25 September 2013

Review: Katy Perry Killer Queen

I was sent a bottle of Katy Perry's new perfume called Killer Queen. It has been out in Australia since the 1st of September, and after a couple of weeks of using this perfume, I'm in love...ish.


The first thing that I love (but semi-dislike at the same time) is the bottle of this perfume. I love that it's so gorgeous and unique, but it has to be laid on it's side, which takes up a fair bit of room compared to a perfume bottle that stands upright. I wish this perfume came with a stand.

 Apparently, this bottle was inspired by a queen's scepter. The jewel shaped bottle and the royal red and gold shades portray sexy sophistication and lawless luxury.


I also love the detailed lid with a crest on the top, and I think it really suits the name of the perfume. The crest is meant to capture Katy Perry's playful essence - regal cats, a music chef, hearts and dagger.


I absolutely love the smell of this perfume, and since I'm absolutely rubbish at describing fragrances, here are the top, middle and base notes:

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

It smells really feminine but slightly masculine at the same time. It's not terribly sweet either (baring in mind I LOVE sweet scents, so my definition of sweet may differ from yours).

The only con I have is that it doesn't seem to last on me. It fades about 2-3 hours after I spray it on myself, and then completely fades about an hour after, which is such a shame. Other than that, I think it's such an amazing perfume. I will have to purchase a perfume atomiser so I can respray it during the day. It has definitely become one of my favourite perfumes.

The Katy Perry Killer Queen Eau de Parfum retails for:
  • $69 for 100ml
  • $49 for 50ml
  • $39 for 30ml

This product was kindly provided for my consideration. All opinions expressed are my own.

24 comments:

  1. I love the bottle but I feel as though it would annoy me not being able to stand it up. It's a shame it doesn't last on you, I've sniffed it and it's not my wishlist. I may try and get a sample though so I can see if it wears well on me after reading your review.


    Sarah | More Than Adored

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    1. Definitely get a sample! Let me know how you go! :)

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  2. The bottle of this perfume looks gorgeous! It's a shame that it doesn't last so long. Do you know if this fragrance is available as solid perfume or body lotion?

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    1. I've just googled it and it looks like there's a body lotion, but it seems like it's only available in the states.
      No solid perfume that I can find.

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  3. You can get a stand for this perfume online. I love katy perry so i will be picking this up asap!

    Hannah Heartss xxx

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  4. I love the design of the bottle and the ombre effect it has but I would get so annoyed that it needs to laid to the side! The notes of this perfume sound lovely though, I definitely need to give this a sniff next time I'm in myer or dj's!

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  5. I'll have to give this one a whiff next time I'm at the store. I love the bottle, it's really pretty and definitely looks regal, not loving that it doesn't stand up though!

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  6. I bought it when it came out and absolutely love the scent. I own her previous 2 scents as well and this ones much more mature, more of a nighttime scent too but I agree about the bottle, I wish it came with a display stand!

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  7. it is too much... design, smell... not my style :)

    blog she.is.the.one

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  8. The bottle looks gorgeous! Except that it doesn't stand... :( I'm really particular about convenience of packaging so I would get pretty annoyed with that quickly!

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  9. The bottle is absolutely gorgeous! Although not too sure about the practicality of the packaging :/

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  10. The bottle is lovely.!! would love to try it

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  11. I love the bottle but I never try this perfume

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  12. I love the bottle but I feel as though it would annoy me not being able to stand it up .I never try this perfume

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  13. I love all Katy Perry's perfume! I really love the bottle of this and it smells amazing. It is yet to be in my collection

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  14. oh my gosh,,i love the bottle so much! is like a poison bottle,,hehehe,,love poison that makes every man fall in love with my scent <3

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  15. i love this perfume! the bottle is so lovely and gorgeous but i never try this perfume :3 i really love this review <3 <3

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  16. I wish it lasted longer... Other than that, seems quite interesting!

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