HOLLYWOOD—By now you should be enjoying Christmas with the family and not be worried about last-minute shopping. If you fall under the small percentage of people who shop at the last minute, this is what I suggest.
Let’s face it, civilians are obsessed with everything celebrity. If celebrities aren’t gracing the covers of Vogue and other magazines they are dropping singles like hot potatoes. So if they come out with a fragrance, you know, we will actually buy it. So last-minute shoppers can always add that gift with a celebrity touch. A few years ago the rapper formerly known as Puff Daddy, P.Diddy, Puffy came out with a new men’s fragrance, “Unforgivable.” The scent, that is distributed by Est Ã©e Lauder has an array of blended citrus, lavender, sage, juniper and an oh-so-irresistible-after-shave that will leave many women breathless.
It seems that just about every A-list celebrity these days has a signature fragrance representing them from Elizabeth Taylor “White Diamonds” to Paris Hilton “Heiress.” Every one of these celebrities has been making heads turn with their perfume. The list is endless of actors, actresses, athletes, reality stars and musicians that have launched their own fragrance line. Teen heartthrob Justin Bieber is selling “My World,” a perfume that is unisex in collectible dog tags. His tags are available in four designs with excellent packaging that allows fans to carry the scent wherever they go. What a shame his fans in Toronto, Canada last week didn’t have them handy, they were found hiding in a dumpster close to his hotel waiting for the heartthrob to leave his hotel room. His fragrance is strong with a candy-sweet scent. The scent “My World” will make you feel like a rear view mirror after a car wash with air freshener hanging from your neck.
Kate Perry’s new fragrance “Purr” is charming with its light, fruity aroma, which eventually fades into a mellow musk, and the bottle is so irresistible. It is a sleek, playful Egyptian cat-shaped purple bottle. It’s a very close race with my favorite “Luscious Pink” by Mariah Carey; the bottle is simply beautiful, a colorful fantasy.
An affordable perfume is “Because of You” by Jordin Sparks, which was launched a few months ago. If you’re a devoted reader of “Stargazing” you may recall we caught up with Jordin Sparks, the 2007 “American Idol” winner, back in November, where she made a special appearance at a retail store “Dots” to launch her first perfume “Because of You.” The scent has a touch of a floral, fruity smell with a dash of orange blossom along with orchid and amber. The perfume is quite special since she dedicated it to her fans. You can also see an exclusive video on YouTube under “Jordin Sparks and the Paparazzi.” It seems like everyone these days is launching their perfume, even reality star Kim Kardashian’s “Voluptuous” is up for grabs.
For years now, we had Gwen Stefani, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, BeyoncÃ©, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Simpson, Celine Dion, Kylie Minogue, the Olsen twins, Britney Spears, Hilary Duff, Victoria and David Beckham just to name a few, making our eyes water. The list continues to grow; however, one person that seems to be missing from the list is Portuguese international soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo. The Real Madrid soccer star with his boyish smile and gorgeous good looks would be a refreshing scent to promote. I’ve said this before and I will reiterate that his handsome good looks if he was ever to appear on the big screen, would bring millions to the box office.
Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas!