Can a writer really create a successful fragrance
March 14, 2007 1:33pm CST
We are now accustomed to sports stars and stage stars launching fragrances. Now writer Danielle Steel has launched her very own fragrance, which she supervised and ensured was absolutely as she envisaged it, sniffing and spraying everyone who got too close to check out different blends until the one she has launched was chosen. She is a wonderful writer, but do you think a writer really can create a fragrance for all women?
15 Mar 07
Yes they have been launching a lot of different fragrances recently, Danielle Stell is a wonderful writer oh I am not sure about her fragrance I do believe I would have to smell it first to see what it smelt like first before I quoted my opinion in regards to her perfume.
18 Mar 07
They had National Fragrance Week a little while ago so maybe that triggered the stampede of released fragrances? I always try to have a sniff of perfumes I have read about, but very cautiously, as there are a couple of oils that trigger asthma. The rest I can sniff until the cows come home :-)
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14 Mar 07
I don't think any one woman can create a fragrance for all women. She can create something that she likes and maybe some will like it, but not all. Elizabeth Taylor created a line and I hate her fragrances, but I know some women that love her line. Men probably know what scent they like to smell. After all most of us wear perfume to smell pretty for ourselves and for men. I don't really care whose name is on the bottle as long as I like the scent. It doesn't matter how many people that she sprayed her scent on..(lol..yeah, pun intended) If it smells badly, it isn't going to sell regardless.
18 Mar 07
Well I don't know what I did wrong, but mylot wiped the lot and told me to do it again! I did not include any bad words so who knows! Anyways, as best as I remember, I said oh miaou lololol. You are right that no one perfume will suit all, but Danielle Steel had the benefit of her research and all the letters she gets from readers, so I suppose she sort of drew a middle line somewhere. I have not smelled any of the Elizabeth Taylor range but I should think they would be rather overpowering and strong, as is the lady herself. I really admire her for the way she made herself dress and make up for her birthday celebrations. She looked really fabulous. Bet you could smell the perfume trial for a mile though! I must admit I prefer perfumes which last a long time and do not alter their smell after a few minutes once worn, which is why I stick to brands such as Chanel. I do use Avon as I like the perfumes but if I am going anywhere where I want to be confident it has to be Chanel. There are a couple of fragrances Other Half does not like, so I don't wear them when he is home as I know myself a perfume I dislike puts me off my food etc. I never let him buy perfume for me. Come to that I have banned him asking his sister to choose for him as well. Ashes of Cats doesn't begin to describe it lol.
18 Mar 07
To be honest I probably shan't be trying that one unless I can find that endangered species, the test bottle lol. I don't think it will be me, but then whilst I admire Danielle Steel immensely for her achievements I must confess I am not too keen on her style of writing.