Nelly Apple Bottoms ~ new fragrance

Apple Bottoms by Nelly perfume

Hip hop star Nelly will release his first fragrance, Apple Bottoms by Nelly, this coming September. The scent is named for his Apple Bottoms fashion line, which "seeks to highlight and accentuate the curves of a woman".

Apple Bottoms by Nelly includes notes of citrus, peony, rose, coconut, sandalwood, amber, musk and apple blossoms.

Apple Bottoms by Nelly will be available in 50 and 100 ml Eau de Parfum and in matching body products. (quote via applebottoms, additional information via wwd)

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  1. krokodilgena says:

    My local radio station keeps playing Nelly.
    He hasn’t had a hit since like 2005 o__O

    This does not sound like something I would like to try, if you would like my honest opinion on the matter.

    • Robin says:

      I’ve never heard his music, as usual.

  2. mjr17 says:

    well i’d give it a sniff…but “apple bottoms”? ugh…

    • Robin says:

      I don’t love the name either, but the idea of not gearing your line towards pencil-thin fashion models is appealing.

      • angelainthesky says:

        I agree, but don’t know if I like the association between bottom and apple…

  3. TwoPeasInAPod says:

    I guess I’m glad it doesn’t smell like booty. But I still don’t care for the name.

    • Robin says:

      Yep…although as I said above, I like the concept.

  4. the name is unfortunate, fashion brand or not.

    • Robin says:

      I’ve seen worse ;-)

      • Luminous Phenomena says:

        I’m with Robin on this one. *coughs* Addict?!

        • miss kitty v. says:

          Hey, remember Fat Electrician?

          • TwoPeasInAPod says:

            Sexual Star?? That one really took the cake for me.

  5. Amanda says:

    I have a thing for coconut… but I’ll still pass: the bottle and outer packaging is so tacky and the name is awful, it’s not going to help sell it. Well except to Nelly fans.

    • Joe says:

      Unfortunately, “Apple Bottoms” jeans have been a hot thing for awhile now, from what I can tell… not just among Nelly fans. I don’t find it offensive as much as rather funny.

    • Robin says:

      I think Joe’s right, I think the jeans are popular (although admittedly I’d never heard of them until I started googling when they announced the scent earlier this year).

      • alltheprettythings says:

        I see the jeans in Burlington Coat Factory. They’re an ongoing joke between my 4 sisters and I – ‘if your butt gets any bigger, we’re putting you in Apple Bottoms!’

    • Amanda says:

      Oh – I don’t think it’s offensive or anything, I just think the bottle and packaging is horrible.
      The jeans are ok; altough you’d be hard pushed to find them in the UK :)

  6. moon_grrl says:

    Apple Bottoms? ROTFL!

    • Robin says:

      Beats pear bottoms, the more I think about it.

      • Tama says:

        Yes, I think I would trade my pear for an apple.

        • miss kitty v. says:

          I’d be happy to just be a SMALLER pear…

      • moon_grrl says:

        Or no bottom, in my case. :-)

        • APassionateJourney says:

          “Or no bottom, in my case”


  7. krokodilgena says:

    If you go to the highschool I went to, you will see so many denim jackets with Apple Bottoms emblazoning the back, worn with jeans with Apple Bottoms embroidered on the back pockets.

    This will probably sell well, I think.

  8. miss kitty v. says:

    I would have thought this was a Saturday Night Live sketch if I didn’t know better.

    • Robin says:

      Hey, most perfume releases could be worked into a SNL sketch with only minimal rewriting!

      • miss kitty v. says:

        This is true. :)

    • SmokeyToes says:

      Yes! What would Gilda Radner have done with this?

      • TwoPeasInAPod says:

        Gilda would never give up her Jewess Jeans for Apple Bottoms!

        • TwoPeasInAPod says:

          and there I go, showing my age…

        • Robin says:


  9. Jill says:

    I guess I am old and out of it … I didn’t even know Apple Bottoms was a fashion line.

    • Robin says:

      Nor did I.

    • Aparatchick says:

      Right there with you, Jill. It struck me as something my grandma would have exclaimed: “Well Nelly Apple Bottoms!!!”

      • Jill says:

        LOL! Yep, that’s what it sounded like to me too!

        • TwoPeasInAPod says:

          LOL! I ‘m going to add that to my substitute curse list, right behind Sweet Fancy Moses!

          • Daisy says:

            Great! I’m added them both! (my regulars have been getting a little too much wear lately, if you get my drift.)

