Monday, November 2, 2009

Doesn't Anyone See How Weird Celebrity Perfume Is?

Somebody needs to speak out on this issue. My heart broke when a seemingly credible actress, Reese Witherspoon, was recently spotted with her own perfume ad in one of my beloved magazines. I do not understand the allure of celebrity endorsed perfume!

What a celebrity endorsed perfume says to me is:
1) With this perfume I'm trying to convince you that you will have a life like mine (the celebrity)
2) This is how I, the celebrity, smell and now you can smell like me

And why would I want to smell like another person? Why do I want to look at Beyonce, wonder what she smells like, and purchase her bottled up bath water? I want to smell like a beachy sunrise or a rose petal or crushed vanilla bean- not a human being!

This is so utterly disturbing to me.

2 comments:

Andrea Clement said...

I think it's just another source of income for them, and making perfume is probably the most fun. You get a photo shoot and make something that smells good! And they're not doing much of anything else, so why not

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