Ummm, not sure if anyone’s in the market to smell like Amy Winehouse, but if so, you may be in luck. Rumor has it that a perfumer has offered the troubled star close to a million dollars to launch a 1950s-inspired fragrance. There’s no word yet on the name, but can we take a guess at what eau de Amy would smell like? Top notes of earthy substances, bottom notes of tobacco and middle whiffs of vodka and gin. After the jump, more celeb merch no one asked for! Keep reading »
Ever wonder what music smells like? Just ask Christophe Laudamiel and Stewart Matthew, perfumers who are at work creating a “scent opera” called “Green Aria.” Except in this case, there are no singers or actors; fragrances serve as the characters. As the listener takes in the original score composed by Valgeir Sigurdsson and Nico Muhly, a “scent microphone” placed near each seat blasts odors to accompany the music.
During the experience, the darkened room will be filled with flavors like Crunchy Green, “a fresh, watery smell,” and Magma, which reeks of tar. While you won’t get Chanel No. 5 or Marc Jacobs Daisy wafting pleasantly into your nostrils, the purpose of the duo’s scent-sational opera will be familiar to women on the hunt for their signature scent. “The real challenge,” asks Laudamiel, “is how do you give a scent meaning?” [Wall Street Journal]
“Green Aria” will be at the Guggenheim, beginning May 31. Keep reading »
You don’t need to get sandy to experience the beach. Lilly Pulitzer’s new Beachy fragrance smells as yummy the real thing. If you’re a fan of watermelon, citrus, and jasmine blossoms, you’re bound to become a fan. The delicious scent will set you back $48, but the delicate blue bottle it comes in (and adorable mini scarf wrapped around it) makes it so worth it. So, give yourself a spritz or two and escape to the shore. [$48, Sephora] Keep reading »