I was thirteen when I first read that Marilyn Monroe only wore Chanel No. 5 to bed – nothing else. I immediately added the perfume to my Christmas list, and when I unwrapped it on Christmas Day, I was fairly disappointed. It smelled musky and pungent, it smelled dated… and after several more sniffs, it smelled like my Grammy. More
True story. Jennifer knew a guy in college who never washed his hands and then got herpes all over his dirty fingers. He was so gross that he went to the doctor asking for his fingers to be amputated because he still didn’t want to wash his hands. People with bad hygiene are gross. More
I went to high school in a fairly small community where there weren’t a lot of stores. Every girl in my high school selected ‘her’ Bath and Body Works fragrance and wore it constantly in body spray, lotion, and bath gel form. The locker room smelled like a basket of wax fruit every day after gym class. But I just couldn’t settle on which scent was going to be mine: I didn’t want to smell like a country apple or a sun-ripened raspberry, as much as I would have enjoyed eating either of those things. Ultimately, it was a men’s scent that drew me in: cool spring, which smelled like musk and rainwater. The woman at the counter asked me if I was getting a gift for my boyfriend, and, feeling ashamed, I said yes. But I loved every drop of the scent and wore it until I couldn’t squeeze any more out of the bottle. Since then, it has been men’s – and the occasional unisex – fragrances all the way. Recently, I got my hands on a sample of Calvin Klein’s Eternity Aqua for Men, and I’ve sported it every day since then. More
A mojito is the perfect drink for a date – it’s sweet, sexy, and good-looking. And now instead of just drinking a mojito you can smell like one. This unisex fragrance from Velvet & Sweet Pea contains notes of dark rum, peppermint, and lime. He won’t be able to keep his mouth off of you. More
Victoria’s Secret sent us some of their “Bombshell” hand cream. What do bombshells smell like? Not charred flesh and the misery of war, according to the office. Without being exposed to the label or maker, they think the cream smells … More
Ever wondered what people smell like in outer space? The answer, at least if you’re a princess-cum-slave-girl, is “white peach, lily, bergamot, heliotrope, jasmine and musk.” A new line of fragrances inspired by Star Wars will feature Slave Leia, a … More
Lady Gaga has reportedly signed a deal with Coty to develop her own signature scent. However, no product with Lady Gaga’s name associated with it could ever be boring, so we have to ask: what should it smell like? Here … More
Have you ever been on the subway, in a store or on the streets and heard the line, “I haven’t smelled this much perfume since high school?” Well, I have. I’ve never been one to wear perfume yet I always … More
Perfumier Bond No.9 has been making scents named after famous New York places like the High Line and Cooper Square. However, what if they wanted to think a little more downmarket? We have some ideas: Park Slope: organic baby powder … More
Today, designer Stefano Gabbana tweeted “the new fragrance” alongside the picture at left. Those definitely appear to be peonies. As for what else will be in the fragrance, who knows?
32 fashion designers are taking part in a public art project where they create outfits for street sculptures. Well, at least they won’t be naked sculptures anymore. I guess someone please thought of the children. – New York Times Vera … More
Recently, I got my hands on a sample of L’Artisan Perfumeur’s Nuit de Tubereuse (Night of Tuberose). I was expecting something heady and floral, until I had a realization: I don’t actually know what tuberose (pictured at left) is supposed … More
Her new perfume is called Lollipop Bling, for fuck’s sake. I guess she found out that Ring Pop is trademarked.
Last night, the Fifi Awards were held in New York to reward the best of the scent industry. A couple of the winners: Best Men’s Fragrance (Luxe): Tom Ford’s Gray Vetiver Best Women’s Fragrance (Luxe): Marc Jacobs’ Lola Retailer of … More