Katy Perry On Her Next Fragrance 'Killer Queen' And Hour And A Half Beauty Regime

12 July 2013 by

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Ever since Katy Perry posed on a giant gold throne in a Queen of Hearts gown for a sneak preview of her new 'juice' (her words, not ours) Killer Queen we have been keeping an eye on her Twitter feed for all #KillerQueen updates. How will it compare to her two cat-themed purr-fumes? Will she do all of her promos in a tiara? And above all else, what will it smell like?

Well Katy Perry has opened up to WWD about her third fragrance, revealing it will be like high tea at Claridge's, it is inspired by Freddie Mercury and it's not just another celebrity fragrance. She also dishes on her hour and a half beauty regime. Yes that's right, she spends ONE and a half hours pampering every single day. Katy is the first to admit this can be problematic with a new boyfriend. We've rounded up all you need to know about the Katy Perry juice below...

Katy is now a 'Killer Queen'

'Killer Queen is powerful, edgy, sophisticated — and that’s exactly where I’m trying to be now with my music.'

The scent is inspired by Freddy Mercury

'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.'

This isn't just another celebrity scent

'I just hope to put out a real quality project that competes, and competes beyond the celebrity fragrances. We’re making a product that really stands out on its own, beyond my name.'

Her beauty regime takes an hour and a half

'I’m a product whore. I have a [beauty] regimen that spans an hour and a half, and nothing goes out of order.' She admits that’s hard to do 'if you’re sleeping over at a new boyfriend’s house.'

Katy may be the next Jean-Paul Gaultier

?'One thing I was really inspired by was Jean-Paul Gaultier’s fragrances, time after time after time... 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.”

It took 30 tries to get the juice right

'It took us something like 30 or 35 tries to get it right.' K Pez also added: 'I was attracted to scents in the last couple of years like Alien by Thierry Mugler and Black Orchid from Tom Ford. They’re too strong for me to wear all the time, and I didn’t want to them to be [copies], just to have a hint of ambiguity like they do. It’s sophisticated, but it’s not alienating my main group of people.'

One of the notes is like high tea at Claridge's

“I wanted some floral [notes], like jasmine, but I also wanted red velvet flower, which is incredible — it gives it the edge that makes it Killer Queen. It does have a bit of a gourmand thing to it — but gourmand like high tea at Claridge’s.'

ALL of her Twitter followers can buy this one

?'When I was launching Meow, [many] people following me on Twitter couldn’t order it because they couldn’t find it. Thankfully, I have a lot of people all over the world who are interested in these fragrances, but they didn’t have the accessibility to them.…Coty has the distribution to do that.' You might have noticed that Katy Perry is a Twitter obsessive and she said: 'It’s like picking up the phone to your closest friend, because it’s so easy and so direct.'

 She's not branching into fashion just yet

'I would like to [branch into fashion], but this circus act can only juggle so many balls. It’s to be determined, but we’ll see how it goes. I love what Victoria Beckham did, but I also have to figure out with myself what actually is the market I want to be in. Is it a high fashion market or is it an accessible market? Nothing is being created; there aren’t even sketches on the table, nor a contract.'

If you are tempted to have a sniff of the latest K Pez juice, it lands in stores in August and her campaign, shot by the one and only Tim Walker, will land in the September glossies.

Until then read her full interview on WWD and see some of her style hits below...

Katy Perry attends the Spotify Brunch at Soho Desert House on April 12th, 2014

Katy Perry attends the Congressional candidate Marianne Williamson press event on April 8, 2014 in Los Angeles

Katy Perry attends the MOCA 35th anniversary gala celebration on March 29, 2014 in Los Angeles.

Katy Perry poses for media at Telstra HQ, George Street on March 4, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.

Katy Perry at the Moschino show as a part of Milan Fashion Week on February 20, 2014 in Milan, Italy.

Katy Perry onstage at The BRIT Awards 2014 at 02 Arena on February 19, 2014.

Katy Perry performs at The BRIT Awards 2014 at 02 Arena on February 19th 2014.

