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Frisky Q&A: Gwen Stefani Talks Harajuku Lovers Fragrances & Being A Working Mom

Gwen Stefani will launch five more Harajuku Lovers fragrances, called Wicked Style, Nov. 1. This time around, G and the Harajuku Girls — Love, Lil Angel, Music, and Baby — are back in Tokyo on Takeshita-Dori, a pedestrian-only street where fashionable people go to chill, and are dressed in fashions that originated in Japan — gothic Lolita, sweet Lolita, visual Kei, Kawaii, and Omotesandō girl. Gwen loves building a story for her Harajuku Girls perfumes as much as she enjoys creating perfume bottles that double as works of art. But what’s it like to create five fragrances at a time when it takes other celebrities years to create just one? A few other bloggers and I had the chance to chat with Gwen backstage at her L.A.M.B. spring 2011 fashion show, where she talked about the new Wicked Style fragrances, being a mom and designer, and her personal beauty choices. Keep reading »

Quotable: Marc Jacobs Explains Why He Was Naked For Bang Ad

“I’m not Tom Ford in terms of the grooming and the knowledge of clothes and the precision and perfection of getting dressed. There’s nothing I can wear in this ad that isn’t going to look ridiculous. At one point, I tried jeans and a shirt, and it didn’t work. So then Juergen said, ‘Take off the clothes. So I did, and that became the ad … I did feel good about the way I looked, so it was easy and—well, a guy looks better to me with no clothes on than with clothes! How’s that?”

Marc Jacobs talks to Calvin Klein about getting naked in the ad for his Bang fragrance [Harper's Bazaar] Keep reading »

Now You Can Smell Like A Playboy Bunny

Are you a woman who’s always dreamed of smelling like a Playboy Playmate? Are you a man who has long hoped of smelling like Hugh Hefner? Well, your Playboy-perfumed wishes have come true. In partnership with Coty, Playboy will be unleashing three new fragrances upon the world, two for women and one for men. For the women, there’s Play It Lovely, Play It Sexy, and Play It Spicy. For the dudes, there’s New York Playboy, even though, ah, the Playboy Mansion is located in Los Angeles. Personally, we sort of like the bunny-eared bottle, but we’re partial to rabbit icons that way. [Racked] Keep reading »

Thierry Mugler’s New Fragrance, Womanity, Is Awesome

There are a lot of great perks that come with working for The Frisky. The hot tub cubicle. The male courtesans. The shirtless video messages from the Old Spice guy. Previously, I’ve written here about Thierry Mugler fragrances, of which I am a fan, so when a Mugler rep emailed me, asking, “Can we send you some samples of our new scent, Womanity?” I said, “Yes, please!” And so they did. Keep reading »

Alexa Chung Is The New Face Of Lacoste Fragrance

Alexa Chung, the fashion icon and British TV presenter, will represent a Lacoste perfume for women that will launch in January. She will be the first female celebrity ever to represent a fragrance for the sportswear line and will be featured in all of their upcoming ad campaigns. So you will be able to dress like Alexa and smell like her too! [WWD] Keep reading »

What Fragrances Are You Wearing This Summer?

Summer’s here! The Frisky wants to know what new fragrances you’re wearing this summer. I’m wearing Angel by Theirry Mugler’s Sunessence Blue Lagoon. It smells like the beach, honey, vanilla, cranberry, and good times. Tell us what fresh fragrance you’re wearing this summer, and we’ll put your best suggestions together in a summer scent slide show with links for where to buy online, so everyone can enjoy. Keep reading »

Ashley Greene Isn’t The Only Big Thing Happening At Avon

Your Avon Mark catalog will no longer arrive with fresh-faced Lauren Conrad on the cover because “Twilight” star Ashley Greene is the new ambassador of the Mark brand. If you’re not familiar with Mark, then maybe Ashley will convince you to try the affordable cosmetics when her TV and prints ads launch this fall. But she’s not the only newbie arriving at Avon.

The company is also launching two new fragrances with fashion label Hervé Léger to be called Hervé Léger Femme and Hervé Léger Homme. A body-conscious Hervé Léger dress might not be in your budget, but now you and your boo can get that upscale smell without handing over major dollars. [People Style Watch, Fashionista] Keep reading »

Beauty Test Drive: Sarah Jessica Parker SJP NYC Solid Perfume Bracelet

Don’t you just love a multi-tasking product? The SJP NYC Solid Perfume Bracelet not only serves up Sarah Jessica Parker‘s iconic style, but also functions as a secret stash for her latest scent. SJP NYC is built around the scent of wild strawberries with hints of floral notes. The sensual fragrance reminds me a little of that fake strawberry scent that’s added to teen lip glosses, though more adult and subtle than that. The perfume smells somehow creamy, too. SJP NYC is the perfect summer perfume for day and night. And the convenient bracelet makes reapplying a cinch. [$35, Macy's] Keep reading »

Paris Hilton Releases New Fragrance. Will You Buy It?

Paris Hilton has unleashed a new fragrance upon the world: Tease. Did you know this is her tenth fragrance? I am not lying when I tell you that I had not even registered that she had any eau de Paris on the shelves. I must have skipped that aisle at Wal-Mart. (For the record, that is not a Wal-Mart diss. I love Wal-Mart. You may find me in its aisles.) In any case, our favorite socialite channeled Marilyn Monroe for the Tease campaign. “I got to dress up like my idol Marilyn Monroe, and we ended up with some great photos,” Hilton explained, “She’s always been such an inspiration to me.” Personally, Paris is my inspiration. Tragically, she doesn’t know I exist. But what does a tease smell like? Fuji apples, white peach nectar, and “warm sands.” Purchase at your own peril, people. Keep reading »

How Many Chemicals Are In Your Perfume?

My perfume routine varies. Some days I’ll spritz a fragrance in the air and walk through it for a slight essence, and on other days I’ll dab my wrists for a longer-lasting scent. Thanks to a new report from the Environmental Working Group, however, I’m going to have to double think my perfume routine — and my chosen fragrance — because the amount of chemicals in beauty counter buys are a tad disturbing. There are a total of 3,100 chemicals that perfume makers can play with in order to create a scent, and apparently companies are not required to list out ingredients of perfumes, just cosmetics. Perfumes contain an average of 14 chemicals that never get spelled out on product packaging. One specific synthetic chemical, diethyl phthalate, has been linked to sperm damage in adult men and abnormal reproductive organ development in baby boys. Other ingredients may result in hormone disruptions and allergic reactions. Keep reading »

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