"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. (Sadly, they don't actually smell like the brand's cocoa-butter-vanilla-y lippies, but seriously, how amazing would that be?!)
Brand fanatics will know that this isn't actually MAC's first foray into fragrance; Turquatic, a classic ocean-inspired scent, and the company's take on floral, Air of Style, launched in 2005 and 2007, respectively. However, Shadescents goes in a completely different direction and is the first range (we can think of, anyway) that takes direct inspiration from a makeup product. 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 fragrances, which will retail for $57 each, will be available on MACcosmetics.com and Macys.com on November 30th, and then will hit stores December 8. Click through the slideshow below for a closeup look at each bottle.