Ahhh. The smell of celebrity perfume...and the lingering lawsuits that follow. Prince's 3121 scent distributed by Revelations Perfume and Cosmetics left them with a funny smell. So much so they sued the music superstar and Prince is being requested to pay close to $4 million dollars for damages.
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Another judge will have to approve that Revelations is due the $4 Million. They were trying to sue for another $3 million on top of that but won't get it. The company says that Prince did not follow through with promotional appearances on Oprah, or other avenues to advertise the cologne/perfume for them. He wouldn't even give them a new photo of himself they claimed.
We remember Prince spraying the perfume for fans to smell at his 3121 club in Las Vegas at the time and....it didn't go over too well. I remember when we got a few bottles, we sprayed it on each other and the scent would change. Granted, the scent was still something my grandmother would wear over myself. A friend of mine wears it to strip clubs and says the dancers like it. I'm sure it is because every other customer wears Drakkar instead and they liked the change.
A little inside information that I am aware of and that I want to pass on; Prince wanted to do Oprah in 2008 to promote a book he put out called 21 Nights and would talk about the perfume for a minute or two. Prince was hoping that the book could be part of Oprah's Book Book Club, but was denied. If I remember correctly, Oprah did want him on her show, just not at that time.
Aside from 3 shows he did in Minneapolis on 7-7-07 and a feature on Entertainment Tonight, there was not really much promotion for the 3121 perfume. 3121 the music. A great CD. 3121 the perfume? Well, the CD is great.
It just goes to show, even if you are rock royalty, not everything comes up smelling like purple roses.-Dr.FB
Diagnosis: Eternity Is What I Like My Woman To Wear......
UPDATE: We have been contacted by a source stating that the contract was for a "reasonable" fulfillment. Prince promised 2 things to Revelations; a show for Macy's and to be on a talk show. The talk show that Prince wanted to do could not accommodate him so that was out of his control. The attorneys are losing the case due to negligence.
We are being told the fact is that Revelations did not know how to handle an A list celebrity. They did not have the skills or clout and the know how to put the product out. They are a very small company that misjudged the costs involved. They were in the red and expected Prince to bail them out when they were 1 million in the hole.
Prince wanted to include the perfume in another venture but were sued before that could go any further.
We have reached out to Prince's management team for an official statement but none have been returned at this time.