[PERFUME] Review: KATY PERRY Killer Queen4:28:00 AM
A while ago I was invited to attend the event launching of the Katy Perry Killer Queen perfume. It was held in front of Metro Pondok Indah Mall, where they set up a stage in a red + gold combination, complete with a big red throne in the middle.
The event started with a flash mob dance and a performance before the MC started to introduce the Katy Perry Killer Queen perfume along with special promotion deals that you can get at that time. I never tried or sniffed any Katy Perry perfume before, so I didn't know what it would smells like. Usually celebrities perfumes would not catch my interest that much but the ones from Katy Perry surely catches my fancy because of the unique bottles alone.
The first Katy Perry perfume was in the shape of a cat (which is too cute!), and now this second perfume of her also has a unique shape in which it cannot stand by itself (you'll see why if you keep reading this post).
The stage at the event was decked in red + gold (as well as the dresscode) to resemble the Katy Perry Killer Queen's perfume bottle and packaging. The whole concept is like a royal queen that rules with her own throne and style. I quite like this theme because "royalty" is one of my forever interest ;p
Katy Perry is collaborating with Coty (a renowned French perfume house), in creating this lovely perfume. According to the information I gathered, the Killer Queen Eau de Parfum is an addictive aroma that asks for attention. It is a bewitching and indulging aroma, perfect for a Queen who has the power over her throne while being extremely feminine and flirty. She is empowered and invincible, headstrong and beautiful, lethally gorgeous as well as regally restless. She is also intoxicating and charmingly playful.
Now I'm gonna try to review the perfume from its packaging and scent. FYI, this perfume is now available in Indonesia (launched last month in November).
I love both the outer Packaging as well as the perfume bottle itself. The packaging box has a dark red and gold shade with some sort of insignia at the top which resemble a royal stamp. The pattern on the box also reminds me of a red velvet crown with gold ornaments that used to be worn by European kings and queens in the old times.
The inside of the packaging box is also adorned with gold insignia over a white background, which makes this box even more special. I love red so I couldn't just toss away this box, so I think I'm gonna keep the box as well ;)
The bottle itself is very unique as I don't own any perfume bottle that looks like this ;) You know how I love unique packaging, right? So this unique concept is right up my alley. The bottle shape is inspired by a Queen’s scepter, complete with a crown at the top of the cap. The jewel-shaped bottle is really pretty and the burgundy red fluid inside has a little ombre effect at the bottom which makes it more mysterious and alluring.
The cap of the bottle has a shape of a gold crown that showcase a custom crest that captures Katy Perry’s playful essence. Although the cap is made of a very thin material but the overall look of the bottle is quite elegant yet holds a little bit of mystere.
As you can see from the photos, the bottle can not stand on its own. That is the unique part of it. Actually this is my first perfume that can't stand upright. But it looks gorgeous just by laying on it's side. It reminds me of a Queen that spend her days laying in a long chair, wrapped in burgundy red velvet robe, playing around with her scepter ^o^
This looks gorgeous on the vanity and can double as a decorative item as well. I also love the details on the crest that depicts two cats in their regal pose. You might not know it but I'm a crazy cat lady so the cats detail is definitely a nice touch for me. Oh, and the cats might have been a continuous theme from Katy Perry's first cat-shaped perfume.
Now let's talk about the Scent. The main scent of this perfume is Red Velvet Flower, that opens with top notes of wild berry, dark plum, and bergamot. Followed with jasmine sambac and plumeria that wrapped the red velvet flower nicely as the heart notes. And then after a while it would blend into a background of cashmeran, patchouli heart, and liquid praline.
My first response when sniffing this perfume for the first time was "sweet, fun, fresh, and flirty". I could imagine a young woman who is confident and strong with a playful side and cheerful attitude. A fragrance that would bring out the charming and fun playful attitude in you.
I like this perfume as it is a sweet fun scent with a little bit of fresh uplifting aroma that leaves a sensual trail after a few hours. Kinda like a fresh fruity floral scent to me, which can be worn for daily activities because it is not heavy at all. A bit generic but I can see that this would be a popular scent to a wider array of age, from older teens to young women in their early 30s who are still young at heart ...
Katy Perry Killer Queen Eau de Parfum are available in these sizes and prices:
IDR 480,000 for 30ml
IDR 600,000 for 50ml
IDR 690,000 for 100ml
So, does this sounds like a perfume that you like, or you can wear?
What kind of perfumes are your favorites? Do let me know ^__^
Click HERE if you want to read my previous Perfume review on Balmain Ivoire.