Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Halle Berry Unveils "Halle by Halle Berry"

photo: cinematicpassions/wordpress

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?


Project Christopher said...

What about Queen Latifah and Cover Girl? She's damn fine! :)

Brigitte said...

Is there a perfume attached to QL Covergirl line too?

lapetitediva said...

Re: Grace Jones - All I can think of is that scene from Boomerang when they showed Strange's commercial and the tag line was--IIRC--"It Stinks So Good!"

Re: Halle's Essence cover - It looks nice, but if I didn't know any better, I'd swear it was an issue of Glamour, due to the similar font style and placement of the cover text.

Camille Acey said...

My favorite fragrance is the first Marc Jacobs cologne -- which also has hints of fig. So I'll be looking forward to this Halle scent to see if it can trump Marc.

Also, please someone develop the Grace Jones perfume. I vote that it be called Fierce and Fiercer Black Blackness and have hints of black orchid, Parisian air, and freshly tanned leather. I would drop dollars just for the incredible bottle it would come in.

Brigitte said...

@LPD - You are so right, that cover really does look like Glamour!

@Camille/"Fierce and Fiercer Black Blackness"

You are killing me.

Sugabelly said...

The name, the name.

First it was She by Sheree, now Halle by Halle Berry. Maybe before, but after watching the Real Housewives of Atlanta, maybe Halle should have changed the name.

Tiff aka MissKinkyCoily said...

I love Halle!

My favorite fragrance is Hanae Mori by the Japanese designer of the same name. Michael Kors is a very close second favorite.

kellsimm said...

@Camille Acey, I would drop dollar just to see how the bottle would look, but I wouldnt be to particular about the scent..