Let the showdown begin! Sean Combs and Jennifer Lopez have each released fragrances in the past year: Jennifer's Deseo ($46–$56) and Diddy's Unforgivable Woman ($55–$75). It's not the first foray into the fragrance world for either, but with Deseo expected to make millions in its first year alone, and P. Diddy's nomination for a CEW award, these ex-lovahs both have a lot at stake. But whose scent is better? For a side-by-side comparison, read more
In the new issue of Harper's Bazaar, Jennifer Lopez reveals a few details about Deseo, her eighth (!) fragrance. As she's already said, the scent was inspired by her garden. Usually I'd give it a big ol' yawn (and I can hardly imagine that Jennifer digs around in the dirt), but she sounds passionate about it.
- On her work: "I'd just come from the studio with this long caftan on, no makeup, but I had all my diamonds and some wood jewelry. A wear mix of earth and glamour."
- On her garden: "There's this smell in my garden. The wood of the stairs wet with water, the lemon trees, rosemary and lavender, and five different types of roses. The combination of these smells was the inspiration for the fragrance."
- On rolling in cash: "I've been lucky that because of what I do as a performer, I've also been able to do stuff like fragrances that I love. I'll never look at it as a money thing. I'll always look at it as a creative outlet."
If you're a big Jennifer Lopez fan and want to see the behind-the-scenes video of the photo shoot of her Deseo ad, read more
Hola, amigas. There's some exciting news from Jennifer Lopez. She's just announced that she's expecting... to launch her next fragrance, Deseo, in February 2008. Unlike her earlier scents, Deseo directly honors Lopez's Latina heritage, which I think is cool. In an interview with Women's Wear Daily, she said:
- On building on her Latina roots:"I have a lot of synergy happening in my life right now that is taking me back to my roots and to everything that I'm about and how I was raised. This is what I really find my heart is into. It's the first time I have decided to use a Spanish word for one of our fragrances. We really look at where I am at in my life and what is important to me at that time. But the one thing that we have always concentrated on from the beginning is to be as truthful as we can."
For a bit more from Jennifer, including details on how she comes up with her fragrances, read more