Do celebrities have more scents than sense? It may seem like it, when new celebrity perfumes are constantly released, and remain best sellers in the fragrance market even when the stars themselves fall afoul of the tabloid press.
While the celebrity may be involved in the process of creating a perfume bearing their name (such as picking out scents that they particularly like), the fact is that the fragrances themselves are created by top perfumers and are usually of a high quality.
Three of the best-selling celebrity perfumes are:
(1) Lovely, by Sarah Jessica Parker
This fragrance, released by Sarah Jessica Parker in 2005, is a feminine and chic fragrance, inspired by the practice of layering scents. The perfume is described as timeless and elegant, both innocent and exotic. It suits sophisticated women, and is wearable both day and night.
Lovely has notes of bergamot, lavender, apple martini, patchouli, paperwhites, creamy orchid, cedarwood, white amber, sultry woods and musk. This creates a perfume that is subtle and light yet long-lasting.
(2) With Love... Hilary Duff
This perfume is long-lasting, with a gorgeous scent that combines the freshness of youth with the sensuality of oriental spice. The key notes of the fragrance are mangosteen fruit, exotic spices, cocobolo wood, amber and musk.
Although this particular fragrance is designed for the teenage and young adult market, the perfume's spicy notes render it wearable by women of all ages.
(3) Fantasy, by Britney Spears
This fragrance, released in 2005, is described as "a magic love potion of sweet temptation that leaves a tantalising trail of embracing sensuality".
The perfume has notes of red lychee, golden quince, exotic kiwi, jasmine petals, cupcake accord, white chocolate orchid, creamy musk, orris root and sensual woods.