Tuesday, December 16, 2008

You Smell

Take it from me, television sucks in the month of December. I can prove this because I'm watching VH1's 100 Teen Stars. One thing I notice in the month of December is that the airwaves are prolific with fragrance commercials. Suddenly it seems all sorts of celebrities come out with their own perfume. I wonder if they wear their own? Do they think that the public will buy it just because it has their name on it? After all I'm positive that they didn't work in the lab putting the different scents together to come up with the product. They just slapped their name on it and want us to buy it. I'm not really a perfume wearer, I like body lotion better. Even that I rarely wear but when I do it's usually Estee Lauder's Beautiful or Elizabeth Arden's Sunflowers. Most of the time I just want to smell clean, like Dial soap. One of my kindergartners once told me, "Mrs. B, you have a nice smell coming from you." The first "perfume" I ever wore was Love's Baby Soft. I saw it in the store the other day and was surprised it was still in production.

I thought I'd list out a few of the celebs that want you to smell like their name. Some have more than one.

Sarah Jessica Parker: Lovely
Britney Spears: Believe, Midnight Fantasy, Curious
David Beckham: Instinct, Intimately
Jennifer Lopez: Glow Eau de Parfum
Paris Hilton: Heiress Eau de Parfum (what does an heiress smell like?)
Hilary Duff: With Love
Kimora Lee Simmons: Golden Goddess
Christina Aguilera: Inspire
Shania Twain: Starlight

Then there's the celebrities that don't even bother to come up with a name for their product, it's just...
Celine by Celine Dion
Carlos Santana by Carlos Santana
Patti Labelle by Patti Labelle
Tim McGraw by Tim McGraw
Danielle by Danielle Steele
Mariah by Mariah Carey

But the commercial that bugs me the most:
Sean John: I Am King
I think he must have an ego as large as Donald Trump's who in fact has his own fragrance called, you guessed it, Donald Trump by Donald Trump.

Oh, and the number one teen star was Molly Ringwald in case you're interested. Or not.


Slick said...

I'd buy a whole case of Jessica Alba's perfume.

I would, really.....