  10. kirstw says:

    i luv apple bottom and nelly so im definately trying it. i hope it comes out over here. i admit the packaging does look a bit cheap lol.

    • Robin says:

      Good, we’ve finally found someone young & hip enough to know the brand!

  11. laken says:

    I think the name is funny, but then I’m a bit wierd. To me the bottle is cute enough – looks user – friendly. I think I would like the perfume as well

  12. RusticDove says:

    This brings to mind the immortal words of Freddy Mercury: “fat bottomed girls you make the rockin world go round’. I bet even Robin knows who that is! haha

    • Robin says:

      HA — yes, even I know who that is!! And I remember the line.

  13. Juniper says:

    Apple Bottoms is a hugely popular clothing line (and not just because of Nelly), and you have seen it, just not aware you have (unless you live in very rural-out in the middle of nowhere). The people that buy it don’t find it offensive because it’s a cultural thing–girls of all sizes-skinny to not-that have butts and like it and want to flaunt it. I’m a ‘not skinny’ girl and certainly don’t want to ‘flaunt it’ but still find the jeans very nice.
    I find the bottle cheap looking, but I guess he/they didn’t want to get into any trouble with all the apple bottles out there (twilight ring a bell).
    Oh, while I think of it, this clothing line appeals to people that buy ‘Phat Farm’, ‘Baby Phat’, etc….I just don’t get what’s offensive/odd about it…and in case you’re wondering I’m a thirty-something caucasian ;) .
    Walk into any department store (JC Penney’s and up) and look in the juniors’ clothing section…

    • Robin says:

      Oh, I certainly didn’t find anything offensive about it (and don’t think anyone else did?), it just sounds a little silly to me. Not loving the bottle either, although maybe it looks better in person.

  14. lilydale aka Natalie says:

    Oh c’mon, that bottle could have been WAY more vulgar, considering the inspiration. And the whole thing is positively tasteful compared to Kimora Lee Simmons’s abominations!

    • Robin says:

      Agree, although I don’t find the name at all vulgar either. Just silly.

    • thenoseknows says:

      LOL! Ok… I admit… Kimora’s First two scents were trivial verging on Cheap… Hell. THEY ARE CHEAP Smelling, Sadly! I love Kimora… the more over the top she is the more i love her! But Fabulosity smells REALLY Good! I Swear! ;-) and the version of Goddess that she did in the black bottle is pretty damn nice too.. And I liek her bottles… Flashy, Tacky and WAAAAYYY Over-The-Top, Like Her! :-)

      • lilydale aka Natalie says:

        I love your unbridled enthusiasm for her tackiness! I’ll take bad taste over no taste at all any day — it’s infinitely more interesting.

    • alltheprettythings says:

      I’m such a Fashion Snob that I feel instantly sorry for anyone in PHAT. :D

  15. kaos.geo says:

    I like the bottle, it looks like heavy glass :-)
    The name is unfortunate, it reminds me of something that could happen in the movie “Idiocracy”.

    • Robin says:

      I don’t think I’d mind the bottle if that apple sticker w/ the fake jewels wasn’t on it.

      • miss kitty v. says:

        Oh, that’s a sticker? I thought it was a little trinket floating in the bottle. Yeah, a sticker is sort of tacky. (Well, not that a perfume named after butts isn’t already tacky.)

        • RusticDove says:

          Yes, why didn’t he just call it ‘Baby’s Got Back’?

          • Joe says:

            Because that’s going to be the flanker.

          • RusticDove says:


        • Robin says:

          Well, I shouldn’t have said it like I knew…I just *thought* it was a sticker/label sort of thing. I’ve never seen the bottle in person.

      • Amanda says:

        From the perfumers: ” and its massive glass bottle contains a golden apple medallion decorated with red rhinestones”…

        lol – a faux medallion is much less tacky…

    • Ducks says:

      Oh, you know it would be called “Ass!” in Idiocracy. :)

      Welcome to Costco, I love you!

  16. prism says:

    and no actual apple?


    • Robin says:

      As several people pointed out though, the apple shape is taken — Nina & Be Delicious.

      • alltheprettythings says:

        Lolita too.

      • boojum says:

        Think prism meant as a note…there’s apple blossom, but no apple.

        • alltheprettythings says:


        • Robin says:

          Oh. Well, I’ll be VERY surprised if the “apple blossom” note doesn’t smell pretty much like “apple”.

