Posts tagged "perfume"

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,” the…

By: Leonora Epstein / January 21, 2010

You Can Help Haiti By Buying Perfume—But Should You?

Perfume maker Bond No. 9 has just announced that when you buy their “Scent of Peace” perfume, 10 percent of the proceeds will go towards relief efforts in Haiti (purchases in the next 30 days). Naturally, Bond isn’t the first company to offer charitable donations with product purchases, but this brings up an interesting point—i…

By: Leonora Epstein / January 15, 2010

Finally, Margiela Drops A Fragrance Bomb

I remain largely unimpressed by the phenom that is the celebrity perfume. I’ve yet to smell one that appeals to me personally, and when it comes to exploring the seemingly limitless olfactory outer regions, they rarely go beyond your standard, perfectly palatable to 12-year-olds, cloying floral. Many designer perfumes, on the other hand, tend to…

By: Erin Flaherty / January 13, 2010

Perfume Has A Carbon Footprint?

Makes sense, actually. Just something you probably never thought of.

Now there’s the first carbon-free fragrance, brought to you by Blue Marble Energy and Sweet Anthem perfumes. Working together, the environmental org and the perfumery came up with EOS, with a women’s version smelling of tea rose and sandalwood, and a unisex potio…

By: Leonora Epstein / January 8, 2010

Eva Longoria To Launch Perfume (Despite Being Allergic)

Up until now, if you asked Eva Longoria Parker what her signature scent was, she’d probably sneeze in your face. Sensitive to fragrances, Eva has taken to the chem lab to create a perfume of her own (called Eva by Eva Longoria—not the most original of names, but to the point) that won’t bother picky…

By: Leonora Epstein / December 23, 2009

Quotable: Sarah Jessica Parker’s Olfactory Senses Are Seriously Broken

“It has taken me three years to decide on the scent because I really like B.O. and I think it’s sexy. I wanted to figure out a way to make it palatable to everybody. I was like, ‘How do you get B.O. in a bottle and make an atomizer of it?’ ‘Then it was all…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 22, 2009

Beyonce Finally Gets Her Own Perfume

When we first read the news, it took us a second to comprehend the fact that Beyonce’s never launched a fragrance before. She’s a movie star, fashion designer, and talented singer–surely the diva must have put her personal scent loves into bottle form already, no? Apparently not. But after digesting, we have to commend Beyonce…

By: Bianca Posterli / December 18, 2009

Feel the Heat with Beyonce

This morning while reading the news, it took me a second to comprehend the fact that Beyonce’s never launched a fragrance before. She’s a movie star, fashion designer, and talented singer – surely the diva must have put her personal scent favorites into bottle form already, no? Apparently not. But reading on, I have to…

By: Bianca Posterli / December 18, 2009

Back To The ’90s: Odin Launches Unisex Fragrance

Androgynous dressing might be the fashion world’s current obsession, but here’s a reminder that styles are indeed cyclical: The trendy men’s shop Odin has just launched a unisex perfume. At first we thought, here’s another sign that male and female gender aesthetics are continuing to mesh together, but then we reached into the depths of…

By: Leonora Epstein / December 10, 2009

Figure Out Which Fragrance To Buy With Sephora’s Scent Samplers

Finding a new fragrance is a daunting task. I can never figure out whether I’m willing to commit to a scent after wearing it around the store or smelling and re-smelling a scent strip. To help indecisive perfume-buyers pick a new eau de something, Sephora has come up with a pretty genius concept. For $50…

By: Catherine Strawn / December 9, 2009

Yes, Chanel No. 5 May Attract Men … With Oedipal Complexes

Scent is certainly a powerful element in generating attraction from the opposite sex, but when a new study came out this week pointing to Chanel No. 5 as the perfume most likely to seduce a man, we were doubtful. The idea that you could bag a guy with a specific perfume seems far-fetched as it…

By: Leonora Epstein / December 4, 2009

Can Perfume Help You Find True Love (Or Just Get Laid)?

A new study says wearing a fragrance certainly helps make you more attractive to the opposite sex, and, arguably, the most legendary perfume of all time may also be the most seductive. In fact, one in 10 women even claim they met the man of their dreams while wearing Chanel No. 5.

Wait, really?

By: Erin Flaherty / December 1, 2009

Zoe Kravitz Is The New Face Of Vera Wang Princess

It’s only fitting that Zoe Kravitz, the offspring of rock and Hollywood royalty, would be the spokesmodel for Vera Wang Princess perfume. It’s too bad she was photographed in that tragic wig.

By: Annika Harris / November 10, 2009

Ever Wonder What Michelle Obama Smells Like?

What does Michelle Obama smell like? Apparently, our first guesses of sunshine and warm apple pie were wrong. The First Lady’s signature scent has been revealed, and it’s “Love in White” by Creed.

By: Leonora Epstein / November 10, 2009

$10,000 Buys You A Lifetime Of Not Smelling Like The Joneses

Sure, in a perfect world, our favorite fragrance would be all our own. It would be an exclusive scent that smells like no other, and when we left a room, people would say, “Oh, it still smells like her,” and sigh wistfully. (For that matter, no one would have the same H&M dresses either, hate…

By: Erin Flaherty / October 26, 2009

Beauty Test Drive: Benefit Crescent Row Fragrances

We know and love Benefit’s cosmetics well — their Bad Gal eyeliner and Dr. Feelgood complexion primer have been makeup bag staples forever — but we don’t exactly think of them first when it comes to perfume. Strike that notion, because their newish Crescent Row line beats out any old Britney Spears fragrance launch any…

By: Erin Flaherty / October 20, 2009

The Gap Has A New Perfume!

Usually, I go to The Gap for staple pieces. But Patrick Robinson is revitalizing the brand with must-have items, like the newest Pierre Hardy boots. Those are majorly swoon-worthy. Now, he’s introducing a brand-new perfume to the store called Close.

Created with perfume house Givaudan, the new fragrance is a mix of salty…

By: Bianca Posterli / October 19, 2009

Crave: Dame Roll-On Perfume

A few weeks ago we vaca

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By: Jessica Wakeman / October 16, 2009

SJP Gets Carried Away With A Third Fragrance

She’s already launched Lovely and Covet, but Sarah Jessica Parker isn’t ready to end her perfume rampage. Along with the newest “Sex and the City” movie, Carrie’s real life fashion maven created SJP, NYC. Because when you already have two perfumes, why not make a trio, right?

The newest scent will launch in February…

By: Bianca Posterli / October 16, 2009