The annual FiFi Awards took place earlier this week (see a list of winners here), and during the ceremony, celebrities in attendance had a lot to reveal about what they have coming up next. So popular their fragrances have been, many of them are set to launch their second fragrances in the coming months. To find out who and more — including whose husband is absolutely adorable — just keep reading.
Last night the Fragrance Foundation hosted its annual FiFi Awards in NYC, where manufacturers and celebrities alike were lauded for their excellence in the category of scent. Over 30 crystal statuettes were given out, and among the recipients were stars like Halle Berry and Mary J. Blige. To see exactly which of your favorite brands and celebrities received these top awards, just keep reading.
Justin Bieber released a unisex fragrance dubbed My World at Walmart last year, and now, the teen dream is set to launch his first prestige scent: Someday ($35 to $55). As you can imagine, the fruity gourmand will be geared toward teenagers. But what might strike you at first is the way Someday's brightly hued, plastic top resembles Marc Jacobs Lola. Someday's actually features heart-shaped designs, whereas Lola's is formed with multicolored floral patterns. Do you think these two fragrances' packaging looks similar? Tell us in the comments below, and to learn more about Justin's new perfume, just keep reading.
Rihanna's Reb'l Fleur fragrance ($35) has had banner sales since it launched, but her "racy" ads have led to some very creative Photoshop cover-up jobs, at least in Kuwait, where clothing was literally put back on her. Rihanna isn't the only celebrity who gets reclothed in some countries, but it is interesting to see what's deemed inappropriate for international marketing efforts.
Despite Kuwaiti disapproval of her abs, though, apparently RiRi is now hard at work on a flanker. Recently, she tweeted "I'm already started on fragrance #2 an extension of #RebLFleur Wore the sample last night and all the fly girls wanted some #Yummy." That's a rather rapid turnaround on a new scent, even by celebrity fragrance standards. What kind of notes do you think Rihanna's new juice should have?
Elizabeth Taylor's White Diamonds clearly did bring her luck; the scent is the best-selling celebrity fragrance of all time. Although nobody will probably be topping Liz anytime soon, in the past decade several contenders for best-selling celebrity fragrance have emerged, and some of them may surprise you. Want to see who the biggest winners in the celebrity fragrance wars are? Then just keep reading.
Update: It turns out that the fragrance, incased in a book, has launched, after all.
Update: The Scented Salamander reports that the German newspapers were incorrect, and Karl Lagerfeld is not developing a paper-based scent. We're holding out hope because, well, why not?
Besides fashion, among Karl Lagerfeld's interests are books, and that's exactly what has prompted him (along with publisher Steidl) to create Paper Passion, a fragrance inspired by the scent of books. The juice, formulated by perfumer Geza Schön, is said to contain a "fatty nuance."
While just what that fatty note could be or when the scent's exact launch date will happen is uncertain, one thing is known: the fragrance will be encased within a hollowed-out-inside hardcover book. Steidl also apparently sent Schön samples of printed and unprinted papers for inspiration.
Several lines have created book- or library-influenced scents in the past (see the widget below for examples), so it will be interesting to see how Lagerfeld's version stacks up. Pun intended.
On Wednesday afternoon, Kim Kardashian changed her Facebook status to "Ok now heading to a fragrance meeting. I need a name for my new perfume! Any cool ideas?" Three hours later, more than 8,000 people had responded with suggestions ranging from the rather usable to the patently absurd. I slogged through the responses to find the 20 most hilarious. Here's hoping Kim doesn't pick any of these names; see what they are when you keep reading.
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.
If you want your man to smell like George Clooney, don't hold your breath. An anonymous source says that the hunky thespian just wasn't ready to commit to a signature scent with fragrance giant Coty. "George seemed to be not that keen, unless the deal really made it worth his while," the source told Page Six. "But Coty pulled out, saying this figure made the deal impossible." That figure? A cool $30 million.
We're taking this news with a grain of salt, because anonymous "insiders" often aren't all that inside. I'm not convinced that Eau de George would be a natural fit, either; as this era's Cary Grant, George always maintains a bit of that movie-star mystique, and I kind of like not knowing exactly what he'd smell like.