Gold Medal Glam

Gold Medal Glam

Marie Claire talks to former Olympians about their beauty obsessions.

Excerpts from a fragrance editorial, She's Got Gamle, in Marie Claire Magazine, July 2012 issue.


Olympic Medalists' Perfume Pick-Me-Ups


Jaqueline Carvalho - Volleyball (Brazil)

Jaqueline Carvalho Ralph Lauren Romance Summer Blossom perfume

The Gisele Bundchen of volleyball, Rio resident Carvalho, 28, is model-gorgeous, was a gold medalist at the 2008 Olympics, and is married to sexy Brazilian volleyball star Murilo Endres, who is also competing in London.
London 2012 Olympics - Gold Medal Winner

Perfume Pick-Me-Up
"Ralph Lauren Romance - it's soft and slightly sweet." Ralph Lauren Romance Summer Blossom Eau de Toilette, $72 (sephora.com)


Evgeniya Kanaeva - Rhythmic Gymnast (Russia)

Evgeniya Kanaeva Lanvin Eclat d'Arpege perfume

A 2008 Olympic gold medalist, Kanaeva, 22, also placed first in every rhythmic gymnastics event at the 2008 European Championships.
London 2012 Olympics - Gold Medal Winner

Perfume Pick-Me-Up
"I like floral perfumes with sweet, fresh notes. My favorite is Lanvin Éclat d'Arpège." Lanvin Eclat d'Arpege Eau de Parfum, $95 (nordstrom.com)


Victoria Pendleton - Track Cyclist (UK)

Victoria Pendleton Lanvin Eclat d'Arpege perfume

English beauty Pendleton, 31, is a nine-time world champion and was an Olympic gold medalist in individual sprint at the Beijing Olympics in 2008.
London 2012 Olympics - Gold Medal Winner

Perfume Pick-Me-Up
"I wear Elie Saab, which is a gorgeous, womanly fragrance. It's the first scent I've ever had that's not sporty!" Elie Saab Le Parfum Eau de Parfum, $120 (bloomingdales.com)


Natalie Coughlin - Swimmer (USA)

Natalie Coughlin Jo Malone Verbenas of Provence perfume

California girl Coughlin, 29, is an 11-time Olympic medalist and two gold medals shy of being the most decorated female in U.S. Olympian in history.
London 2012 Olympics - Bronze Medal Winner

Perfume Pick-Me-Up
"Jo Malone Cologne with lemon verbena. I like to spray on this clean citrus scent, otherwise I end up smelling like chlorine." Jo Malone Verbenas of Provence Cologne, $110 (jomalone.com)


Paola Espinosa - Diver (Mexico)

Paola Espinosa CH Carolina Herrera  perfume

The petite 5'1" Espinosa, 25, is a two-time Olympian, winning bronze in Beijing in 2008. She's been Mexican national champion in the 10-meter platform for nine years running.
London 2012 Olympics - Silver Medal Winner

Perfume Pick-Me-Up
"CH by Carolina Herrera." Carolina Herrera CH Eau de Toilette, $90 (nordstrom.com)


(Way, Gina. "She's Got Game." Marie Claire July 2012: 174-178)





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