Posts tagged "fragrance"

YSL Ad Banned For Simulating Drug Use

A commercial for Yves Saint Laurent’s Belle D’Opium fragrance has been banned in the U.K. because the ad supposedly shows models “simulating drug use.” The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) “therefore concluded it was irresponsible and unacceptable for broadcast.” In the ad (above), the character of “Belle” runs her finger down her arm and the…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 2, 2011

Lady Gaga Wants You To Smell Like Period Sex

There’s going to come a point in this sabbatical of mine where I am really going to miss having sex. And when that time comes, how to fight the urge? Perhaps by titillating the senses that are stimulated by having sex, I can give myself a little “taste,” so to speak, without participating in the…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 27, 2011

Rihanna’s Reb’l Fleur Fragrance Ad

Even though Rihanna looks beautiful, the ad for her much-anticipated Reb’l Fleur fragrance doesn’t exactly say fragrance to me. I’m also surprised she wore that rebellious red hair, but I guess that was the point.

Annika Harris / January 5, 2011

Taylor Momsen For John Galliano’s Parlez Moi D’Amour Fragrance

Dare I say Taylor Momsen actually looks sexy in this ad for John Galliano’s Parlez Moi D’Amour fragrance? She has on her usual stockings and short dress, but that Galliano flavor just makes her more sultry and believable. [Design Scene]…

Annika Harris / December 23, 2010

New Dree Hemingway Ad For Salavatore Ferragamo’s Attimo Perfume Is … Strange

What is up with this seemingly very photoshopped photo of Dree Hemingway lounging on a bed in an ad for Salvatore Ferragamo’s Attimo fragrance? That’s not a rhetorical question, as in, now I’m going to tell you exactly what’s been done, in my estimation, to this image. But it is decidedly strange and malformed looking,…

Susannah Breslin / October 29, 2010

Katy Perry Gets Catty For Purr Fragrance Ad

Katy Perry dons a purple and pink spotted latex catsuit complete with tail, black platform stilettos, and a cat mask for her first Purr fragrance ad, which was shot by Miles Aldridge. The fragrance, which will be contained in a cat-shaped bottle, goes on sale in early November. Let’s hope it doesn’t smell like, ahem,…

Annika Harris / October 19, 2010

Our Fall Scent Selections

I was a child when I first learned that fragrance holds a very important role in the life of a woman. My aunt, a designer at Tiffany and Co., always wore Givenchy’s Amarige, and to this day every time I have a whiff of it she is immediately next to me. The scent that one…

Carrie Morrissey / October 9, 2010

The Closest We’ll Get To A Posh And Becks Sex Tape

It’s not exactly a sex tape, but this new 22-second ad for Victoria and David Beckham’s fifth fragrance, Intimately Yours, is kind of titillating. It’s cute how they’re both in tuxedos. [NY Daily News]…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 10, 2010

Genius: The Perfumed Court Offers Expensive Scents In Little Doses

One of life’s little pleasures: spritzing yourself with your perfume, the one that you’ve really adopted as your smell. The problem with this is that perfumes are generally expensive (unless you somehow enjoy dousing yourself in Eau de Britney each day). After wearing the relatively affordable Ralph by Ralph Lauren scent since my teenage years,…

Leonora Epstein / August 26, 2010

The Sex Pistols Get Their Own Perfume … Some 35 Years Later

It smells like … Sex Pistols spirit.

The iconic British punk band is getting its own themed fragrance thanks to a partnership with Fragrance and Beauty Limited. Guess the group who once promoted anarchism with their hit anthem “Anarchy in the U.K.” has made peace with the man by going corporate? Who knows.

Leonora Epstein / August 17, 2010

Beauty Test Drive: Outspoken by Fergie Eau De Toilette Spray

It seems every celebrity has a fragrance nowadays, and oftentimes you get the feeling the celebrity slapped their name on the perfume bottle without regard for what was actually in it. This is not the case with Outspoken by Fergie. The singer not only worked with Avon for two years to develop the fragrance, but…

Annika Harris / August 10, 2010

Shakira’s New Fragrance Ad Looks As Funky As We Bet It Smells

I find this ad for Shakira’s new fragrance, S by Shakira, perplexing. First of all, how did they justify not calling the scent She Wolf? And second, she doesn’t even slightly look like herself here. What happened to her gorgeous curly hair? And her face has been soft-focused past the point of recognition. Don’t eve…

Marc Jabobs Has A Bangin’ Bod

Even with all his quirky and juvenile tattoos, Marc Jacobs has the bangin’-est body we’ve ever seen a fashion designer sport. How does he have time to create his eponymous lines, design for Louis Vuitton, and keep his body looking tip-top? Marc might not play for our team, but we can enjoy ogling him. Here,…

Annika Harris / August 1, 2010

Beauty Test Drive: Marc Jacobs Bang Eau De Toilette Spray

It’s not every day that we test products for men here at The Frisky. But Bang is Marc Jacobs’ first masculine fragrance in almost 10 years, so I had to jump at the chance. Plus, did you see how hot Marc looked in the Bang ad? Apparently, this scent is so special that he had…

Annika Harris / July 30, 2010

Beauty Test Drive: Soulgasm Parfum

Here at The Frisky, anything that enhances frisky business seems like good business. What could be better than a perfume that has a distinct scent, but also leads to seduction? Nothing. Soulgasm, a new perfume by Sasha Varon, is deep, sheer, and definitely intense. The base of the perfume is clean musk, warm amber, and…

Carli Alexa Blau / June 28, 2010

Mariah Carey Wants You To Smell Like Candy

When Nick Cannon proposed to his lady, Mariah Carey, he hid her engagement rock inside a Ring Pop lollipop, as a nod to her love for the candy, then replicated his originality in an encrusted lollipop for their anniversary. Now, Mariah’s planning to capitalize off her sweet tooth by launching a line of fragrances with…

Bianca Posterli / June 23, 2010

Are You Into The Idea of Scented Glasses?

Though we’ve had scented markers for years, apparently the everything-should-be-fragrant concept is enjoying a bit of a re-birth, and giving products their own scent has become the newest fashion trend. The world was just recently introduced to scented nail polish, and now one brand decided to throw a little odor onto their eyeglasses. Les Opticie…

Bianca Posterli / June 21, 2010

With Poo-Pourri Your Poop Doesn’t Have To Stink!

What goes up must come down. What goes in must come out. The truth is, everybody poops, but it’s embarrassing for some to go in unfamiliar surroundings, like your new lover’s place. Now you can poop anywhere without being embarrassed. Single? Think about this: You’re on the way to work one morning and you need…

Carli Alexa Blau / June 1, 2010

Marc Jacobs’ Bangin’ New Fragrance

Posing naked for his new men’s cologne, Bang, designer Marc Jacobs brings to mind the age-old question: When does oily-hot become greasy-gross? [Styleite]…

Jessica Wakeman / May 21, 2010

Artsy Moment Of The Day: Maison Martin Margiela’s Trippy Perfume Vid

Feeling a residual high from 4/20? (Or maybe you never, um, stopped.) Zone out with this arty video promotion for Maison Martin Margiela’s new perfume, the one we told you about called Untitled. We have no idea what it’s supposed to mean, nor could we explain most of the imagery to you. Not because…

Leonora Epstein / April 21, 2010