Perfume, Video

Here’s an Interview Where Joan Collins Has a New Perfume and No F***s to Give About the Last Few Seasons of Dynasty

In the spirit of Throwback Thursdays, I thought I’d post this old Entertainment Tonight interview I found with Joan Collins promoting her (then) new fragrance, Spectacular. I already knew that she was the face of Revlon’s Scoundrel, but vintage bottles of Scoundrel are stupid expensive for being what’s basically a drugstore fragrance blessed by royalty, plus Spectacular has notes of tuberose,…

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Perfume

On Ash Wednesdays, We Talk About Elizabeth Taylor

If you’re anything like me, on Wednesdays, you wear pink, and on Ash Wednesdays, you wear pink while making proclamations about doing something bold, like giving up pizza, which in execution is a half week’s worth of success before you’re off the wagon. Then, whenever anybody asks how it’s going, you find yourself checking your breath to make sure it…

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First Impressions, Perfume

Xtina-mas Perfume Advent Calendar Day 1: Christina Aguilera, the Pretty Base(ic) One

Well, well, well. Color me surprised like Christina Aguilera colors her lips: aggressively. On the first day of Xtina-mas, Xtina gave to me an unexpectedly fresh and fruity floral with delicate, softly sweetened base. And while I’d love to jump right into Christina Aguilera’s eponymous 2007 perfume, let’s take a moment to add some context, shall we? 2007 was a…

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News, Perfume

The Xtina-Mas Perfume Advent Calendar Begins Tomorrow!

Grab the dirrtiest chaps you own and gird your loins for impending crotch burn, ladies and gentlemen. I have a vision, a yin-yang fascination with and suspicion of celebrity fragrances, and two weeks off of work, so in honor of the holidays and in celebration of Christina Aguilera, I’m thrilled to announce Ode de Parfum’s Xtina-mas Perfume Advent Calendar! Yes,…

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Perfume

And You Shall Know Me By My Trail of White Diamonds, Apparently

Signature scents are, traditionally, something you choose for yourself. You make your decision after a great amount of trial and error and spritzing and sampling and otherwise thoughtful consideration. After all, if you’re going to let a signature scent speak for you, you’d damn well better take the time to make sure it says the right things. In my case,…

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