Behind the scenes of the photo shoot for Beyoncé Pulse NYC.
Angie’s post yesterday on celebrity fragrances she’d like to see reminded me that I have fallen woefully behind this year on reviewing celebrity fragrances — the real ones that she’d rather not see. So, in the interest of catching up before it’s too late, here are four celebrity fragrance reviews, listed in order from not so very bad to not so very wonderful. In other words, we’re going to start out lukewarm and things are going to go downhill from there; consider yourself warned.
Taylor Swift Wonderstruck
I was wonderstruck reading the recent New Yorker profile on country pop star Taylor Swift. I had heard her name, but had no idea — number 7 on Forbes’ list of Most Powerful Celebrities? More albums sold in the last five years than any other musician? Who knew? Anyway, her debut perfume came out this fall under a licensing deal with Elizabeth Arden, and it’s about what you’d expect: a “charming and sparkling surprise of vibrant fruits, kissed by a bouquet of soft petals and a touch of sweet indulgence.” In other words, it’s a sweet-ish fruity floral with plenty of vanilla in the base, along the lines of Britney Spears Fantasy, and while there’s not much to distinguish it from the two bazillion other variations on Britney Spears Fantasy, it’s perfectly wearable and it’s reasonably age-appropriate for the target market…