It seems like every other celebrity has a scent these days, from Britney to Jessica to Halle. And though marketing agencies spend a lot of money promoting these products, the only really important thing is the scent. Team Bella tested out eight recently released celebrity scents, and we've got the lowdown on how each of them fared. Click through and see if you actually might want to smell like a star.
But it's back to business for Jess with her latest fragrance, Fancy Love. "Romance has never been more important to me, so I wanted to celebrate that special feeling with this new fragrance," Jessica said in a June press release.
With the successful launch of Fancy last year, do you think Fancy Love will match up? As for the print advertisement in Jessica's latest fragrance endeavor, are you feeling the love, or is something about it just not working for you? Be sure to take my poll and check out People for more behind the inspiration of this new scent.
From country singer to pop star to hair extension creator, this multi-talented lady has done it all. Her latest venture takes her into the fragrance world. When I first heard of the aromas featured in Jessica Simpson's perfume, Fancy ($49-$59), I suddenly had the urge to make a sundae. Apricot, pear, toasted almonds, caramel? Yep, my teeth started aching just thinking about it.
The name of the perfume didn't raise my hopes; when something's described as "fancy," that usually means it's just the opposite. But upon experiencing my first whiff of the scent, I was pleasantly surprised. The aroma isn't as sticky-sweet as I envisioned — it's more sophisticated than the overly literal smells of Jess's earlier Dessert line. I loved Fancy's lightness of apricot and pear notes; and the vanilla helped to add a subtle balance to the blend. It's warm and inviting, and considering how men seem to go bananas for vanilla, it's a good first-date fragrance.
Although I'm impressed by the thought behind the blend, the floral notes — which include jasmine and gardenia — are just a little too, well, fancy for me. I like a hint of dirtiness in my fragrance, but if you love sweet, warm blends, Jessica's perfume is worth a sniff. Even though it's too vanilla for me (take that either way you like) it's pleasant and long-lasting, and it's bound to be a guilty pleasure of anyone who's normally opposed to the idea of celebrity fragrance in general.
What do Mariah Carey, Gwen Stefani and Jessica Simpson have in common—aside from their platinum albums? They're all entering the celebrity-fragrance business. Here's the scoop from Parlux, the beauty company she's working with:
The fragrance line will debut in July 2008, in the U.S., with an international roll-out shortly thereafter. The fragrance will reflect Ms. Simpson’s style, personality and confidence.
According to Ms. Simpson, “I wanted to partner with a company that would be able to express my personality through a fragrance. After meeting with Parlux, I’m extremely excited to start the development process with them.”