7 Divas Who Released Their Own Fragrances
If you're an A-list celeb, it makes perfect scents (and cents) to design your own fragrance.
While brands like DKNY, Tommy Hilfiger, Estee Lauder and Calvin Klein dominate the counters, actresses and singers have inched their way into the display case too. No matter your perfume preference, several stars have dropped a spritzer for the alluring, sexy and playful.
As Nicki Minaj and Lady Gaga prep their perfume debuts, check out these top-tier divas who dabbled in the industry of smell! -Desire Thompson
Beyoncé’s first endorsed scent True Star was complimentary to her fresh-faced image back in 2004. It was sweet yet innocent and included Tommy Hilfiger’s signature flowery smell. But when Bey released her own perfume Heat in 2010, the singer didn’t only come equipped with a spicy scent but a very racy commercial. While the advert was accepted in the States, it was banned from daytime TV in the UK. It only boosted her sales, earning a hot three million in the first two months of its release. The singer also won two perfume titles: the Cosmetic Norwegian Award for Best Fragrance ‘In The Lifestyle’ and the Dutch Drugstore Award for ‘Best Fragrance’. Bey cannot be stopped!
Back when Jennifer Lopez went by JLO, she released the perfume Glow byJLO in 2002. The scent was fresh but bold. Lopez told the media that she wanted the perfume to be a part of a woman’s daily routine. "I wanted Glow to be fresh and clean but still sexy and sensual – something that feels like you just came out of the shower and are the sexiest person in the world.” The perfume went on to have multiple remixes including AfterGlow, Miami at Glow and Love at First Glow. Mission accomplished.
Britney Spears has an arsenal of nine fragrances. Curious, Radiance and Fantasy have been billed as the pop star's top three. For the fan favorite Fantasy, the singer (like Usher) teamed up with Elizabeth Arden to create the scent. The scent includes hints of jasmine, lychee, quince, kiwi and white chocolate orchids. She also dropped the advert for her latest bottle Fantasy Twist. Enticing right?
Nicki Minaj released her signature perfume Pink Friday last month. The female MC’s perfume bottle grabbed the Barbs' attention as it was created in her likeness, pink wig and all. The fragrance is fruity with a sultry scent of vanilla and musk. Shipments of PF were back-ordered at Nordstrom stores to Oct. 31 just a week after its release. It looks like the rapstress may have a found a new profit.
Rihanna favors the provocative. With her Nude fragrance, she bares all. The Barbadian beauty ensures the scent will be perfect for between-the-sheets intimacy. She tweeted, "Make sure you smell sexy, especially naked, this fall."
The legendary vocalista expanded her brand with four signature scents. Tailoring to Dion's elegant an chich personality, Celine Dion Signature, Pure Brilliance, Sensational and Coceline parfums bring out the woman in the wearer.
Mimi has always been one to keep it festive and fresh. A butterfly enthusiast, the "We Belong Together" singer unveiled four sweet fragrances including M, Ultra Pink, Luscious Pink and Forever along with a line of Lollipop mini-perfumes named after her #1 hits.
While the scent of blood and semen isn't exactly a male magnet, Gaga got the people going when she described her carnal scent Fame. The pop artist delivered her fierce fragrance to the delight of the monster masses.