B for Beauty: The Facts

By now we're pretty sure most of you have read some of the fun facts in today's New York Times article on what's really in makeup. If you missed it, o
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By now we're pretty sure most of you have read some of the fun facts in today's New York Times article on what's really in makeup. If you missed it, o
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By now we're pretty sure most of you have read some of the fun facts in today's New York Times article on what's really in makeup. If you missed it, or if you don't want to read a 1,200 word article on your monitor, here's the big news: 1. Sometimes, lipstick contains crushed beetles. 2. Sometimes, perfume contains whale puke (sort of.) But what fun fact did the article totally miss? Sometimes, perfume contains a note called "civet" which in reality should be called what it is - a French perfume ingredient that comes from the anal gland of the civet cat. Yes. And some of the fragrances that contain it? Shalimar, Musc Ravageur and, oh, Chanel No. 5. Don't believe us? Check out this report from scent master Chandler Burr in an old T: Style for the full story.