OFFSTAGE: Clive Christian X Is the Only Perfume That Travels With Carrie Underwood

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What an honor that must be for the folks who make this $355 perfume called Clive Christian X. Carrie Underwood says she is only able to take one perfume with her when she travels — and that’s the one she chooses. Other things the country star can’t live without, according to Marie Claire magazine: Moroccanoil Light Oil Treatment, Vitamin Water, a caramel brownie candle from Paula Deen’s line, Essie nail polish in Pop Art Pink and all kinds of Olay cleansers and lotions. And when she does get a chance to get off the bus and stay in a hotel for a change, she told the magazine, “It’s nice to do the whole glass-of-wine-in-the-tub thing … with candles.” So if there’s an Underwood fan in your life, a basketful of her favorite things might be a nice Christmas gift. (And if you can’t spring for the big bottle of Clive Christian X, you can get a tiny sample bottle for just $10. )

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