Smell like a celebrity

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

While some, like all big-brand fragrance, aren’t ever going to become classics, others are true perfume gems that you’ll spray again and again. Want to find a newbie? Here are a few of our favourite famous fragrances of the moment.

Jennifer Aniston by Jennifer Aniston (R495 for 50ml)

Our best friend knows a thing or two about how to create a fragrance to fall in love with. All she did in deciding on the recipe for her first ever scent was to mix her best and earliest scent memories into a bottle. It’s inspired by her memories of summer days at the beach and evenings in California infused with the scent of gorgeous flowers.
The notes: Because sparkling notes are traditionally at the top of perfumes, you’ll find citrus and rose water when you first spray and smell the scent. At the heart of the fragrance is jasmine, wild violets and Amazon lily. And the base is warm, with sensual musk, golden amber and sandalwood making up a perfect ending.

Someday by Justin Bieber (R525 for 100ml)

It had to happen; the Biebs has put his baby-face, floppy-hair cuteness to a perfume. And before you write it off as just ‘something for your little sister for Christmas’, let us implore you to take a whiff with us. ‘I wanted to create a fragrance for my female fans that I can’t get enough of… that I want to get next to and I can’t stay away from,’ says Justin. Oh, and did we mention that all the net profits are going straight to charity? Good on ‘ya Biebs!
The notes: Housed in a rather sweet heart-capped bottle, this juice is deliciously sweet and fruity at first and then evolves into a bouquet of fresh and creamy florals. Think a fruit basket of mandarin, William pear and wild berries at the top with jasmine, waterlily, creamy florals and coconut orchid making up the middle notes. And for dry-down, it’s all classic warmth and creaminess in the form of a mix of sandalwood, vanilla and soft musk.

Smell like a celebrity

Wonderstruck by Taylor Swift (R525 for 100ml)

In the words of this cutie songstress, ‘Wearing perfume is such a unique way to create memories. Like songs, a scent can take you back and allow you to relive a moment in time.’ We couldn’t agree more with you Taylor! And like with all of her songs, her fragrance is completely personal – she even came up with the name. ‘I wrote the lyric, “I’m wonderstruck, blushing all the way home,” for the song Enchanted about the first time you meet someone. A fragrance can help shape someone’s first impression and memory of you. It’s exciting to think that Wonderstruck will play a role in creating some of those memories.’ Will it create sweetly smelling memories for you? Read on…
The notes: Think a yummy cocktail of freesia, apple blossom and raspberry mixed with vanilla, honeysuckle and white hibiscus. Notes of golden amber and sandalwood and peach complete Taylor’s debut perfume.

Meow by Katy Perry (R465 for 50ml)

Katy Perry developed her second fragrance, Meow, while on her world tour California Dreams. Its soothing qualities helped Katy juggle different time zones, cultures and the stresses of being on the road for extended periods of time.
The notes: The fruity top notes of tangerine, pear, gardenia and jasmine develop into the mild scents of honeysuckle, lily of the valley and orange blossom, while the heart notes create a cocoon of creamy vanilla, musk amber and sandalwood.

Viva by Fergie (R320 for 50ml)

Powerful yet seductive. That explains songstress Fergie perfectly. It also happens to explain her new (and third) fragrance as well. Developed by the team at Avon, Viva embodies Fergie’s spirit – powerful, seductive and living life by her own rules.
The notes: The fragrance opens with green notes of bergamot before blending into a seductive combination of lavender, mint and narcissus, and closing with a woody base of vetiver and white musk.

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Written by

Julia Hunter is a freelance lifestyle writer, editor and stylist with a special interest in beauty. She’s written for Marie Claire, Women’s Health, and Fresh Living magazines. When not writing about lipstick, she can be found tweeting about other very important topics such as which nail polishes really live up to their long-wear claims! She lives in Cape Town with her husband and far too many beauty products.

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  1. Angelisha

    Viva sounds like my kinda fragrance!

    5 years ago •

  1. ricebunny

    Love meow by katy perry! The bottle is so cute. My all time favs though has to be both avril lavigne perfumes

    5 years ago •

  1. sale

    Got a bottle of Justin’s perfume as a gift…not used yet, but I just love the packaging…so feminine

    5 years ago •

  1. Kirst

    I think out of all the perfumes , the celeb ones have to be my least favourite

    5 years ago •

  1. Cindy Ross

    I have yet to smell a celebrity perfume that’s nice, the scents are overbaring and harsh. So no thanx.

    5 years ago •

  1. mahomed

    havent really thought much of celebrity fragrances

    5 years ago •

  1. Riley

    Really wanna try Meow by Katy Perry:) I love the bottle!

    5 years ago •

  1. JamieBaby

    I am not really a fan of Celebrity perfume however I do love the Katy Perry Purr, the shape and idea of the bottle is unique and the smell is something I could live with on most days :)

    5 years ago •

  1. Cass1231

    Would LOVE to try the new Katy Perry Meow-the bottle is so adorable!!

    5 years ago •

  1. Hima

    Never bought a celebrity perfume..Wonderstruck nicely fits into my choice of notes..

    5 years ago •

  1. Lorraine

    All very nice perfumes .Would love to try all of them.

    5 years ago •

  1. BeautyBloggess

    Dying to try Wonderstruck and Meow. Had enjoyed Fergie’s previous fragrances so may give this one a bash too.

    5 years ago •

  1. Maddy

    I am not a fan of celebrity fragrances. Seeing so many i the market these days , may spritz a few and see whats it all about.

    5 years ago •

  1. Tasha

    I think I am going to put Jen perfumes on the list to test. They have such a lovely packaging.

    5 years ago •

  1. Tasha

    I prefer designer perfumes, but I have been surprised by few of the celebrities perfumes, so maybe they are worth a try.

    5 years ago •

  1. Tanya

    Love the Wonderstruck by Taylor Swift

    5 years ago •

  1. Mpoyif

    I go by the scent rather than the brand

    5 years ago •

  1. Noma

    Haven’t tried any celeb fragrances …. yet!!!

    5 years ago •

  1. Morris

    I’m a total celebrity perfume fan, Forbbiden Rose by Avril Lavigne is my all time Fav

    5 years ago •

  1. Chicara

    I must say that there hasnt really been a celeb perfume that I love…

    5 years ago •

  1. Cat

    I must say that the Justin Bieber someday smells great, I am not a fan of his but this fragrance lasts all day and has such an amazing scent

    5 years ago •

  1. Humphreys

    Im not too much of a fan for celebrity perfumes. I find it hard to find subtle unique notes in their ranges. Designer fragrances just ooze more class and exclusivity.

    5 years ago •

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