Fancy Love

I laugh out loud every time I see this ad for Jessica Simpson’s new perfume, Fancy Love. I know it has been skewered by all of the funny people on the interwebs and for good cause.


I just really really really wish I could have been in that meeting, wherever it was, when this idea was thrown out on the table. (Were there WORSE names? I’d love to see the castoffs….)

Were there audible sniggers? Did anyone roll their eyes? SOMETHING had to have happened when she tossed her hair to the side and said “I want it to smell pretty and I want to call it Fancy Love.”

Seriously, someone had to laugh out loud.

Doesn’t it sound like a phrase a repressed, slightly crazy young person would use for sex? (as in “oh making fancy love is for married people only.”)

I have spent way too much time thinking about this.

I’m laughing now even typing. It makes me want to blurt out “FANCY LOVE!” randomly.


Sheri Nugent | September 4, 2009 at 6:24 PM

I know! It's so funny! Here's 2 tasks for you a la Lived By Emily.

1. Start calling your "special time" with your hubby "Fancy Love."

2. Start using "fancy love" in a sentence enough times that you get at least one other person to pick up the phrase. That is a really fun game I play a lot.

suzanne | September 5, 2009 at 8:15 PM

it's a terrible name! who is her agent?? too funny.

Anonymous | September 9, 2009 at 2:21 PM

I just can't stop laughing. Emily your commentary is just fantastic.
Maura G

Anonymous | September 10, 2009 at 8:37 PM

Hi Emily -

I discussed this with my friend and we decided our perfume would be called "Plain-Old-Seriously? NOW?!-But-I-Have-A-Headache-And-Feel-Fat-Today-Love." Not quite the same ring.

Also, I wanted to stop by to say hello and I'll be thinking of you and your family tomorrow . All my best for a quick recovery. Sending lots of healthy and strong thoughts your way.

- J