Fergie is launching her second fragrance in partnership with Avon called Outspoken Intense, a fruity floral scent that captures the adrenaline rush before being on stage: "It's about owning that moment," says Fergie.
Star fruit and kumquat are two of Fergie's favorite notes in this perfume. "My dad used to grow kumquats and peel them for me," she says. As for star fruit, she started to love the exotic fruit while on tour in Asia, where she ate freshly sliced star fruit daily.
So what's the vibe like backstage at a Black Eyed Peas show? "It's very calm," says Fergie, who likes to sip green tea before her performances. Outspoken Intense mimics the feeling right before Fergie reaches the spotlight, when her heart starts beating fasting and the adrenaline rush kicks in."I like to exude everything that I have on stage," she explains.
Outspoken, her first scent with Avon, was extremely successful. "It was the single largest fragrance [launch] we've had in the company's history," said Andrea Jung, Avon Products Inc.'s chairman and chief executive officer. And the company expects the upcoming scent to unseat Outspoken as a bestseller.