Shadescents MAC Perfume Collection Inspired by its Iconic Lipsticks

Fragrance” and “MAC Cosmetics” may not be two beauty keywords frequently associated together, but MAC appears to be trying to change that with Shadescents, a range of six fragrances inspired by and named after six of its most iconic lipstick shades.


A visual from MAC Shadescents. Photo: Courtesy of MAC Cosmetics

Here’s how the inspiration translates: Lady Danger is a “woody floriental” with notes of wild cherry, while Ruby Woo has notes of “sultry red leather.” My Heroine (the lipstick version of which was a springboard for Lorde’s MAC collection in 2014) incorporates saffron and incense smoke; Candy Yum-Yum is unsurprisingly saccharine; and two of the most reached-for nude lipsticks on the market, Velvet Teddy and Crème d’Nude, are subtly sexy with a notes of wild honey and amber musk, respectively (the latter is also supposedly evocative of “naked skin,” whatever that means.)


The MAC Shadescents collection. Photo: Courtesy of MAC Cosmetics
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