The actress herself is synonymous with a carefree, breezy spirit, so it’s no wonder the second fragrance by Jennifer Aniston is such a true reflection of her personality. J by Jennifer Aniston marries notes of water lily and bergamot with freesia and Tahitian vanilla, among others. It’s warm and sultry, with a beachy quality that resonates at first whiff. It’s a beautiful spring-into-summer scent---light, refreshing, and just plain pretty. You’ll feel ladylike wearing this, even if you’re sporting a yoga-pants-and-tank uniform.
A beautiful bottle commands attention no matter what the product inside smells like, but in this case it happens to be a best of both worlds scenario. Fleur Fatale, the seventh in the ever-burgeoning Kim Kardashian fragrance collection, contains notes of violet, black currant, tea rose, iris, creamy sandalwood, and white musk. The dry down is sexy and rich, with a floral undertone that nicely complements the bottle’s white rose design.
Lady Gaga Eau de Gaga
Just try maintaining your, ahem, poker face when you apply Eau de Gaga to your skin. Lady Gaga’s second fragrance belies the dramatic appearance of its fairly androgynous black bottle. It’s all clean lines and business outside, and rather carefree and chirpy inside. With notes of green tea, violet, and musk, it’s predominantly fresh and citrusy. It arrived on US shores in January 2015. Now is a good time to make some space on your vanity.
“Incredible,” indeed. With the recent release of her fifth fragrance, Incredible Things, Taylor Swift happens to be enjoying the most successful period of her career to date. The scent is all sweetness and light---an embodiment of Swift herself, perhaps?---with notes of pink pepper, vanilla, and grapefruit. Find it exclusively at Kohl’s stores.
Essentially the poster child of bohemian style, Nicole Richie has taken her staple look a step further with No Rules, her second fragrance. The scent was formulated to capture what might be considered the drama of a free spirit---it’s at once sexy and carefree, exotic and relaxed. Its ingredient list is more mouthwatering than a dessert menu, with notes of Mediterranean orange blossom, sweet Turkish almond blossom, kumquat, Brazilian coconut water, and vanilla. If you’re a beach lover, it’s a must if only for its tropical flair---but be warned that it won’t last quite as long as your tan.
Judging a fragrance by its bottle is no better than nabbing a book for its cover, but there is admittedly something appealing about this glowing flacon. Fantasy Stage Edition is the sixteenth in Britney Spears’ best-selling fragrance collection, and perhaps one of the most grown up. A harmony of unexpected fruits, including kiwi and lychee, mingle with white chocolate and cupcake before arriving at a woody base. It sounds more complex than the sweet aroma it leaves behind---and in this case, simple is definitely better.