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Katy Perry Names New Perfume After Queen

‘Killer Queen’ fragrance will hit shelves in August

Katy Perry attends her fragrance sneak preview in New York City.

Katy Perry attends her fragrance sneak preview in New York City.

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Katy Perry is a huge Queen fan, apparently: the pop singer has teamed with Coty Inc. for a new perfume brand called Killer Queen, named after the rock band’s classic anthem from 1974.

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“Killer Queen has been in my vocabulary since I was 15,” Perry told Women’s Wear Daily. “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.”

This new fragrance, which will hit shelves in August, is the third in a trilogy following the singer’s Purr and Meow scents. For Perry, Killer Queen represents a “powerful, edgy, sophisticated” style reflective of her current music. “I feel like, after all this time, it was appropriate to use that name in association with something I did,” she says. “I feel like I’m falling, finally, into that woman Freddie painted.”

Back in April, Perry announced she was working with producer Dr. Luke on a follow-up to her monster third album, Teenage Dream.

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