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Jennifer Aniston Goes Topless to Hawk Perfume

Aniston calls Lolavie 'sexy and clean'

(Newser) - Take that, Angelina. Jennifer Aniston's well-toned bod is sure to get plenty of additional attention thanks to a series of topless photos she's taken to promote her new perfume. The Daily Mail published the grainy pictures (click here to see them), shot in Cabo San Lucas for the Lolavie ad...

Calvin Klein's 'Obsession' Entrances Big Cats

Men's scent becomes secret weapon for zookeepers

(Newser) - Obsession for Men, Calvin Klein's musky scent for guys, may or may not work to lure the ladies, but it's a huge hit with tigers, leopards, and jaguars of both sexes. It's become the secret weapon of zoologists trying to entice big cats to linger, the Wall Street Journal reports....

Aniston Strips for Perfume Ad
 Aniston Strips 
 for Perfume Ad 

Aniston Strips for Perfume Ad

Jen hopes people say: You smell great!

(Newser) - Jennifer Aniston takes it off in a hot new ad touting her perfume, Lolavie. The svelte 41-year-old, her hair tousled and sun-kissed, sits, alone, on rocks at Cabo, a small towel barely covering her toned, tanned bod. Her ankles are crossed over dark mysteries. The actress called her new scent...

Boom in Skin Care Sales Signals Economic Rebound
Boom in Skin Care Sales Signals Economic Rebound
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Boom in Skin Care Sales Signals Economic Rebound

This from today's 'bizarre correlations' department

(Newser) - Turns out skin care is an economic bellwether—so you should be happy to hear that sales are picking up. Women were slow to skimp on, say, moisturizer even as sales of makeup and perfume declined, but in 2009 skin care sales finally fell by 4%, according to new research....

Ski Champ Concocts 'Smell of Victory'

Michelle Roark loves the smell of rose oil in the morning

(Newser) - Ski champ and chemical engineer Michelle Roark has put together a line of perfumes she insists can give athletes the winning edge. Roark, the 2009 US freestyle skiing champion, credits her scents like "Confidence"—which includes grapefruit oil and rose oil—with helping her succeed. Other scents include...

Abercrombie Sues Beyoncé Over Fierce Fragrance

Retailer says it's already trademarked the name

(Newser) - Abercrombie & Fitch has filed a lawsuit against Beyoncé in a tussle over her new fragrance, named for alter ego Sasha Fierce, Women's Wear Daily reports. A&F says it has owned the Fierce trademark since 2003, and that her plan "poses a likelihood of confusion" in the big-bucks...

Star Trek Perfume: The Final Frontier

(Newser) - Smells like sci-fi spirit. A new line of aftershaves and perfumes is targeting the Star Trek fan base, reports the Daily Telegraph. Creator Genki Wear touts the "casual yet commanding" men's cologne Tiberius, branded after Captain Kirk's middle name, as a scent "difficult to define and impossible to...

Stella McCartney Wins a Very Naked Lawsuit

Judge refuses to block NUDE perfume over rival's copyright beef

(Newser) - Looks like it's OK for Stella to be nude in public: A British judge has declined to stop the release of a new Stella McCartney perfume in a dispute over the right to use the word "nude." High Court Judge Christopher Floyd denied today a bid by Nude...

Eau de Stampede: Perfume Panic Fells 34 at Texas Bank

(Newser) - A spray of strong perfume by an employee sparked chaos at a Bank of America call center in Texas yesterday, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. After two employees complained of feeling dizzy from a colleague's strong perfume, an announcement was made saying anyone feeling ill should exit the building. Hundreds...

Opera Sounds Good, But How Does It Smell?

New work opening at Guggenheim blasts 23 scents at audience

(Newser) - A new opera premiering at the Guggenheim Museum in New York later this month will be a feast for the ears, the eyes—and the nose. Green Aria, a 30-minute "scent opera" years in the making, pairs music with 23 distinct odors blasted at the audience via individual...

Diddy Hits Big With 'Lickable' Scent
 Diddy Hits Big With 
 'Lickable' Scent 

Diddy Hits Big With 'Lickable' Scent

New I Am King scent is both fruity and masculine

(Newser) - Sean Combs, the rap mogul of countless other stage names, had one request when developing his fashion line's new men's scent: "When I wear this perfume, I want to be lickable." The resulting fragrance, I Am King, has fruity notes uncommon in men's fragrance. And it does indeed...

Burger King Markets Meaty Perfume
Burger King Markets Meaty Perfume

Burger King Markets Meaty Perfume

Fragrance billed as 'scent of seduction' with a hint of burger

(Newser) - Burger King has unveiled a men's body spray designed to make burger lovers swoon, the BBC reports. The company says the Flame fragrance smells like "the scent of seduction, with a hint of flame-broiled meat." A website for the perfume features various "romantic" images—including the...

A Scrappy Scent Success Story
A Scrappy Scent Success Story

A Scrappy Scent Success Story

Chicago woman follows her nose to hit perfume based on memories of grandma

(Newser) - New fragrances are typically carefully managed, big-budget affairs. But 32-year-old Jessica Dunne has created old-fashioned hit perfumes with old-fashioned determination and hard work, the New York Times reports. A smart call to an iconic New York perfume shop, $100,000 of her savings, and a little help from friends helped...

Italian Church Pairs Perfume With Prayer

Opened in Dante's time, pharmacy today sells scents in LA, Tokyo

(Newser) - Florence's Santa Maria Novella church has an intriguing sideline: It's home to one of the world's oldest pharmacies, which today churns out tonics and perfumes made according to medieval recipes. Smithsonian profiles the church, where Dominican monks began concocting herbal remedies and rose water, used to clean plague-touched homes, more...

Fragrances Going the Way of the Cigarette

Women buying less perfume; some public spaces prohibit scents

(Newser) - Personal fragrances aren't smelling so sweet for US consumers, the New York Times reports: Though perfume varieties have increased, the number of women wearing them is decreasing. Though 85% of women still apply a scent, the ranks of the fragrant thinned by 2 million between 2003 and 2007. The drop,...

Designer Perfume Profits Give Off Whiff of Decay

Expensive luxury fragrances wooing less and less consumers

(Newser) - Perfume makers keep flooding the market with designer brands, but consumers appear to have had their fill. Global revenue from high-end perfumes—those $100 and up—increased only 3% to $18 billion in 2006 and is expected to slow even more this year, reports the Wall Street Journal. That's while...

The Scent of Money
The Scent
of Money

The Scent of Money

Diddy to Britney: the seven top-selling celebrity scents

(Newser) - Britney's life may be off the rails, but her scent is selling brilliantly, right up there with Liz's and Diddy's. Forbes gives us the top seven celebrity scents, along with their sales tallies for  2006:
  1. Sean Combs: Sean John Unforgivable, $74.9 million
  2. Elizabeth Taylor: White Diamonds, $60.7 million

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