Talk about the sweet smell of success.
Celebrities nowadays are expanding their empire to the perfume industry, using their name to hawk fragrances in elaborately designed bottles.
Though fronting a signature scent may be the reasonable move for those who are already immersed in the fashion world, like Sex & the City star Sarah Jessica Parker and singer-turned-designer Jennifer Lopez, there are also a few famous faces that stick out like sore thumbs. (Like, did you know Derek Jeter has his own fragrance?)
So, who is the real deal?
Celebuzz is putting their nose to the test and judging five famous celebrity scents.
Smell: Crisp and fruity with hints of vanilla
Our Review: Great for tween girls (so most of us are out of the picture) but the bottle design is confusing. Why is it in a slinky?
Smell: Warm musk of caramel apples and freesia
Our Review: The warm musk of florals is more for the older crowd. The bottle is almost identical to Marc Jacobs’ Daisy.
Fragrance: Pink Friday NICKI MINAJ Special Edition
Smell: Sweet and strong musk of florals and vanilla
Our Review: Like Minaj’s bold personality, the fragrance comes off a little too strong. Use sparingly.
Fragrance: Fantasy Twist (includes 2005’s Fantasy and 2006’s Midnight Fantasy)
Smell: The pink bottle (Fantasy) smells of jasmine and white orchids while the blue bottle (Midnight Fantasy) smells of cherry, plum and raspberry
Our Review: It’s kind of cool that it’s a 2-in-1 deal. But with the name Fantasy Twist, you’d think they would make bottle a twist-off.
Fragrance: Wonderstruck Enchanted
Smell: Bold musk of sugary berries and flowers
Our Review: The sweet scent is strong, but it’s not too strong that it leaves you a little light-headed.
Want to win a bottle of Mariah Carey’s Dreams or Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday? Here’s how you can enter to win:
- Vote for the perfume you’d like
- Fill out the form with your information
- We will select one winner for each perfume, and we will contact the winners via email next week
- If selected, you must provide a U.S. shipping address
So, Nicki or Mariah? Vote now for your chance to win!
See here for full contest rules. Good luck!