I use ‘darling' a lot. My mother calls me darling. I call my friends darling. It's almost so old-fashioned it has come around again. It's sweet, personal, loving and affectionate. It's a term you can use for anyone — it's not just for your lover or your child, you can use it for everybody. And it's a little showbiz.
— Kylie Minogue explains how she came up with the name for her new fragrance, Kylie Minogue Darling, in today's Women's Wear Daily.
The reason I wanted to do it was because of how conservative America is. So it's great when television shows say, 'I'm sorry, but we can't discuss this,' and I'm like, 'Why not? It's my name!'
— Alan Cumming, expressing dismay at the fact that the Ellen Degeneres show wouldn't allow him to promote his fragrance, Cumming, on the show. (Attitude Magazine via pr-inside)
Kylie, out of all the celebrity fragrances, well, I don't know, SHOULD have had one that stands out from the crowd. Sadly, “darling” does not. It's less objectionable in the flesh than some of the other recent celeb-launches, it's maybe even fairly pleasant in its own way (sweet, but not ripe, fresh, but not too sharp). Alas, completely forgettable. And surely you can't say that about Kylie?