Saturday, August 30, 2014

The Exception To The Rule

Illustration By Ellinor Forje

A while back I went on a semi-rant concerning my disdain for the phenomenon known as celebrity fragrances. I'm retracting part of that tirade because I do like the perfume that was recently released by Sia (the late Elisabeth Taylor gets a pass, too). The concept that is, as I'm completely clueless to what it actually smells like - I'm judging the book entirely by its cover.

Sia is probably the most unlikely artist to put her name on a scent yet somehow it makes perfect sense in the universe she's created. The universe. To think that "The New York Times" once slammed Bruno Mars for not being Super Bowl-worthy. According to the esteemed newspaper, his lack of a fragrance endorsement keeps him from being or becoming a household name. On what planet? Mars?

Anyway, Bruno did offer an energetic repartee on "The Ellen Show" to what was nothing short of a straight up diss. And Speaking of Ellen, hope you didn't miss Sia and Maddie Ziegler performing "Chandelier" live on there a few months ago. Later in the summer we got a bonus in the shape of their whimsical performance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live".

With that said, the celebrity perfumes that don't appeal to me will remain nameless like the Nameless Things underneath the Misty Mountains. Instead, since we're jamming to tunes on Youtube, other songs written by Sia for fellow singers well worthwhile are: "Diamonds" - Rihanna, "Pretty Hurts" - Beyoncé and the appropriately named "Perfume" performed by Britney Spears.

1 comment:

  1. The clever way to get out of the cease and desist note! I'd never heard Perfume before. Britney rocks. So does Sia <3