which includes the line:…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 20, 2013

Perfume Q&A: How Do I Find My Signature Scent?

Something you may not know about Ami is that she is a perfume junkie. When she’s rich enough to have a vanity career someday (a girl can dream!) she will move to Paris and become a Nose — a certified, smell expert. Until then, she is content spending all her disposable income on fancy perfume…

By: Ami Angelowicz & Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 7, 2013

This Is The Terrifying New Fragrance From Nicki Minaj

What does Nicki Minaj smell like? Pizza, coconuts, daisies and sunshine, we bet. Whatever the smell, Nicki’s gone and unleashed a new perfume on us. She announced the new fragrance over Twitter; it’s called Minajesty, and it supposedly “speaks directly to the sumptuous, confident side of Nicki’s ever-changing and dynamic personality.” But whatever, we can’t…

By: Julie Gerstein / July 29, 2013

A Fragrance That’s Floral & Fancy Free!

As someone who suffers from migraine headaches, I have to be careful about what fragrances I choose to wear. To sweet and cloying, and a headache can pop up in minutes. Too floral, and my head starts pounding. For a long time, I’ve been searching for a fragrance that feels more grown up, but doesn’t…

By: Julie Gerstein / April 9, 2013

Kristen Stewart Bares Her High-Fashion Chops For Balenciaga’s New Fragrance

The reception of Kristen Stewart’s fashion presence mimics that of her reception on-screen: people who like her really love her, warts and all, and those who don’t just… don’t. I tolerate her, even like her a little bit, but even so it has to be said that she’s certainly no Charlize, who’s a natural both…

By: Rachel Krause / July 2, 2012

Father’s Day Gift Guide: 9 Products To Pamper Your Dad

Father’s Day is around the corner, and we’ve got all the best products to pamper and relax your dad. Remember all those years he put up with your horrible music on long car rides? Or the time he installed that bookshelf in your college dorm? How about all those times he helped you move? Yeah,…

By: Julie Gerstein / June 12, 2012

Whale Vomit Won’t Be In Your Perfume Much Longer

Whale vomit is not just the name of my terrible new band. It’s also an ingredient in high-end perfumes that could soon be going extinct. Ambergris, or whale vomit, is expelled from the mouths of sperm* whales to keep sharp objects out of their tummies; the ambergris interacts with saltwater and eventually washes ashore looking…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 9, 2012

Unattainable Womanhood, As Explained By This Old Bill Blass Perfume Ad

She’s supposed to “get gorgeously dressed in 15 minutes flat,” but not worry about her hair getting wet in the rain. She’s supposed to love a good laugh, but can’t gossip. She’s a big eater, but doesn’t drink white wine. And on, and on, and on. According to this old ad for Bill Blass Perfume,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 27, 2012

The Sweet Smell Of Happiness

Aside from being a very sound-sensitive person, I’m also pretty scentsitive, if you catch my drift. And since we work in an open plan office, and can’t control the noises and smells around us, I’ve discovered a helpful little tool to make my workspace as calming and peaceful as possible. Aircraft ScentSticks come in 12…

By: Julie Gerstein / March 14, 2012

Your Guide To Finding A Signature Scent

Perfume may not be for everyone, but those of us who love it really love it. I have a hyper-sensitive sense of smell — I smell things before anyone else does, and I can often identify them instantly. I can smell a new perfume offhand and rattle off the most dominant notes in it. Many…

By: Rachel Krause / March 8, 2012

Smell Like “Private Jets, Superyachts, Diamonds And Roulette” With Kate Walsh’s Billionaire Boyfriend

Want to smell like Dom Pérignon and diamond grills? Well, I have the perfect fragrance for you —Kate Walsh‘s Billionaire Boyfriend.

Billionaire Boyfriend was released on Friday is the second in Walsh’s Boyfriend perfume line. The line is almost a take-down of the whole celebrity fragrance trend, except that you can actually buy the…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / February 12, 2012

Ladies, Axe Body Spray Wants To Sell You Things

Axe Body Spray, the company that’s marketed itself as lady catnip for men, has discovered a brand new demographic opportunity: the ladiez. Now women will be afforded the same opportunity to smell like total creeps when Axe launches its women’s collection of body sprays. The first “Eau de Lady D-bag”? It’s titled “Anarchy,” presumably to…

By: Julie Gerstein / January 9, 2012

Winter Beauty: 6 Fragrances Perfect For The Season

If there’s one thing that compels me to invest in a new perfume, it’s the change of seasons. While my favorite Lancôme Miracle, a unique peppery floral, suits me perfectly throughout most months of the year, I find myself craving a warmer, woodsier scent when the temperature drops. I’ve rounded up a few perfect winter…

By: Rachel Krause / December 3, 2011

Just What You Always Wanted: A “Top Model” Fragrance

If you thought the all-star season of “America’s Next Top Model” was indication that the model competition show had jumped the shark, think again. Now Tyra Banks is releasing an ANTM fragrance called Dreams Come True … Uh, that’s not exactly what happens to the winning model on ANTM, but we’ll let Tyra have her delusions.

By: Annika Harris / November 1, 2011

Conceptual Artist Cherry Tree Makes Perfume From Her Urine

Conceptual artist Cherry Tree has a scent of mystery about her. And the smell of urine. Her urine. And it’s intentional.

For the last five years, Tree, who splits time between Missouri and Spain, has been turning her own urine into perfume.

“I am very much into recycling,” Tree, born Charity Blansit, told…

By: Huffington Post Weird News / May 30, 2011

Justin Bieber Fans Will Soon All Smell The Same

“Let’s be real, the way a girl smells is very important to a guy! I have such a deep connection with my fans, so creating a fragrance that I personally love is another way I can bring them closer to my world.”Justin Bieber explains why he created Someday, a fragrance for women, er, girls.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 21, 2011

Benjamin Millepied Dances In The Street

No, this is not how professional dancer Benjamin Millepied, aka Natalie Portman’s fiance and baby daddy, walks down the street every day. Just once in a while. Like last Friday, when he was photographed in New York, shooting an ad for Yves Saint Laurent newest men’s fragrance. Which makes sense, since his lady is the…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / May 9, 2011

A Rose By Any Other Name Would Not Smell As Sweet

One whiff of Andy Tauer’s scent creation, Incense Rose, and I knew I never wanted to smell like anything else. This perfume is a contradiction, contrasting the darkly seductive and masculine scent of incense with the feminine sensuality of rose. It contains notes of clementine, bergamot, Bulgarian rose, orris, cedarwood, incense, myrrh, patchouli, and amber.

By: Ami Angelowicz / April 29, 2011

Rihanna’s Arty Video For Reb’l Fleur Perfume Is Here

Rihanna has a fragrance and I have so many questions. Why does Reb’l Fleur have no “e” in it? What does Reb’l Fleur even mean? How much money did Rihanna spend on this bizarre video that sorta, kinda advertises her new perfume but mostly just showcases how pretty she is? And is it…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 14, 2011

Smell As Sweet As Khloe And Lamar’s Love

All you boys and girls who are on the hunt for a new fragrance—your quest ends here. Khloe Kardashian and her hubby Lamar Odom have created a unisex perfume, called Unbreakable, based on the scent of their love. No, it doesn’t smell like his NBA quality sweat or her nail glue and hairspray fumes. It…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / February 7, 2011
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