A recap first. When all the press was abuzz with the news of Aguilera's "first fragrance" to come out this fall, The Scented Salamander was able to spot a previous Christina Aguilera fragrance issued ca. 2004 called XPose. Then there was speculation as to whether that perfume had really existed at all since its existence had not been reported. A reader however commented recently that she knew that fragrance.
Thanks to You Tube too, you can discover the commercial for Xpose featuring Aguilera musing in front of her closet (a common theme in women's perfume commercials including in the one for the most recent Christina Aguilera fragrance) then spider-like catching a man or more than one in the net of her perfume. Please see in passing also a reference to Marilyn Monroe dabbing perfume,
To make things even more complex, we spied a third perfume - not the recent release by Procter and Gamble with the lacy bottle - and it is also called to make things even clearer, Christina Aguilera, this time made by LR World, a German brand. It even sells on a special website dedicated to it, where it claims to be Christina Aguilera's official fragrance. This is the one for which she posed in an emerald-colored dress. The description of the juice says that it is a,
"Fruity Spicy Green Floral Woody Musk Amber.Here is a video in which Aguilera explains how excited she is to create a perfume with LR World,
With its extraordinary composition the elegant creation impersonates absolute femininity. Radiating essences from peaches and violet leaves introduce the surprising core note, where floral accords dominate. From cedar wood and white musk harmonically and femininely rounded, Finlande radiates inimitable noblesse."
But the really official one would be this one,
You can also watch the making-of the commercial here,
It feels a little like discovering the fact that Christina Aguilera has two illegitimate children hidden from public view, but they are only fragrances and we are certain that in fact, children from previous relationships would not be hidden from public scrutiny. Yet we have to acknowledge that the psychology of fragrance marketing is more complex than the one regulating private life these days. It feels deliciously Victorian.