Pop star Avril Lavigne will follow last year’s Black Star with Forbidden Rose, a new fragrance that calls on young women to believe in themselves…
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In this country, a lot of people wear perfume for everyone else. People wear my perfume for themselves first. Everyone else comes second.
— Hear, hear. Christopher Brosius of CB I Hate Perfume, quoted in Sniffing Out New Scents In Brooklyn's Williamsburg at the Wall Street Journal, found via CaFleureBon.
Developing a new perfume for Thierry Mugler cannot be a carefree undertaking, given that the first Mugler fragrance, Angel, is not what you’d call an easy act to follow. Consumers love and hate it in equal measure, critics everywhere have declared it genius, and it must be one of the most widely copied perfumes ever made. Alien, the follow-up, shared Angel’s potent sillage but little else; it’s clearly found fans, but it isn’t likely it will supplant Angel’s place in the history books.
Now we have Womanity. The Womanity brand started earlier this year as a website dedicated to “the invisible bond between women”; Mugler asks…
What if women spoke out about the pleasures of femininity – of being women, together, in the world today?
And what if women built for themselves the community that unites them?1
Women, of course, have been speaking out about the pleasures (and pains) of femininity, on the internet and elsewhere, for some time…