Victoria Beckham Bashes on Britney Spears Perfume

Victoria BeckhamBritney Spears reportedly refused to sit next to Victoria Beckham at a restaurant in Chateau Marmont last year – and this is how the feud between the two started.

Beckham, who has established her style sense with her line of men’s denim called ‘dVb’, hopes to gain some respect through her label. She said, “I’m not doing a Britney Spears and just putting my name on something and saying, ‘Sell this perfume.’ This is a real passion of mine. People think all I do is go shopping like a miserable cow, but, in actual fact, I work bloody hard.”

In addition, she indicated that she does not want to live like Spears, “I could never live a life like Britney Spears, who is under the spotlight everyday. I couldn’t do that. I would go stir crazy … read more »

Presidential Perfumes are a Popular Hit

April Cline is the creator of Presidential Perfumes. In case you haven’t heard about them yet, she created a whole line of fragrances inspired by the presidential front runners: Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and John McCain.

Hillary ClintonThe perfumes were launched locally last Wednesday, and became an instant national and international hit. Cline was immediately contacted by media from across the U.S. as well as from some foreign countries. She was surprised to discover how fast the news of her new perfume traveled. In fact, she has already been contacted by press from countries such as Poland, England, Spain and Australia.

“The No. 1 thing that they all seem to want to know is which perfume is doing the best — which one am I selling the most of,” Cline said. “It’s almost as if the world thinks that my perfume sales will determine who will win the presidential race — like my perfume bottles are some kind of good smelling crystal balls.”

Some people have requested for a Ralph Nader perfume, but Cline declined, indicating that isn’t going to happen. However, she is thinking about mixing some fragrances for the candidates’ spouses: Bill Clinton, Michelle Obama and Cindy McCain.

So far, Cline has sold 150 bottle of her custom blended Presidential Perfume, and she is still busy fulfilling her orders. They are available at for $25 USD per bottle.

I’ve been having a lot of trouble accessing her site; I suppose a lot of people are curious about what our presidential candidates smell like!

Source: Journal News

Halle Berry to Join the Perfume Force

Halle BerryI’m sure you are thinking, “Again?” I seem to be reporting a lot about celebrities jumping the perfume train lately, but it just so happens I read about a different celebrity who wants to launch their own perfume line almost every single day.

Today, we have the Oscar award winning actress, Halle Berry. According to OK magazine, she has signed up to launch her own fragrance with Coty (who is responsible for most of the celebrity endorsed perfumes). Steve Mormoris, the company’s Senior Vice President, indicated that they are happy to co-operate with Halle because she “is an iconic actress and symbolizes beauty to many generations.”

Since Halle is expecting the birth of her baby this spring, the tentative launch date for her perfume is during the spring of 2009.

Counterfeit Perfumes – A Big NO NO

There are lots of counterfeit products in the world. I think one of the main reasons is because the original product (such as designer handbags) is so expensive that most people can’t afford it. Therefore, counterfeit items appeal to people who aren’t willing to or can’t afford to pay the large sum but still want the item.

Many people have probably purchased a counterfeit product once in their lifetime – whether they know it or not (think eBay). I won’t judge whether buying counterfeit items is right or wrong, it depends wholly on the situation and the person making the decision. However, I would suggest against buying counterfeit perfumes, for yourself or for anyone else.

Authentic perfumes are made under regulations and tested before they are released to the public. Counterfeit perfumes are obviously not. Therefore, you won’t know what kind of icky ingredients the counterfeiters used to re-create the original scent. Counterfeit fragrance can cause nasty rashes or even burn your skin. Tests run on some fake perfumes revealed that urine … read more »