Laila. Laila was created by Norwegian former model and actor Geir Ness. Ness originally created the fragrance as a Mother’s Day present for his mom, but the perfume soon gained popularity in Hollywood for its sweet, melon scent and environmentally-friendly ingredients. Female reporters, nominees, and guests who arrived on the red carpet commonly complained that the perfumes of fellow celebrities and presenters were too strong and aggravated their allergies. When Ness heard about this, he worked out a deal with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2000 to sell large quantities of Laila to the Academy for the women at sponsored events to wear. Laila has no additives or allergens, and is a blend of natural essential oils, including watermelon and lavender. Essences of Norwegian lily and snowflower make this summery perfume positively intoxicating. You can find the fragrance at stores like Nordstrom for just over $70.