The Scents of the Stars

The Scents of the Stars

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Can fragrance truly capture the personalities of the stars?

Marilyn Monroe – when asked what she slept in – famously replied, “Chanel No. 5!” But was that brew really the fragrance that captured her blonde and breathless personality? While we’ll leave Marilyn to her choice, this week, ZootScoop.com will explore the interesting question – based on their personalities – what really were the Scents of the Stars?

image 2 painting of 3 fragrance bottlesThrough the expertise of Sue Phillips, an internationally acknowledged fragrance expert and head of prestigious NYC-based Scenterprises Inc. – a favorite of actress Katie Holmes – (www.scenterprises.com) we’ll focus on what ZootScoop has named the “scentonalities” of three iconic silver screen leading ladies: Katherine Hepburn, Lana Turner and Rita Hayworth.

 

Fragrance Expert Sue Phillips with client, actress Katie Holmes.

Fragrance Expert Sue Phillips with client, actress Katie Holmes.

We know what they looked like. How they walked, talked and portrayed characters in the movies. But what were the fragrance auras that would deliciously and “scentuously” sum them up in olfactory memory?

Sue Phillips, President and CEO of Scenterprises Inc.

Sue Phillips, President and CEO of Scenterprises Inc.

Meet Sue Phillips, fragrance virtuoso who has developed award-winners for exquisite perfumes such as Tiffany, Chloe, Burberry and Karl Lagerfeld for Men. Exclusively for ZootScoop.com, Sue has chosen to profile the fragrance ingredients that best describe in scent three stars whose beauty and talents strongly reverberated throughout their careers, both on-screen and off. Her choices? Katherine Hepburn, Lana Turner and Rita Hayworth.

Film icon Katherine Hepburn exuded glamour and femininity often with a sophisticated, masculine touch.

Film icon Katherine Hepburn exuded glamour and femininity often with a sophisticated, masculine touch.

 

 

 

Katherine Hepburn
A beautiful film icon that loved to flout convention and juxtaposed her glamour and femininity with a masculine touch when co-starring with Cary Grant, Jimmy Stewart or Frank Sinatra. Russet-haired Hepburn, headstrong and spirited, was one of the first independent Hollywood leading ladies for more than 60 years. Her wardrobe – from mannish pants suits to soigné gowns – were tailored and classic Her bold measured, New England accent was in contrast to the flirty, girlish voices of some of her feminine film star counterparts.

Sue Phillips would capture Katherine Hepburn's personality with a deeply elegant, mellow and sensual fragrance.

Sue Phillips would capture Katherine Hepburn’s personality with a deeply elegant, mellow and sensual fragrance.

Sue Phillips’ Fragrance Description:
Katherine Hepburn’s fragrance would be a blend of bold, crisp and green tones with sporty juniper berry combined with the main character of fresh lily of the valley. I would add in warm sandalwood undertones that are smooth and creamy and couple them with soothing relaxing lavender and herbaceous notes. The result is an alluring yet independent, spirited fragrance that is deeply elegant, mellow and sensual.

 

Lana Turner was one of the most spectacularly beautiful actresses to grace the silver screen.

Lana Turner was one of the most spectacularly beautiful actresses to grace the silver screen.

Lana Turner
Lana Turner possessed acting ability that belied the sexy image MGM thrust upon her. Many of her directors admitted that they knew she was capable of greatness (check out “The Postman Always Rings Twice” (1946)). Unfortunately, her private life sometimes overshadowed her professional accomplishments. Yet young men’s hearts all over America fluttered at the sight of this alluring and provocative young woman – known as the “Sweater Girl” – and one look at her could make you understand why: she was one of the most spectacularly beautiful actresses to grace the screen, then or now.

Heady and sensual jasmine would be the basis of Sue Phillips' fragrance choice for Lana.

Heady and sensual jasmine would be the basis of Sue Phillips’ fragrance choice for Lana.

 

 

Sue Phillips’ Fragrance Description:
Light, fruity, fresh, young and bubbly. This is a feminine sexy, provocative blend that says the wearer is happy and self-assured. With top notes of edible exotic fruity, pomegranate coupled with heady sensual, jasmine, gardenia and ylang ylang, and the musky, warm vanilla notes that dry down to signal warm, simply sexual attraction.

Rita Hayworth's breakthrough starring role in "Gilda" was explosively sensual.

Rita Hayworth’s breakthrough starring role in “Gilda” was explosively sensual.

Rita Hayworth
In person, Rita Hayworth was shy, quiet and unassuming; only when the cameras rolled did she turn on the explosive sexual charisma that in “Gilda” (1946) made her a super star. As she once said, “Men go to bed with Gilda and they wake up with me.”

To Rita though, domestic bliss was an important goal. She married actor/director Orson Welles on September 7, 1943. They had a daughter, Rebecca, who was born on December 17, 1944. But Hayworth said that “Welles did not want to be tied down. He told me he didn’t want the responsibility.” Although Hayworth called Welles the great love of her life, they divorced in 1947.

In 1949, she again interrupted her film career for marriage to playboy Prince Aly Khan. An unfortunately unhappy pairing nearly from the start, the union gave Rita her beautiful daughter Princess Yasmin Aga Khan.

Explosive, sensual, exotic and stunning, this fragrance is not for the faint of heart.

Explosive, sensual, exotic and stunning, this fragrance is not for the faint of heart.

Sue Phillips’ Fragrance Description:
Explosive, sensual, exotic and stunning. Her personality was magnetic and her style and charisma reflected her spicy bombshell image. Top notes consist of a sparkling ozonic, sea breeze with notes of bergamot and violet leaf. Modern Rose Floral combines with a middle ensemble of Moroccan violet leaf, cognac and clove paired with exotic sexy, spicy ingredients of cardamom, nutmeg and smoldering, sensuous ambergris. This scent is not for the faint of heart!

To find out more about Sue Phillips of Scenterprises and The Scentarium, go to www.scenterprises.com.

To find out more about Sue Phillips of Scenterprises and The Scentarium, go to www.scenterprises.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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