  17. thescentfactory says:

    I feel this fragrance will do well among girls and women between the ages of 15 to 30. Especially the young urban, hip female. Nelly’s fashion line for women is doing pretty well unlike his clothing line for men, Vokal, which seem to fade away. Kudos to Nelly for venturing into the fragrance business. This fragrance may become a classic among the urban consumer just as Baby Phat Goddess has done so. BTW this is my first post!

    • Robin says:

      Hi & welcome! I did not even know he had a fashion line for men. But also would not have thought he was as well known as Kimora Lee Simmons? But everyone here knows I am challenged when it comes to anything pop culture, so you may be right.

  18. Renu_Jean says:

    *arrrghh!*…. is what I would’ve screamed if I were a year younger…. but too old to scream and support apple bottoms now, wow… at first from that stupid song I thought they were just using a metaphor…. then realised it’s actually a celebrity clothing line… = =; I just don’t trust celebrities when it comes to the sophisticated world of perfumery… Maybe I’m still too narrow-minded….

    Still, wouldn’t mind having an apple bottom though… as sexist as it might be ;P

    • Robin says:

      You don’t need to trust the celebrity so much as the company that holds the fragrance license (in this case, Romane)…the celebrity usually has nothing much to do with it.

  19. ggperfume says:

    It’s a better name than “Mudflaps” would be, I suppose. Or “Smuggling Watermelons”.

  20. Juniper says:

    Was in TJ Maxx tonight and when I went by the girls clothing for my niece, I saw the cutest kaki jacket…picked it up to look at it, and it was APPLE BOTTOMS. I had to laugh because I had read this before going into town.

    On a perfume note, I picked up a bottle of Gwen Stefani’s L for $7…all because it was missing the box!

    • Robin says:

      Hey, that’s a deal, congrats!

  21. thenoseknows says:

    Well… Aside that i can’t stand Nelly, Nor Apple Bottom Clothing… Against My Instincts, Perfume Addict i am, i’d like to sniff this… Again, Peony, Rose, COCONUT (were we not just going on about Coconut in another post), Sandalwood, Amber and Citrus amongst the notes make it hard not to smell good… It certainly COULD be a disaster, but it seems like it would take some doing with those notes! the Bottle is BORING! Generic to the Extreme… but the packaging isn’t all bad… Need a sniff to make a further argument on this!

    • Robin says:

      It it smells like apple, it doesn’t much interest me.

  22. Lammy says:

    This is another flanker to the
    Celebrity-Turned Designer Perfumes.

    Apple Bottoms? thats the most ridiculous name ive ever heard.
    Fashion line or not (which ive never seen in europe)
    the name and packaging puts me off..

  23. laken says:

    with the coconut in it, its probably a good summer scent for the young or young at heart.

  24. Nile Goddess says:

    Hey, is there something in the air that made you all so critical of this fragrance?

    I defend anything with coconut in it because it’s the only note I can wear in summer. Pineapple and grapefruit start fermenting on my skin, herbs make me smell like a dotty herbalist, and aquatic notes for me al toilet freshener. So what else is there?

    Coconut and rose sounds weird though, I have to admit.

    The bottle seems designed by Estee Lauder for a low drugstore brand, and the packaging seems designed by Lolita Lempicka for the same low drugstore brand. And have you noticed the chains on the package? That and the name of Apple Bottoms sound like the title of a Kate Winslet old movie I love and can’t find on DVD:


    Still, almost anything is worth a sniff :-D

    • Robin says:

      Most of the criticism was directed at the name Apple Bottoms though, not the scent itself. And the packaging, which didn’t wow you either ;-)

    • Juniper says:

      The design on the box is the exact kind of design that goes on his clothes.

    • krokodilgena says:

      There must be something in the air all the time, because the average NST-er is critical of all release announcements unless “incense” is in the list of notes.

      • thenoseknows says:

        OUCH! MEOW! :-D I have made that comment long ago, Fellow Poster! :-) I am Critical at times too, but i have been pointed out a few times for being perhaps WAY TOO Enthusiastic over most things i hear about on here… i realize as well, most of the people here are very critical about fragrance… giving very little a chance… which is fine by me, i have just said in the past that in looking for something ethereal all the time you miss something that can simply be delightful and whimsical and pretty or beautiful for the simple sake of being beautiful, not earthshakingly original or even particularly brilliant in it’s composition… i remember when the Waterford Fragrance came out… i heard so much bad about it, how it was nothing new or innovative and the notes were not promising… when i finally gave it a whiff… it was downright magical in the sense that it was a Pretty, Beautiful fragrance! was it The Next Lutens or Malle Masterpiece of Esoteria….. NO! But it was lovely enough that it did not deserve any sense of scorn! sometimes Magic can be as simple as something Joyful and Playful for the sake of being such things!

