Scent of a Celebrity: Tracking An Exploding Perfume Market

Dec 4, 2012

Back in the 1990s, radio personality Don Imus met Hillary Clinton in person, during a time when his relationship with the Clintons was problematic. On his show, Imus spoke quite sincerely about how good the First Lady smelled. 

And right then, hearing it, I wanted to meet Hillary Clinton and see if I had the same reaction.Some people -- and it doesn't happen all that often -- are so perfectly matched with the scent they wear that meeting them is a wildly positive olfactory experience. They leave and in a few minutes you wish you could smell them again. "I can't seem to forget you," goes the jingle for one fragrance. "Your Windsong stays on my mind."  Most of the time, it's not like that. Whatever it is, it's too much and it's not right ... especially if it was picked out more for its celebrity associations than for the way it smells. You can join the conversation. E-mail colin@wnpr.org or Tweet us @wnprcolin.