Celebrity fragrances are no strangers to a bit of a bad rap. If this wasn’t already the case, Justin Bieber made sure of that when he launched his bestseller ‘Someday’ in 2011. Perceived as childish, obligatory, and often ‘too sweet’, celeb scents, we think, deserve a lot more credit. Aunty Anne Marie needs to stop telling herself she’ll buy that Taylor Swift fragrance she’s been buying from the chemist for every niece that turns 13.
In actual fact, celebrity scents are comprised of the same complex interaction of ingredients as other fragrances, and don’t need the extra help because of all the publicity the celebrity generates for the cause. However, for curiosity’s sake, we’ve compiled a list of our top five famous fragrances for your perusal.
Katy Perry’s Mad Potion is voluptuous and flirty, a lot like Katy herself. This best-selling oriental floral oriental fragrance is comprised of fruity scents and oriental vanilla. From top through to base, this scent constantly surprises. Available as an Eau De Parfum spray, Mad Potion is potent without being overwhelming, and lingers on the skin.
Top Notes: Peony (pink), Vanilla orchid, Apple
Heart Notes: Jasmine, Musk, Vanilla (Bourbon)
Base Notes: Amber, Musk, Vanilla (Mexican)
$38.95 for 100 mL at PCC!
Nude by Rihanna is a crisp, floral oriental fragrance. The most celebrated of the five fragrances she’s released, Nude is bare, understated, and fruity. This intimate scent is simple, feminine and lasting in its composition and has been a crowd favourite among women of all ages since it was launched in 2012.
Top notes: Mandarin, Guava, Pear
Heart notes: Gardenia, Jasmine (Sambac), Orange blossom
Base notes: Vanilla orchid, Sandalwood, Musks
$45.00 FOR 100 mL at PCC!
Taylor Swift’s Wonderstruck Enchanted broke sales records when it launched in 2012. Packaged in a decadent, timeless bottle, Wonderstruck Enchanted evokes the emotions Taylor’s songs evoke within her fans. Less ‘Shake it Off’ and ‘Bad Blood’, more ‘Enchanted’, ‘Breathe’ and ‘Red.’ By this point you can probably tell we are fans of Swifty, but the fragrance speaks for itself. Wonderstruck Enchanted is a delicate, oriental fragrance with dominant gourmand notes. Mesmerising, evocative and feminine, this scent is suitable for women of any age.
Top notes: Poppy, Berries (wild), Passionfruit
Heart notes: Champaca (sugar-glazed), Freesia (white), Peony
Base notes: Woods (blonde), Musk (white), Vanilla
$39.95 for 100 mL EDP at PCC
Usher is smooth, sophisticated, and confident, and this scent for men speaks volumes about his presence. Sexy and strong, Usher for Men EDT is comprised of fruits and florals anchored by sandalwood.
Top notes: Verbe Melon, Pineapple
Heart notes: Lavender, Pepper (white), Violet leaves
Base notes: Guaiac wood, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Amber, Musk, Suede (black)
$49.95 for 100 mL at PCC.
David Beckham Beyond is modern, sophisticated scent inspired by David’s energy, determination and confidence. Beyond is a dry woody fragrance that is refined, sensual and daring, and, bonus: is available at Perfume Clearance Centre for only $24.95!
Top notes: Grapefruit, Cardamom, Mojito accord
Heart notes: Geranium, Pepper (black), Cedarwood
Base notes: Leather, Patchouli, Vanilla
$24.94 for 90 mL EDT at PCC.