As previously reported, Mariah Carey will be joining the celebrity fragrance game this year. Her debut scent will be called M by Mariah Carey (another letter fragrance!) and will launch this fall:
The M by Mariah Carey scent, which the singer created with perfumer Carlos Benaim of International Flavors & Fragrances, is a floriental. It has top notes of marshmallow and sea breeze accord, a heart of Living Tahitian Tiare and gardenia and a drydown of sheer amber, patchouli and Moroccan incense.
M by Mariah Carey is an Eau de Parfum, and will be available in 30, 50 and 100 ml. (via Women's Wear Daily)
Update: perfumer Loc Dong also worked on the M by Mariah Carey fragrance.
Update: the description of M by Mariah Carey from Elizabeth Arden:
A warm and inviting marshmallow is woven throughout the fragrance, evoking a sense of comfort. This indulgent accord captures Mariah's fondest childhood memories of being in the kitchen with her father.
The lush floral heart of the fragrance combines a feminine veil of Living Tahitian Tiare flower wrapped in the aura of wet Gardenia petals. This beautiful blend is reminiscent of the fragrant breezes of Hawaii and the Isle of Capri, Mariah's favorite getaway.
The soul of the fragrance reveals a sexier dimension. Sheer amber, infused with spicy, woody accents of Moroccan incense forms a seductive accord that embodies Mariah's sensuality, beauty and glamour.
Update: the ad shown at right is an internet prank:
...an Arden spokesman says, "An image of MC with her fragrance bottle photoshopped in the corner is being featured on several blogs today, and is categorically not the advertisement for her new fragrance, nor is it even remotely close. The real ad for M by Mariah Carey will debut exclusively on TMZ during the second week of August." (via contactmusic)
Update: see a review of M by Mariah Carey.
scrap the top two notes and it wouldn't sound bad at all…BUT of course it couldn't be that easy
The combo of marshmallow & aquatic accord actually has me wishing for a fruity floral, LOL…
Marshmallow? Is that because it's an M word?
This sounds just awful, a sticky sweet wet mess (that aqautic note, you know)
(I just can't stop smirking)
ok, now outright giggling.
We should all play a drinking game, a la frat house.
For every celebrity fragrance note that can be eaten, we should take a shot of the alcoholic beverage of our choice…
marshmallow + aquatic accord = barf bag accord. Seriously! I feel gaggy just thinking of that combo.
You know what happens the morning after though…the FedEx guy is at your door with boxes of crappy celeb concoctions you can't remember buying! It's the olfactory equivalent of Beer Goggles. The more you drink, the more hope you bestow on these creations!
Gotta say this is the least appealing celeb scent I've seen so far this year. But maybe it will be a pleasant surprise, who knows.
You know, it just *can't* be as bad as it sounds, because honestly it sounds to terrible to contemplate.
I scrolled back up and read it a second time, thinking, “this can't be right”. But as you said, it can't be as bad as it sounds, otherwise, someone would have stepped in somewhere along the development process and said something…. right?
R, we'd all wake up in the hospital smelling like raspberry, litchi, and chocolate with a headache…lol…
One would hope!
That kind of sums it up
Lord help us!
Hey R, hope you are well
Hillary Duffs “With Love” and Britney's “Fantasy” are both made by Elizabeth Arden. They both have a sweet smell. Once the one sweet ingedient mixes with the others it combines to smell good. I think this fragrance will be great. Elizabeth Arden knows what they are doing. They would not put out a fragrance that they think would not sell. Plus Mariah Carey has exquisit taste. The thing is not gonna smell like a huge marshmellow people get real. And stop hating so much. Peace. email@example.com
Some of the celebrity scents from EA have not been bad — both of those you mentioned I thought were fine. Some of Britney's others were pretty awful, and I gotta say that this one sounds horrible too, but of course that does not mean it won't sell. Peace to you too
Oh this is interesting!
I really wanna smell this one. But… L and M will both be launchin in fall? Sounds like a celeb feud! HAHA. But I can guarantee I will be buying L by Gwen (I just love her that much!). I probably won't be buying this one for anybody.
The Gwen Stefani should be in Nordstrom any day now, so it will beat “M” to market
this photo is a montage of gisele bunchen's photo….
oh My God! Mariah don't know this site did plagiarism bunchen's photo…hahaha!!!
i love mariah but i can't believe that she did this!
i'm brazilian fan.
Its available for Pre-order now
Hmm, interesting. I like sweet scents, but combined with a “sea breeze accord”?
It may bring back memories of the fair by the sea. We'll see…
I am trying to be a bit hopeful, but don't love sweet myself and rather doubt this will be a winner for me.
I just saw the real ad for this. She's in a lake or something and you see half of her body. Can't wait to smell it
And you can see the ad for EA Diamonds now on Basenotes!
THANK YOU ROBIN!!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! i LOVE THE BOTTLE!!!!! It looks just like a Diamond, lol!
The bottle looks nice — hope it is that nice in person!
hey i love the smell ! it smells real nice! i reckon it smells floral more than anythin. i didnt even pick up a hint of marshmallows or sea breeze.. n the bottle is pretty. im definately gonna buy it! (i've only got a 1.2ml sample) atm.
Glad you like it, and enjoy your bottle when you get it
lol thank u! i most certainly will =)