Dita Von Teese’s Perfume Will Smell Like Velvet; Double Amputee Lands Thierry Mugler Campaign


• Dita Von Teese dropped some hints about the new perfume she's working on. "No fruit, no vanilla, no candy. Velvet sensuality with a dash of vulgarity! I want to evoke passion with fragrance: intense love/lust and distaste/fear rather than merely popular acceptance." [Bella Sugar]

Meadham Kirchhoff designers Ed Meadham and Ben Kirchhoff have teamed up with Brit fragrance purveyor Penhaligon’s to “scent” their latest collection. [Beauty Counter Blog/Style.com]

• South African double-amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius is the new face of Thierry Mugler’s A*Men men’s scent. [WWD]

• Lady Gaga, promoting her MAC lipstick, sales from which go toward the fight against HIV: “MAC has a strong identity, a strong camp of people who are the faces of MAC. It’s not just beautiful girls that are airbrushed and stretched to look teeny tiny and perfect. It is so without prejudice and without judgment in the most beautiful way. And that’s how the conversation about sex should happen. It’s removed of race, it’s removed of sexual orientation. Wrap it up, protect yourself, and buy that lipstick for your mom, or your sister, or who knows, maybe your brother likes to wear lipstick — and tell them to be safe. Love yourself.” [WWD]