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Topic: Perfumes

How the Perfume Business Lost Its Class

Ivanka Trump is no Audrey Hepburn

In the old days, celebrity perfumes were plush, rarified things—scent couture, if you will. The lucky fan might get a whiff of the magic scent, but the juice wasn’t for…

Perspective: Heart of Glass

Chanel No. 5's distinctive, timeless bottle

Sometime around 1913, a skinny and salacious Coco Chanel took as her lover one Arthur Edward “Boy” Capel. The rich young Englishman’s sartorial tastes included a square-cornered whiskey decanter that…

Marc Jacobs Ad Banned for ‘Child Sexualization’

U.K. regulator slams ‘provocative’ pose

A Marc Jacobs perfume advert featuring the 17-year-old actress Dakota Fanning has been banned after complaints that the image "sexualized a child." Britain’s advertising watchdog, the Advertising Standards Authority, ruled that…

Kim Kardashian goes from salad to perfume

Unlike some previous video appearances, Kim Kardashian shows only a little skin in this ad for her line of perfume. Kardashian was reportedly an active contributor to the look and…

Christina Aguilera intrigued by floating balls

The last time we caught a Christina Aguilera ad, the singer was stripping down in an effort to understand why her fragrance had caused a big tramp stamp to sprout…

Christina scent may cause sudden tattoos

Fragrances don’t come with disclaimers, but Christina Aguilera’s perfume may cause spontaneous and elaborate tattoos to emerge on one’s back, judging by this new TV commercial. Aguilera strips down…

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