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 can get… » 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, 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

Helvetica the Perfume Is Irony Distilled

It's been a good week for the olfactory glands, eau my, what with George Takei releasing his very own scent and, thanks to the limitless capacity of ironic advertising campaigns to separate people from their holiday bonus money, the arrival of Helvetica: The Perfume. » 12/01/13 3:00pm 12/01/13 3:00pm

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

Noted Perfumer Britney Spears Now Has a Song Called 'Perfume'

If you're a fan of Britney Spears' slower ballads like "Everytime" and "Lucky," her new song "Perfume" will be a sweet relief from her hard-thumping radio hits. If it's hard for you to stomach the autotune even in her dance songs, "Perfume" will [insert joke about bad smells]. » 11/05/13 1:00pm 11/05/13 1:00pm

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 cash… » 9/06/13 10:50am 9/06/13 10:50am

Artists Combine Every Single New Fragrance From 2012 to Create Monster …

Did you know that nearly 1400 fragrances were launched in 2012? Do we really need that many new artificial scents added to a market already saturated in stink? It's ridiculous and also kind of gross. As a comment on that, Dutch artists Lernert and Sander have collected samples of those fragrances and combined them to… » 2/28/13 10:00am 2/28/13 10:00am

European Perfume Makers Are Fretting About Proposed Restrictions on…

If the big, bad EU lawmakers in Brussels — glutted with government-issued waffles and chocolate — have their way, perfumed Europeans might have to wait until they swaddle themselves in a blanket of tree moss during a jaunt in the Dolomites before they realize that they have skin-scourging allergy to tree moss. That's… » 12/16/12 3:30pm 12/16/12 3:30pm