Katy Perry reveals scent inspiration
Katy Perry has revealed where the name of her latest scent came from and how it relates to where she is in life.
The singer recently introduced the fierce new perfume, which follows her initial projects Meow! and Purr.
Her latest scent’s title deviates from the feline theme and Katy has explained the logic behind the name choice.
“Killer Queen has been in my vocabulary since I was 15, because of the song Killer Queen by Queen,” she revealed to WWD.
“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 named my company Killer Queen after those lyrics. 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.”
While Purr and Meow! responded to a more youthful and playful side of Katy, this new scent has a darker undertone.
The impressive bottle is pointed at the bottom and features a sceptre-like top.
“Killer Queen is powerful, edgy, sophisticated — and that’s exactly where I’m trying to be now with my music,” she explained.
“There were two different aspects in creating the fragrance. It’s almost like [using] two different parts of your brain — the packaging and bottle and marketing, but essentially all that doesn’t matter unless you have the juice.”
Katy’s new scent partner is Coty Inc., a big company that makes distributing her product easier.
With Coty’s huge variety of products, the star could imagine branching out into skincare or make-up in the future.
“I’m a product w***e,” she chuckled.
“I have a [beauty] regimen that spans an hour and a half, and nothing goes out of order… I wouldn’t say never on anything, but my heart isn’t drawn to that area just yet.”
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