There was a time when I was a fan of Mariah Carey. That was before she got in a jacuzzi tub in a towel and worked out on a stairmaster in heels on MTV’s Cribs. That being said, I came across this picture on People earlier. It is the promotional shot that Elizabeth Arden released for Mariah’s new fragrance, “Forever”, coming out in September. There are so many things wrong with this picture, I do not know where to begin. Let’s start not with the picture but with Mariah having not one, but two previous fragrances (M by Mariah Carey and Luscious Pink). Obviously these sold well because she wouldn’t have gotten another deal, unless it was a 3 shot deal. I understand that celebrities need to build their brands with clothing lines and fragrances, but three of them?
“Fragrance is so personal,” she tells PEOPLE, “and Forever captures that glamorous feeling that I want to share with my fans.” The opulent floral scent, which will start at $42 for a 1-oz. spray, will contain notes of lotus blossom, tuberose, gardenia, exotic woods and white musk.
Please tell me, who buys these things? Especially for $42? Is it worth $42 to smell like Mariah? I am surprised that she would even approve of this picture in the first place. Her face looks a little bloated and it kind of looks like she has lazy eye. Her body is obviously photoshopped, in her favor, I might add, but still. Maybe they should have spent a little more time on her face? I’m surprised there are no butterflies hidden anywhere. What do you think?