Not a very imaginative name is it?
I'm a recovering perfume junkie. When my husband and I lived in Europe a few years back was when the addiction was at its worst. Europeans are crazy about fragrance and we lived literally a stones throw from four different perfume boutiques, not counting Sephora. I spent hours perusing those isles looking for my "signature" scent. In the end, I settled on Un Jardin sur la Nil (Hermes) as my summer scent and Ungaro's Diva for the fall but I still like to dabble with other scents as the mood strikes.
Now that we're back in the States, I haven't kept up with perfume news as much so I was surprised to read the other day that Coty has developed a new fragrance with Halle Berry that will debut this March. It's called "Halle by Halle Berry" and according to Lucky magazine has notes of pear blossoms, fig leaves, amber and sandalwood which piques my interest a bit.
The actress claims to have been working on every aspect of the frag for the past two years and has called it her "second baby."
The bottle isn't very impressive. There are probably a half dozen other perfumes on the marked now (including an Estee Lauder scent) that have the exact same bottle. The lettering is typical Coty with "Halle" etched on the glass in that classic "Stetson" font.
"Halle" will retail for just under $30 and be sold at drugstores and retailers like JC Penny. I'm really looking forward to seeing the accompanying ad campaign. With all the celebrity fragrances on the market, it's a shame that more deals aren't inked with non-white celebs. The only ones in recent memory that come to mind are Jennifer Hudson's deal with Avon and Naomi Campbell's line of frags which I haven't seen Stateside in years.
I would just die if someone like Grace Jones came out with a perfume. I can't even begin to imagine what that would smell like. Base notes of latex, black orchid and alligator?
Halle is also on the upcoming Essence Magazine for like the 400th time. Not much to say about that except that I kind of like the cover photo this go round. One doesn't even have to open Essence to know exactly how every article will read.
Do you have a favorite fragrance? Who would you like to see come out with a perfume?