Thursday, August 25, 2011

Monique Thursdays: Celeb Perfume

So I LOVE to read magazines...well anything really. I have a Cosmo subscription for a year (thanks to Groupon just $8...ya, i know!) and of course the advertising is always entertaining to me as well. So this week its all about the main thing that catches your NOSE in magazines, CELEBRITY PERFUME ADS. Really, there is so many in just one magazine that I feel like I'm walking through a department store in the comfort of my home. In saying that, I realized the variety of scents and celebrities all about their own "smell". 
I wanted to share the top 5 I saw.

***One thing to keep in mind w/ me and perfume ads...even though I dislike the celebrity or SMELL of the perfume. If the bottle is cute, I would want it in my house lol. So if any of my lovely readers have any of these bottles, keep my disclaimer in mind. HINT,HINT :)***

1. Mariah Carey "Lollipop Bling"

For one, this is just plain RIDICULOUS!!!! I can care less about Mariah Carey, or her photo shopped double in the pic above, let alone the ridiculous of Lollipops with Bling. I can't help but state that when people set themselves up like she has, it's too easy for me. Also, I don't really care for the bottle of choice, I just wanted to share with you how OUT THERE these ads can get. But I guess that was their idea to begin with because it sure did catch my eye, too bad not my money....#notwinning.

2. Katy Perry "Purr"

Katy Perry is my girl. I love her and her mutual liking of cats. I have smelled the perfume and it doesn't smell good but HEY it is a CAT and it is PURPLE(my fave) It is a win win in my book. She sold me at Purrr....ple Cat. :)

3. Playboy (no tag line or name just Playboy...original i know)

This one is another that is too easy for me. For one, the fact that Playboy is so desperate for attention because their magazine is doing awful and there founder is just, well OLD. Now there advertisement sells "play it sexy" when it really screams "play it sexy, and smell like skanky" like I said, TOO EASY. 

***These last 2 perfumes kind of flow together, just wait for it....***

4. Marc Jacob "Lola"

  This is my FAVORITE bottle. One- its cute. Two- it's my cat's name. 

But I must say, I double looked over the next ad for this perfume and decided it was daring, and a little risky. I will let you judge for yourself.

I'm just saying Dakota Fanning is an amazing actress but she's still 17 years old. Inappropriate or just Marc Jacobs just being himself? 

 5. Justin Bieber "Someday"

This cracked me up. One- it's Justin Bieber (the 12 year old boy never surprises me) Two- the cougar in the picture looks wayyy too old for him, that this could be mistaken for  The Graduate2 movie poster. And LAST Three- I will let you see for yourself.....

Notice any similarities? It's like comparing flea market knock off to high end brand name. Maybe "Someday" Justin Bieber will become a man and not have to make millions off of young girls.....hopefully one day. 
I'm just saying, HAPPY THURSDAY


  1. advertisements are fascinating to me...the crazier they are, the more likely you are to remember them. mariah's add is just downright creepy weird lol!

    New follower from the blog hop.

  2. Ads can go only two ways: awesome-blossom or poopy-doopy. I personally love the ads in the magazines to have a concept or at least some imagination.. otherwise I'll pass by them as fast as Road Runner.. beep-beep :) I generally like the ones from Chanel, Bvlgari or even Marc Jacobs as out there as he is.. at least he has a concept. I'm glad I just discovered your blog and I am now following you thanks to Lots Of Lovin' Friday, and it would be so nice if you could share the love back on my blog;)
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    Happy Friday!

  3. Stopping by from the blog hop and now a new follower thru GFC. I love perfume also but for a very odd reason, I will not buy a celebrity endorsed one. I think they make enough money w/o me contributing my hard earned money on their smells. But then, I feel that way about their movies and everything else so I guess it all makes sense to me. I would rather support someone who really needs it and that is basically what I do. I would love a follow back when you get a chance and have a great day!


  4. The justin beiber perfume is just sad :) He looks like he's twelve to me too :) New follower from the weekend hop, have a great day! You can find me at