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Celebrity Fragrances: Love 'em or Hate 'em?

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Initial post: Dec 15, 2009, 6:51:49 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 23, 2010, 12:10:11 PM PDT
L.D. Mit says:
How do you feel about fragrances put out by celebrities (actors, musicians, athletes): is it a great idea or a turnoff?
Have you ever bought a celebrity fragrance, and if so did you buy it again?
Have you ever bought a fragrance simply because of the celebrity attached to it?
On the flip side, have you ever decided not to buy a fragrance because of the celebrity attached to it?
Does putting out a fragrance make you view a celebrity differently, and if so, how?

Note: I don't mean celebrity designers or a fragrance with a celebrity spokesperson. I mean celebrities whose name is on the product (such as those linked below).


Lovely Sarah Jessica Parker By Sara Jessica Parker For Women. Eau De Parfum Spray 1.7 oz

Women's Halle by Halle Berry Eau de Parfum - 1.7 oz.


Women's Faith by Faith Hill Perfume Spray - 1.7 oz.

Forever Mariah Carey by Mariah Carey for Women, 3.3 oz Eau De Parfum Spray

Usher By Usher For Men. Eau De Toilette Spray 3.4-Ounces

Posted on Dec 28, 2009, 8:35:52 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 28, 2009, 8:37:08 AM PST
i love them,i just got lola from marc jacobs,it smells amazing.also mariah careys butterfly,its great.i also have a few by sara jessica,i just buy them because i like the scent.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 29, 2009, 2:37:19 AM PST
a.mkua says:
HATE. I'll stick with Attar Bazaar products.

adele mkua

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 12, 2010, 12:46:53 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 27, 2010, 9:09:30 AM PST
SusieQ says:
I like Lovely by Sarah Jessica Parker, and also, Manifesto by Isabella Rossellini. These are the only two celebrity fragrances I've bought more than once (to date). I liked Glow by J.Lo when it first came out, but now I'm on the fence about it. I think it's more a perfume for a 20-something and I'm in my '40's now.

Sometimes I think too many celebrities today rush into marketing a perfume, trying to make money off their names, kind of like jumping on a bandwagon, without knowing what's going on with "their" perfume. For instance, Paris Hilton. (OK, she's not much of a celebrity, but she's got perfumes out there.) Her perfumes smell OK going on - on me anyway - but they don't wear well at all. They have a musky/sugary-sweet drydown. They smell "processed" instead of natural. Does that make sense?

I find now that I'd much rather wear an older, established perfume, or a newcomer without a celebrity label, more often than not. I just discovered Preparation Parfumee by Andree Putman and it's a such a clean fragrance. Or, in a different mood, I'll use Kenzo Jungle L'elephant which has a richer aura.

Posted on Mar 25, 2010, 12:41:40 PM PDT
Connie says:
I just ordered Halle by Halle Berry. I've smelled it on a friend of a friend and I liked it. Ima give it a try...I know sometimes your own body scent my come across totally different then on another person, so hopefully it'll stand out on me and smell just as great also.

Posted on May 10, 2010, 9:57:00 AM PDT
Julie Lynn says:
I won't buy Kim Kardashian because of who she is even though I love the fragrance. I have Lovely. I adore it. It is one of my all time favorite perfumes, if not the best. I don't object to SJP, so that's why I own it. I will not buy Jessica Simpson and others because of who they are. I don't want to identify with celebrities while I wear a perfume, or ever, for that matter.

Posted on May 30, 2010, 1:38:31 PM PDT
D. C. samai says:
I LOVE A GOOD FRAGRANGE HANDS DOWN. i have many of the celebrity products mentioned on this page except kim k and paris hilton. Kim k's fragrance reminds me of an old scandolous harlet. its not young fresh, its an older 40ish Baton Rouge Madame! Paris is to cheap and sugary for me. But i do like Halle, Glow by Jlo, Fancy by Jessica Simpson, Queen by Queen Latifah, Heat by Beyonce( i think this is her best) Victoria Beckhams, and others I cant remind right now.

Posted on Nov 14, 2010, 8:17:28 PM PST
I don't know why, but I've tried them, and they seem to all be nasty. I just stick with Annick Goutal, Rochas, Fendi, and Worth, my favorite houses.

Posted on Jan 5, 2011, 9:14:52 AM PST
Eldarwen says:
I have never bought a celebrity scent. The ones I have smelled are nothing but fruity-floral, sugary messes geared for tweens, teens, and very early 20's. I am into the older Chanels (not the Chance), Serge Luten, etc.

Posted on Jan 17, 2011, 7:29:36 AM PST
Elle says:
Some are nice. Some are not. The original Halle Berry is awful. The Halle Pure Orchid is wonderful. The first Mariah (Purple Bottle) is by far the best in her line. Anything Juicy Couture is fantastic. Jessica Simpson has Fancy and Fancy Love out right now. I don't like Fancy. Fancy Love is very nice.

Posted on Jan 26, 2011, 5:02:20 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 26, 2011, 5:06:38 PM PST
Amorewen says:
Ok, quick answer..sorry so lazy! But mostly? I hate how celebs are trying to cash in in any area they can. I feel it undermines the true artistry, workmanship, time, and talent as well as education invested by "real" crafters of clothes, scent, you name it, when they venture out of their initial career niches.
But there's one celeb scent I love so much, I downright respect it and its maker, and think she should become a "nose" instead! That scent is Sarah Jessia Parker's COVET, which to my shock, doesn't seem to have been widely embraced in general, and has been ignored in favour of those other more obvious florals she made, instead of people noticing the awesomely subtle, green yet gourmand and powdery, not overpowering, masterpiece it is - also remarkable to me because I usually only go for woods, spice, and musky scents or vanillas. This vastly dif't scent HOOKED me..and I still don't own it! :( *weep*!
Ok..not such a quick reply!;-)

Posted on Mar 6, 2012, 7:23:53 PM PST
Sandra Kern says:
I went shopping for perfume last month and I can't find anything that really appeals to me. I use to like L' Air du Temps, but only in the long lasting parfum. I wear Chanel #5 right now, and although it's ok, it's still not my favorite. I also wear Eternity once in a while because it's better then other perfumes I've tried, yet, it's still not my favorite or signature perfume. I use to love Morning Dew by Annie Oakley, but they went and reformulated the product and it has lost its staying power, plus it has a lingering alcohol scent to it that I don't like. Sad, because I use to get many compliments on it. It was my all time favorite for years, but no more. I don't like the celebrity perfumes either.
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