I am such a lover of fragrances, I really do love how certain smells bring back memories, so when it came to my wedding day I knew that I wanted a wedding scent, something special and romantic, and ideally a fragrance that would conjure up memories of my wedding day for years to come. Quite a hard task for a scent, especially as I wanted something new and I seem to have added a lot to my collection over the years. I asked a lot of my friends what they did on their wedding day and quite a few just used
On Friday I attended the launch of Nicki Minaj’s first fragrance, Pink Friday at Selfridges, which comes in a OTT bottle, a statuesque-Barbie version of the diva singer with a touch of the classic Jean Paul Gaultier fragrance bottles, and with the deluxe 100ml size the bottle also comes with a Nicki Minaj necklace. Like the star herself, I think there will be a lot of people loving this bottle and some will find it a little creepy, I think it is the gold head with pink lips that does it – I love it though especially as you have to pull
Earlier this week I popped down to see the relaunch of Chanel’s pop-up store in Covent Garden and it has been turned into a winter wonderland filled with wonderful gifts for Christmas. Last time I was greeted with a Chanel-clad mime artist and this time was all about the life-size Chanel No.5 bottles, huge pictures of Brad Pitt, masses of fragrances, limited-edition make-up and an amazing personalised gift wrapping service with an on-hand calligrapher who personally writes cards to go with your gifts, which of course feature famous Chanel quotes. The pop-up was great before and now its like a Chanel
The wait is finally over, Chanel has released the eagerly anticipated ad for its Chanel N°5 fragrance, staring its first male face, Brad Pitt, and I have to admit other than his hair I am left underwhelmed. Directed by Atonement and Anna Karenina film director Joe Wright, the 30 second ad shows Brad just talking to the camera, no action, no seduction, no glamour, I miss the opulence that Chanel normally brings. Shot in black and white, granted Brad looks hot, reciting a poem in his soothing, husky tone: “It’s not a journey. Every journey ends, but we go on.
There is something pretty special about finding the perfect fragrance, whether you only wear it on special occasions, wear it to cheer yourself up, or like to use it everyday, I have a number of fragrances and each holds a special meaning. One of my latest fragrances and the scent of the summer has to be the new Peoneve perfume from Penhaligon’s. When thinking about how to describe this fragrance I kept thinking of the word girlie and that’s why I love it so much. Peoneve is basically an English garden in summer bottled and the floral and overly sweet notes