Jordin Sparks Launches "Because of You" Fragrance

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Jordin Sparks is one busy and very talented lady. Besides winning "American Idol," touring the country, and starring in the Broadway musical, In the Heights, the 20-year-old is releasing her first fragrance, Because of You. Jordin is... 000_003_291_jordinfragrance

Jordin Sparks is one busy and very talented lady. Besides winning "American Idol," touring the country, and starring in the Broadway musical, In the Heights, the 20-year-old is releasing her first fragrance, Because of You.

Jordin is featured in the new issue of WWD and talks about the fragrance. Don't worry, you won't have to spend a lot to smell great. She shared, "When I was starting this project, I really wanted it to be affordable. I looked at some other celebrity fragrances, and they were like $80. Even now, I look at a fragrance that's $80, and I can't bring myself to spend that much."

Because of You will be introduced at $9.50 for a 2.5-oz. bottle. The price will rise to $14.95 on Nov. 1.

"In this economy especially, my fans deserve a high-quality, reasonably priced scent," she said. And what is the meaning behind the name of the fragrance? "My fans are the reason that I get to do any of this," she said of the fragrance, her current role in Broadway's "In the Heights" and the fashion line she did with Wet Seal, to name a few.

So what exactly does Because of You smell like? The fragrance was concocted by Belmay Fragrances and has top notes of clementine, white imperial currant and orange blossom; a heart of nectarine, sharry baby orchid and coral charm peony, and a drydown of sheer musks, vanilla bean, Baltic amber and blond woods. "I wanted it to transfer easily from day to night," Sparks said, "so we needed a little darkness [from the musks and amber] in there. It starts out as a day fragrance and then becomes a night fragrance."

Because of You will launch first at Dots, a fast-fashion, women's specialty apparel and accessories store, and on dots.com. In November, the fragrance will be available in other stores like Target.

The fragrance sounds wonderful! Will you be trying it out? What are some of your favorite fragrances?

(Photo: Josh Lehrer)

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