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Celebrity Fragrances

Do any of you have a strong reaction, either for or against, celebrity fragrances?  I don't know what it is, and it doesn't matter if I love the celebrity or despise them, I just can't wrap my head around it.  I'm sure I am missing out on some great smelling scents as a result of this, and I know it is narrow-minded, but with so many fragrances out there to try, the whole celebrity thing just puts those at the bottom of my list.  Are there any that you think are a must try?

 

Sidebar: I was at my local TJ Maxx and I noticed they had TONS of celebrity fragrances available.  It got me wondering if other retailers are just having too much difficulty moving them off the shelves. 

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for me, I find that many celebrity fragrances are tacky but you can stumble upon a select few that smell great. I would like to try kim kardashian's just to see what it smells like.

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For a long time I thought that Celebrity Fragrances were a joke or a way to get young fans to part with their money because it has a celebrity endorsement.  And I think some still are that way, but some of the celebrities actually put in the work to make a good product with their name on it. 

 

I usually prefer tried and true perfumes and am quite particular with scents. With that said, I just purchased Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black. I feel that the Olsen twins actually put in the work to get a real, good perfume, rather than something some marketing person said to a celebrity oh hey this will get us some more money so just endorse it. 

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When my daughter was in the 7th or 8th grade, she wanted to wear my perfumes. I really did NOT want my young "tween" wearing my Chanel No.5, lol, so we went to a local drugstore chain and looked at the perfumes. ( they actually had alot of good stuff - Dior, Juicy Coture - Britt- just to name a few , and they had alot of the different "Star Perfumes" The Liz Taylor Line, Jennifer Lopez, and Brittney Spears, just to name a few. We talked and sampled, and she and I both really liked the Brittany spears ( at the time she had only 1 kind, in a blue bottle. My daughter LOVED it, so she got it. Now, It IS HER STAPLE PERFUME !!!! She has a few others but she always gets a large bottle of the original BRITTANY from me twice a year and 1 Bottle, her other staple perfume...second fav., is Bath and Body works WHITE CITRUS - Yes, it is EDP ....NOT A BODYSPRAY!

So, yes...these are not gimmics, most of them. I have all 3 of Kimora Simmons EDP's in my collection , they are not staples, but I like them and I have them , mostly to wear as a general ordinary summer day perfume. So, I will say, give them a try - you may find one or more to have in your collection, or like my 19 year old daughter, one coyld even become your favorite EDP...you never know until you try Smiley Wink

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The bottom line is I won't buy a particular fragrance just because of the celebrity. I prefer niche perfume brands personally Smiley Happy I guess as long as they smell good, I don't mind.

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I’m the same. I’m very particular about who I support and who I don’t and I will not buy a perfume (don’t care how good it is) if it’s made under a celebrity name. Sorry, but I will not directly pad their wallets. 


Celebrity endorsements are different. I don't really pay attention to the celebrity on the front of the ad. 

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Celebrity fragrances always seem a little tacky to me, especially in terms of quality.  All the ones that I have smelled or sampled are pretty gross (for example, Lady Gaga's perfume stands out to me as being particularly bad)...

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The only fragrance that i liked, from a celeb line was JLo Miami glow, back in HS i loved it. I don't think its a matter of them not being moved off the shelves, because ive seen tons of fragrances at even NordiesRack like burberry and juicy which i know for a fact a lot of people like. I don't tend to get drawn to celeb fragrances tho, they just remind me of a teenager and if i were 16 or 18 because they're on the more affordable end. i even had JLo still, i remember a friend loved Britney curious

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While I would never buy one just because it has a celebrity name on it,   I am purchasing the E&J line because my husband adores both the black and white together on me and that is more important than the name. I prefer my Chanel or Hermes but all labels are padding someone's pocket somewhere. Even Chanel is a celebrity in her own right. I go by smell and if I like it I will buy it if not, then it gets a pass. Some I would never purchase no matter what, like Justin Bieber, the Kardashians line, things like that. I just feel that it's marketing. I highly doubt JB sat there and picked out the notes for his perfume line. If someone puts the effort into making and taking a part of the process, it is different. 

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Oh duh ;p I just got nirvana white for vday, tho for some reason i consider that a higher end and not a celeb fragrance. i tend to think of it more like Britney, beyonce, nicki minaj, jb etc.

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I'm usually turned off by celebrity fragrances. But if it smells nice and has some staying power, why not? I'm not going to buy something just because it has a celebrity name which I think perfume companies are pushing for. I guess that's what turns me off of them the most.

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I get them dirt cheap after Christmas. Things become more attractive at 75 & 90% off. I LOVE all the Britney Spears perfumes (and her. She's my favorite) Fantasy is my signature scent.  Paris Hilton's perfumes are great as well. I swore that I wouldn't buy Justin biebers perfumes but I paid around 4 bucks for a gift set so I was pleasantly surprised that it was a nice scent and stayed on longer. Lady gaga I LOVE the bottle and the scent. Ed hardy I hate the women's perfumes but the colognes smell nice on hubby. I only like one kardashian scent. Beyonces in the blue and silver bottle reminds me of milk and honey. 

