Perfume coverage in the November issues of Allure, Self, Details, GQ, Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle, Marie Claire; please comment on any fragrance-related coverage you’ve seen in other fashion and beauty magazines:
Cover: Lauren Conrad
Scent strips: Balenciaga Florabotanica, Dior J'Adore, Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy & Viva La Juicy La Fleur, Issey Miyake L'Eau d'Issey Florale & L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme Sport.
Editorial coverage: The Beauty Reporter section includes Byredo Black Saffron in the Editor’s Favorites (p. 50) and a Smell This feature on Marchesa Parfum d'Extase (p. 54). Oscar de la Renta includes his new Mi Corazon fragrance in his list of 10 Things Every Women Should Have (p. 78).
Editorial coverage: The November issue includes the annual Self Fragrance Awards (p. 46), with categories like Best Fresh Scent (Demeter Clean Skin), Best A-List Celebrity Scent (Lady Gaga Fame) and Best White Floral (Flora by Gucci Gorgeous Gardenia).
Cover: Colin Farrell
Scent strips: Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male; Vince Camuto; John Varvatos & John Varvatos Artisan; Hermès Terre d’Hermès
Editorial coverage: none
Cover: Jeremy Lin
Scent strips: Chanel Bleu de Chanel; Tom Ford Noir; Eau de Lacoste L.12.12; Calvin Klein Euphoria Men; Versace Pour Homme & Man Eau Fraîche;
Editorial coverage: nothing
Cover: Nicole Kidman
Scent strips: Donna Karan Woman; Prada Candy; Calvin Klein Euphoria; Jo Malone English Pear & Freesia
Online Perfume Features:
Editorial coverage: Find Your Perfect Scent, p. 206 onwards: Perfume experts, designers and fashion-savvy women reveal the secrets to discovering the fragrances that suit your style, by Jessica Prince
The Power of Perfume: An alluring mystique is created by a woman's choice of scent, by Mary Gaitskill, p. 216
Cover: Halle Berry
Scent strips: Taylor Swift Enchanted Wonderstruck; Donna Karan Cashmere Mist; Salvatore Ferragamo Signorina; Bvlgari Mon Jasmin Noir
Editorial coverage: Making Scents of It All, p. 205 onwards: Get ready to up your aroma I.Q. We’ve found answers to the fragrance questions you’ve always wondered about, plus plenty of new blends to try — on you and your guy, by Angelique Serrano
Cover: Ashley Greene
Scent strips: Jimmy Choo; Bvlgari Mon Jasmin Noir; Stella McCartney L.I.L.Y.; Salvatore Ferragamo Signorina; Chanel Chance Eau Tendre
Editorial coverage: zilch
Note: As always, I only read Allure. The information on the Self Fragrance awards came via press release. All the rest are thanks to Kevin!
Yay! I’ve been keeping my Shape magazine JUST so I could share their ever-amazing scent wisdom with the NST community! (Honestly, they make me think I could be beauty editor, if it requires this much “expertise!”)
They did a whole feature article this month on matching your scent to your personality, called “Make Scents of Your Style.”
For “The Artist”–MJ Dot “airy and a bit whimsical, this coconut and dragonfruit mix never fails to brighten ones mood” (But fails to be artistic, original or have even an aesthetically appealing bottle? Too snarky, Robin?)
“The Romantic”–“Can’t resist the ladylike lure of lace, pearls, and pastels? Bring that fanciful sense to your scent too, with soft florals and sweet gourmands.” Jessica Simpson Vintage Bloom, Wonderstruck Enchanted by Taylor Swift, Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire, Lancome La Vie Est Belle, or Stella McCartney L.I.L.Y.
“The Seductress”–“. . .vamp it up with an aroma that screams siren.” Chanel Coco Noir, TM Alien Essence Absolue, Lady Gaga Fame, Gucci Premiere, Fand di Fendi Extreme
“The Minimalist”–“Balance a simple, streamlined wardrobe with light, fresh fragrances. Opting for citrus, green, or watery notes that won’t overpower the clean and architectural aesthetic.” Jo Malone London Blackberry and Bay, Essential Luxuries Granada by Oscar de la Renta, Bulgari Mon Jasmin Noir L’Eau Exquise, Closer by Halle Berry, L’Occitane Eau Universelle.
I can’t decide if I’m being too snippy by being sort of offended by these suggestions. The Dot rec. really irked me especially–so many more truly artful fragrances out there! On the other hand, if I was limited to easy-to-find, department store new releases, could I do any better? Not sure there are too many choices I’d be pleased with recommending for any of those categories!
SO sorry that I missed all these comments in November…I definitely would have answered had I seen them! Because that all sounds hysterical. Totally agree: the idea of an “artist” wearing MJ Dot is just laughable.
I did read the scent article in “In Style,” and got my laugh of the day reading this Q&A: Q:”Is it possible for perfume to go bad if left in the bottle too long?” A:”There’s a reason you won’t find a market for vintage scents.” Ha! And said with a straight face! Unbelievable.
Wow! That would make me laugh, too! It would be disheartening if I wasn’t already so cynical as to assume that it’s all just a big ad, anyway, and not really considered, independent opinions. But still . . .
Hey Marjorie Rose, we weight in at the same level on the cynicism scale.
I was going to mention that article as well! I laughed and sort of felt inclined to write to the magazine but thought again, whats the point?
InStyle isn’t where anyone is going to learn a thing about fragrance anyway, why bother correcting them. I just can’t believe before making a claim like “There’s a reason you won’t find a market for vintage scents”, the author didn’t at least try to lift a finger and see that there really wasn’t. One ebay search would have set her straight.
Kevin and Robin, I hope you see my incredibly late response… I just read Nov issue of Elle, and there is an article you would like titled “The Goodsmellas” about a group of perfumista-men (perfumistos?) who regularly meet at MiN NY. NST gets a mention: “Thanks to the proliferation of fragrance-freak-geared website forums (Fragrantica, Now Smell This, Basenotes, etc.), there’s been a trememdous increase in opinionated, super-sophisticated scent enthusiasts…”
Thanks — I did get to read that one, nice article.