Posts tagged "perfume"

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. Anyhow,…
By: Leonora Epstein / August 17, 2010

Can You Name The Celebrity In Gucci’s New Guilty Fragrance Ads?

You'd think if a brand pays who-knows-how-much for a celebrity to star in their ad campaign, they'd want that celebrity to be recognizable in the final product. That brings us to the new ads for Gucci's latest fragrance, Guilty. Recognize the actress seen here? I sure didn't; I had to look it up to identify…
By: Susannah Breslin / August 11, 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…
By: Annika Harris / August 10, 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,…
By: Carli Alexa Blau / June 28, 2010

Crap You Don’t Need: Gold-Dipped Perfume Wand

Time for today's episode of "Crap You Definitely Don't Need!" And what, you ask, is today's over-the-top item awaiting ridicule? It's none other than Joya Perfume, the scent that comes in a hand-crafted porcelain bottle with -- wait for it -- a 22 karat gold-dipped applicator. Because sometimes expensive perfume isn't classy enough…
By: Lily Q / June 24, 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 fragrance…
By: Bianca Posterli / June 23, 2010

Corny Or Cute? Fresh’s “Eat, Pray, Love” Perfumes

The scene: A group of Sony execs at a brainstorming meeting. Exec #1: "We need to begin promotion for the release of 'Eat, Pray, Love'. Marketing ideas?" Exec #2: "Women like 'Eat, Pray, Love'. What other things do women like?" Exec#1: "Shoes. Cupcakes." Exec #2: "Perfume." Exec #1: "Perfume's good. Girls like perfume. Let'…
By: Leonora Epstein / June 16, 2010

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…
By: Annika Harris / June 8, 2010

Eva Longoria Parker’s Fragrance Won’t Make You Sneeze

Confession time: I'm a huge Eva Longoria Parker fan. Every Sunday during "Desperate Housewives," my girl crush on Gabrielle Solis gets just a little bit bigger. But when I heard the news that she's joining the celeb-turned-designer brigade and creating her very own perfume, I was a little disheartened. Unlike some actresses who tur…
By: Bianca Posterli / April 29, 2010

Don’t Read Your Magazine, Smell It

Personally, I loathe perfume ads in magazines. It's impossible to tell what the scent actually smells like, because after languishing on the glossy page between a hundred other fragrances, the original essence is gone. But the magazine mono.kultur #23 decided that I'm wrong, and chose to create their latest issue entirely out of…
By: Bianca Posterli / April 29, 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…
By: Leonora Epstein / April 21, 2010

What’s Up With Fresh’s “Cannabis” Perfume?

Fresh is a high-end beauty company known for incorporating natural ingredients like soy, sugar, and milk into its products. Good, healthy, wholesome stuff. So we did a double take when we saw this "Cannabis Santal Eau de Parfum." Mary Jane, eh? Naturally, the perfume's ingredients aren't remotely narcotic—it's a blend of patchouli, vanilla musk,…
By: Leonora Epstein / April 15, 2010

Beauty Test Drive: Balenciaga Paris Eau De Parfum

If you're a lover of lady mags like we are, then you've probably noticed advertisements for Balenciaga Paris in almost every April issue. It's kind of difficult to get the full effect with those paper fragrance testers so I got my hands on an actual bottle of this new scent. My first thought after…
By: Annika Harris / March 29, 2010

The Perfect Non-Perfume: Byredo’s Blanche

We've found the perfect perfume. And it's perfect precisely because it doesn't smell like perfume. Byredo's Eau de Parfum in Blanche is, like the name implies, clean and pure. The fragrance is vaguely close to a soapy, laundry odor, but it isn't that either. The best way we can describe it is this: It…
By: Leonora Epstein / March 17, 2010

Jennifer Aniston Sniffs Out A Way To Save Her Career — A Perfume Line!

Well, it looks like Jennifer Aniston didn't need our suggestions about how to save her career after all. She came up with an idea all her own. Drum roll ... she's launching her own perfume line! Why didn't we think of that? Here we were rooting for a sex tape or artificial insemination. There…
By: Ami Angelowicz / March 8, 2010

A Bit Of CK1 With Your Morning Commute?

Vending machines are experiencing a retro revival, and recently we've seen ones that carry increasingly weird items: electronics, designer clothes, swimwear, gold, china tea cups. The latest experiment in fashionable vending is brought to you by Sephora. The makeup retailer has set up perfume vending machines in several Paris metro stations, stocking them…
By: Leonora Epstein / February 19, 2010

No Car Is Complete Without A $57 Marc Jacobs Air Freshener!

Marc Jacobs wants you to get laid in your car! Wait, scratch that ... he wants you to get lei-ed in your car. Slight difference. Oh, well. Anyway, Marc is hawking a flowery perfume-scented lei for fashionable drivers to hang from their rear view mirrors — and it can be yours for a…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 8, 2010

Win This! Dawn Spencer Hurwitz St. Valentine Fragrance

Put a little love and romance in the air with Dawn Spencer Hurwitz's St. Valentine fragrance. Hurwitz is often inspired by the seasons, friends, and history when creating her Essence Studio perfumes, but this February she had amore on her mind. The rich St. Valentine scent has notes of violets, red roses, and chocolate, so…
By: The Frisky / February 3, 2010

There’s Pee In That Fake Bottle Of Chanel No. 5

If supporting child labor and drug cartels weren't enough to dissuade you from purchasing counterfeit luxury goods, consider the nasty rash you might break out in after spraying on the mixture of urine and antifreeze that's found in a number of black market perfumes. Just as we're still recovering from their shocking, scatological expose…
By: Erin Flaherty / January 27, 2010

High-Style Blowing Bubbles From Maison Francis Kurkdjian

We love it when things come back from childhood with grown-up makeovers. Take these classy perfumed-scented bubbles by the perfume house Maison Francis Kurkdjian, a creative French company known for making rad fragrance installations in cities around the world. The bulles come in three colors and scents: an aqua formula smells of "cold mint,"…
By: Leonora Epstein / January 21, 2010