UK model and actress Kelly Brook (if, like me, you've never heard of her, here is her Wikipedia entry) has launched an eponymous perfume:
Kelly Brook’s new signature scent is a mixture of strong sweet fruits, starting with mango, cassis and tropical fruits as its top notes. It bursts into orchid and creamy crème brulee as its heart notes to add a sense of sensuality to the fragrance. Rounding off with vanilla, sandalwood and tonka bean, which adds sophistication scent. It’s described as sexy, fruity and enticing, much like Kelly Brook herself.
Kelly Brook by Kelly Brook is available for pre-order at superdrug in the UK, in 25 and 60 ml Eau de Toilette. (via superdrug)
If you must know more, you can read about how her limousine got stuck in traffic on the way to her perfume launch, or how she was "involved in every step of the development of my fragrance".
I don't really know Kelly Brook and I realized I was not interested to know. The dizzying array of new “perfumers,” from celebrities and faux celebrties alike, is becoming a huge turn-off — enough to make one run to one's perfume cabinet and hide. It's like the invasion of the scent snatchers, and there is no end in sight.
The faux-celebrity perfume thing seems especially strong in the UK at the moment, don't know why….but it is tiresome to keep up with!
Not about the Kelly Brook scent, but I sniffed the 'Katie Price' (aka Jordan) scent recently. I don't think I have ever smelled anything quite as sweet in my life. It must be targeted at three year-olds. And apparently she's bringing out another frag…
I also have no idea who she is, and yeah, it sounds like the typical sickly sweet celebrity fare…but did anybody else find this funny? “It's described as sexy, fruity and enticing, much like Kelly Brook herself.” Sexy and enticing I can see, but is it a flattering thing for a person to be described as fruity? Ha ha!
LOL! At least Kelly Brook admits to “strong sweet fruits”, I guess.
Arggh, the gourmand-fruity celeb fragrance explosion (confusingly) continues. Why–why do these celebs agree to paste their faces on fragrances that should be added to snack cakes and soda rather than pulse points? The whole mass of attempts reminds me of someone trying to recreate Edvard Munch's famous painting “The Scream”; it can only be done “right” once (even in that case, an audience remains divided over it) and after that, it's just a sub-par recreation of pastel-like brush strokes. How many times can these development groups combine tropical fruits, foody scents and berries before the public screams “Uncle!”…(you don't have to answer my primal “scream” of frustration…I'll understand. ;D)
Of course you're right…the answer is that it sells. Please excuse my self-indulgent rant ;).
Ha — you *never* need apologize for ranting about celeb fruity florals
I went into boots on Monday and she has a new one – Vivacious. i didn't even know that she was bringing out another one. I really liked it but my sister complained that it's 'like fantasy'! ( I on the other hand am planning to buy a bottle next week!)
Thanks — will look for it!