Entries in Fragrance (6)


Rihanna's New Fragrance Nude Launching on Black Friday

PRNewsFoto/Parlux Ltd.(NEW YORK) -- Rihanna is turning Black Friday into Nude Friday.  Her third signature fragrance, Nude, will launch at Macy's on Nov. 23, the day after Thanksgiving, according to Women's Wear Daily.

The perfume, which follows Rihanna's other scents Reb'l Fleur and Rebelle, is more "personal" than her first two, according to the singer.  It includes ingredients that she says remind her of growing up in Barbados, such as guava nectar, mandarin and pear.  Nude also includes orange blossom, gardenia petals and vanilla orchid.  Described as a "seductive floral oriental" blend, Nude will retail for $49 to $59.

According to Women's Wear Daily, Rihanna has mentioned the possibility of launching a cosmetics or hair-care line in the future.

The ad for Nude features a blonde Rihanna sporting a nude-color lacy bra, holding up some gauzy nude-colored fabric to the lower half of her body.  The elegant, triangular fragrance bottle is clear, with a nude swirl and a nude-and-silver cap.

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Taylor Swift to Release Second Fragrance

Jason Kempin/Getty Images)(NEW YORK) -- Taylor Swift will release her second fragrance, "Wonderstruck Enchanted", this September. According to Women's Wear Daily via People magazine, Taylor's scent is the next chapter in the story of her original Wonderstruck fragrance.

“Wonderstruck is about that moment when you instantly feel a connection to someone," Taylor explains, "but then there’s that feeling of being completely enamored -- enchanted -- when you know a little more about that someone and still feel that strong connection.”

Taylor was heavily involved in creating the new scent, which is described as Oriental Gourmand fragrance with a blend of creamy flowers and sensual woods. "Wonderstruck Enchanted's" crimson bottle also features gold charms selected by Taylor.

The release of "Wonderstruck Enchanted" will most likely coincide with the ramp-up to a new album from Taylor. She's been in the studio working on the project for several months now.

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Blake Lively Named Gucci's New Leading Lady

Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Target(LOS ANGELES) -- Blake Lively has been named the face of Gucci's newest fragrance Première, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"I admire the qualities of the Gucci Première woman and feel honored to represent the fragrance," the actress said of her new role.

"In conceiving this fragrance I was inspired by timeless Hollywood glamour and the iconic leading ladies of Hollywood's golden era," Frida Giannini, Gucci's creative director, says in a statement. "Blake's unique style and charisma brings that allure to life in a very contemporary way."

The Gossip Girl star recently shot the video campaign for the fragrance with Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn. The short film will premiere at the Venice Film Festival on Sept. 1.

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Female Stars to Face Off at Fragrance Awards

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- They've competed for the music industry's biggest honors, but now Beyonce, Britney Spears, Fergie, Avril Lavigne, Mariah Carey and Christina Aguilera are all competing for the fragrance industry's highest honors.

Each singer's signature fragrances have been nominated for the Fifi Awards, which are given out each year by the Fragrance Foundation to honor the creativity of the perfume industry.

Scents by Beyonce and Spears are both nominated for Fragrance of the Year in the Luxe category, which is for perfumes that are sold in department and specialty stores.  Beyonce's Heat and Spears' Radiance both got nods, and were also nominated for Best Packaging of the Year.

Two of Aguilera's fragrances, her eponymous scent and her By Night perfume, have been nominated in the Fragrance of the Year -- Broad Appeal category, which is for those fragrances sold through drugstores and chain stores.  Lavigne's fragrance Forbidden Rose is also nominated in that category, as is Shakira's perfume, S.  Aguilera, Lavigne and Shakira's scents are also all up for Best Packaging of the Year.

Fergie's debut fragrance for Avon, Outspoken, is nominated in the Fragrance of the Year -- Direct to Consumer category, which honors those perfumes sold online, through catalogs or door to door.  Mary J. Blige's perfume My Life is also nominated in this category.

Carey's perfume Lollipop Bling fragrance collection is up for Best Packaging of the Year.

The Fifi awards will be handed out May 25 at New York City's Lincoln Center.

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New Michael Jackson Fragrances on the Way?

Photo Courtesy - PRNewsFoto(NICE, France) -- The latest products to capitalize on the late Michael Jackson are his-and-her fragrances inspired by floral aroma from plants that grow at Neverland Ranch, according to AFP.

The report says Jackson’s Tribute for men and Jackson’s Legend for women will go on sale March 7 in the U.S.  The fragrances reportedly are the result of a 50/50 partnership between the late singer’s father, Joe Jackson, and Julian Rouas Paris, a French fragrance manufacturer.  The company’s master perfumer says Jackson’s Legend for women has a fruity, floral aroma while Jackson’s Tribute for men features a more musky scent.

A spokesman for Michael Jackson’s estate tells AFP the fragrance venture is “a Joe Jackson deal” and the estate is not involved.

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Jordin Sparks to Launch First Fragrance This Week 

Photo Courtesy - Sony Music EntertainmentJordin Sparks is the latest female singer to introduce her very own signature fragrance.  Women's Wear Daily reports that the perfume is called "Because of You," which coincidentally also happens to be the title of a song by fellow American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson.

Through the month of October, Because of You will be exclusively available at Dots and, a women's specialty and apparel store with 400 locations in 26 states.  Come November, it'll be distributed at 10,000 other locations, including Target.

Sparks tells Women's Wear Daily that the most important quality she wanted the fragrance to have, other than a good scent, was good value.  She explains, "I really wanted it to be affordable. I looked at some other celebrity fragrances and they were, like, 80 dollars....even now, I can't bring myself to spend that much."  Because of You will be sold at an introductory price of $9.50.  The price will then rise to $14.95 in November.

Sparks' fragrance is described as having "top notes of clementine, white imperial currant and orange blossom," a heart of "nectarine, baby orchid and peony" and a drydown of "musks, vanilla bean, amber and blond woods."  She explains, "I wanted it to transfer easily from day to starts out as a day fragrance and becomes a night fragrance."

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