There used to be a simpler time when celebrities appeared in perfume ads, making us believe that that particular fragrance was the only one they used. But at one point marketing directors decided it was time to kick it up a notch: celebrities would have to have their own perfume lines.
Katy Perry’s Purr Perfume (above) is a 21st century example of such endorsements. It was developed by Firmenich perfumer house, combining top notes of peach, forbidden apple, gardenia and green bamboo with the heart of jasmine, pink freesia and Bulgarian rose.
The first actress ever to have her name on a perfume was Elizabeth Taylor. The perfume was called White Diamonds and it is still sold. It shows her exceptional sense of style. This sophisticated floral has notes of italian neroli, living amazon lily, egyptian tuberose, turkish rose and italian orris.
Marilyn Monroe Glamour Perfume was a fragrant ode to the iconic actress who represented the ideal woman of the 1950’s; this scent explores Marilyn’s sexy and vulnerable qualities. Her vulnerable femininity is inspired by a bouquet of floral accords and her sensual side is represented by notes of exotic fruits, patchouli and amber. This elegant trend of celebrity endorsed perfumes has seeped into 21st century as well.
Originally called Lolavie until the very last minute, the name of this perfume was changed to Jennifer Aniston, just as the press turned up to see Jen launch it in Harrods! Jennifer Aniston the fragrance is a fresh, clean scent with light floral notes.
Avril wanted to release another scent, after Black Star, for wannabe rock chicks everywhere, “I wanted to create a fragrance which takes the unique attitude of my first scent to a new emotional depth, adding mystery as well as a bit of magic,” she said. Forbidden Rose is a sweet, fruity fragrance with apple, peach and vanilla.
Just as you’d expect from a super-sexy diva like Beyoncé, her first fragrance, Heat, is a heady, sensual scent. Containing neroli and vanilla orchid it’s a musky, floral perfume and she leaves no doubt as to whether this fragrance is for you by saying: “I created this fragrance for self-assured women everywhere, for women who are not afraid to desire and to be desired.”
Intimately Yours is meant to capture the essence of David and Victoria Beckham’s passion and the power of their relationship. Intimately Yours For Him is a spicy, herby aftershave containing orange, lemon, sage and lavender while Intimately Yours For Her is a very floral scent with lily, freesia and orange flower.
If you love Mariah’s sweet, girlie look, then you’ll probably love her new fragrance, Forever. Apparently inspired by her current sense of happiness, glamour and sophistication, it contains notes of juicy green apple and delicate, floral gardenia.
Reveal is Hollywood actress Halle Berry’s third fragrance which is a simple and sexy scent, not the sort of fragrance that enters the room before you do. Containing Halle’s favorite flower the mimosa, this is a very wearable fragrance for daytime.
Miss Spears’ fourth fragrance, Radiance, was released this year. Radiance is the best yet and could stand up against the more exclusive designer fragrances. Containing tuberose, jasmine, orange flower and iris, it’s a sensual, floral scent.
Making the most of her sexy Latina style, the Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria Parker’s first fragrance, Eva, is just like her; warm and playful with notes of jasmine, violet and amber. Definitely not desperate, just gorgeous.
Everybody loves a perfume that comes with a free gift. Jennifer Lopez’s newest fragrance, L.A. Glow comes with a snazzy purple cocktail ring. The fragrance itself is meant to evoke the feeling of a warm LA night with cherry and peony.
Recently the beautiful Liv Tyler endorsed the Givenchy fragrance, being the brand’s spokes model. Very Irresistible Givenchy L’Intense is for sexy, charismatic, edgy and full of confidence modern women like Liv Tyler. The composition developed by IFF perfumers combines the tenderness and strength of musky – floral – chypre character with notes of purple plum, Turkish rose, patchouli and white musk.