Perfume coverage in the huge September issues of Allure, Details, GQ, Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle, Marie Claire; please comment on any fragrance-related coverage you’ve seen in other fashion & beauty magazines:
Cover: Sofia Vergara
Scent strips: Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gioia, Donna Karan Cashmere Mist, Oscar de la Renta Live in Love, Isaac Mizrahi Fabulous, Chloé Eau de Parfum.
Editorial coverage: The Beauty Reporter section includes a segment on "A Slice of Italy" ( p. 64) with a mention of Dolce & Gabbana Pour Femme and a “Smell This” feature (random passersby comment on a scent) on Donna Karan Woman (p. 68). Change of Season by Frédéric Malle (p. 120) talks about fall fragrances, including Chanel 28 La Pausa and Malle's Dans Tes Bras. Uncommon Scents (p. 122) is a 4-page article about unusual approaches to fragrance: women wearing masculine scents, layering, wearing oils, niche fragrance. Scents of Place (p. 187) is a list of fragrances associated with geographic locales.
Cover: Jake Gyllenhaal
Scent strips: Ralph Lauren Big Pony fragrances; Giorgio Armani Code for men and women; Calvin Klein Encounter; Guess Seductive Homme Blue.
Editorial coverage: p. 138: Groom Like a Gentleman (six new fragrances for fall).
Cover: Cam Newton
Scent strips: Ralph Lauren Polo Black; Giorgio Armani Code (men’s and women’s); Mont Blanc Legend; Guess Seductive Homme Blue; Calvin Klein Encounter.
Editorial coverage: Zilch
Cover: Gwen Stefani
Scent strips: Dior J’adore; Donna Karan Woman; Chloé Eau de Parfum; Issey Miyake L’Eau D’Issey Florale and L’Eau D’Issey Pour Homme Sport.
Editorial coverage: Empty
Check Out: Kat Daddy; Karl Lagerfeld talks about his cat Choupette. Choupette has two maids, and when asked by interviewer Kristina O’Neill if Choupette has a favorite person besides Lagerfeld, he admits Choupette likes one of the maids: the “…one called Francoise.”
Cover: Jennifer Lopez
Scent strips: Chloé Eau de Parfum; Coach Poppy Blossom; Jimmy Choo; Juicy Couture Viva la Juicy; Jessica Simpson Vintage Bloom; Vince Camuto (for women and for men).
Editorial coverage: p. 436, Beauty/Fall Fragrance High Notes (Kiehl’s, Donna Karan and Marc Jacobs Dot)
Blurbs: p. 166, Waiting to Inhale; Alexander’s (Skarsgard) Scents Memory.
Aside: Anyone else sick and tired of features on the Missonis? Basta! (p. 630 onwards).
Cover: Miley Cyrus
Scent strips: Marc Jacobs Dot; Dior Miss Dior; Isaac Mizrahi Fabulous.
Editorial coverage: p. 346, Worldly Scents, Intrepid fragrance explorer Courtney Dunlop uncovers the history of how culture informs what smells good.
Beauty Travelogue: Istanbul…all things scented from Turkey (by Ying Chu).
Blurbs: p. 194; Beauty Desk, lots of scented toiletries and fragrance products.
Check Out: Project Runway mania -- I know Editor-in-Chief Joanna Coles has a recurring role on Project Runway (and Nina Garcia is a Marie Claire editor too) but why so many Project Runway stories? Just in this issue there’s Project Runway’s New York (who cares where Michael Costello — who? — eats while in New York)? Then there’s Gunn Law…a blurb/review for Tim Gunn’s new book; I’ll let you guess if it’s a good or bad review.
Note: As always, thanks to Kevin — I read Allure, he read all the rest!