Cher’s fragrance took four years to make due to her indecisiveness

Cher’s new fragrance took four years to create because she kept changing her mind during the process.The pop icon recently released Cher Eau de Couture – her first scent in more than 32 years – and explained that the process took more than four yea…

Cher’s new fragrance took four years to create because she kept changing her mind during the process.

The pop icon recently released Cher Eau de Couture – her first scent in more than 32 years – and explained that the process took more than four years because she kept changing her mind.

“I can’t say exactly why it took four years,” the 73-year-old told Allure magazine. “Nothing ever took me four years. I just knew when I had it. A few times, I thought I had it, but a few days later, I changed my mind. It was kind of like, you know it when you see it.”

Cher Eau de Couture is the Believe hitmaker’s second fragrance, her first being Uninhibited back in 1987. Featuring notes of bergamot, clove, jasmine, rose, sandalwood, vetiver, and vanilla orchid, the fragrance is a mixture of traditionally feminine and masculine scents.

However, Cher was keen to avoid giving her scent a gender.

“I don’t think in terms of genders. I didn’t specifically want to create a ‘genderless’ fragrance. I created it for people who like it. I’ve worn men’s fragrances,” Cher explained. “I wanted a heavy scent. Not that I wanted people to run out of the elevator, but I wanted to be sure it lasted beyond the first spray.”

Her new scent is influenced by her favourite smells and inspired by her mother – who was a big fan of Christian Dior’s Joy.

“I do love the smell of freshly cut grass. I used to do cartwheels and remember that smell really well. I love the smell of popcorn and pumpkin pie. My mom always smelled good. I know she sometimes wore Joy, but she guarded it like it was diamonds,” Cher sweetly recalled.

Cher Eau de Couture is now available for $85 (£66) on scentbeauty.com.

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Cher to launch first fragrance in over 30 years

Cher is gearing up to unveil her first new perfume in over three decades.The superstar has been working on her latest fragrance, Eau de Couture by Cher, with perfumer Clement Gavarry at Firmenich, and shared the exciting news on Twitter.”CHER…EAU DE …

Cher is gearing up to unveil her first new perfume in over three decades.

The superstar has been working on her latest fragrance, Eau de Couture by Cher, with perfumer Clement Gavarry at Firmenich, and shared the exciting news on Twitter.

“CHER…EAU DE COUTURE. I’VE BEEN WORKING ON MY PERFUME FOR FOUR YEARS. MY “ONE” CRITERIA… “WHEN I (LOVE) TO WEAR IT… I’LL BE READY TO SHARE IT.” I WEAR IT EVERY DAY,” she posted.

The Believe singer last made a foray into the fragrance industry back in 1987.

Eau de Couture by Cher, which contains hints of spicy vanilla citrus and notes of bergamot, neroli, jasmine, and vetiver, will officially launch this autumn, retailing at $80 (£63) a bottle.

Speaking about the unisex scent, Cher described it as warm and “very touchy-feely”.

“It makes you want to hold onto yourself,” the 73-year-old said in an interview with WWD. “We’ve come a long, long way since I first put out a perfume so I really do believe this is genderless.

“I (made) it for people who love perfume or people who want to smell good, people who feel that it’s part of who they are. I imagine there are people, I know there are people, who don’t want to have anything on them and I cannot even go to that place.”

Cher, who is currently performing concerts around the world on her Here We Go Again Tour, debuted the perfume during her performance at the Met Gala earlier this month. And it’s already proving to be a big hit among fans.

“This girl came running up to me and said, ‘OK fine, we’re embarrassed but what are you wearing?'” she smiled. “I was so thrilled; I can’t even tell you. I was jumping up and down.”

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Cher’s stylist urged her not to wear infamous 1986 Oscars dress

Cher’s longtime designer Bob Mackie advised her not to wear the headline-making dress she wore to the 1986 Academy Awards ceremony. The iconic singer caused quite a stir when she arrived at the Oscars in a showgirl-inspired black two piece and massive…

Cher’s longtime designer Bob Mackie advised her not to wear the headline-making dress she wore to the 1986 Academy Awards ceremony.

The iconic singer caused quite a stir when she arrived at the Oscars in a showgirl-inspired black two piece and massive featured headwear, and Mackie, who has worked with the singer for five decades, still recalls trying to talk her out of the look.

“I’m always the conservative one,” he tells People magazine. “At first I told her, ‘You can’t dress like that to give somebody an award, you’ll pull all the focus from them’. And she said, ‘Oh, they won’t mind’. Then, there she is, and she’s on the cover of every newspaper all across the country. She knows what she’s doing. Of course she was the one that got printed.”

