Katy Perry has launched her new fragrance, Killer Queen, a strikingly gorgeous fragrance that captures Katy’s rebellious spirit throwing convention to the wind. The fragrance was inspired by the ‘idea of a strong, confident woman in power…something that brings out the power inside of you’, Katy says.
The tops notes of wild berry, dark plum and bergamot, and base notes of Cashmeran, natural Patchouli heart and liquid Praline make up the scent. Developed by IFF, perfumier Laurent Le Guernec, says that the middle notes of Red Velvet Flower “inspired this creation beginning with the richness of the burgundy red, the velvety feel reminiscent of a royal cape and its deep textured floral scent”.
Katy said that the name is a nod to the song ‘Killer Queen’ by Queen, a personal inspiration since the age of 15. “Freddie Mercury painted the lyrics of this woman who I wanted to be. She seemed very powerful, and she captivated a room when she walked in. I feel like, after all this time, it was appropriate to use that name in association with something I did. I feel like I’m falling, finally, into that woman Freddie painted.” said Katy in Women’s Wear Daily.
The bottle is inspired by a queen’s scepter, the distinct jewel-shaped bottle in shades of royal red and gold portrays sexy sophistication and lawless luxury. The faceted bottle rests languorously on its side, like a loose, precious gem fit for a Queen. The regality of the bottle is enhanced with a rich gold crown showcasing a custom crest capturing Katy Perry’s playful essence—regal cats, a music clef, hearts and dagger.
Katy Perry Killer Queen Eau de Parfum is available at Myer, David Jones from $39 for 30ml.