Christina Aguilera recently posted a short video collage on Instagram to commemorate the late Stinky, one of her beloved dogs. In one picture, some perfumes can be seen. We know that the singer loves floral, fruity and gourmand fragrances, and the perfumes here reinforce that. The faceted bottle with the pink label is the first version of La Chasse aux Papillons by L’Artisan Parfumeur, a white floral perfume created by Anne Flipo and launched in 1999. The bottle with the beige cord around the neck is Artemisia by Penhaligon’s, a lovely powdery perfume launched in 2002. I’ve been wearing Artemisia for years and I can totally see why Christina uses it: it’s a romantic perfume with a very peculiar warm milky note, very reassuring and comforting.
Last March an interesting What’s In My Bag? video was posted on the YouTube channel of The Voice. The protagonist? The one and only Christina Aguilera, who opened her several bags and showed their content. The perfume she took out of her scent bag was Elizabeth Arden Untold, a fruity floral perfume created by Clement Gavarry and launched in 2013. I’m not surprised by her choice because we already knew she loves sweet/floral scents.
The second was SeneGence LipSense, a long-lasting lip colour in a beautiful red shade.
Christina Aguilera has never loved social networks: she rarely interacts on Twitter and hardly ever posts personal pictures on Instagram. Yesterday things drastically changed, though; she literally took over her Instagram account by posting pictures of her favourite things, many of them are fashion-related. She made my day with the picture above, shot in her bathroom. It looks like a very quiet place, with crystals, a statue of Lakshmi (the Hindu goddess of wealth), marble and mirrors. The stone tray – Matthew Rutler’s – on the left caught my attention, with many interesting men’s perfumes on it.
The black and silver metal bottle is Mont Blanc Legend, a fresh fougère fragrance created by Olivier Pescheux and launched in 2011.
The studded bottle is Valentino Uomo, a gourmand scent created by Olivier Polge and launched in 2014. It contains notes of hazelnut, chocolate, leather, roasted coffee beans, cedar, myrtle and bergamot.
There’s also Yves Saint Laurent La Nuit de l’Homme, an aromatic fragrance with notes of cardamom, lavender, bergamot, caraway, cedar and vetiver, created by Anne Flipo, Pierre Wargnye and Dominique Ropion in 2009.
The tiny bottles are from the John Varvatos fragrance collection coffret: they are Classic, Vintage, Artisan and Artisan Black.
The only products I’ve been able to id on Christina’s side of the bathroom are By Night, one of her fragrances, Viktor & Rolf Bonbon and Kenzo Flower in the Air. By Night was launched in 2007: it has a strong note of vanilla, plus apple, pineapple, peach blossom, freesia, heliotrope and lily of the valley. Bonbon is a gourmand perfume, with caramel as its key note; it was created by Cecile Matton and Serge Majoullier in 2014. Last but not least, Flower in the Air, created by Alberto Morillas in 2013, is a rose scent with notes of raspberry, magnolia, gardenia, pink pepper and white musk.