Carrie Underwood Doesn’t Want to Smell Like You

Carrie UnderwoodThese days, being a celebrity pretty much automatically means you're going to eventually make your own perfume line. OK, not exactly, but you get the idea, right? Everyone from Justin Bieber to Kim Kardashian are perfumistas these days. But there's one celeb who wants nothing to do with it, and that's American Idol champ turned mega country star Carrie Underwood.

In a recent interview with AOL's The Boot, Underwood said that she has no interest in expanding her brand into the perfume world. "I really don't know if I would do the whole fragrance thing," she said. "I don't want to smell like anybody else ... if people walked up to me smelling like me, it might weird me out."

LOL. Said like a well-spoken A-lister, for sure. But you know what? I totes share Carrie's sentiment. I HATE smelling someone who smells like me, too. I'm actually a little bit embarrassed to say this ... but it makes me mad!


Since I was 14 years old, I've been wearing the same exact perfume: Ralph by Ralph Lauren. It's something about the soft flowery scent that I just can't get enough of, and over the years it has become mine. Whenever I get a whiff of it, it just smells like me. You know what I'm saying, right? Hell, I'm sure if you ask any of the men I've dated, they'd identify it as me, too.

So naturally, I get a little defensive when I smell it on other women. How DARE you wear my scent! I think to myself. I suppposseeee that's the way the perfume-scented cookie crumbles. More often than not, the reality is that we're going to come across similarly scented women. I guess I should take it as a compliment rather than offensive. Shoot girl, if you're wearing my perfume, you probably have some pretty good taste.

Back to Carrie, though. Clearly, I totally relate. I think it's worth noting, though, that I doubt a lot of celebs actually wear THEIR perfumes. I'm pretty sure most of 'em have too expensive taste to wear something that's sold for $25 at WalMart.

Do you have "your" signature scent? What is it?


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