What Are the 10 Most Famous Celebrity Perfumes?
BEYONCÉ – HEAT
Unsurprisingly, one of the best-selling celebuscents is Heat by Beyoncé Knowles. Described as “Classy, elegant, and sophisticated”, it has tones of orchid, magnolia and peach, moving on to notes of almond macaroon, honeysuckle, milkwood and amber.
The name of the fragrance was inspired by Beyonce’s tour and performances, and the red colour of the flacon and liquid was chosen after Beyonce’s favourite colour. The flacon is decorated with a discrete gold detail on the neck.
The concept of the perfume was to portray Beyoncé’s temperament, from the name and design to the composition, created in cooperation with perfumers of the house of Givaudan – Claude Dir and Olivier Gillotin. Top notes of Heat are decorated with red vanilla-orchid, magnolia, neroli and peach. A passionate heart offers honeysuckle, almond and musky cream, while a base finishes with sequoia wood, tonka and amber.
“This is my first fragrance and I want to be sure that I will love it forever!” said Beyonce at the time of the launch, which was accompanied by an ad campaign by photographer Michael Thompson, with a video commercial directed by Jake Nava.
Global sales of Heat within the first three years, 2010 to 2013, reached the $400 million mark.
KATY PERRY – MEOW
Oh, come on. This is hardly the most sophisticated packaging on the market, nor is funtime singalong gal Katy Perry the celeb most women would want to aspire to be. But, the bottle’s in the shape of a cat, and it’s named in honour of Katy Perry’s cat, Kitty Purry, so does it really matter what it smells like?
Well, of course it does. Meow is actually the second fragrance from the American pop singer Katy Perry, following Purr, its very sweet scent “inspired by the magical land of Candyfornia.”
Meow was developed by Givaudan perfumers, its fragrance opening with notes of tangerine, pear, jasmine and gardenia; the heart notes are honeysuckle, lily-of-the-valley and orange blossom, while the sweet base features aromas of amber, vanilla, sandalwood and musk – but while Meow is often written off as being ‘for little girls’, its predecessor Purr is regarded as darker and more mature.
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