Cult Celebrity Fragrances
We have always both loved and loved to hate celebrity perfumes. They reflect our consumption of fame, but also serve as an accessible ticket to enjoying fragrance. People love to judge the juice as bargain bog-water, but they also salivate at the thought of finding the ultimate anomaly, ie., the “Actually Good” celebrity fragrance.
Who gets to decide what smells good and why? Why do fragrances made by the richest people in the world always end up smelling cheap? Should I write a dissertation on celebrity fragrance and their ties to classism pre and post Instagram’s influence? I don’t have answers to any of these questions just yet.
I do know that a lot of people (including myself) sifted through the Dyamante by Daddy Yankee’s of the world to bring you just a small sampling of celeb fragrances that go beyond the floral fruity into cult status. Stash by Sarah Jessica Parker, Cloud by Ariana Grande, and Midnight Fantasy by Britney Spears have all been acclaimed and risen to this sanctified category. Deeper dives into each fragrance will follow this, but in the interim, I encourage you to look up Chandler Burr’s review for Midnight Fantasy by Britney Spears when I say these fragrances will make you smell like Cate Blanchett and Helen Mirren.