“No, no, no. Actually the perfume smells like an expensive hooker … I wanted to extract sort of the feeling and sense of blood and semen from molecular structures, so that’s where [the rumors] came from and that is in the perfume but it doesn’t smell like that.”
– Lady Gaga clarifies that despite reports that her signature perfume would smell like blood and man spunk, it will just have the feeling of those things and will really just smell like a high-class whore. And for those of you who are disappointed by this news, here’s something to make you feel better — the blood, er, essence was taken from Gaga herself. So there’s that. [Fashionista] Keep reading »
When I think of “Natalie Portman” or “Dior,” I don’t think “epic cheesiness.” But the creative director for Nat’s Miss Dior Cherie perfume commercial had a different thought process. Yikes, this is a little embarrassing. [YouTube] Keep reading »
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 really “fruit-salad scented”? Really? [YouTube via Styleite] Keep reading »
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 act itself. Lady Gaga’s upcoming fragrance should help. According to Fashionista, Gaga wants her first perfume to smell like semen and blood, the combination of which, in my mind at least, will result in Eau de Period Sex. Yes, inhaling the bleach-tinged aroma of salty sweet blood is sure to help me fight my craving for some P for my V. Thanks Gaga! [Fashionista] Keep reading »
Looking very much like Blair Waldorf (but in a topless pose Blair would never be caught dead in), Natalie Portman models for Christian Dior’s Miss Dior Cherie perfume. I never thought I’d see the day when Natalie Portman posed nude, sort of. [Celebuzz] Keep reading »
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. Keep reading »
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] Keep reading »
Teenage heartthrob and alleged assaulter Justin Bieber has a new project in the works: perfume. Bieber’s unisex fragrance, “My World,” will be infused into wristbands and dog tags in a new patented resin technology designed to hold the scent for over a year. The scent, which will be launched at Walmart for Black Friday, is, according to Bieber, not “too young, too fruity.” And of course the 16-year-old entertainer has his eyes on the horizon. Next up? A possible sneaker collab. [WWD] Keep reading »
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 wears can define them to others–it’s a silent signature that stays in the subconscious of everyone who comes into contact with them.
“Long after one has forgotten what a woman wore, the memory of her perfume lingers.”
- Prada “Infusion D’Iris” [$56, Sephora]
- La Prairie “Life Threads Sapphire” [$69, Fragrantica]
- “Outspoken” by Fergie [$28, Avon]
Tell us: What’s your signature scent?
How very dapper: Penhaligon’s new fragrance recalls tailored men’s fashion. We hope they’re sending bow tie champion Mr. Brad Goreski a bottle or two. [Lovely Package] Keep reading »