Katy Perry is gracing us with more details about her new fragrance, Killer Queen!
Just when we couldn’t wait any longer, WWD caught up with the pop singer to get some fill in the blanks answered.
So what’s the inspiration behind the name of the fragrance?
Killer Queen has been in my vocabulary since I was 15, because of the song ‘Killer Queen’ by Queen. 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.
How does Killer Queen reflect her new music?
Killer Queen is powerful, edgy, sophisticated–and that’s exactly where I’m trying to be now with my music. 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. It’s for someone sophisticated, who wants a little edge and can wear it all day, and still wants that sexiness.
Her inspiration behind the shape of the bottle?
One thing I was really inspired by was Jean-Paul Gaultier’s fragrances, time after time after time. There was the snow globe [Fragile], he was doing a bust [Signature], he was doing this or that. But he always did something that made me want to keep the bottle as a keepsake afterwards. I felt cool if I had one on a shelf in my room, even if there was no juice left in it. That inspired me. There isn’t any point for me to put out something that doesn’t stand out–because that is so not like me.
Don’t worry, we’ve got the most important detail of them all. Killer Queen will hit 3,000 department stores retailing between $20 to $60 this August! Oh, and according to the NY Daily News, the scent opens with wild berry, dark plum and bergamot; developing a velvet flower, jasmine rainbow plumeria heart, before a drydown of cashmeran, patchouli and praline.