MOVE over Britney Spears and Sarah Jessica Parker, here come Olivia Giacobetti, Romano Ricci and Kilian Hennessy.
According to Myer's fragrance buyer, Marissa Galatis, these boutique perfumers are the ''new rock stars'' of the fragrance world and are set to give celebrity fragrances, which have flooded the perfume market in recent years, a run for their money this Christmas.
— From Message in a bottle: 'Indie' perfumes are the new scent-sation at the Sydney Morning Herald. My question, because I see the term "rock star" applied to perfumers nearly everywhere (on blogs and in the mainstream media) these days: do any of you think of perfumers as rock stars? And would you buy a perfume just because Romano Ricci (who is, of course, not a perfumer) made it any more than you would buy a perfume because Britney Spears (ditto) made it?