Here, kitty kitty: Just in time for the holidays, Katy Perry announced today that her second fragrance will be called Meow, the sister scent to her debut perfume Purr. And yes, Purr did come in a feline-shaped bottle.
With her fairly literal sexy-cat ad campaign for Purr, I’m nervous excited moderately intrigued to see what Perry has in store for us with Meow.
The pop star has been trying to get fans to guess the new perfume name on Twitter this past week, and with picks ranging from ‘catnip’ to ‘furrytail’ and ‘catberry’, it wasn’t too much of a surprise when she announced the big news by tweeting, “My next fragrance & bestie to Purr is MEOW! She’s very sweet & inspired by that magical place, CANDYFORNIA!”
This is most likely a reference to her current California Dreams tour, in which Kitty Purry (Katy’s real-life pet ) goes missing and Perry must search for her in a candy-coated world. No word on whether the actual Kitty will be making an appearance in the new ads.
Obviously, Perry isn’t the first celeb to cash in with a fragrance (or two). Justin Bieber pretty much caused a riot when he launched his scent for teen girls last year. Britney has a whole host of them (Who can forget those bizarre commercials?!?!), and Beyoncé has been making headlines hawking her current scent Pulse, talking about her heightened sense of smell while pregnant.
I’m embarrassed to admit that seventh-grade me totally bought Jessica Simpson’s Dessert perfume. Spoiler alert: It didn’t make me look like her. It did make me smell like cookies and urine.
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Tell me: Have any of you ever bought a celebrity-endorsed perfume? FYI: Buying Bieber’s Someday “for your niece” totally counts.