Jennifer Lopez Celebrates 10 Glowing Years in Fragrance
JLo’s newest fragrance, Glowing is a fresh and feminine as the star.
– Kelly Bryant
Who says all celebrity relationships are doomed? Jennifer Lopez and her fragrance partner Coty Prestige feted 10 fabulous years together with an intimate gathering at the swank Hotel Bel Air in Los Angeles.
Fresh from filming Thursday night’s American Idol results show, Jennifer took a seat alongside Catherine Walsh, Senior Vice President of Coty Prestige, to reminisce about her decade-long career in the beauty industry, producing a whopping 18 fragrances to date, including the latest — Glowing.
Decked out in a creamy blouse and matching shorts, the actress/singer/all-around mogul was quick to point out her 2002 debut fragrance Glow was hardly her first foray into the beauty biz.
“When I was 12 or 13 I worked in a perfume store, and I bring this up to Catherine all of the time,” chuckles Jennifer. “I worked in a perfume store and I know everything I’m talking about! She (Catherine) has taught me mostly everything I know about this business, but I did work in a perfume store and I had smelled many fragrances and I thought I knew many things about fragrance.”
While her collection of scents have received many accolades over the years, the ride hasn’t always been easy, as Jennifer recounts when Catherine asks her about the line’s biggest challenge.
“Live (the third scent launched in 2005) – I don’t even have to think about it,” she says. “It was a funny time in my life, which is always kind of representative in the product I was making and the album I was making at the time – all of it. It was one of those things where you come out of the box and make your first album and you’re making fragrances and movies and everything is working. You have this whole life to draw from and then all of a sudden it’s one thing on top of the other and you go dry. I felt like I had done everything I could think of to do. The movies had drained me completely of all my creative juices and the traveling and the music and everything – it was just one of those times when I had to take a little breather to find the inspiration.”
You simply cannot put Jennifer Lopez in a room with a bunch of beauty writers without one question coming up, so the conversation inevitably turned to how she scores that gorgeous skin.
“It’s funny, this morning I was doing phoners for my single that’s out and they were asking me the same question, so it doesn’t really matter which journalist you’re talking to,” says Jen. “For me it’s about a healthy lifestyle. I try to eat well. I’m not a fanatic. I’m not gluten-free and all of this kind of stuff – I don’t do that. But I try to watch my portions. I exercise. I’m dancing a lot right now so that’s very helpful. I stay out of the sun and I wear sunscreen every single day. I try to get my sleep. It’s your beauty sleep.”
Exceptional genes don’t hurt either.
Glowing is currently available exclusively at Kohl’s stores nationwide and online.
Kelly Bryant is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer.