"I'd say there are about 5 to 10 percent of celebrities who are actively involved at all stages," says Laudamiel. "There is another 45 percent who will come in a few times during the process and offer their opinions. The rest, another 45 percent, come in at the end and choose between two or three scents that have already been developed."
— Perfumer Christophe Laudamiel with the shocking news that celebrities don't always "design" their own fragrances. Quoted in Scent of a celebrity at Boston.com.
I don’t drink, but I smell like I do.
— Amanda Lepore on her new fragrance, Amanda, created by perfumer Christophe Laudamiel. Quoted in A Buzz Without a Hangover at the New York Times.
Love that quote from Amanda! She's such a cheeky darling
That whole article is fun — worth a click through!
Should I try Fantasy then? I thought Britney's best was Believe? Or do I mean Curious? The green one?
Believe is the green one.
Fantasy is nice, but I prefer Hidden Fantasy as it's spicy and not as sweet.
LOL!! Thanks so much for this Robin. It was the perfect antidote to yesterday's Paris Hilton announcement. LOVE those Christophs. For my money, Laudamiel is one the Next Things coming in the perfume industry. I'm so impressed and delighted by all his many projects and the way his mind works.
I liked Believe a bit better than Fantasy, but I think most people probably preferred Fantasy. Not even sure Believe did well.
I thought he was an Already Thing, LOL…
Oh, of course, of course! But he is ALSO a Next Thing. What I mean is that in addition to creating all those great mainstream fragrances for IFF, he has now left the company to start his own fragrance+design corp, and has been doing things like developing smell curriculum for kids, collaborating on a “smell opera,” the Davos project, etc. He just seems like one of those people who actually has a chance to make a difference in the industry, instead of just being a wunderkind (as if that weren't enough!).
You know way more about what he's doing than I do! All sounds interesting.
Sounds like celebrities are way more involved in the process than I thought…