Ariana Grande, Usher and More Celebs Who Ditched Iconic Scents – Billboard
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Celebrity perfume was big business. Despite a drop in sales over the past few years, the celebrity fragrance business could rebound. These days, it seems like every celebrity has a distinctive scent, but it wasn’t always that way. In 1937, Mae West became one of the first – if not the first – star whose likeness inspired a perfume bottle. Decades later, Elizabeth Taylor paved the way for Britney Spears, Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez and other celebrities to build perfume empires.
Because there are so many to choose from, we decided to put together a list of celebrity perfumes that are definitely worth adding to your collection. From Ariana Grande to Usher, see below for a roundup of must-have perfumes and colognes.
God is a Woman by Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande’s God Is a Woman fragrance debuted last summer. The singer has released eight different scents over the years, so if you’re building a collection be sure to check out REM, Sweet Like Candy, Cloud and Thank U Next.
To buy: $55 at UltaBeauty.com.
Eilish by Billie Eilish
Last year, Billie Eilish joined the celebrity perfumery fray with the release of her first-ever fragrance, Eilish by Billie Eilish Eau de Parfum. The fragrance features notes of sweet petals, creamy vanilla and warm musk.
To buy: $68 at Ulta.com.
Perfume From Above by Dolly Parton
What does Dolly Parton smell like? Paradise! The country music icon released her first signature scent with Scent Beauty last year. Scent From Above is a heavenly fragrance that contains notes of mandarin orange, peony flowers, jasmine, vanilla, sandalwood, musk and patchouli.
To buy: $59.99 at Amazon.com.
Cher Eau De Couture Perfume by Cher
Cher’s eponymous scent offers a blend of flirtatious and sensual with meditative and serene. It features vibrant top scents of bergamot, clove and neroli paired with heart notes of jasmine, rose and orange blossom. Vetiver, sandalwood and vanilla orchid are the base.
To buy: $65 at NordstromRack.com.
Shawn Mendes by Shawn Mendes
This unisex perfume spray from Shawn Mendes debuted in 2017. The Canadian crooner described the spray as “reminiscent” of the scents he wore growing up and those carried around him. With maple at its root, the eau de parfum spray features notes of pineapple, McIntosh apple, lemon oil, dulce de leche, white cedar and skin musk.
To buy: $79.99 at Amazon.com.
Lada Gaga Fame Eau de Parfum
Lady Gaga’s Fame perfume is one of the best-selling perfumes of all time. Base notes of sambac jasmine and tiger orchid mingle with aromas of apricot, saffron, honey and heart notes of frankincense and belladonna to create this intoxicating scent.
To buy: $149.99 at Amazon.com.
Purr by Katy Perry
Katy Perry’s cat-inspired scent combines top notes of peach, forbidden apple, gardenia and green bamboo with a heart of jasmine, pink freesia and Bulgarian rose. Vanilla orchid, creamy sandalwood, white amber, coconut and musk are the base of the fragrance.
To buy: $37.10 at Amazon.com.
Usher Eau de Toilette Spray by Usher
Usher’s eponymous fragrances are designed for both men and women. The bottle pictured above is a fresh fragrance with tropical notes of seawater and fruit with sandalwood, nutmeg, bay leaf, mugwort and basil in the middle, and a base of sandalwood and guaiac wood.
To buy: $20 at Amazon.com.