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?
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.
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.