Post by Katrina
Excitement is building with pop singer Katy Perry about to launch her third perfume, Killer Queen created by Laurent Le Guernec who was also responsible for Lovely by SJP, twelve of the Bond No 9 releases and Viva by Fergie for Avon. In anticipation of the latest Katy Perry perfume I thought I would review her first two fragrances…..
Purr 2010 and Meow! 2011 by Katy Perry
Photo Stolen SynergyByDesign Flickr
Purr and Meow! (with an exclamation mark) are fun and playful just like Katy Perry and the cat figurine bottles in purple and pink are ‘to die for’.
Katy Perry Purr
Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Peach, forbidden apple, gardenia, green bamboo
Heart: Jasmine, pink freesia, Bulgarian rose
Base: Vanilla orchid, creamy sandalwood, white amber, coconut, musk
Purr in the purple bottle was the first Katy Perry perfume and is a fruity floral perfume that starts out sweet with apple and peach. The fruit smells fresh, juicy and bright. There are pretty floral notes and a creamy vanilla that sits nicely in the background. The gardenia and jasmine are distinct but not too strong for Katy Perry’s teen fans. I really love the Purr bottle and the perfume is a good choice for everyday use but the perfume is not as impressive as the gorgeous bottle. It doesn’t push boundaries or include any surprises. The perfume is good but very safe. I’m not as crazy about the perfume as I am about the purple cat.
Katy Perry Meow!
Fragrantica givees these featured accords:
Top: Tangerine, pear, jasmine, gardenia
Heart: Honeysuckle, lily of the valley, orange blossom
Base: Amber, vanilla, sandalwood, musk.
Meow! is cloudy lilac/pink with an M dangling from its collar and is very girly and smells delicious from beginning to end. Meow! is super sweet and fruity at the start. The fruit notes are candy-like and smell more like cherry and banana to me, rather than the tangerine and pear listed in the fragrance notes. When the fruity sugar hit passes the vanilla and musk take over and the perfume smells a lot like a soft gooey marshmallow, which ever so slowly dissolves and disappears.
Meow! with its pale pink bottle smells softer than the deep purple Purr. The floral notes in Purr smell quite intense compared with Meow!
Although the perfumes smell good, the most impressive thing about Katy Perry’s Purr and Meow! is probably the bottles, so lets hope that Killer Queen lives up to its name and delivers something kick-arse.
Further reading: Bois de Jasmin
FragranceNet has both Purr & Meow! from $23
My Perfume Samples start at $2/ml for both Purr & Meow!
For celebrity perfume news and reviews including more details on Killer Queen, please check out my website: Celebrity Perfume News
Excitement is building?? Crap, I must have missed that. Or maybe it has not reached Austria yet. xxxxxxxx
Personally I am totally excited. It looks like it’s going to be super fab. Nice work again Katrina, you are always one of the first with the news. I love Katy Perry, stayed across the road from her place in LA, tres cool.
Thanks Portia 🙂
Wow, was she home?? Pop over for drinks???
She was home but on the top floor. Impossible to get to I’m afraid. It was cool seeing shadows on curtains though.
Celebs are using social media to build excitement long before their scents are released. The Katy Perry tweet announcing her new fragrance was retweeted nearly 9000 times. Killer Queen will not be out until next month in the US and then who knows how long it will take to reach the rest of the world but probably not as long as it took for us to get Purr and Meow because she has switched to Coty to improve distribution. I’m super excited!!
I love Purr! 😀 such an adorable bottle and persistent sexy scent 🙂
Purr is my favourite of the two and yes very sexy!
I’m not usually one to bother with too many celeb scents. They all smell like the same fruity floral to me. I sometimes think I must match my perfume to my mood and I’m just not young enough or happy enough to smell all that sweet and cheerful. There are a few I do enjoy though so maybe I’ll give these a sniff. It would be great if her new one really is something good. I will agree that those bottles are pretty cute even to a dog person such as myself.
Purr is one of those typical fruity florals but its a good one. Have you come across any dog themed fragrances in your scented travels?
Sadly, not really. The closest I’ve come is finding a had sanitizer with a poodle on the label from Bath & Body Works, and a friend found an old Avon perfume bottle shaped like a poodle for me at a yard sale. I used to have a few designer imposter scents made for the dogs though. Greta had the doggie version of J’adore. The boys had one called Bono Sport which I guess was a rip off of Polo Sport.
How fantastic – those lucky dogs!