14 September 2013

Product Review: Katy Perry Killer Queen Eau de Parfum

I have always liked Katy Perry, but after recently watched her 'Part of Me', I was even more impressed by her, and how she was so determined on getting her career going, and in no time she was a world start. She is truly very inspirational, so excited when I hear that she was launching a new perfume. Here are my thoughts on the *Katy Perry Killer Queen Eau de Parfum;

What They Say:
"Playful and daring, Katy Perry’s unbridled artistic vision bends the rules and breaks the mould with a vivaciously original spark. The new, strikingly gorgeous fragrance that captures Katy Perry’s rebellious spirit throwing convention to the wind."

RRP: $39 (30ml), $49 (50ml), $69 (100ml) – Available from department stores, and select pharmacies

What I say:
Always having been a big Queen fan, I remember clearly the day when it was announced that Freddie Mercury was found dead. It was in 1991, and I was living in London at the time, and the news was on the front pages of all the newspapers. Such a sad day!

The name Killer Queen references the classic rock song written by Freddie Mercury.

"Killer Queen has been in my vocabulary since I was 15, because of the song 'Killer Queen' by Queen.” "reddie 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." - Katy Perry quoted in WWD 12th July 2013
"When I was creating Killer Queen, I was really inspired by the idea of a strong, confident woman in power and that is exactly what I hoped to put into this fragrance, something that brings out the power inside of you."
- Katy Perry

The actual perfume, Killer Queen contains:
Top Notes: Wild Berry, Dark Plum & Bergamot

Middle Notes: Red Velvet Flower,Natural Jasmine Sambac & Rainbow Plumeria
Base Notes: Cashmeran, Natural Patchouli Heart & Liquid Praline

And as soon as I’ve put on the perfume, I can smell the bergamot, plum and berries used – it is a dark fruity scent, which is a little heavy at first, yet not so heavy that it is overwhelming. Once worn for an hour or so, the scent does fade a little, and I start to notice the more subtle middle notes, and in particular the scent of patchouli.

The perfume has a god staying power, and at night, some 10-12 hours after putting it on, it is still very noticeable. And in fact, even the next morning before jumping in the shower, I notice that there is still a slight scent remaining, which is pretty impressive.

Personally I prefer light, fresh green scents, so I have to admit that I do find this perfume is a little heavy, especially for wearing during the day, so for me it is definitely a fragrance to wear at night time for going out.

The actual bottle is described as "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."


The ruby design of the bottle is unique and glamorous, and the actual lid is gold crest with Katy Perry’s initials KP engraved. Unfortunately, while it is a novel idea and it looks nice having the bottle lie down on one of the faceted sides on your dressing table, I don’t find it very practical.  The bottle doesn’t seem very steady to me, and I’d be afraid to knock it over, so unfortunately I find it safer to keep it in the box. But as it comes in a gorgeous red box, with a kind of ‘quilted’ design, with small gold crowns on it, I don’t mind too much. And actually, as I do have quite a few perfumes I rarely leave them out on display, mainly because I am aware that they will keep for longer if they are kept in a cool dark place – so consequently I mostly leave them in their boxes stored in a cabinet.

What I Like:
  • The bottle has a glamorous unique design
  • It has a good staying power, lasting all day
  • The price is good for a gorgeous fragrance
  • That it is readily available at pharmacies

What I Don’t Like:
  • The design of the bottle, as I’d be afraid that I’d knock it and it would topple over and break.

Overall, it is a lovely perfume, and I love the fact that it is also a tribute to Freddie Mercury. If you like a slightly heavy fruity and floral scent, then this perfume will be perfect for you.
*This product was kindly provided for consideration, and it has been reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

What do you think of Killer Queen? Will you be getting this? Which types of perfumes do you prefer? Do you like Katy Perry? And Queen?

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