During the event, she took the stage to present Don Ameche with the Best Supporting Actor honour for Cocoon.

Mackie has since come to appreciate the impact his friend’s look made and the statement she was trying to make by wearing it.

“People liked it and hated it at the same time,” he adds. “Critics said, ‘Well, that’s not fashion’. Well, it wasn’t meant to be fashion. She wanted to do it just because it was fun. Halloween is her favourite holiday, and she loves to dress up. She always says, ‘I don’t ever want to be dressed like a housewife in an evening gown’.”

Mackie first met the Believe hitmaker in the 1960s, while working on The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour, in which she appeared alongside her then-husband Sonny Bono, and on Tuesday (30Apr19), he earned a Tony Award nomination for Best Costume Design for his work on the Broadway production The Cher Show. He created over 450 costumes, most of them exact replicas from Cher’s closet, which took a year to develop.

“I kept all of the the original patterns from every look we did,” he tells the publication. We even had beading patterns from her most famous outfits, which all require thousands of beads. That helped craft the wardrobe on a short timeline.”

The infamous Oscars dress was among the looks recreated.

“There were some absolute replicas, especially her 1986 Oscars gown,” he shares. “I had a wardrobe for years and we kept everything that we ever made, and for the Oscars, we had the original one to look at, which made a big difference.”

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Cher distressed after losing favourite rhinestone-studded T-shirt

Cher has launched a desperate search after losing her favourite rhinestone-studded T-shirt.The music icon took to Twitter on Wednesday (20Mar19) to share that the item, which she has worn for nearly 35 years, is no longer in her wardrobe. “My T-Shirt I…

Cher has launched a desperate search after losing her favourite rhinestone-studded T-shirt.

The music icon took to Twitter on Wednesday (20Mar19) to share that the item, which she has worn for nearly 35 years, is no longer in her wardrobe.

“My T-Shirt Is Gone,” she wrote, adding two sad face and a broken heart emoji.

In response to the tweet, a fan uploaded a triptych showing Cher sporting the black T-shirt – which is emblazoned with the words “Eat the rich” – on different occasions in 1985, 2002 and 2016, and asked, “plz (please) say it isn’t this one.”

Sadly, Cher confirmed that it was the same one that was missing and added: “YES IT IS… Black studded Rhinestone Shirt with white pirate. Worn it for 30-40 yrs. My favourite piece of clothin (sic).”

Later responding to fans asking her about the shirt, and whether she had found it yet, the Believe superstar commented that she was now praying to St. Anthony, the patron saint of lost and stolen articles.

“I’m Asking St Anthony To Get Involved, He Finds Everything,” the 72-year-old commented.

Last September, Cher shared during an interview with The Today Show that she is quite “raggedy” when she’s off-duty, and actually referred to her beloved T-shirt.

“As a matter of fact, people have pictures chronicling this shirt for a million years, and I don’t care and I don’t care how many times I wear it,” she shared of the top. “One of the things I really hate and just p**ses me off is: Because everything is disposable… Once I wear this, I’ll never be able to wear it again. But that’s dumb. I don’t want to play that; that’s a young girl’s game.”

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Cher shuns glamour on days off in favour of ‘raggedy’ style

Pop icon Cher has no shame in her “raggedy” style off camera, insisting she is happy to ditch the glamorous wardrobe when she’s not working. The Believe legend is famed for her eye-catching red carpet style, and although the 72 year old has a lot of f…

Pop icon Cher has no shame in her “raggedy” style off camera, insisting she is happy to ditch the glamorous wardrobe when she’s not working.

The Believe legend is famed for her eye-catching red carpet style, and although the 72 year old has a lot of fun dressing up for events and onscreen for films like her recent movie musical Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, she confesses comfort is her top priority at home.

“I go around at home like, just raggedy,” she shared on breakfast show Today. “Clean, but slobby…”

And Cher is unconcerned about recycling her favourite pieces of clothing – even when she’s photographed in the same top over and over again.

“My favourite shirt is 30 years old!” she exclaimed, adding that she “absolutely” wears it in public.

“As a matter of fact, people have pictures chronicling this shirt for a million years, and I don’t care – I don’t care how many times I wear it,” Cher smiled.

The singer and actress also doesn’t mind poking fun at her beauty routine.

Joking about the secret to her youthful appearance, she quipped, “Lots of make-up! Just trowelling (caking it on)!”

Cher is keeping busier than ever as she prepares to release her upcoming ABBA covers album, and puts the finishing touches to her jukebox musical The Cher Show, which is expected to open on Broadway at the end of the year (18), and despite her advancing age, she has no plans to slow down.

“When the world comes to an end, there will only be cockroaches and Cher!” she laughed.

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