Earlier this week I wrote about Jessica Simpson’s new fragrance, Fancy Nights, and how she has changed her image, and her fragrance reflects her latest persona.
Paris Hilton also has a new fragrance on the market this month: Paris Hilton Tease. This seems to be perfectly in line with her personality. But, like Madonna, Paris adopts a new persona on a regular basis. Her fragrances do seem to mirror Paris’s image du jour.
For this latest scent, Tease, the vibe is Hollywood Glamour, Marilyn Monroe style. As Paris matures, her style seems to get more flirty and sexy. Nothing has subdued Paris! The advertisement for Tease shows Hilton in a mostly black and white screen pose: in a bustier, posing with an over the shoulder pinup girl pose–platinum hair and come hither expression, included. There is nothing to mar the illusion of a 1950’s celebrity stock photo, except the shock of the gradated purple and silver bottle.
Developed by Perfumer Steve DeMercado of Fragrance Resources (who also created Jessica Simpson’s new scent, Fancy Nights), Tease feels very young and playful. It isn’t trying to to a sophisticate. The top notes in Tease are sweet and fruity: fresh fuji apple, sunny sea mist accord, white peach nectar and sparkling bergamot. The mid notes are all romantic white florals: frangipani petals, night blooming jasmine (so popular in fragrance right now and also used in Jessica Simpson’s Fancy Nights), and creamy tuberose. The bottom notes should take the fruit and floral down a notch, but I think they’re a bit lost in the shuffle: warm sand accord, blonde woods, and golden amber. At drydown you do lose a bit of the fruit, but the white florals are the main attraction.
Paris Hilton is quoted as saying: “I want to give women permission when they wear this fragrance to tease their man with all that flirting allows.” Tease, may succeed where words fail. Even the most dense guy will know you’re tempting him if you wear Tease–he’ll know it even with his eyes closed. If you’re a fan of tuberose, jasmine and frangipani, Tease will definitely tempt you, too
Tease is available in a 3.4 oz. Eau de Parfum $55.00, 1.7 fl. Oz. $45.00 and a Shimmering Body Lotion 6.7 fl. Oz. $12.00 — Get it at Macy’s and department stores nationwide.