Katy Perry: of pop stars & perfume

Katy Perry: of pop stars & perfume

Katy Perry: pop princess who kissed a girl and apparently really liked it. Her documentary-style movie, Katy Perry, The Movie: Part of Me, was a decent success at the box office: $11-million in the first week, according to Billboard. Not bad for a concert film and likely better than many predicted. It hits the shelves of your nearest Future Shop, Best Buy and Wal-Mart this week. No doubt Perry’s pre-teen and teenage fans will watch it over, and over, and over again.Why do we love her?

To put it simply, this break-from-the-fold child of traveling Pentecostal preachers is kinda irresistible, given her quirky style, risqué ensembles, poppy tunes and be-true-to-yourself message.

There’s also the Russell Brand thing.

And let’s not forget Perry’s fragrances. Perfectly named to represent her and her love of all things feline, pink, and purple: Purr, her debut scent of 2010; and Meow!, the follow-up of 2011. They are unapologetically fun, girly, cheeky and apropos to her clad-in-pink followers.

Purr combines a citrus accord with peach nectar, apple, and green bamboo for the opening notes; jasmine blossom, pink freesia, and Bulgarian rose for its heart; and vanilla orchid, white amber, sandalwood, and musk for the dry down.

Meow! launched last year: a fruitier twist to its kitty-cat sister fragrance, but with the same kitschy-cute cat packaging—right down to the bejewelled eyes. Meow! combines notes of honeysuckle and pear with vanilla, musk, and amber.

Both are sweet, fruity, with warm edible undercurrents. Kinda like the movie.
—Ashley Kowalewski 

Meow! by Katy Perry, and Purr by Katy Perry, $65 (100 ml) each, www.katyperry.com, www.sears.ca

Katy Perry, The Movie: Part of Me is now available on Blu-Ray and DVD.



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Deborah Fulsang has spent the last two decades as a journalist covering news and trends in the worlds of style—in fashion and beauty, design and décor, food and entertaining. Her long-held love of fragrance led her to launch The Whale & The Rose, a destination for all things perfume-related. Now, when she indulges in a crazy-expensive bottle of fragrance, she can do so guilt-free. Well almost. It’s all in the name of research after all.