August 22 2014

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2 posts tagged "Pulse"

Beyoncé Feels The Pulse


“It was inspired by Sasha Fierce,” a pregnant Beyoncé told the crowd at the Dream Downtown last night, where she was celebrating the launch of her third fragrance, Pulse. “It’s something that happens when I get on stage; I don’t know if it’s the pulse that races before that transforms me, but I believe we all have that inside of us.” Even if you don’t have a Sasha within, the pop princess is offering up her new pear blossom, blue curaçao, bluebird orchid, peony, and Madagascar vanilla scent as a way to spritz on a similar fierceness. The fruity floral is more complicated than the sum of its notes, though. “Women are so interesting. I like a fragrance to be something you can’t just smell and decide exactly what it is.” As such, blue mood lighting, blue orchids, and purple-tinged cocktails served by waitresses appropriately outfitted with aqua pouts (how Richard Chai Spring ’12!) were set up to help partygoers put their finger on the eau’s “electric” quality. “I’m inspired when my pulse is racing,” Beyoncé continued—and presumably when others’ are, too; Mrs. Jay-Z was sporting a particularly tiny minidress last night, cementing the fact that her growing baby bump will not be getting in the way of an opportunity to make a fashion statement anytime soon.

Photo: Mike Coppola/ Getty Images

Courtney’s Little Girl, Not So Little Anymore; Beyoncé Will Get Your Pulse Rising; And More…


Frances Bean Cobain turns 19 this month and Kurt and Courtney’s little girl is all grown up—or so these new beauty shots of her lensed by photographer Rocky Schenck lead us to believe. One thing’s for sure: She is working that brick red matte lip. [Fashionista]

Organic skincare guru Tata Harper has developed a cult following around her multipurpose line rooted in essential oils. But her prized ingredients do more than just create radiant, blemish-free complexions. “I have to have lavender oil when I travel, which I now do all the time. It kills bedbugs!” New Yorkers, take note. [StyleCaster]

Beyoncé is getting ready to release Pulse, the latest flacon in her growing fragrance empire, and to celebrate the perfume that “represents the woman [she] is on stage,” Sasha Fierce has revealed a predictably provocative commercial. [Independent]

In other fragrance-meets-film news, Christian Dior has dropped a trailer for its new, full-length J’Adore Dior spot starring the fragrance’s face, Charlize Theron, and shot by director Jean-Jacques Annaud. [YouTube]

Photo: Rocky Schenck /