When people think of celebrity scents, most think that they’re just another perfume with the celebrity’s name plastered all over it. But did you know that most of the stars are actually involved in the process of choosing the fragrance and designing the packaging and that these fragrances are made by the best perfumers in the industry – the same as the designer scents? So even the biggest fragrance connoisseur will consider wearing a celebrity fragrance! Rescu. gives you a rundown on the best of what’s new on the ‘celebrity scent scene’:
An ‘Irreplaceable’ Scent
Multi-award winning singer Beyonce encourages us to “Feel the Power” with her new fragrance, Pulse. It opens with an interesting gourmand trio of pear blossom, frosted bergamot and Blue Curacao, a citrus liqueur used in cocktails such as the Blue Lagoon. A floral heart of bluebird orchid (Beyonce’s favourite flower), peony and midnight blooming jasmine gives way to a creamy base of Madagascar vanilla, musk and precious woods.
Available from October 30 at Myer, The Perfume Connection and selected pharmacies and independents (30ml EDP – $49, 50ml EDP – $69, 100ml EDP – $89; also available as a body milk)
Heidi Klum, Shine
As a supermodel and host of “Project Runway”, Heidi Klum knows how to ‘shine’ – so it seems logical for her first fragrance release through Coty to bear this appropriate name. A floral-oriental, Shine is a stunning mix of mandarin, pear, pink pepper, mimosa, lily of the valley, sunflower, vanilla, tonka bean and musk. A radiant scent for spring & summer!
Available at Priceline and selected pharmacies and independents (30ml EDT – $34, 50ml EDT – $45)
A ‘Fearless’ Fragrance
Taylor Swift, Wonderstruck
Jumping onto the ‘celebrity scent’ bandwagon is country/pop star Taylor Swift. Her first fragrance release, Wonderstruck, is a fruity floral that smells good enough to eat! Floral notes of freesia, apple blossom, hibiscus and honeysuckle compliment the sweetness of raspberry, peach and vanilla. An addition of sandalwood and golden amber anchors the scent. For the young romantic in all of us!
Available from November 11 at Myer and David Jones (30ml EDP -$49, 50ml EDP – $69, 100ml EDP – $89)
‘If You Had My Love’…and Glamour
Jennifer Lopez, Love and Glamour
If you’re looking for a light, easy-to-wear summer fragrance, look no further than J.Lo’s latest. With a slightly tropical feel, Love and Glamour blends fruity top notes of mandarin, guava and nectarine pulp with a bouquet of coconut orchid, waterlily, orange flower and jasmine, followed by a sensual base of sandalwood, musk and amber.
Available at Myer, David Jones, The Perfume Connection and selected independents (50ml EDP – $45, 75ml EDP – $59)
In a New York State of Mind
Sarah Jessica Parker, SJP NYC Pure Crush
Best-known as “Sex & The City’s” Carrie Bradshaw, Sarah Jessica Parker releases her newest fragrance, SJP NYC Pure Crush, the follow-up to the fruity-floral SJP NYC. Pure Crush is a sweet, creamy and deceptively simple coconut, white flower and vanilla fragrance that’s great for warm weather. It’s light, clean, and in no way overwhelming, so it’s perfect as an everyday scent!
Available at Myer and selected independents (60ml EDT – $70)
It’ll Be ‘Love At First Sight’
Kylie Minogue, Dazzling Darling
Australia’s very own ‘pop princess’ is back with a brand new fragrance, Dazzling Darling. The fourth in the ‘Darling’ series, and her ninth fragrance release, Dazzling Darling is a delicate floral with a hint of attitude, featuring notes of red pepper, acai berry, violet, rose, passion flower and orris root, with a sensual base of cashmere, musk and sandalwood. Light and feminine – perfect for the warmer months.
Available at Myer, Target and selected independents (30ml EDT – $30, 50ml EDT – $39)
Spice Up Your (Man’s) Life!
David Beckham Homme
Time for something for the boys (or girls who like masculine scents)…soccer superstar David Beckham’s latest, ‘Homme’ is a woody scent with a bit of spice. Citrus, ginger, Szechuan pepper and rosemary give it a burst of freshness and energy, and are followed by notes of leather, cashmere wood, mahogany, patchouli and musk that give an earthy, woody base to ground the fragrance. Modern, masculine and very stylish!
Available at Myer and selected independents (30ml EDT – $35, 50ml EDT – $49, 75ml EDT – $60)