Fictitious Fragrance Fan: Maureen Hope Of ‘Southpaw’


I saw Southpaw last week and the minute Rachel McAdams came on screen, I turned to Amber and said “that’s one of my dream aesthetics.” There’s something about the Boston or Jersey, hoop earring, Herve Leger look that I adore ( see here and here for more details).

southpaw2Rachel plays Maureen Hope, wife to famed boxer, Billy Hope. They live in New Jersey, Maureen dons square french-tip nails, black eyeliner and deep-plunge swimsuits. Her scent? Gucci Guilty.


Gold, like all her jewelry, and embossed with a designer label, like all her clothes, Maureen’s signature scent is this fruity and floral fragrance. It dries down to a rich, ambery base, which is both tough and sensual.

Loving a pro-fighter is a dangerous endeavor but like Maureen, this scent shows you can be sweet and strong at the same time.

—Julia Casella
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In R18 feature Fictitious Fragrance Fans, I assign a pop-culture character a signature scent. Fragrance is one of the most difficult areas of beauty to discuss and I find myself trying to convey a scent to you, more often than not, by the pop culture character it embodies to me. So why not make it a thing?

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