OFFSTAGE: Carrie Underwood on Perms and Perfumes

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Clive Christian 1872 . That is Carrie Underwood ’s favorite perfume. And, according to her cover story in the February issue of Allure magazine, that scent is her beauty ritual before any romantic night out. “I love getting dressed up, when everyone smells nice and I’ve got my best perfume on,” she says. But Underwood reveals one thing that is not so pretty about her past beauty rituals: a perm. She calls that her worst beauty mistake. But I consider it more of a rite of passage in the transition from awkward to gorgeous. Other admissions Underwood makes in the magazine: She craves salty things and cheesy things sometimes and doesn’t love pushups and lunges, but she does them anyway. And if she ever needed to have anything waxed, she’d never let husband Mike Fisher watch.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.