Elizabeth Taylor at the launch of White Diamonds at the Plaza Hotel in New York city in September 1991
The market research group Euromonitor International published a list of the 9 best-selling fragrances in the celebrity category for the US in 2008.
The top spot was earned by veteran celebrity perfume White Diamonds by the house of Elizabeth Taylor which launched in 1991. It made our aspirational Smell-Expensive-for-Less list last year....
Here is the rundown of the 9 top celebrity fragrance success stories in America and of the dividends they earned in 2008:
1 - White Diamonds by Elizabeth Taylor (1991) - ($67,2m)
2 - Sean John Unforgivable (2005) - ($48,5m)
3 - Celine Dion (2004) - ($26,4m)
4 - Lovely by Sarah Jessica Parker (2005) - ($25,7m)
5 - Driven by Derek Jeter (2006) - ($24,1m)
6 - Diavolo by Antonio Banderas (1997) ($18,8m)
7 - Glow by J.Lo (2002) - ($18,5m)
8 - Curious by Britney Spears (2004) ($14,3m)
9 - Fantasy by Britney Spears (2005) - ($10,1m)
Via Monsters & Critics; Hollyscoop