Alicia Keys is back in the headlines and wants us all to smell good!
According to reports, the “Girl On Fire” singer has just signed a contract with Parfums Givenchy to be the face of the designer’s new fragrance that will be released in September. Alicia’s contract is her first beauty campaign, and it’s going to be hot!
“I’m honored to introduce the world to the newest scent by Givenchy,” Alicia said, adding that “Givenchy has long been one of the world’s most iconic luxury fashion houses, and a personal favorite of mine.”
Although we’re curious to hear her follow-up album to “Girl On Fire,” Alicia is focusing more on her fashion career. She just released another Reebok collection of Reebok Court sneakers after the success of her 2013 sneaker collection.
1. The Best Celeb Scents
If you're famous in America -- even if only for five minutes -- it's highly likely that you will have your own signature fragrance. Don't believe us? In 2012, there were over 80 "star" perfume or cologne launches compared to only 10 a decade ago. But are they all worth the hype? To help you find the one that's just right for you, here is a list of some of the most scentsational celebrity fragrances.
2. Nicki Minaj Launches Her Seventh Fragrance 'The Pinkprint'
Since her first fragrance launch in 2012, Nicki Minaj has quietly been working her way up to fragrance mogul. Her new fragrance The Pinkprint is described as a floral, raw, musky scent. We're dying to check it out!
3. Rihanna Announces Her New Fragrance 'RiRi'
Rihanna is launching her second fragrance, appropriately name 'RiRI.' If the smell is anything like Rihanna, it's sure to be spicy.
4. Beyonce "Heat"
Beyonce has launched six fragrances since 2010, the most recent being a limited-edition of Heat for The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour. It's no surprise that People Magazine named this fragrance the best-selling perfume. Is there anything King Bey cannot do?
5. "Rebelle" by Rihanna
Rebelle is the second fragrance for this Barbadian beauty. The "Stay" singer described the fragrance as having a "feminine, romantic element," while maintaining a "defiant quality." Funny, we thought Rih Rih was describing herself.
6. PITBULL Premier Fragrances
In December 2013, Cuban-American rapper Pitbull released two spicy, yet sexy scents for men and women. Beyond the fact that this scent is amazing to wear, the bottle, designed by Pitbull, is sleek and architectural like a modern skyscraper. Need a gift for an international traveler? This is it.
7. "Nude" by Rihanna
Her third, and most seductive, fragrance absolutely won our hearts. It's a sweet, floral and fruity scent with a vanilla background and hints of wood and musk.
8. "Purr'" by Katy Perry
This purple, cat-shaped bottle is decorated with jeweled eyes and features metallic details. Its design was hand-sketched by Katy Perry herself. You think Katy loves cats?!
9. "Minajesty" by Nicki Minaj
Minajesty is the second fragrance created by Trinidadian rapper Nicki Minaj, and it's just as outrageous and seductive as she is. Fellas, even if your lady doesn't wear fragrance often, this bottle will make for great decoration on her vanity.
10. Lady Gaga Fame
What's most surprising about Lady Gaga's debut unisex fragrance, despite the fact it contains notes of blood and semen, is that it became the best-selling women’s fragrance at Superdrug the first week it was released. Guess all those Little Monsters like to smell good, huh?
11. Beyoncé Pulse
Beyoncé's third fragrance comes in an upside-down chrome-and-blue bottle neatly tucked into a holographic carton. It features notes of pear blossom, peony, midnight blooming jasmine, Madagascar vanilla, and bluebird orchid.
12. White Diamonds by Elizabeth Taylor
Sorry, Beyonce. For the title of best-selling celebrity scent ever, you'll have to bow down to Ms. Taylor. The late Hollywood icon's White Diamonds is a classic that still resonates with baby boomers and millenials alike.