Archive: Fragrance

The Best-Selling Celebrity Fragrance of All Time!

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Sean “Diddy” Combs may have a hit with his latest fragrance, I Am King (it sold out in 16 minutes on HSN last week) but he has yet to rule the celebrity fragrance market here in America.

According to the research whizzes over at Chicago-headquartered Euromonitor International, the venerable Liz Taylor still leads the pack in U.S. fragrance sales, bagging $67.2 million in 2008 for her White Diamonds scent, first released in 1991 by Elizabeth Arden. (Diddy trailed Taylor by nearly $20 million, with 2008 sales of $48.5 million.)

Other scent-sations include Sarah Jessica Parker’s Lovely, Derek Jeter Driven and Glo by J.Lo. Any surprises? Well, the polarizing Celine Dion ranked third, inching out SJP by a little less than $1 million. And, somewhat puzzlingly, Antonio Banderas made the cologne cut, too.

1. Elizabeth Taylor White Diamonds –$67.2 million
2. Sean John Unforgivable — $48.5 million
3. Celine Dion — $26.4 million
4. Lovely by Sarah Jessica Parker — $25.7 million
5. Derek Jeter Driven — $24.1 million
6. Diavolo by Antonio Banderas — $18.8 million
7. Glo by J.Lo — 18.5
8. Curious by Britney Spears — $14.3
9. Fantasy by Britney Spears — $10.1 million

Sarah Jessica Parker’s B.O. inspired fragrance!

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This picture really has nothing to do with this article, I just think it’s a really funny picture of Sarah Jessica Parker (if it’s even a legit picture of her…her head does look funny). Okay – back to my post.

Sarah Jessica Parker has taken inspiration for her new fragrance from body odor.

The Sex & The City star has already made her mark in the perfume world with her signature Lovely scent and now she’s working on a top secret follow-up for 2010.

And the idea behind the fragrance is to make it smell just like B.O.

She tells WENN, “I’m working on a new genderless fragrance that’s not out yet. I can’t even tell you what it’s called.

“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 atomiser of it?’

“Then it was all about trying to capture the sense of naughtiness in a bottle that it would be good for a man and a woman.”

Parker has been trying out the new scent on journalists and bloggers during her press tour for new movie Did You Hear About the Morgans?, in which she stars with Hugh Grant.

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Jocelyn’s Christmas Must-Have, Number 1!

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Two years ago, Marc Jacobs launched the wildly successful Daisy. I love Daisy, it’s such a great scent. I never actually splurged on buying it – but everytime I go to a Sephora – or Macy’s I definitely spray it on.

I was recently sent a sample of Marc Jacobs LOLA (in quite possibly the cutest packaging I’ve ever seen) and immediately I want to claim this scent as my own. It is so ME! I wonder if everyone will feel this way. It’s just the best scent ever, probably one of – if not the one favorite perfume I’ve ever smelled.

Those that follow this site probably know that I never really review many fragrances, because I’m so darn picky. But this scent is amazing. It’s so unbelievably intoxicating – that’s a great way to put it. When it’s released – you need to go check it out. See for yourself. You won’t be sorry!

LOLA is my favorite fragrance of 2009 – in my opinion is the best scent of the year. LOVE IT! Perfect Christmas present! Look how beautiful the packaging is!

LOLA is a warm floral bouquet – irresistibly alluring, vividly tempting. The fragrance is an intoxicating swirl of rich layers, wrapping the skin in sensuous florals blooming with a signature of the fuschia peony.

LOLA sparkles with fruity topnotes of delectable bright pink peppercorn, seductive pear d’anjou and succulent ruby red grapefruit. The ultra-feminine heart is highlighted by the lavish dischia peony with soft touches of rose and geranium.

The base lingers on skin exuding a warm and seductive aura with enveloping notes of smooth vanilla, tonka bean and creamy musk.

“Where Daisy is more innocent and sweet, Lola is more sensual — the name conjures up a flirtatious, warm spirit,” Jacobs told WWD.

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THE COLLECTION

EAU DE PARFUM

LOLA Marc Jacobs Eau de Parfum is a warm floral bouquet. It is playfully alluring and irresistibly tempting. The captivating heart of the fragrance blooms with luscious fuschia peony.

LOLA Marc Jacobs Eau de parfum: SRP $65 / 1.7 fl. oz / 50 mL
$85 / 4 fl. oz / 100 mL

SENSUAL BODY LOTION

A luxurious yet lightweight lotion that delicately envelops the body in moisture, LOLA Marc Jacobs Sensual Body Lotion leaves skin soft, smooth and sensuously fragrant.

LOLA Marc Jacobs Sensual Body Lotion: SRP $45 / 5.1 fl. oz. / 150 mL


SILKY SHOWER GEL

Creating a rich, moisturizing lather that gently cleanses and refreshes, LOLA Marc Jacobs Silky Shower Gel leaves the skin dewy, renewed and lightly scented.

LOLA Marc Jacobs Silky Shower Gel: SRP $40 / 1 fl. oz. / 150 mL

LUXURIOUS BODY CREAM

LOLA Marc Jacobs Luxurious Body Cream is the ultimate indulgence for bare skin. A rich, all-over body cream that lavishly moisturizes and envelops the skin in pure luxury, it leaves skin silky, radiant and veiled in sensuous scent.

LOLA Marc Jacobs Luxurious Body Cream: SRP $50 / 4.9 oz / 140 g

Available August 2009 exclusively at Bloomingdales and September 2009 at select specialty retailers nationwide.


Taylor Lautner for Giorgio Armani fragrances?

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Taylor Lautner is poised to become the next face of Giorgio Armani.

According to a fashion insider, the Italian designer is trying to sign the Twilight hunk for a new ad campaign for fragrances, as well as for his more affordable line of clothing, A/X Armani Exchange.

“Giorgio has offered Taylor a deal rumored to be worth millions for the ads,” the insider reveals.

And although a rep for Taylor denies the story, the insider adds, “Taylor is flattered and really considering it.”

If he does take the job, he’ll have some big briefs to fill.

Soccer star David Beckham sent huge crowds into hysterics when he turned up at Selfridges & Co. in London to unveil his underwear ad.

Taylor completely bulked up to play the werewolf Jacob in New Moon. “I went from a men’s small to a men’s large,” he says.

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