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Purr by Katy Perry

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Purr by Katy Perry
Fragrance by Katy Perry
TypeWoman's fragrance
ReleasedNovember 20, 2010
LabelGigantic Parfums
TaglineEarn my affection
SuccessorMeow! Logo.png Search Purr by Katy Perry on Amazon.

Purr by Katy Perry is a fragrance created by American singer Katy Perry and Gigantic Parfums.


Katy Perry chose to release her own signature fragrance, Purr,[1] to add a personal touch[vague] and compete with other celebrities' perfumes.[2] She mentioned in an interview that she created the product because she loves cats.[3]

Packaging and scent[edit]

The bottle was influenced by her Catwoman stage costume.[2]


Perry holding a bottle of Purr

Following the theme of the bottle's design, Purr's feline-inspired print advertisements featured Perry posing provocatively in a purple and pink cat suit.[1][4] While she was shooting the commercial advert for Purr, the television show Extra conducted a behind-the-scenes interview with Perry about the design of the bottle.[5] Purr was launched in November 2010 in the United Kingdom, where it was available exclusively at London's Selfridges store for one week, ahead of a national roll-out beginning November 20.[1]


Monthly teen magazine Seventeen called Purr's bottle design "cute".[6] Miriam Lacey of Popsugar's spin-off website BellaSugar gave the perfume a favorable review and said it smelled "like a fancier, less chemical-laden version" of fruit-scented body sprays. In her review, Lacey also called Purr an "upside-down" fragrance, because unlike most perfumes which "open with their prettiest notes and then end with a relatively generic bottom accord", Purr has a "really nice caramel and sweet patchouli dry down that fans of Angel will adore, but to get there, you have to sit through a bunch of fruity opening notes". Lacey observed that its scent only lasted about 2 hours; she thought it would be better to spray it onto your hairbrush, "since the oils on your scalp will help it last longer".[7]

See also[edit]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Bergin, Olivia (November 12, 2010). "Katy Perry launches new perfume". The Daily Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group Limited. Retrieved August 19, 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Koenig, Gillian (July 22, 2010). "Katy Perry's 'Purr'-fect New Perfume Launch". People. Time Warner Inc. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved August 19, 2011. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  3. "Katy Perry launches 'Purr'!". Sugar Scape. YouTube. November 12, 2010. Retrieved August 19, 2011.
  4. Weiss, Shari (October 16, 2010). "Meow! Katy Perry looks Purr-fect in new cat-themed fragrance ad". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved August 19, 2011.
  5. Bundy, Brill (November 3, 2010). "Katy Perry on the prowl for Purr". Zap2it. Tribune Media Services. Archived from the original on January 9, 2011. Retrieved August 19, 2011. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  6. "introducing katy perry's new purrfect perfume". Seventeen. Hearst Corporation. November 15, 2010. Retrieved August 19, 2011.
  7. Lacey, Miriam (December 22, 2010). "Let's Have a Sniff of Katy Perry's Purr, Shall We?". BellaSugar. Sugar Inc. Retrieved August 19, 2011.

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