The Scent of Bond Girl 007

Gemma ArtertonA fan of 007 films? I am! Care to smell like a Bond Girl? Hmmm…

Avon, as many of you ladies (and gentlemen) may know, is a cosmetics giant. It was recently reported that Avon is teaming up with the creators of Jams Bond films to launch a new perfume called ‘Bond Girl 007′.

Actress Gemma Arterton, who is the Bond Girl of the upcoming film ‘Quantum of Solace’, is the lucky gal whose face will be plastered on the advertisements for the new fragrance.

“I’m thrilled to be working with two such iconic and established brands. The ‘Bond Girl 007′ fragrance embodies everything a Bond Girl represents – intelligence, sexiness and confidence,” said Arterton.

‘Bond Girl 007′ will be launched worldwide during October of 2008, which will coincide with the release of the new 007 movie.

No further information is published regarding the actual fragrance itself. What do you think Bond Girl will smell like?

Perfumes are Selling in China

Historically, commercial fragrances have virtually no roots in the Chinese culture, so it is surprising that perfume sales are booming in China. According to a recent New York Times article, perfume sales are growing at an exponential rate in China even though it is slowing down everywhere else around the world.

“The concept of perfume is so new that a lot of Chinese consumers are, in fact, not buying a perfume but rather the brand to which a bottle of perfume happens to be attached,” the article reported.

As a side note, all of the celebrity brands are selling except for Coty’s Jennifer Lopez.

Christina Aguilera To Launch Third Perfume

Pop star Christina Aguilera has taken a break from her music career after giving birth to her first child in January. She is now working on a new fragrance to add to her perfume line. Aguilera’s previous two perfumes have been an international success. Her third perfume is set to launch some time this fall. In the meantime, here’s a commercial clip of her current perfume.

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Audrey Tautou to Replace Nicole Kidman for Chanel

Audrey TautouAlthough I haven’t seen many of Audrey Tautou’s movies, I’ve heard many positive reviews of her performance. At least, I know she did a good job in the Da Vinci Code.

Apparently, she has now replaced the Oscar winner Nicole Kidman as the new face for Chanel No. 5. It looks like we will no longer be seeing Nicole’s face when we shop at the fragrance counters at department stores.

The perfume’s new ad campaign will start off with a short film by Jean-Pierre Jeunet starring Audrey Tautou, of course, in the leading role. The short film is scheduled to launch in 2009.

Naomi Watts is the New Spokeswoman for Thierry Mugler’s Angel

Naomi WattsNaomi Watts, the star of the King Kong remake, has accepted a new job as the spokeswoman for Thierry Mugler’s famous Angel fragrance.

Naomi has been out of the Hollywood radar recently due to pregnancy, but the new mommy has quite a few films in the making. Currently there are four movies in its pre- or post-production stage, which are all due in 2009. However, even before any of the films hits the theatres, her new Angel perfume ads are set to debut in October of this year.