Katy Perry's New Perfume Ad Is a Socio-Political Nightmare

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 » 7/11/14 1:00pm 7/11/14 1:00pm

Your Evening Jam: Britney and Sia Strip Down Perfume

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.… » 1/25/14 5:15pm 1/25/14 5:15pm

These Disney Villain Perfume Bottles Will Please Your Inner Vixen

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… » 1/24/14 1:15pm 1/24/14 1:15pm

A Whiff on the Wild Side: Confessions of a Vintage Perfume Addict

It was a few years ago when I was the editor of a women's pop culture website that I started writing about perfume on my blog, YesterdaysPerfume.com. Trying to be discreet in the middle of an open office, I'd pop open a tiny one-milliliter vial of the decanted perfume du jour and dab it on my wrist with its plastic… » 12/07/13 5:00pm 12/07/13 5:00pm

Britney Spears May Have Released the Worst Lyric Video Ever

In making the lyric video for her new song "Perfume," Britney Spears has really taken the general cheeseball nature of lyric videos and product placement that's now mandatory in music videos and run several sweaty miles with them firmly clasped to her heaving bosom until she collapsed in an exhausted mess with only a… » 11/19/13 2:40pm 11/19/13 2:40pm

The One Direction Fragrance Made Half a Million Bucks in One Week

The oh-so-fun lads of One Direction took the time to sniff a bunch of chemicals and "create" a fragrance — Our Moment — and in the UK, the scent has been on sale at Harrod's for a week and has already raked in £360,000 — which is $560,00 — as in over HALF A MILLION. In one week. This number includes pre-orders, aka… » 9/06/13 10:50am 9/06/13 10:50am