Gwenabees and real life kawaii lovers, prepare for an explosion of cuteness.
Gwen Stefani and her four backup singers-Love, Angel, Music and Baby-are about to be remade into doll-shaped perfume bottles. We went to a preview event in NYC this week, and got the scoop.
Launching in September, each one of these five fragrances-dubbed Harajuku Lovers-is meant to reflect the personality of the woman it's bottle is modeled after. Gwen had been dreaming this whole fantasy up since her reoccurring Harajuku Girls theme started (with the launch of her debut album, Love Angel Music Baby).
Each super-detailed, ADORABLE doll is hand-painted. Each doll's box tells her personal story (very Bratz, no?), and each girl lifts off a glass base that hides the spray top. (Collectors, are you getting this?)
We went to the event in NYC the other day, and got a preview of the line (check out the totally adorable scent strips). So what do the fragrances smell like?
Love, a sensuous floral, has top notes of sparkling bergamot, watery peony, creamy paperwhites, and Egyptian jasmine.
Lil' Angel, a fruity floral by Givaudan's Christophe Raynaud, has top notes of raspberry, cranberry, blackberry and pineapple; a heart of pear blossom, candied violet and sugared rose, and a drydown of lollipop accord, hinoki wood and crystal amber.
Music, a delicate floral by Honorine Blanc of Firmenich, has top notes of clementine and sparkling pear; a heart of jasmine sambac, sweet pea and honeysuckle, and a drydown of vanilla, skin musk and sleek woods.
Baby, a powdery musk by Firmenich's Harry Fremont, has top notes of freesia, bergamot and white rose; a heart of orange flower, tiare flower and jasmine petals, and a drydown of white musk, soft woods, heliotrope, vanilla and violet.
G, has notes of crisp mandarin, fresh coconut, jasmine sambac, and white sandalwood.
And if all of this isn't enough to make Gwen fanatics freak, get this: She told Women's Wear Daily, "I would love to have a full L.A.M.B. beauty line one day."
I end on that note, as not to make anyone's head explode. Because mine kind of is.
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