Ever since Hollywood icon and movie queen Elizabeth Taylor came up with her own fragrance in 1991, general reception to scents by celebrities has been very positive.
The skyrocketing trend of celebrities making a lot of money by making their own line of scents proves that the perfume industry is a very lucrative business in its own right and not just a platform where actors and actresses can branch out.
Listed below are some of the most successful celebrity perfumes:
Heat by Beyonce.
Classy, elegant and sophisticated are just some of Beyonce’s positive traits as a woman.
That is exactly what her signature scent, Heat, incorporates. Fiery passionate and alluring each spray invades your olfactory senses with hints of orchid, magnolia and peach, together with notes of almond macaroon, honeysuckle, milkwood and amber.
The demand for Heat was such that in the first three years 2010 to 2013 global sales of this fragrance reached over $4 million.
Glow by Jlo
Jennifer Lopez began her career as a dancer and actor before she ventured into the music industry. When she entered into the fragrance industry in 2004, she launched Glow which was a resounding success and has notes of orange, jasmine, grapefruit, iris, vanilla and musk.
It is an exotic scent that is desirable and appealing and in one-year sales reached three hundred million dollars.
Curious by Britney Spears.
In 2004 Britney Spears launched her fragrance Curious and sales went through the roof.
After just five weeks sales hit one hundred million dollars and is one of the most popular fragrances from Britany Spears even after a decade. The scent of Curious has notes of magnolia, pear, tuberose, jasmine, musk and sandalwood.
Reb’l Fleur by Rihanna
It would seem like the perfume industry is a perfect venture for musicians, as Rihanna’s Reb’l Fleur, launched in 2011, was set to bring in revenue of eight million dollars but the figures are still coming in.
Reb’l Fleur boasts a delicate and aromatic combination of plum, peach, violet, tuberose and hibiscus.
White Diamonds by Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor’s signature perfume, White Diamonds, is a classic. Launched in 1991, the perfume has been a favourite amongst women, especially those who admired her achievements and philanthropic works. The floral scent of White Diamonds has notes of gardenia, narcisse, and lilies. It is a classic scent that will be around for years to come. Click here for more details…
Fancy by Jessica Simpson.
Jessica Simpson’s ventures in music and acting was highly successful but her perfume endeavour appeared to be her most fruitful project yet.
Her Fancy line was launched in 2008 and in 2011 made eighteen million dollars. The Fancy signature scent consisted of several fragrances, but the original scent is still the best seller and bursts with hints of pear, jasmine, apricot, nectar, caramel, sandalwood and almonds.
Harajuku Lovers by Gwen Stefani
Gwen Stefani was known as the female lead of the defunct pop band No Doubt.
She has successfully crossed over from music to the perfume business with her Harajuku Lovers collection. The collection is comprised of five different scents, with four dedicated to her Harajuku characters in Japan and one designed to be an individual expression for Gwen.
.Unforgivable by Sean John.
You may know him as Puff Daddy or P. Diddy or Sean Combas, but whatever name he may go by he has proven he can sell his signature scent as well as his music.
His signature scent named Unforgivable, managed to achieve sales worth seventeen point two million dollars in 2011.
The masculine scent of Sean John’s cologne incorporates hints of bergamot, juniper, lemon, clary sage, amber, rum and sandalwood. There is also a feminine version of Unforgivable available too.
Antonio by Antonio Banderas
Most signature fragrances are created for women, but Antonio Banderas proves that the male demographic contributes much to the perfume market, as evidenced by the sales figures of his most popular scent, Antonio.
A very masculine scent with notes of bergamot, nutmeg, cinnamon, sandalwood, thyme, mint and musk.
Someday by Justin Beiber .
Justin Bieber has hordes of fans who are more than willing to purchase any merchandise that has his name stamped on it.
His signature scent, Someday made three million dollars in just three weeks after its launch. The perfume contains essences of fruits and flowers, notably wild berries, mandarin and jasmine