10 posts tagged "Chanel No. 5"
Marilyn Monroe on a Scent That Never Loses Its Sex Appeal; When It Comes to Miley, We Called It; Double Your Fragrance Fun With the Olsen’s Latest Launch; and More
Chanel released its new ad for No. 5 (dropping November 11) and the recording the house dug up in Marilyn Monroe’s archives. Makes us want to swap out our oversize sleep shirts for the far sexier fragrance.
Not to brag or anything, but we figured out Miley Cyrus’ Lil’ Kim Halloween costume long before she debuted it on Instagram. Perhaps we should have gone as Long Island medium Theresa Caputo last night…
Two is often better than one—especially when an Olsen is involved. Mary-Kate and Ashley’s latest endeavor: two Elizabeth and James fragrances dubbed Nirvana Black and White launching in January at Sephora.
Those monthly beauty-box subscriptions filled with sample-size products often leave much to be desired, but the latest Glossybox by Net-a-Porter (available November 4) is seriously impressive. A full-size, bullet-shaped Ellis Faas Mascara, RGB Cuticle Oil, and Kevyn Aucoin eye shadow duo are included, along with trial tubes and cans from luxe brands like Natura Bissé, Klorane, and Philip B.
Makeup artist extraordinaire François Nars is releasing a book published by Rizzoli—Faery Lands: Tahiti—filled with sepia-toned imagery from his island (yes, all his), Motu Tané, off the coast of Bora Bora. It hits the shelves of NARS boutiques and bookstores mid-November.
When they talk about the Axe effect, we don’t think the brand had asphyxiation by body spray in mind. After being spritzed in a sixth-grade Brooklyn classroom, eight children were sent to the hospital. Unlike the commercials, no bodacious models in bikinis appeared. We can only imagine the disappointment of those 12-year-old boys. [Time]
Legendary Faces Take On New Roles At Storied Beauty Brands (And Glossies); Oreos Aren’t As Innocent As They Seem; And More
She famously declared that it’s the only thing she wore to bed, and now Marilyn Monroe has been posthumously named the newest face of Chanel No. 5. Upon discovering an unreleased recording of the icon’s testament to her favorite fragrance in the Monroe archives, the fashion house knew it had enough material to create a campaign—minus an in-the-flesh spokeswoman. The print and television ads are set to roll out in November.
Katy Perry illustrates that California girls are undeniable (along with easy, breezy, and beautiful) as she announced via Twitter that she’s CoverGirl’s newest star…or should we say, firework?
A different kind of cover girl is getting a corner office—Kate Moss was named as contributing fashion editor at British Vogue. We can’t wait to see her work wardrobe. [Vogue.co.uk]
Now you actually have an excuse for polishing off an entire row of Oreos—they’re as addictive as cocaine. According to researchers at Connecticut College in New London, rats were found to exhibit similar qualities around the cookie as they do when presented with nose candy. Another critical observation that came out of this study: Rodents also eat the cream filling first. [DailyMail.co.uk]
Beauty Nostalgia is a weekly column on Beauty Counter in which we ask influencers, tastemakers, and some of our favorite industry experts to wax poetic on the sticks, salves, and sprays that helped shape who they are today.
The Pro: Lisa Hoffman, founder of Lisa Hoffman Beauty
The Product: “For me, perfume is an incredibly evocative experience. The scent of Chanel No. 5 always brings back memories of my grandmother. It smells like her, and I loved her so much. Every time I went to her house, I would play with the bottle—petrified that I would break it!—and spray it all over. Of course, I thought I was in a secret scent world, where I was the only one who could smell it, but everyone knew. (I suppose I overdid it a bit.) Even now, I think playing with that bottle, and its iconic silhouette, was hugely influential on my decision to start my own fragrance line. Both my grandmother and my mother were effortlessly stylish, and it was their attention to detail that pulled their look together. I think, unconsciously, that one of the inspirations for my line came from the fact that they never left the house without perfume and a touch of jewelry.”
Reese Witherspoon is back to blonde. Following some, er, negative associations with her brooding brunette, the actress has returned to her former shade of honey gold, which she revealed this wekkend underneath the protection of a sun hat. [Daily Mail]
Spoiler alert: Kate Middleton is still the number-one hair icon in Great Britain, according to a survey recently conducted by Kérastase. [Hello]
Blake Lively’s Mother’s Day shopping was made easy, thanks to her lucrative fragrance contract with Gucci. “When [my mom] smelled my Gucci Premiere, the bottle was gone from my shelf in about two seconds,” the actress said when discussing how she planned on gifting her mom this past weekend. [InTouch]
Had Lively’s mother been a Chanel No. 5 fan, we imagine this new release from the French brand might have caught her eye: Today comes news that Chanel has created a limited-edition, giant bottle of the Grand Extrait version of its iconic scent, which is filled with nearly two pounds of perfume. The oversize flacon rings in at a whopping $4,200. [WSJ.]
Beauty Nostalgia is a new, weekly column on Beauty Counter in which we ask influencers, tastemakers, and some of our favorite industry experts to wax poetic on the sticks, salves, and sprays that helped shape who they are today.
The Pro: Rachel Roy, fashion designer.
The Product: “My mother was a very sweet, graceful, and quiet woman. Fashion was not her thing but she used to wear Chanel No. 5 perfume, and that was the chicest thing about her. When my parents met, she was this beautiful Dutch woman dating this charismatic Indian man. Then she got a job as a computer programmer for the navy, and she had to transform her look into a more conservative style. I remember watching her put on her makeup and doing her hair, and then when she was going out with my dad or her friends, she would dab on Chanel No. 5 for special occasions. Now I realize how similar I am to her, because I wear the same perfume mixed with a bit of Jo Malone Red Roses. The Chanel No. 5 brings back so many memories of her, and I see that it was her way of giving me a reason to dream beyond what I was born into.”