Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The Scent of a Celebrity

The Most Popular Celebrity Scents of 2011

It seems like every celebrity and their chihuahua has created their own line of fragrances. In a commercial crazy world, these stars have left no product unbranded. Below are some of the most successful celebrity fragrances of the last year. Looking at the advertising and composition, would you consider trying out the scent of a celebrity?

The Pop Princesses

Wonderstruck by Taylor Swift. The first fragrance by the angelic looking songstress has a fruity-floral scent with emerging vanilla aroma, followed by raspberry, apple blossom, peach, sandalwood, freesia and green tea. The fairytale picture is enchanting enough to rouse interest.
Wild Rose by Avril Lavigne. This is the third fragrance by the punk princess, which is blend of fresh fruits (mandarin, plum, orange and pink grapefruit) and sweet florals. I haven't been convinced by her range as yet.
I Fancy You by Jessica Simpson. A musky, velvety floral scent with fruity Fuji apple and pear notes. The middle notes include lily of the valley, bergamot and tuberose. I am not really fond of any of these ingredients.
Dazzling Darling by Kylie Minogue. Warm and spicy notes of red pepper, orris, violet, acai berry and passion flower, with a rosy cashmere blend. A 'dazzling' photo to match.
Cosmic Radiance by Britney Spears. I grew up on Britney, so you can't blame me for liking her perfume range ;) It's a fragrant red bouquet, with mellow notes of amber, vanilla and sandalwood. I wish for a different bottle, this one seems plastic-y.

The Divas

Outspoken Intense by Fergie for Avon. A fruity floral with notes of star fruit, kumquat, blackberries and musk. The advert exudes power.
Secret Potion by Christina Aguilera. The girly pink bottle isn't corresponding with the rest of the ad. A floral oriental bouquet featuring jasmine, lemon, passion fruit, lotus and musk.
Reb'l Fleur by Rihanna. Her first fragrance is island inspired, combining red berries, peach and plum with a splash of coconut water, followed by violet, hibiscus and tuberose. 
Pulse by Beyonce. An tropical third fragrance from the singer, with a strong pear note, shadowed by bergamot, peony, jasmine, musk and vanilla.

The Glam Squad

Jennifer Aniston by Jennifer Aniston. She was the last person I expected a fragrance from. It's a clean floral scent, with notes of rose water, amber, lily, jasmine, musk and sandalwood. Sounds sophisticated, just like the actress.
Gold by Kim Kardashian. I was skeptical about Kim's perfumes, but after trying out a tester, I was pleasantly surprised. Gold is an opulent balmy scent, which opens with bergamot, grapefruit and pink pepper. Florals include rose, violet and jasmine, ending with warmer tones of musk, patchouli and amber. 
Love and Light by Jennifer Lopez. I can't keep up with all JLo's fragrances, this is number 17! It is described as a woody floral with fresh notes of mandarin, pomegranate, red currant and apricot, blended with patchouli, praline, rose crystal and jasmine. 
Shine by Heidi Klum. This is the models first fragrance, which is a musky floral, comprising of pear, pink pepper, lily of the valley, mimosa, sunflower and vanilla. I like the simple bottle.


These are the fragrances of 2011 that you couldn't even pay me to wear. 

Someday by Justin Bieber. Yes, it sold $3 million worth in three weeks, (now you know how he funded his Ferrari, impressionable tweens with too much cash). But if you're over 14, using it should be banned.

Purr by Katy Perry. I love cats and I don't mind Katy Perry. But the bottle and marketing of this fragrance was too kitsch and not enough class. 

Immortal Twilight by Twilight. The stench scent of this melodramatic saga has been bottled and sold to vampires and humans everywhere.

Snooki by Snooki Polizzi. It's too early for an April's fool joke, the spray-tanned scent of Snooki is the real deal. Things like this make me really worried about above-mentioned impressionable teens.


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