Note-worthy: Justin Bieber Someday Valentine

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Justin Bieber has launched a special Limited Edition packaging of his hugely successful perfume Someday. At Macy’s in NYC your gift with purchase is Someday boxed rose — chemically treated to last forever! It also comes with a $15 gift card for 1-800-Flowers.

ADDENDUM: I used my $15 gift card to send flowers for my grandmother’s funeral in St. Louis. They never arrived. Eventually, I was issued a refund but I am very unhappy about it.


Scent of the Week: Violet Eyes

Today  we celebrate the reigning Queen of Celebrity Fragrance, Elizabeth Taylor, on the occasion of her 79th birthday by making Violet Eyes our Scent of the Week. Released by Elizabeth Arden in May 2011, the perfume was inspired by Taylor’s iconic violet eyes. It’s tag line is “It begins with a look.” The bottle is a frosted mauve glass version of  Taylor’s iconic Whit Diamonds, the #1 bestselling celebrity fragrance.

Gift Set with White Diamonds


Top Note: Lush White Peach bursts onto the scene, causes a stir and leaves you wanting more.
Mid Notes:  Jasmine Flower and Purple Rose
Dry Down: Violet Peony, Cedar Wood and Warm Amber.

A 1.7 oz fl. bottle is priced at $52

In Tayor’s own words,  “ It was a great joy to create Violet Eyes with a bouquet of fragrance notes that I adore, carefully fine-tuning every aspect of it.  Everything, down to the last detail, comes from my heart and my soul.  I send this fragrance into the world with love…”

We send our love out to Liz, who is currently in the hospital. Get well soon!

Impersonator: Mariah’s Scalewing?

In the 1980’s they were called “imposters.” In the 90’s they became “impressions.” In reality, they are simply “fakes.” I like to call fake celebrity imposters “impersonators.”

One of my all time favorites is Scalewing, an impression of Mariah Carey‘s debut fragrance M.  If you know Mariah, you know that she loves butterflies. Butterflies belong to the order Lepidoptera which means “scale-wing” in Latin. Hence the name of the imposter fragrance. My favorite part of this imposter is its blatant rip off of the background imagery (along with the M bottle) on the sleeve as well as using the actual butterfly on the box. Of course, the bottles are extremely similar as well.

Compare and contrast for yourself: