Jordin Sparks of American Idol Launches "Because of You" Fragrance

Jordin Sparks, the youngest ever winner of American Idol, was a mere 17 years old when she won the coveted title. At that age, most teenagers are just starting to find themselves and enter college campuses as freshmen.

“It definitely a life-changing experience,” she tells “I still keep in touch with all my friends from the show.”

Jordin Sparks of American Idol Launches "Because of You" Fragrance

Meeting the talented Grammy- nominated Platinum Recording artist was like encountering a curly bundle of pure energy. She was so vivacious, thoroughly humble about her success, and gushed about her favorite fragrance notes (vanilla, musk and precious woods).

Her first scent, Because of You hops on the celebrity bandwagon and gives us a burst of nice florals upon first sniff:

Intro: Celementine, White Imperial Current, Orange Blossom

Bridge: Nectarine, Sharry Baby Orchid and Coral Charm Peony

Chorus: Sheer Musks, Vanilla Bean, Baltic Amber and Blonde Woods

Jordin Sparks of American Idol Launches "Because of You" Fragrance

On first encounter, you really smell the musk. It’s a floral yet dense perfume, with traces of citrus that come and go. Once you apply it, the musk is not really that palpable; it doesn’t sit on your skin like an unwanted house guest, but rather dissipates, leaving behind a more powdery smell of florals.

Ms. Sparks is currently tearing the house down in New York City’s Broadway musical, In the Heights. “I’ve always loved the theatre,” she says.

When asked what were some of her most favorite beauty products she couldn’t live without, she rattles them off her tongue: she attributes her flawless skin to Kiehls’ Midnight Recovery Concentrate , “all kinds” of lipglosses including MAC Cosmetics’ Lip Gelees, Ouidad Haircare for her naturally curly hair (and she has LOTS of it).

The fragrance is priced very attractively (The 2.5 fl oz Eau de Parfum spray is only $14.95). There are mini gift sets and luxury gift sets with a body lotion and spray ($19.95). All are available at through November 5th and additional fashion retailers and mass market distribution points will carry them around November 20th.

We are giving away THREE 2.5 fl oz bottles to lucky winners. To win, please leave a comment below on what your favorite perfume note is.

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