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I also love Britney Spear's fantasy perfume. It's my favorite. I can't quite describe the scent.. smells kind of like candy to me. 

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@annypoo that's my all time favorite "secret weapon" perfume... LOL. 

Luv&Lipgloss, Diana

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I don't like celebrity fragrances because when someone asks you what you're wearing, do you really want to say that?  BUT some of them do smell quite nice.  I love trying perfumes and try not to try celebrity ones because I don't want to like them, and yet I often cave and do. But really, do I want to admit to liking One Direction or Brittney Spears perfume?

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Hahaha, that's the reason why, despite really liking the packaging for The Key, I will never touch it cuz every time I see the name/think of Justin Bieber, I suddenly have a mental image of thousands of teenage girls screaming in my head, and I hate noisy. 

 

Also the reason why I will never touch Paris Hilton's anything. I had the misfortune of catching an episode of her Paris Hilton's New BFF tv show and it was....stupifying. I can literally feel my IQ slipping down as I watched that episode. @.@

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I feel exactly the way you do about it sephorafan2014 and sirenprincess.  I am picky about my fragrances to begin with, and only have a couple.  There are so many good ones to try that I completely avoid the celebrity fragrances.  I don't mind a celebrity being a spokesperson for a fragrance (like Charlize Theron is for J'dore or Julia Roberts is for La Vie Est Belle), but if Theron or Roberts came out with their own fragrance, that would turn me off if that makes sense.  I tried Justin Beiber's Girlfriend only because it came in as a substituted free sample, but before I tried it, I told myself I couldn't like it because there was no way I would (1) let my husband see Justin Beiber's Girlfriend on my dresser -- just ew? -- or (2) admit to wearing it if anyone asked what I was wearing.  Just seems wrong/tacky/groupie-ish somehow, even if I just got it for the smell and not the celebrity behind it.  Good perfumes may come from celebrities but they "should" (according to me) come from high end brands/perfumers.  And they should come in pretty bottles (I'm not picky at all!)

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It depends. Some are really bad (I wonder if they actually smelled their fragrances, *cough* J-Lo Glow, I'm looking at you.) and others are wonderful!!! (Lady Gaga Fame I love you!)

 

I love Lady Gaga Fame! It's my HG perfume! I have a backup for my backup for my backup and same thing goes with my rollerball version Smiley Happy My reasons why I love it:

 

1. The packaging! the cap can be used as a holder/stand for the perfume. It's just so chic and I love it!

 

2. I'm glad she thought outside the box with the black liquid. It's really unique and most perfumes are clear with a tint.

 

3. It can be either a cologne or a perfume which is great so that everyone can use it. It smells totally different on everyone but the base notes can still be identified. 

 

4. It can be used night or day. I prefer fruity-floral scents and this takes the cake. I know some people only like it for night but I use it during the day or night. At night the spicy/musky notes come out and it smells very expensive and sexy. During the day the fruity/floral notes are more prominent and it smells really girly, but grown up and sophisticated.

 

When it first came out, I really wanted to see how it smelled. I didn't care that it was Lady Gaga's. I just thought the packaging and the black liquid were cool and that it smelled amazing Smiley Happy

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I can definitely identify with you on this, but a few years ago someone was wearing SJP's "Lovely" and I had to have it. It's a really nice fragrance and for awhile I wore it every day. I still do sometimes. After I had been wearing it, I happened on an interview with her in a magazine and she talked about the process of making a fragrance etc. I appreciated how much a part of it she was and how carefully she had selected the components. Not sure about Bieber or Brittany though...

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I'll admit to loving and owning quite a few celebrity fragrances, Mariah Carey's overall are my favourite but I am also a fan of Lady Gaga's, Britney Spears, Beyonce's And Nicki Minaj's. 

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I won't buy a celebrity perfume just because it is by a celebrity, but I won't poopoo a fragrance just because it is associated with a celebrity. I like Nirvana White and Nirvana Black, Olsen twins not withstanding. I do not like Katy Perry's Purr, it's just too sweet. And as others have mentioned, a lot of fragrances are made by celebrities of the fashion and makeup world, so it's all good Smiley Happy

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Can you please define what "poopoo a fragrance" means? Smiley Very Happy

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To dismiss something out of hand, usually spelled pooh pooh but my autocorrect has a fantastic sense of humor, what with this being a post about fragrances and all. If you can't add some puns by way of homophones every once and again then what's the point of anything really? Existentialism by way of BT Smiley Wink

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To forego,

 

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I always skip celebrities scents and go straight for known perfumers and brands... I feel that scent is subjective and an individual celebrity doesn't have the right knowledge and background to develop a widely liked scent. There are scientists and researchers that dedicate their waking hours to developing a scent and brand that is going to be classic and timeless. 

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