Topic: Scents and Fragrances

Oscar de la Renta Introduces New Scent, Esprit d’Oscar

Oscar de la Renta Introduces New Scent, Esprit d'Oscar

Oscar de la Renta hosted a breakfast at his Madison Ave boutique this morning to celebrate the launch of the brand’s newest fragrance, Esprit d’Oscar. The scent–promised to be a “modern take” on their classic fragrance Oscar–comes in a scalloped bottle with a flower top, a drop of dew in the glass petals. Mr. de la Renta explained to the crowd that fragrance for him was very nostalgic, and that as a child he believed “If you collected the dew drops [from flower petals], you could make perfume.” He paused for many hearts to melt and continued More »

Would You Wear: Bacon Cologne

Would You Wear: Bacon Cologne

This week in novelty fragrances: introducing bacōn, a cologne promising to give you “the ability to bring your bacon with you and to harness the subtle and seductive powers of ‘Bacon in a Bottle.’ It comes in two versions (classic, which translate to “maple” and gold, which translate to “citrus”). Delightful. Now you can More »

Ready-to-Click: More Bad News For John Galliano

Ready-to-Click: More Bad News For John Galliano

Canadian retailers are pulling John Galliano’s fragrance from shelves. -Styleite

This artist/perfumer made a fragrance from his own… ew. -Refinery 29

Someone put a condom on a statue and people are angry about it. -Betty Confidential

I misread the title of this article as sexiest car repair woes. -YourTango

Here is a slideshow of famous emotional eaters. -The Frisky

The 25 most powerful stylists in Hollywood. -Fashionista More »

Video: Sofia Coppola Directs Natalie Portman For Miss Dior Cherie

Video: Sofia Coppola Directs Natalie Portman For Miss Dior Cherie

As you may already know, Natalie Portman is the latest face of Miss Dior Cherie, high fragrance brought to you by the house of Christian Dior, however you may not yet know that Sofia Coppola directed Natalie’s ad. What you may have already deduced from this information is that the ad is dreamy, languid and features Natalie wearing Dior shades in a bubble bath while Serge Gainsbourg whispers presumably filthy things over the soundtrack. More »

Gift Guide: 10 Heart-Shaped Things You’ll Actually Like

Gift Guide: 10 Heart-Shaped Things You'll Actually Like

Every year around Valentine’s Day I say to myself, “Self, if I see another thing shaped like a heart I am going to barf!” And then I usually see fifty more things shaped like hearts, and I usually don’t barf. But if you are sick of buying chocolate shaped hearts, you might love these other slightly more original – and, for the most part, less fattening – goodies instead. More »