Surely something called Coney Island must capture a particle of ballyhoo, sea air, Boardwalk and Coppertone. Might there be a piquant X-factor, like fresh brioche in Paris or pine needles in the Rocky Mountains, that will forever summon up Mermaid Avenue?
Maybe, maybe not.
For reasons that sound clearer when delivered in Ms. Rahme’s French accent, Coney Island, the fragrance, is based, at first sniff, on margaritas.
— The New York Times talks to Laurice Rahme of Bond no. 9 about the newly launched Coney Island fragrance.
"I'm blessed to have two of the most important things and experiences in my life. You have music, where music can take you back to a person, a place immediately. The other thing is fragrance. Smell can take you back to an experience, a relationship, a time in your life. And to have both in my life are extremely rewarding."
— Paula Abdul, quoted in Showbuzz. Abdul's reality show on Bravo, "Hey Paula", debuts later this month and follows her as she develops her new perfume line, among other things.
I had hope for her when I heard her signature scent was Chantecaille Frangipane… I can see that. Maybe.