Thursday, June 17, 2010

Perfume Preference

I've decided it's due time to compile a list of perfumes a bombshell would and would not wear. A smaller list can be found in Laren Stovers book - Bombshell Manual of Style.

Please keep in mind that a Bombshell would NEVER wear:

"Anything that smells like food: vanilla, single fruit notes like strawberry or apple. Jolting, loud or overwhelming fragrances like Opium, Poison and Giorgio (leave those perfumes to the Divas!). True Bombshells also never wear overtly green scents like Calyx, Laura Ashley - too innocent. Obsession. CK One. Eternity. Musk. Tea Rose. Charlie."

Bombshell perfumes loved by Bombshells past and present:

Arpege by Lanvin
Bombshell users: Jayne Mansfield, Rita Hayworth, Jacqueline Bissette and Diana Princess Of Wales

Femme by Rochas
Bombshell user: Mae West

Chanel "all except Allure which a bombshell might buy for a niece but finds it too girlish for herself"
No 22: Catherine Deneuve
No 5: Marilyn Monroe, Jessica Alba, Maria Callas, Scarlett Johansson and Catherine Deneuve
Coco: Catherine Zeta Jones, Jane Russell, Nigella Lawson and Kitty Larue (only in winter)

Fracas by Piguet
Bombshells: Marilyn Monroe, Dita Von Teese, Ivana Trump, Rose McGowan, Joanna Lumley & Kim Basinger

Tabu by Dana
Bombshell: Dorothy Dandridge and Gina Lollobrigida

Jicky by Guerlain
Bombshells: Bridgette Bardot, Colette and Joan Collins

Mitsouko by Guerlain
Bombshells: Jean Harlow, Ingrid Bergman and Ava Gardner

Caleche by Hermes
Bombshells: Elizabeth Taylor and Ms Larue's mother

L'Heure Bleue
Bombshells: Patricia Arquette, Liza Minelli, Ursula Andress, Terri Garr, Queen Mother, Queen Elizabeth II and Bianca Jagger

My Sin by Lanvin
Bombshell: Jayne Mansfield

Shalimar by Guerlain
Bombshells: Rita Hayworth, Brooke Shields, Shirley MacLaine, Meryl Streep and Gina Lollabrigida

Narcisse Noir by Caron
Bombshell: Gloria Swanson

Vent Vert by Balmain
Bombshells: Bridgette Bardot and Greta Garbo

Youth Dew by Estee Lauder
Bombshells: Delores Del Rio, Gloria Swanson and Joan Crawford

Gardenia Passion by Annik Goutal
Bombshell: Linda Evangelista, Oprah Winfrey, Kim Basinger and Liv Tyler

Joy by Jean Pateau
Bombshells: Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Olivia de Havilland, Vivien Leigh, Jacqueline Kennedy, Queen Elizabeth and Gloria Swanson

1 comment:

  1. Darling, yes. I love No. 5 and Arpege...went through a phase with nothing but Fracas...and I must add a scent to your list here: Estee Lauder Beautiful, which is what This Bombshell wore on her wedding day. It may not be suitable for Everyday Bombshell Wear. It is, however, downright Bridey, and since her beloved's mother *already* thinks The Bombshell is a tramp, it's nice to wear a scent that is of one thousand flowers.



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