That was Prince, and he was ordered to pay the manufacturer 4. mill. in damages.
From The Hollywood Reporter:
"Prince was sued by Revelations Perfume and Cosmetics in 2008 for failing to promote the perfume, which was supposedly inspired by his 2006 album 3121. The company said it spent millions of dollars in out-of-pocket expenses in reliance upon Prince's commitment to promote, and when the matter went before a special referee, the estimation of actual damage was accepted. Now, a New York Supreme Court judge has confirmed the award."
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Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto
There was a really interesting story a while back (I think it was on The Smoking Gun) where a celeb and a company were going at each other in court because the celeb basically pocketed the fragrance money, and then (1) failed to show up for launch events, and (2) made disparaging remarks about the juice and the brand.
Don't recall who it was.
I mean, really. It's money that's so easy, even Charlie Sheen considered "doing a fragrance" during his now infamous melt-down. YOU WOULD THINK that people could handle just showing up and being their usual motley self. You know?
Sometimes I get the impression that the celebs with lots of frags may simply be the pros who can be relied upon to hold up their end of a contract.
Originally Posted by andylama
Is there any exception to the rule that celebuscents are mediocre at best, and more often, suck out loud?
There are a few. I think Etat Libre d'Orange made two very nice celebrity scents, one for Rossy de Palma, and one for Tilda Swinton. From interviews it sounded like Swinton was very involved and particular about what she wanted, it had to smell like her kitchen