Thursday, September 10, 2009

Avril Lavigne Black Star

World reknown Pop Rock star and acclaimed singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne has a new perfume out called Avril Lavigne Black Star. It's made by Proctor & Gamble (P&G), the same company producing Jean Patou, Anna Sui, Hugo Boss, Lacoste, Giorgio Beverly Hills and, now, the Naomi Campbell line (formerly by Wella). First, a little background - the concept for the perfume is a "rock" blend of dark fruits and dark chocolate, very much in line with Vera Wang Rock Princess (2009) and Sali Oguri (Unreleased Mix) Persephone New York (2006). The dark chocolate in Black Star is barely noticeable but definitely there, mingling with sweet, zingy pink grapefruit and tropical red fruits (the notes list other notes but I smell mangos and papayas) being most dominant. I'd compare the scent to that of many Escada limited edition summer offerings (like Sexy Graffiti, Ibiza Hippie), sweet, happy fruit punch scents (edited to add) drying down to an ozonic, musky "wafer" gourmand. I would classify Black Star as a Fruity Floral, a lighthearted departure from the darker, more "rockin'" blends of its predecessors. (Image:

Read more at The Examiner: Avril Lavigne Black Star (2009) - New Launch and Fragrance Review