Dita Von Teese is refusing to give up on her dream of launching a fragrance line after she was rejected by a major perfume company over fears she isn't famous enough to carry a cosmetics brand.
The burlesque beauty is desperate to launch her own scent, but she's struggling to find a company to back her because she isn't as well known as other celebrities.
Von Teese is now hoping to set up talks with a number of smaller firms in the hope that someone will want to invest in her idea.
She tells WWD.com, "What I really want to do is make my own fragrance. I don't want to smell like anyone else. I have to talk to the smaller companies, because the bigger ones, like Coty, are like 'Well, not everyone knows your name, like the Kardashians or Victoria Beckham.'"