Perfume in the magazines, October 2012: Allure, Details, GQ, Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle, Marie Claire

Perfume coverage in the huge October issues of Allure, Details, GQ, Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle, Marie Claire; please comment on any fragrance-related coverage you’ve seen in other fashion & beauty magazines:


Cover: Blake Lively

Scent strips: Lancôme La Vie Est Belle, Chanel Coco Mademoiselle, Givenchy Dahlia Noir, Jimmy Choo, Marc Jacobs Daisy

Editorial coverage: Cover Look (p. 58) talks briefly about Gucci Premiere, which is represented by cover model Blake Lively. The Beauty Reporter section includes Balenciaga Florabotanica in the Editor's Favorites (p. 76), a Smell This feature on Lancôme La Vie Est Belle (p. 82) and a page on Isaac Mizrahi including mention of his new Fabulous fragrance (p. 94).

Marc Jacobs includes his Dot fragrance in his list of 10 Things Every Women Should Have (p. 108). The Insiders' Guide has a page on Carine Roitfeld's Style Commandments (p. 128), which includes her thoughts on Yves Saint Laurent Opium, which she has worn for 20 years.

Best of Beauty includes a section on fragrance (p. 250), with picks including Givenchy Dahlia Noir, Chanel Coco Noir and Tom Ford Santal Blush, among others. Millionaire Hair (p. 258) includes recs for two hair fragrances, Serge Normant Avah and Frederic Malle Carnal Flower hair mist.


Cover: Ben Affleck

Scent strips: Hermes Terre d’Hermès; Chanel Bleu de Chanel

Editorial coverage: none


Cover: Denzel Washington

Scent strips: Paco Rabanne 1 Million; Calvin Klein Encounter; Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb

Editorial coverage: nothing

Harper’s Bazaar

Cover: Kate Hudson

Scent strips: Lancôme La Vie Est Belle; Jimmy Choo; Bottega Veneta Eau de Parfum 

Editorial coverage: zilch  


Cover: Gwyneth Paltrow

Scent strips: Gucci Premiere; Ralph Lauren Romance (worst ad ever, looks like the guy is eating his girlfriend’s face while his nose awkwardly squishes her eyeball…as they both gallop on horseback; don’t kiss while galloping!); Chanel Chance Eau Tendre; Prada Candy; Marc Jacobs Daisy and Daisy Eau So Fresh

Editorial coverage: Empty

Marie Claire

Cover: Gwen Stefani

Scent strips: Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb; Coach Poppy Blossom; Givenchy Dahlia Noir; Marc Jacobs Daisy and Daisy Eau So Fresh

Editorial coverage: p. 136, Beauty Passport: Scent Makers from Around the World Reveal Their Travel-worthy Goods (Lisa Devo, Agnès Webster, Mathilde Bijaoui, Lyn Harris, Keiko Mecheri)

p. 152, Aix Marks the Spot: Glorious scents abound in charming cities like Grasse and Aix-en-Provence, but fragrance-making isn’t as easy as it smells  

Blurbs:  p. 130 onwards Beauty Desk...brief mentions of many new perfumes.


Note: As always, thanks to Kevin — I read Allure, he read all the rest!

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  1. hajusuuri says:

    Redbook October 2012 issue:

    Diptyque Volutes EDT was one of the Sexy Picks to Spice Up Your Fall. Soap & Paper Factory Handcream in Tuberose made it to the list as well. I’ve never heard of Soap & Paper Factory until today! Their website shows some pretty interesting stuff if you are into candles, soap, room sprays, diffusers and solid perfumes; they have 3-scent EDP collection. Picture an artisan Yankee Candle and you’ve got Soap & Paper Factory.

    There was an interview with Nicole Richie. She was asked why she wanted to create a fragrance. Her answer? She had wanted to create one since she was 12. She was inspired by her mom who grew up in the south and had a rule – You must look and smell your best when you leave the house.

    Brides October 2012 (not getting married…magazine was within easy reach at the library) – I would assume that the “wedding-worthy” fragrance list is a regular feature. Elie Saab Le Parfum EDT was the first one on the list and Stella McCartney L.I.L.Y. EDP was second. The others were Victoria’s Secret Love is Heavenly EDP, Michael Kors Gold Rose Edition EDP and finally, Salvatore Ferragamo Signorian EDP. Too bad none are in the niche/indie lines :-(

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