Sadly this one disappointed me. I liked Meow and Purr but this one just smells like a cheaper version of Flowerbomb. Oh well, maybe her next fragrance will be more interesting.
I don't know why people are hating on this saying it's just like all the other celebrities perfumes - too sweet and florals and all smell the same. This DEFINITELY smells different than any T swift, one direction or justin bieber perfume. That is for sure. I really like this perfume! It blends super well with my body ( which is a HUGE deal, some perfumes react terribly on people and smell so different). It's fruity, but slightly darker, musky, vanilla, a little spicy. I'm a huge fan of Vera wang princess, so anything with that spicy sweet smell I absolutely love. When I bought it I tried it on my wrists during the day, and later that night it was still going strong. I bought this at shoppers drug mart - $40 for 30 ml. They also have a 5000 shoppers optimum points promotion going on right now. Bottle is pretty small but I didn't want to commit to the larger bottle which was $70 for 60 ml. The bottle doesn't stand up because it's snapped like a diamond.. A little weird but no big deal. All in all I really like the scent, it reacts great with my body, and I'm going to be loving this for winter!
It seems like almost every mainstream fragrance (especially the celeb endorsed ones) that comes out lately is some variation of red berries, pear, jasmine, vanilla and musk. I can't even tell most of the celebrity fragrances apart.
Killer Queen is more of the same... strong, sickly-sweet, fruity 'berries' with the vanilla-y, sugary praline note and some sweet jasmine. There's nothing interesting or new here. My husband usually finds these sweet, fruity bombs to be okay on me, but even he hated this one and said it was too strong and smelled like 'bad fruit.' It's really strong and has a lot of staying power and throw, enough to give me a headache after a while.
I don't even like the bottle for this scent, where it can't be set upright and just looks cheap and plasticy.
I just think that this is a cloying, fruity disaster of a scent...
I love, love, LOVE Meow and I really like Purr, so I had high hopes for Katy Perry's new fragrance. However, I am not a fan. It smells very old on me. I don't know if that's just on my skin, but I really do not like this fragrance on myself. However, I find it to be pretty powerful and long-lasting, unlike Meow. 2 sprays and it's still going strong hours later. I wish Meow had the lasting power of this fragrance. So, if you do happen to like Killer Queen, that should be a selling point for it.
And while I really do like the appearance of the bottle, I wish it came with the stand you see it displayed on in the store, or even a really simple stand. Just something to keep it upright. Seriously, how much more would it cost them to include that? And it'd make such a difference. I would be constantly worried about the bottle rolling off my shelf.
I am so glad I got a sample of this before splurging on the full size bottle, which I almost did since I've been so pleased with Katy Perry fragrances in the past. I would have returned it for sure. I truly do not enjoy this fragrance on myself, but I could see how others might like it. I highly recommend sampling it ON YOUR SKIN before you purchase it.
This is a soft fruity floral that is very warm. It is on the sweeter side but I find it very nice and comforting. The fruits are darker than most fruity perfumes. I don't like a lot of florals but they are light in this. I like the powdery drydown. I didn't like her first 2 perfumes but I can see myself wearing this alot especially this fall and winter. I received a sample of this but I am going to purchase a bottle.
Killer Queen opens with a rich plum note. I can also make out what I think is raspberry. The plum note is long and distinctive, so carries down to the heart of the perfume, along with the patchouli. This mixture of plum and patchouli is very similar to Midnight Heat by Beyonce - another Coty release. Midnight Heat itself reminded me of Britney Spears Midnight Fantasy [Elizabeth Arden], so it you enjoyed either of them then you'll probably enjoy this as well.
I'm not familiar with celosia, but I don't think it's meant to smell appealing - a keen gardener compared Celosia fragrance to that of a skunk online. I guess that Coty just wanted to use the exotic name in the description, but used something else in the perfume instead, but I can't guess what. In fact - aside from the frangipani - I am not able to separate any floral notes from the sweetly powdered floral jumble heart of the fragrance, as the praline develops and mixes with the patchouli, lasting for the duration of the perfume. I think that the powdered floral mix is extremely similar to Taylor by Taylor Swift [Elizabeth Arden] overall, so maybe there is magnolia and/or peony in Killer Queen too?
There is no strong indication between the heart notes and the base, thanks to the constant presence of the powdery floral mix and patchouli. The soft, creamy praline adds a slight nuttiness so it is a warm, comforting mix, which does lend a teensy bit of a different air to Killer Queen as it dries down. The final drydown reminds me of Lancome's La Vie Est Belle, so there's nothing new here either.
Official scent notes; wild berries, dark plum, bergamot, velvety red flower (Celosia), Sambac jasmine, rainbow plumeria (frangipani), cashmere, patchouli and liquid praline.
Killer Queen is a new release but, based on my experiences with numerous scent-a-likes, I wouldn't recommend it as a spring/summer fragrance; the plum and patchouli notes are both strong and long lasting, and these scent notes tend towards becoming cloying in hotter temperatures.
Killer Queen is pleasant and easy to wear, but it's just not anything to get excited about. I love perfumes with praline and/or vanilla in, but this is "meh" for me - it reminds me of other perfumes all the way through. I will happily use my bottle as it was given to me as a gift, but Killer Queen isn't something that I'd choose to buy for myself.
With a new company now in charge of the Katy Perry fragrances [Coty], Katy promising a new mature image, the meaning behind the perfume's name, and the marketing campaign for this product, I was expecting Killer Queen to be adult, a bit more unique and confidently commanding. However the result is still 'young' and unoriginal. Killer Queen doesn't have a unique stamp of it's own to make it stand out from the crowd, and it is not something that I'd imagine Katy herself actually wearing.
Feminine and warm but too dark and sweet. Gave me a headache and made me sneeze. Beautiful bottle, though. Looks like a ruby. Contains:
Wild berry, dark plum and bergamot; the heart includes red velvet flower, natural jasmine sambac and rainbow plumeria, and the drydown is of cashmeran, natural patchouli heart and liquid praline.