Katy Perry at the Universal music afterparty for The BRIT Awards 2014 at Soho House 'Popup' Bar on February 19, 2014.

Katy Perry sighting on February 18, 2014 in London, England.

Katy Perry attends the Elle Style Awards 2014 at One Embankment on February 18, 2014 in London.

Katy Perry poses backstage at 'The Night That Changed America A GRAMMY Salute To The Beatles' at the Los Angeles Convention Center on January 27, 2014 in Los Angeles.

Katy Perry arrives at the Universal Music Group 2014 post-Grammy party at the Ace Hotel Theater on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles.

Katy Perry attends the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles.

Katy Perry arrives at the grand opening of Britney Spears' two-year residency 'Britney Piece of Me' at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on December 27, 2013 in Las Vegas.

Katy Perry attends the 15th NRJ Music Awards at Palais des Festivals on December 14, 2013 in Cannes.

Katy Perry at the Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball at 02 Arena on December 7, 2013 in London.

Perry attends The Ninth Annual all at Cipriani, Wall Street on December 3, 2013 in New York City.

Katy Perry pictured at The Ninth Annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball at Cipriani, Wall Street on December 3, 2013 in New York City.

Katy Perry poses in the photo room during the MTV EMA's 2013 at the Ziggo Dome on November 10, 2013 in Amsterdam.

Katy Perry attends the MTV EMA's 2013 at the Ziggo Dome on November 10, 2013 in Amsterdam.

Katy Perry is seen upon arrival at Narita International Airport on October 30, 2013 in Narita, Japan.

LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON: Katy Perry arrives on Thursday October 10, 2013

Katy Perry leaves the 'Colette' store on October 2, 2013 in Paris, France.

Katy Perry attends the 'Mademoiselle C' cocktail party at Pavillon Ledoyen on October 1, 2013 in Paris, France

Katy Perry arrives at the 'L'Avenue' restaurant on October 1, 2013 in Paris, France.

Katy Perry attends the Chanel show at Grand Palais during Paris Fashion Week on September 30, 2013 in Paris, France.

Katy Perry poses in the iHeartRadio music festival photo room on September 20, 2013 in Las Vegas.

Katy Perry is seen outside 'Good Morning Americaon' September 6, 2013 in New York City.

Katy Perry attends the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center on August 25, 2013 in New York.

Katy Perry enters the Z100 Studios on August 12, 2013 in New York.

Katy Perry arrives at the Premiere 'Smurfs 2' at Regency Village Theatre on July 28, 2013 in California.

Katy Perry at the 2013 'Met Ball' in New York.

Katy Perry at Mademoiselle C screening at Paris Fashion Week - October 2013

Katy Perry in Giambattista Valli at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner - 27 April 2013

Katy Perry in Bottega Veneta at 'Kinky Boots' musical, New York - 01 May 2013

Katy Perry in Vera Wang at 2013 Delete Blood Centre Gala - 1 May 2013

Katy Perry at Catherine Martin and Miuccia Prada Dress Gatsby Opening Cocktail Party, New York, - 30 April 2013

Katy Perry at Chanel at Paris Fashion Week - October 2013

Katy Perry in Emanuel Ungaro out and about in Paris - October 2013

Katy Perry In Alice + Olivia at ‘Killer Queen’ Berlin Perfume Launch - 25 September 2013

Katy Perry in House of Holland on‘The late night show with Jimmy Fallon’ - 10 October 2013

Katy Perry in Emanuel Ungaro at 2013 MTV Video Music Awards

Kate Perry in Monique Lhuillier at Smurfs 2? Cancun Photocall - 22 April 2013

Katy Perry in Dolce & Gabbana at 'The Smurfs 2' film photocall, Cancun - 22 April 2013

July 2012: 'Part of Me' Premiere in London

August 2012: GHD Campaign

June 2012: The Tonight Show

June 2012: West End in London

May 2012: Billboard Music Awards

April 2012: Coachella

April 2012: Kid's Choice Awards

March 2012: Paris Fashion Week

January 2012: Sans Russell (But Extra Katy!)

December 2011: With Russell


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