Here’s the May 3rd edition of Weekly World Fumes. Have any news tips? Leave them in the comments!
Dita von Teese launches her perfume in London. She claims that she stopped wearing her “mysterious and unknown to everyone” perfume after her boyfriend (of 2 weeks!) said she smells like his mom. This irritates me for many reasons but mainly because the “mysterious and unknown to everyone” perfume was either Quelques Fleurs or something by Caron or Fracas. Those are the perfumes that she has been on record wearing. Not that unknown, honey. It’s like your boobs, Dita, we’ve all seen them.
Some people say Selena Gomez is so sexy in her new fragrance ad and this is a bit of a scandal for any (even of age) Disney star. I’m sorry but there is nothing sexy to me about seeing a star drenched in grape Kool-Aid. Oh, and apparently Justin Bieber likes the perfume.
Lanvin will launch Jeanne Couture this summer. It’s a more “womanly and mature” fragrance with raspberry, rose, violet leaves, cedarwood, musk, peony, and magnolia. It will not be sold in the U.S. because we don’t like “womanly and mature” fragrances.
Penhaligon’s will launch Peoneve in July. It has notes of violet leaf, peony, Bulgarian rose, hedione, vetiver, musk and cashmere wood.
MiN NY is pissed that Sephora is doing a Fragrance Flight. The SoHo boutique says that they started this way of experiencing perfume first. I’m at no liberty to comment on this at all but I feel that selling fragrances like this is the only way to sell fragrances. And Sephora can do it but will the product be the same as at MiN? No. Don’t worry about it, MiN, you have your niche and loyal customers.
Michael Jackson’s dad, Joe, closed down his perfume kiosk and opened another, Jackson Perfumes, in Las Vegas’ Town Square Mall. I had no idea that Mr.Jackson was in the perfume business at all.
Le Labo and Strange Invisble Perfumes open up a “perfume commune” in Venice Beach.
The FiFi Awards Consumer’s Choice Award is now open for voting!
I’ve been recovering from the flu this week. Not to be a big baby, but it has been terrible. I like to go and go and this has knocked my ass back.
And the 4th is birthday.
*Selena Gomez ad from People. Penhaligon’s pic from Fragrantica.