The burlesque performer, who is keen to launch her own scent, has struggled to find a company that is willing to promote her as the face of a new brand.
Von Teese told WWD: "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'."
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