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    Default Re: Fed up with Celebrity Perfumes

    Celeb scents take up lots counter space in stores. For example, the only department store in my nearest city no longer stocks ANY Guerlain (or many other "big" names), but they do sell all the Britney, JLo, Gwen Stefani, Hilary Duff etc etc - the list goes on & on...

    If I don't want a celeb scent (& I don't !) then I have to go further afield, or order on the internet to sample or buy. I'm not even talking about obscure/little known brands here, either. So yeah, definately sick of celeb scents !

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    Funny, I wrote about this some place else and I had not even seen this thread. I totally agree that celebrity scents take too much counter space. It bothers me to think that just a few years ago one could find fine fragrances at Macy's and other stores, and now they are inundated with celebrities. I feel bad for young people that only get the opportunity to try what is offered. I hope eventually they find out that there are better fragrances to wear.
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    Default Re: Fed up with Celebrity Perfumes

    Quote Originally Posted by arwen_elf View Post
    Funny, I wrote about this some place else and I had not even seen this thread. I totally agree that celebrity scents take too much counter space. It bothers me to think that just a few years ago one could find fine fragrances at Macy's and other stores, and now they are inundated with celebrities. I feel bad for young people that only get the opportunity to try what is offered. I hope eventually they find out that there are better fragrances to wear.
    So true! It's strange to see Chanel and Dior fumes, then two tables down see Mariah Carey and Britney Spears fumes, isn't it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by arwen_elf View Post
    Funny, I wrote about this some place else and I had not even seen this thread. I totally agree that celebrity scents take too much counter space. It bothers me to think that just a few years ago one could find fine fragrances at Macy's and other stores, and now they are inundated with celebrities. I feel bad for young people that only get the opportunity to try what is offered. I hope eventually they find out that there are better fragrances to wear.
    That's the trouble tho', most people don't find out that there are better things out there. They only see what is offered, unless they take the trouble to dig a bit deeper - then they end up places like here on Basenotes hah !

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    At least, I would not have minded of great ladies of the screen or stage, like Garbo, Dietrich or Calls would have released their celeb frags- but I take even this hypothesis with a grain of salt, because it might have cheapened and affected their image

    On the other hand, were the famous Creed frags created for e.g. Empress Eugenie not a more niche version of a celeb scent of that time?

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    "On the other hand, were the famous Creed frags created for e.g. Empress Eugenie not a more niche version of a celeb scent of that time?"

    Yes perhaps, but I bet Empress Eugenie's concoction wasn't a poor quality sugared water fruity/floral thing that smelt like a thousand others - unlike most of the celeb offerings of today lol

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    I like and own one Celeb scent : Salvador Dali. And then I must admit that I have never smelled any other celeb scent. There are proparbly some nice scents amongst them, but there are so many perfumes in the world, and new releases every day. I haven't even smelled all YSLs and Diors for instance. The only way for me is to do it slowly and to concentrate on a couple of houses, and then if I discover that this or that house perhaps isn't that much for me, or if I think that another house might be more interesting or more enjoyable for me - then I move on.

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    I absolutely agree! For me, most of the celeb perfumes are a turnoff just by the name alone! I mean, even if you like their music, etc., what does that have to do with perfume? I am totally turned off a scent even by knowing that - for example - Madonna or Elizabeth Taylor wears the stuff! And if they give a name to a scent, I just think, why on earth would that be a good thing? I wear only vintage/classic scents, or new perfumes with this vibe.

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    I'm not frustrated with the fact that celebrities are producing fragrance, I'm frustrated that most of them are just bad... let's be honey, marshmellows, cotton candy, and icing??? Really??? True parfumers that have long sense passed are probably rolling over in their graves. Fragrance is supposed to be something that brings out memories, emotion, or thoughts. I forget who it was that said earlier that they always end up in Marshall's or Gordman's, and it's true, because just like most of the actual celebs that create fragrance, they're here today, and gone tomorrow. Most celebs wouldn't know how to compose a good fragrance if they were handed a blueprint...

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    While I agree that these celebrity fragrances are a waste of store space which should be given to quality perfume names, I also think it's the Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Katie Price, etc. fragrances that make us stand out from the crowd. One of my reasons for wearing a good (but often uncommon or unpopular) fragrance is to create a unique identity, and the crowd of Britney Spears Fantasy wearers is making it easy for me.

    But I think there are celebrities who are truly passionate about fragrances and have produced quality perfumes that are not cheap sugar-sweet Angel clones. I'm not really a fan of SJP Lovely but I remember seeing her on Jay Leno to promote her fragrance. This was before I became a perfume enthusiast but I could tell that she did more than just lend her name to a fragrance; she had a hand in creating it and she is a perfumista. I think Elizabeth Taylor is one, too.

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