Mary J. Blige's sweet smell of success

mary-j-blige3.jpgMary J. Blige, celebrity ambassador of beauty brand Carol’s Daughter, is set to release a new fragrance in collaboration with the brand this summer. My Life by Mary J. Blige, is named in honor of the Grammy winner’s second album, which represented a major turning point in Blige’s life and career.

“I wanted my fragrance to be something special for my female fans,” said
Blige. “My fans and I are smart now. We know we’re smart now, but we
didn’t know
it then. We know we’re beautiful now, we didn’t know it then. We’re
educated now, we didn’t know it then. We’re soft, we’re edgy — we’re all
those things. And I wanted this perfume to represent every female’s
everyday life.”

Blige had complete input into the scent’s creation. “I have to be involved,” she said. “Because when your name is attached
to something, and it’s not good, that’s your name. So I prefer a good
name rather than vanity and riches.
” The scent’s top notes are gardenia petals, Bartlett pear and white
freesia; the heart is tuberose, blooming jasmine, gold lily and
apricot flower, and the drydown is cashmere woods, praline, sesame
and incense.

My Life will retail for $46 for 1.7 oz. The scent will be available exclusively on HSN starting on July 31st, and will arrive in
department stores across the U.S. next year.


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