I only subscribe to one fashion & beauty magazine, and that's Allure, and the only reason I subscribe at all is for the fragrance coverage. But I tend to let the issues pile up unread, and I thought if I started posting something about each month's fragrance coverage it might encourage me to read them sooner, and better yet, some of you might be willing to chime in with whatever fragrance coverage you've seen in other fashion & beauty magazines lately.
So here's what you can find in the August issue:
Cover: Victoria Beckham, who says "I'm so ordinary".
Scent strips: only 2 this month, for Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue and Marc Jacobs Daisy.
Editorial coverage: The "Beauty Reporter" pages includes pictures of two of the Gwen Stefani Harajuku Lovers scents (p. 62), and gives the collection's website URL, which is hlfragrance.com (not live yet, but you can enter your email address if you want to be told when it goes live). Also a "Smell This" feature in which random passersby comment on the new David Yurman scent (p. 66). Lastly, a short blurb on "Scent Effects" in the "Mood News" column, which talks about the aromatherapeutic effects of lemon and lavender (p.170). The interview with Victoria Beckham includes a very brief discussion of her fragrance line; she reports that she is "really hands-on as a creative director" (p. 226).
Free stuff: They're giving away bottles of Harajuku Lovers (August 1) and David Yurman (August 6); see the website for details.
Unless I missed something, that's it! Slim pickings this month. Please do comment if you saw anything wonderful about perfume in another magazine.