Friday, August 21, 2009

Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

Mariah Carey prepares to launch her third fragrance and the Kansas City Star’s Lisa Gutierrez has the temerity to say out loud what the rest of us were thinking.

Forever is described as an opulent floral scent with notes of lotus blossom, tuberose, gardenia, exotic woods and white musk. (What does a lotus blossom smell like? Anyone?)
Indeed. A nice illustration of the limits of Ingredient Voice—something I call attention to in the July issue of Beauty Fashion in a piece called “Who Speaks for Perfume?” (I’ll post a PDF of it at

FWIW I’ve seen much more flattering photos of Mariah Carey.

UPDATE August 25, 2009

OK, the PDF of my Beauty Fashion piece is finally up here.

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