As a sort of advent calendar of kitsch, Pictorial will be counting down the final twelve days before Christmas by featuring some holiday presents of days gone by.
A group of scientists wanted to find the most effective mosquito repellents. So they tested 10 different substances, including campout standbys like DEET, as well as a random choice: Victoria’s Secret perfume Bombshell. Turns out the perfume is almost as good as DEET.
Amid the back and forth between Nicki Minaj and untouchable music deity Taylor Swift, Rihanna snuck in and announced her new fragrance with this perfume ad for RiRi by Rihanna.
You already know this, but your sense of smell is linked to your memory. For me, the smell of Folgers coffee will always remind me of my grandmother’s kitchen. I’ve been obsessed with perfume, and cosmetics in general, since I was a kid, even though I’m a horrific, slovenly dresser with many a bad hair day.
Because it’s no longer acceptable to lovingly embalm your dead and keep them secretly entombed in your home, a new company has created something that’s almost as good: a perfume that smells like the living body of your dearly departed. It’s called Olfactory Links and isn’t half as creepy as you’d think.
Diddy is back in the celebrity fragrance game, and everyone needs to pay attention, dammit! On May 6, Sean “Diddy” Combs is launching 3AM, which he named thusly because, according to a recent Style.com interview, it’s “a very one-on-one time” of night.
If someone held me down and drowned me in a vat of Cool Water by Davidoff, that fresh masculine scent that somehow evokes a deep-reaching lake, the '90s, and passionate but inept sex, I'd die happy. That's how attached I was, how fond I remain, of my first perfume. And that's not just a strange quirk of my brain;…
UK luxury department store Harrods is opening a special Salon de Parfum boutique (on the sixth floor!), and to mark the occasion, the retailer of some pretty costly perfume went all out to create the world's shiniest and most expensive bottle. It costs £143,000 (or over $228,000 USD). I want to buy it and spray…
Looks like Lady Gaga's Tony Bennett/Big Band phase is still in full swing if this Eau de Gaga ad is any indication. I know better than to force a perspective on the poppy arty enigma, but Gaga without the vinyl outfits and Roman Catholic imagery and the hoard of backup dancers is just plain strange.
Axe™ is a brand of male perfume named after the tool with which most women would like to strike the young men who adorn themselves with Axe™. FYI, gentlemen, Axe™ is now about more than not getting laid.
Drew Barrymore is coming out with three new scents as part of her makeup line Flower Beauty: Radiant, Cherished and Sultry. She's still a normal, however, who has to deal with bad smells on mass transit like the rest of us.
Tara Reid, star of the acclaimed films Sharknado and Sharknado 2 is the latest celebrity to jump into the perfume business, with a scent named "Shark."
Katy Perry is the undeniable queen of glitzy glammy things that miss the mark. Whether it's sporting a ridiculous grill in an Ancient Egypt-themed music video or giving a performance in a smorgasbord of pan-Asian imagery (a visual P.F. Chang's), or having her backup dancers wear bodysuits that resemble a caricature…
A watchdog group in the U.K. has ruled a poster advertisement featuring Rihanna should be restricted to places where it cannot be seen by children, because it's just too damn sexy.
Avant garde design house Comme des Garçons has unleashed a new perfume called Serpentine that contains notes of "pollution." I really, really, really 100% do not understand fashion.
Ever worry that your puppy is just in it for the kibble? Well, be reassured: A new study suggests that your dog remembers your scent just the way you can't catch a whiff of fresh-baked cookies without thinking of your grandma. (Or Shalimar, depending on the type of grandma you had.)
Some marketing genius has really wised up over in the kingdom of affable/mischievous/hairless singing lads. By this, I mean that someone has realized that Harry Styles, in any form or resolution, will placate the tweens.
That's right: At a new pop-up shop, you will "pay" for Marc Jacobs fragrances with tweets.
Ok, I have to admit something: I love this song and I have no idea what it's about. I've listened at least thirty times (today, sorry) and I still can't tell whether Britney is singing this from the point of view of two women into the same dude or whether she is trying to decide which is better: Fantasy or Curious.…
If smelling bad looks this good, then damn, I don't want to smell good. (You know what I mean.) These perfume bottles designed by a Japanese artist who goes by Ruby Spark are the perfect renditions of the villains they represent. I'm not really into the whole Disney Princesses thing, but Disney Villainesses? I…