Killer Queen by Katy Perry Eau de Parfum Review

Killer Queen by Katy Perry Eau de Parfum

This September the striking new Killer Queen by Katy Perry Eau de Parfum ($59) launched for the Fall 2013 season. Killer Queen by Katy Perry is the third fragrance the singer has released and is apparently completely different from prior releases she’s done.

“Killer Queen has been in my vocabulary since I was 15, because of the song ‘Killer Queen’ by Queen,” recalls Katy Perry to WWD recently. “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.”

Kay explains, “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.”

I’m a massive Queen fan and one of my favorite songs from the brand happens to be Killer Queen so I admit this was a key selling point of the fragrance for me.

Let’s take a look at the Killer Queen by Katy Perry Eau de Parfum.

Killer Queen by Katy Perry

Killer Queen by Katy Perry is a powerful yet playful fragrance that comes housed in a bottle shaped like a ruby red sceptre. The gold topper is shaped like a crown with Katy’s initials on it. The bottle is beautiful but bulky as it doesn’t come with a pedestal to keep it standing up straight. It lays on its side so if you’re displaying it on a vanity it looks incredible but is rather larger and takes up a good deal of room due to its side display. Either way I think the bottle is very unique and edgy! I quite love it!

Katy Perry Killer Queen

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Killer Queen Katy Perry

The fragrance starts off life as a fruity gourmand with notes of wild berries, dark plum, and bergamot. As it dries down a heart of celosia makes itself know and the more darker base notes of cashmere and patchouli morph the fruity notes into a dark, sensual swirl. The scent is bewitching with more of an evening aura to it as it seems a bit too rich for daily use. The richness and slight spicy dry down takes it from a level of playful to a full on sexiness that displays its strength and harder edge. I like the contrast of the sweeter notes versus the darkness that the patchouli brings to the fragrance. If you enjoy fragrances like Thierry Mugler Angel you’ll likely love Killer Queen.

As we head deeper into the Fall you’ll find Killer Queen is a perfume that’s ideal for those cooler nights as it envelopes you in a warm, comforting sexiness.

Guaranteed to blow you mind?


This Killer Queen is worth exploring!

Killer Queen is available at major retails such as Macys, Sephora, and wherever fine fragrances are sold.

Have you smelled her?

Do share your thoughts!


This review contains a sample
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  • 9/13/13 14:09 JoElla:

    I love the bottle, and think this is worthy of a sniff.. I wasn’t crazy about the other two, maybe this one would be the charm?


    • 9/13/13 14:16 the Muse:

      I wasn’t either..and really wanted to love them!


  • 9/13/13 14:22 Aditi:

    I got a sample of this from Sephora, and I love it! For me personally it’s the perfect combination of fruity. floral and spicy.


  • 9/14/13 0:07 stella:

    so looking forward for a chance to sample this when it reaches Australian shores!


  • 9/14/13 2:15 Olivia:

    Smelled this as a magazine sample and it smells amazing…I need to get my hands on it!


  • 9/14/13 4:22 Anne S.:

    Umm hate to tell Kay, but Killer Queen is not about a “woman”
    Queen in the gay vernacular means drag queen. Love the bottle though :)


    • 9/16/13 9:50 the Muse:

      the song is about a high class call girl, Freddie himself explained the origin of the song. Nothing to do with a drag queen Anne.


  • 9/14/13 4:23 Anne S.:

    sorry typo, I meant Katy* 😛


  • 9/14/13 9:31 Joanna:

    Definitely blown away by the packaging.


  • 9/14/13 16:28 Ashley:

    We have it at the store I work at. I find that young teens like this fragrance as well as moms and grandma’s it’s warm and very perfect for fall I think. It kind of reminds me of Taylor Swift’s wonderstruck also in a red bottle. I just don’t think the bottle shape is practical and I can just see someone at the store picking it up and having it shatter on the floor…just saying.


  • 9/15/13 1:48 luis fernando lazalde chairez:

    busco el perfume de katy perry killer queen


  • 9/16/13 11:09 Cindy Ramirez:

    I was really surprised at how much I like this fragrance. And the bottle design is just lovely!


  • 9/16/13 18:31 kiki:

    so im guessing it doesn’t come with a base for it to stand up right?


    • 9/16/13 18:41 the Muse:

      mentioned that in the review kiki


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