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Posts for March 23rd 2011
Elizabeth Taylor wasn't the first star to launch her own fragrance, but she was certainly the most successful one. Her debut scent, 1987's Passion, was an instant best seller; White Diamonds, launched in 1991, remains among the most popular today. You might know that, but we've found 12 surprising tidbits about Elizabeth Taylor's decades in fragrance. Keep reading for little-known facts about the most successful celebrity fragrance maker of all time.
These little teal octopi are downright irresistible, and super cool indeed. They're easy to apply, only come off with rubbing alcohol or polish remover, and make even my janky current manicure look presentable. Plus, each packet comes with 86 tattoos, so I'll be covering up my mani mistakes with these babies for months to come.
Although Elizabeth Taylor first first appeared on screen at the age of nine, she shot to superstar status at the age of 12 in 1944's National Velvet. Through good times and bad, this violet-eyed beauty's been in the spotlight, making her one of cinema's first lifelong celebrities.
Taylor filmed the bulk of her most successful movies in the 1950s and 1960s, but she is also a longtime AIDS activist, mother, grandmother, and silver screen icon. A winner of two Oscars, the oft-married Taylor was the first actress to be paid one million dollars for a film (1963's Cleopatra), and her personal style has inspired generations of designers.
Taylor suffered bouts of poor health throughout her life, but she always seemed to defy the odds. "Success is a great deodorant," she said. "It takes away all your past smells." Speaking of smells: We can also credit Elizabeth Taylor with creating the first bestselling celebrity perfume of the modern age, the infamous White Diamonds. Her perfumes are still going strong, too, marketed under the Elizabeth Arden brand.
Aveda is bringing back its annual limited-edition Light the Way soy wax candle ($12), available now in honor of Earth Month. In addition to smelling amazing (from a combination of certified organic lavender, lavandin, and clary sage), the soy wax burns completely clean. The scent has stress-relieving aromatherapy properties — but the best mental benefit comes from the fact that 100 percent of your purchase will support Global Greengrants Funds, who provides small grants for community-based, water-related projects all over the world. Doesn't doing good smell great?