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Revlon Offers Nail Polish You Can Sniff

When I was a kid, I loved those smelly markers so much that I refused to color with them for fear they would run out of scent. Obviously, they eventually dried up, but not before I forgot about them and moved on to a different obsession. Revlon hasn’t forgotten how much girls like scented products though, and the company is cashing in on the childhood trend with a line of fragrant nail polishes. But unlike the markers, these nail hues only give off odors when dry, which means if you choose to manicure your hands with one of these polishes, you’ll be a walking perfume bottle for the five whole days the scent lasts; when you pick your polish, you’re committing to a wearing a particular color and scent. The smelly options include Grape Icy, Ocean Breeze, and Beach, which sound more like candle fragrances than perfumes in my opinion. I’m not sold on this idea, especially considering the fact that I really don’t want my hands to smell, ever. Will you try Revlon’s scented offering? [Fashionista] Keep reading »

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 turn to the fashion and beauty worlds to increase their financial portfolios, Eva did it for her allergies. A lifelong sensitivity to every perfume and a major passion for scents meant Eva had to get a bit crafty so the essence she designed wouldn’t cause her to sneeze. “I wanted something clean and fresh. Something that smelled like you just got out of the shower. And that’s how I came up with the scent,” she explained. The final product, called Eva by Eva Longoria Parker, has a warm, citrus bouquet that’s simple and ideal for daily wear. [People StyleWatch] Keep reading »

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 smells, as an homage to their feature subject, the Norwegian scientist and artist Sissel Tolaas. You see, her entire life has been devoted to the art of sniffing. No career counselor could have thought this up, but Sissel found a love for scents and went with it. So for the inventive issue, a total of 12 scents were infused onto the pages using microencapsulation, and release their aroma into the world once rubbed. Now, I’m all for innovation, and as we’re all well aware, glossies need to create new and different forms of communication to stay alive in these trying times. But reading a magazine through odors? That’s like asking for a headache. [PSFK] Keep reading »

You’re One With His Odor

Most women have heard that body odors play a role in sexual attraction. I mean, why else would we spend money on pheromone-laced oils? Oh, maybe that was just me. Anyway, did you realize that being in love affects our perception and processing of body odors? According to a study performed in Montreal, women who are deeply in love can recognize their partner’s scent, but are unable to recognize the scent of male friends who might be rivals for their affection. Keep reading »

Quickies!: Will Katherine Heigl Be Next?

  • T.R. Knight has asked to be released from his “Grey’s Anatomy” contract. [Candy Kirby]
  • Men have some really lame excuses for passing on sex. [Your Tango]
  • Your scent and taste down below is your signature and, unless you have an infection, you shouldn’t try to change it. [Daily Bedpost]
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