GUERLAIN or TWAIN? You decide!
Is it just me, or does this never-ending parade of new Celebrity and Cele-butante fragrances being paraded out for the holiday season smell a little bit like Eau De Self-Promotion? It just feels like celebrity overload…how much more money do these people need?
I long for the days of classy, couture fragrances that evoke the glamour of major fashion houses and icons: Dior, Chanel, Givenchy, Ralph Lauren and Versace. Granted these perfumes and colognes were, and still are, pricier than their Celeb counterparts but that was part of the fun.
These days it seems like anyone who ends up on tmz.com gets his or her very own “scent.” Yup nothing says glamour or indulgence like that perfume for $14.99 at Wal-Mart. Today we are SOOO fortunate to have scents (not actual sense) brought to us by literally EVERY-CELEB: Britney Spears, Shania Twain, Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aguilerra, Gwen Stefani, J Lo, Paris Hilton, David Beckham, P. Diddy, Usher & the Dalai Lama…kidding, just making sure you’re still paying attention! And rumor has it that the Grand Dame herself, Madonna, will be cashing in too. It’s not surprising that everyone in LA LA land wants to cash in…isn’t that what they do? Seriously, does anyone honestly believe that Mariah Carey is wearing “M” by Mariah Carey? Or is it more likely that she’s wearing a Guerlain classic? My money is on Guerlain.
So, if you’d like to support this shameless grab for even more cash, visit your local pharmacy and get that special someone in your life, that special nauseating vanilla or musk scented Eau De fill-in-the-blank (celerity name here). I’m sure they’ll love it! Besides, isn’t it the thought that counts?