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Katy Perry Explains Influence of Queen (the Band) on New Fragrance


Katy Perry unveiled her third fragrance, Killer Queen, in early May.  If that name sounds a bit familiar to you, it was inspired by the classic rock group Queen and the band’s late frontman, Freddie Mercury. In a new interview with Women’s Wear Daily, Katy explains why.

Noting that she’s been a fan of the band’s song “Killer Queen” since she was a teenager, Katy says, “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.”

Katy describes the new perfume as “powerful, edgy, sophisticated and that’s exactly where I’m trying to be now with my music.” Killer Queen will be available in department stores next month.

In the same interview, Katy mentions that she plans on being a force in the entertainment world for a long time to come.  Declaring that she doesn’t view her career as a “ticking bomb,” she says, “A lot of people do things out of fear. A lot of people make choices [based on thinking] they won’t have a career in five years. I know where I am, I know what I do is worth something and does not have an expiration date on it.”


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