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 »
You can thank the “Mad Men” episode about Pond’s Cold Cream for reminding us of an era when advertising appealed directly to a stereotyped female psyche. As Freddy says about Pond’s: “If young girls started using it, maybe they’d find a husband and they wouldn’t be so angry … if you use Pond’s you’ll get married.” We’re thinking the folks at Lanvin drew inspiration from Sterling Cooper Draper Price, as their new fragrance “Marry Me!” is anything but subtle, cutting right to the chase with its white dress-clad model and company. Ladies, buy this perfume, and your guy will propose. Gag. [Fragrantica] Keep reading »
One of life’s little pleasures: spritzing yourself with your perfume, the one that you’ve really adopted as your smell. The problem with this is that perfumes are generally expensive (unless you somehow enjoy dousing yourself in Eau de Britney each day). After wearing the relatively affordable Ralph by Ralph Lauren scent since my teenage years, I recently came across a fragrance I absolutely fell in love with—Byredo’s “Blanche.” But at $200 a bottle, it’s not something I’m going to drop down for. So instead, I’ve savored my itty bitty samples and feared the day of the last drop. My prayers, however, have been answered: The Perfumed Court is a service that decants scents and repackages them into 1-15 ml spray bottles and roll-ons. You’ll find top brands like Pucci, Chanel, and Jo Malone, along with lower-level names like Fresh or even … Paris Hilton. In case you just want to give that a try. [The Perfumed Court] Keep reading »
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, we’re not sure capturing the essence of punk rock would smell all that good (the last time we checked, it smelled like sweat and cigarettes), but the makers have translated this “revolution in a bottle” thusly: “Resisting tradition, fighting conformity and disregarding aromatic conventions it leaves a fresh, restless bite of lemon, sharpened and intensified by a defiant black pepper. Electrified by aldehydes, the fragrance exudes pure energy, pared down and pumped up by leather, shot through with heliotrope and brought back down to earth by a raunchy patchouli.” We’d like to say this is a joke, but it does seem you can actually purchase it. [Hint Mag] Keep reading »