There are some feuds so fiery and passionate that they never really die. One such feud is the millennia-old rivalry between The Lord of Darkness and Tilda Swinton. A more contemporary example, however, began several years ago, when pop singer who’s inching ever-closer to “too old for this shit” Katy Perry allegedly…
Five men have been arrested in New York as a part of an ongoing investigation—titled Operation Bad Odor—by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (I.C.E) into counterfeit perfumes and cosmetics. According to federal prosecutors, the defendants knowingly sold counterfeit designer perfumes (which included Daisy by…
Congrats to the Lancashire couple who found a roughly 3.5 pound chunk of whale... something... while recently strolling the beach. The waxy, smelly lump is actually called ambergris, it’s used in making perfume, and it’s extremely valuable.
I am outgoing, but not exactly the genre of person who normally speaks to random people on the street; nor have I ever been the type of woman who is so beautiful or alluring that strangers feel utterly compelled to speak to me. But in the past few months, more randos have approached me than they ever have in my life,…
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.)