Who wants to smell like Mariah Carey? Apparently it is the smell of all things nice
and comes in three different packaging – for each of her moods, I suppose – normal, crazy and mentally unstable.
In fact, my colleagues call them my “Mariah Nair moments” (not that I’m proud of it or anything).
Anyway, Mariah has just released a new line of candy flavours-based perfume called Lollipop Blings and the fragrances are all named after her songs Ribbon, Honey and Mine Again.
Are you in a rush to get one? Well, maybe if you’re a die hard Mariah fan and want to grab hold of something that has her name written all over it, even though you might end up smelling like a candy machine.
I still remember the first time I went gaga over a celebrity endorsed perfume. Anyone remembers Impulse Spice Body Spray by the Spice Girls?
It wasn’t even a real, real perfume … just a body spray that retailed for less than RM10! I remember shopping with my family at a supermarket in Penang when I caught sight of a huge Spice Girls cardboard cutout, calling out to me to purchase their latest business endeavour.
So I got one. How naive was I to think that Victoria Adams (now Beckham – like as if I have to tell you that) would even use that herself!
I was one of the first few girls at school who smelled like Spice Girls and in retrospect, it smelled pretty bad. Truth be told, I knew it back then but of course I didn’t and wouldn’t have admitted it.
I’ll admit that I didn’t have her washboard abs, fame and fortune but what I did have was the Skechers shoes she endorsed.
I remember spending almost RM200 that I didn’t have (must have told my mother I needed the money to pay for some extra tuition fees – p/s: kids, don’t do what I did. Never EVER lie to your parents) on that pair of shoes and I wore them till the soles wore out.
Then as Britney’s dress got skimpier and her waistline bigger (not that I’m against big people, I’m just trying to give you a timeline here), I moved on to another triple-threat (though in my honest opinion, she should’ve just stuck to dancing) artist, Jennifer Lopez.
They’re both half full and I don’t think I’ll finish them anytime soon.
Oh, by the way, I also own a perfume by – wait for this, you’ll never guess who it is – Hilary Duff. Haha, I know! I bought it at the time when she was the it thing, way before Miley Cyrus stormed in the entertainment scene and snatched the Disney princess title off Hilary’s hands.
I am so beyond lame but I have to admit that I smell of mangosteen and chai latte courtesy of With Love … by Hilary Duff as I’m typing this. *smells myself* You know what, it’s way better than Impulse Spice Body Spray by Spice Girls anytime.
Sharm says: Oh lord, I’m such a sucker for a celebrity endorsed anything and you know what, I might just end up getting Mariah’s perfume after all.
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