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Katy Perry's Purr-fect Fragrance Launch -- Exclusive Interview!

Katy Perry's Purr-fect Fragrance Launch -- Exclusive Interview!

Katy Perry slips into a sexy Zac Posen dress at the fragrance launch of Purr by Katy Perry at NYC’s Greeley Square Park on Tuesday (November 16).

At the Nordstrom Pop-Up Event, the 26-year-old “Firework” singer accessorized with a Valeska necklace, Christian Louboutin heels, Tresor earrings, Miriam Salat ring, Miriam Salat bracelets, and Hue stockings.

Katy talked about the process of making Purr, Glee‘s Darren Criss, and bottling her husband Russell Brand into a bottle.

Click inside for Just Jared‘s exclusive interview with KP…’s Exclusive Katy Perry Interview

JJ: Congratulations on the perfume, it smells great. How’d it all start and could you tell us the whole process?

KP: Well, my friend Isaac [Lekach] from ‘Gigantic Perfumes’, which is named after a Pixies song. Really cool. I’m such a woman of detail, so I look for anything that’s going to give me a reflection of someone’s personality, you know – down to their clothes, their hair, their logo, their business card, and when I saw that I thought, “Okay, this guy is cool.” Then I found out that he edited a music magazine, his brother is a really cool guy. He’ll be DJing out party tonight, and I was like, all right, this isn’t just some stupid guy trying to hawk another product because I’m famous, you know? He actually cares and understands my fans and sees that I have a very strong opinion about all things. I always knew I wanted to branch out; it’s just about the right timing, about doing it my way ’cause I always want to do it my way.

JJ: How’d you know what you wanted it to smell like?

KP: I love all the types of scents that I incorporated in it. It has bit gardenia, citrus, jasmine which I love, and then it has sandalwood which makes it a bit ambiguous and different for me. I didn’t want it to be a complete knock-off of my favorite scents, so that meant there was a year and a half of me testing and basically me going into the labs in NYC where all the chemists are. It looks like a science class down there! I would ask for different things and quantities of it. I was very involved!

JJ: If you could bottle [your husband Russell Brand] into a bottle, what would it smell like?

KP: It would smell like perfection. Purrrfection! There’s a lot of puns I’m getting to use, which is really fun!

JJ: What if you could bottle Rihanna in a bottle?

Katy: She’s doing her own called Rebel Flower. I’m excited to see hers because she does things with a twist too and we’re always trying to push the envelope and raise the bar. I think it’s a different type of launch. Like tonight, we’re going to have a really fun party, but we’re in the middle of NYC and the bottle is, to me, so unique and I worked so hard on this.

I got so many different versions of the bottle and i was like “Nope. Nope. Nope. Nope. Nope. Yes, finally!” I was inspired a little bit by the way Jean Paul Gaultier does his perfumes in the women’s corsets and he has that the snow globe shake one and spray it; so i thought that was really cool.

JJ: You have 3 cats — Morrissey, Kitty Purry, and Crusty. Would you ever do a perfume after the other two, Crusty or Morrissey?

KP: Well, Morrissey wouldn’t have that, you know? He can’t be bother with anything in life and Crusty is just a terror. She’s just a teenager, so until she grows up, I’m not doing anything for her.

JJ: Glee‘s Darren Criss covered “Teenage Dream” — are you still rocking out to it?

KP: Yeah! I was so happy! I warmly welcome any kind of version, any kind of creative mind and they did such an incredible job. I’m always proud to be the writer of a song like that.

JJ: What’s next in the beauty landscape for you?

KP: I don’t know exactly yet. Of course I have an opinion and it’s a strong one as with everything I do! I’m always introducing things to my girlfriends and always watching out in the world of what’s happening and the buzz that’s going on on your site ( and other sites of course. I just want to see how Purr goes, see the feedback, and to see if my intuition was right.


Katy Perry‘s fragrance, Purr, is available at Nordstroms everywhere now!

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Credit: Jamie McCarthy, Astrid Stawiarz; Photos: Getty, WireImage
Posted to: Exclusive, Jared Eng, Katy Perry

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  • yo sista

    So sick of this talentless b!tch.

  • dpblu

    wow, her neck looks well long! lol

  • MlleF

    We can feel her love and passion of music (money) right now…

  • MlleF

    loool truuue !

    WTF !

  • caro

    @dpblu: it’s true! she’s a giraffe

  • GG

    I think I’m the only one on here who doesn’t dislike her :P

  • Lucy

    Why she would marry an outrageously unfunny and talentless idiot is completely beyond me. She must be an idiot too! Her husband talks a load of rubbish and calls himself comedian. If I had to listen to his voice, which gives me the creeps, on a regular basis, I woud shoot myself.

  • LastWord

    She is super hot but damn she has big head.

  • Happy_Evil_Dude

    Awww, she covered up her talents.

  • laverdadduele

    I bet it smells like c.r.a.p. just like her and her STD rotten husband. Nowadays, every POS in Hollywood can get a perfume deal.

  • T Pain

    She’s trying to be a Kardashian now??

  • Rainy Day

    I never buy celeb’s perfume, but I’d buy this for the bottle! It is super cute.

  • Jermaine

    she is damn HOT

    one of the hottest white women in the music bizn

  • kittycat

    she’s so funny and beautiful! I think you have to have the same type of humor in order to like her!

  • M09er

    Who could you say she’s talentless?? oh my gosh..deaf moron!!..
    I have to have that bottle of her perfume soo bad!!
    Katy <3

  • saaarah

    I LOVE KATY PERRY! i hope this perfume comes out in NZ!
    i’ll see you katy at your tour on the 7th may!!

  • M09er


  • Jokergurl

    I love that color on her, it really brings out her eyes, I like Katy Perry she doesn’t seem to be affected by fame, she’s fun.

  • Abs

    It’s ‘Kitty Purry’ not “Katy Purry”.

  • ****

    Bug eyes.

  • Steamblade


    For real, and Ann Coulter wants it back.

  • tbomb

    It is purrfect and called Purr because it smells like cat pissss. Cats love it and after they smell it they feel the urge to take a trip to the litter box!

  • brooke

    She always looks pretty but she is STUNNING here! I love the longer hair and the part down the middle – it suits her well. :)

  • dpblu

    Don’t get me wrong, i like Katy Perry and i think she’s really pretty with a nice figure, just that her neck looks well long in these pictures lol

  • Hmmm I See


  • Well…

    She has the same beautiful eyes as Elisabeth Taylor. But her intelligence level must be really low to have married such a creep of a man.

  • Elizabeth Taylor?

    You must be kidding. Liz has almond shaped violet eyes with a double set of beautiful black lashes, that are all natural. Katy doesn’t. The only thing natural about her is her ability to say asinine comments and copy more talented pop stars. And even giving Brand the time of day shows she is desperate and has no confidence. Liz is the definition of confidence, taste and, effortless talent.

  • Laura S

    I’m not a HUGE fan of her voice but man am I envious of her looks… she is so freakin beautiful. Seriously, what an amazing figure she’s sporting and those eyes… and that hair! Ahh!

  • neatsxx

    LOVE HER PURR-FUME its soo yummy actually gonna buy it xx