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How to Smell Like Donatella Versace

05/11/2007 at 03:50 PM ET

As I waited to meet Donatella Versace, in New York to promote her newest perfume, I couldn’t help but think of the only other version of the famous Italian designer I had known until now — her doppelganger on SNL, played hilariously by Maya Rudolph. But the diminutive woman who appeared in front of me was nothing like the crazed TV diva. In a quiet Italian accent, she described her experiments to create the ultimate floral bouquet. “I really like floral fragrances,” she said, “like water lilies and jasmine, mixed with something salty, like musk.” Want to become Versace’s modern woman for a day, enveloped in wisteria, lilac, and lotus flowers? Check out the complete line of perfume, body lotion, and shower gel at saksfifthavenue.com. — Thailan Pham

Photo:John Angelillo /Landov

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faith on

i also like flowery fragrances, and i know this is off the subject, but she looks so weird to me. has donatella always looked that way, or did she just have too much plastic surgery or something?

GLO on

I bought this last week at SAKS! I LOOOOOVE IT!

Margaux on

Not to be mean but – I sure wouldn’t want to look like her and I sure as heck don’t want to smell like her either.

random.comment on

I know this comment is mean but this picture is not for little kids. I’m a grown woman and she scares me. Her skin looks like dried leather. CREEPY!

Anyway back to the fragrance, I’ve personally never tried versace anything but a good friend is obsessed. Thanks for the birthday gift idea!

S on

That woman is freaky.
Why would I want to smell like her?

ucokaty on

no thanks i’d rather not resemble her…..lol i don’t care what type of a fashion god she is!

Heather S. on

She looks like she would smell of leather… and maybe a little swampy. Her mouth scares me–a big blonde snapping turtle!

alia on

She is so freaky looking!…and I love that skit on SNL:)…

GLO on

I bought it at SAKS last week! I LOOOOVE IT!

R on

Hmm… I dunno, I’ll probably have to try it out before I make any judgement. Thailan, by the way, how was Donatella in person?

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