Being in the cosmetic industry, it amazes me how each year more and more celebrities are getting on the bandwagon; creating their own fragrances.

We have everyone from Jennifer Lopez to Paris Hilton, and David Beckham to Sean John, all promoting an aroma.

Now, it wouldn’t be fair for me to say which ones I like and which ones I think smell like a cows rectum, because when it comes to selecting a fragrance it’s all very personal.

What I might think smells wonderful, someone else may find repulsive.

And what someone else might think smells heavenly, I may find putrid.

But what I can say, is that some of these celebrity fragrances have been well thought-out, finely crafted, and smell unique. While others seem as though they were created with a childs chemisty set and are copycats of everything else that’s out on the market.

I remember the first time I picked up a bottle of a celebrity fragrance and inhaled it. And the first thing I thought was, “Is this what they smell like?” I often have a preconceived idea of what I think a particular celebrities fragrance would smell like, because of how I see them. But quite often, I find that the fragrance does not match my image of them.

One in particular was Christina Aguilera (who I happen to adore and worship). The second her fragrance hit retail stores, I immediately stopped in Bloomingdale’s because I was dying to see what it smelled like. Well…I was totally blown away, because it smelled nothing like I thought it would. I can’t say that I didn’t like it, but it didn’t even come close to the image I have of her. It actually surprised the hell out of me.

So, this just goes to show that what I might image a celebrity would enjoy in the way of a fragrance, does not always match their celebrity persona.

Anyway, this got me thinking about the idea if I were a fragrance, what would I smell like and what would I call it.

Personally, I’m drawn to more earthy and spicy scents. I tend to like the aroma’s of amber, musk, cedar wood, and patchouli. I also enjoy the aroma’s of black tea, pipe tobacco, and fig.

Not only do they seem to work well with my body chemistry, but they also seem to be both calming and grounding for my hyper personality. I also tend to get a lot of compliments when I wear these types of fragrances.

So, if I were a fragrance I would be in the category of woody, spicy and more natural.

And if I were to name my fragrance, I would call it Elixir.

So, if you were a fragrance what would it smell like and what would you call it?