      • RusticDove says:

        haha Guilty! I, for one, am a sucker for incense, I do confess.

  25. OK, I could give a fig one way or the other about Nelly and his perfume, but I’ll stick up for the name Apple Bottom! I don’t find it sexist (and believe me, I find many, many things sexist). I think its– well, kind of sweet and cute. Its a way of promoting and valuing a body shape that doesn’t get a lot of respect in the mainstream, primarily white media and is altogether verboten in clothing cut along prepster Gap/Old Navy/Banana Republic lines. And, OK, its a way of exploiting a need and making money, but what sort of retail isn’t?

    *folds arms defiantly and steps down off soap box*


    P.S. I think the bottle sort of looks like the Rosines.

    • Juniper says:

      I personally am not getting what the fuss is with the name. I mean, seriously…there are many more product line names out there that are bad–whether it be sexist, silly, etc.

      So many people on here are hung up on Apple and Bottom, but not a word had been said when Juicy Couture put out a perfume. The clothing line has the word ‘Juicy’ across the rump in big letters, filling out the backside.

      Sorry, I just don’t get it…if anything I think it’s a clever name…of all the things in the world people refer butts to, I think apple is pretty SWEET. ;-)

      • krokodilgena says:

        I’m not getting the fuss over the fuss.

        Almost everyone who has a problem with the name thinks it is tacky, not offensive.
        I don’t really think the name Apple Bottoms is tacky, but I think the clothes are tacky and ill fitting.
        and yes, people do point out Juicy’s tackiness.
        I know I did for the last release.

        • Juniper says:

          Um, I don’t know why remarks keep getting made about my posts as if I’m only stating ‘offensive’ and ‘sexist’…in both posts I also stated ‘odd’ and ‘silly’. I was referencing things that had ALREADY been brought up.

          In regard to the Juicy Couture, I specifically went back to the original release post and re-read before posting–to make sure I wasn’t making something up in my head.

    • Robin says:

      I didn’t find it sexist either, not at all.

      It does look like a (squat) Rosine!

    • thenoseknows says:


  26. pigoletto says:

    I can’t decide whether it’s very cute or too reminiscent of the kind of clothing range name that JCPenney’s or Sears would have had in the 70’s. Whenver I see ‘Apple Bottoms’, bizarrely, I think of polyester women’s slacks :-D

    • Robin says:

      LOL at “polyester women’s slacks” — ack!

  27. pigoletto says:

    I will meekly add that I think the packaging and bottle are rather sweet. I’ll give anything with apple blossom a sniff as well. Although strangely we once mistakenly got sent (address mix up apparently) a CASE of Apple Blossom (Kent? Helena Rubenstein?) dusting powder at work. Whooooosh. That stunk up the warehouse for a while.

    • Robin says:

      No need to add it “meekly”! Hope you’ll love it.

  28. perfumesecrets says:

    Despite not hearing anything from him in years, I bet this will sell.

    • Robin says:

      Sounds like the fashion line does well, so I’d think so.

  29. RusticDove says:

    After much thoughtful deliberation and consideration, I still think the name is funny.

  30. lightgreen22 says:

    i think Nelly’s trying to rip off Flo Rida’s hit song Low

    “apple bottom jeans boots with the fur the whole club was lookin at her”

    come on have some originality

    • Robin says:

      Since I don’t know either Nelly or Flo Rida, I can’t comment on the merits of your accusation :-)

    • RusticDove says:

      Actually, I think Flo was payage homage to Nelly’s jeans label, “Apple Bottoms”.

    • APassionateJourney says:

      The Apple Bottoms clothing line has been out way before Flo Rida came on the scene. It’s been here for about 4-5 years.

      I really liked this scent. The price is very reasonable as well. I might be getting this!

  31. RusticDove says:

    “Paying homage’ was what I meant to say. oy.

  32. APassionateJourney says:

    I bought the big bottle and the big lotion. Very reasonable price :). Now, I must smell my Glow and I still want to purchase Couture Couture! Hopefully next week my Macy’s will get it!

    • Robin says:

      I still have not smelled this OR Glow…behind as always!

  33. APassionateJourney says:

    You know what??? I think this kinda smells like Love and Luck by Ed Hardy! A BETTER more coconutty version! If you do smell this, Robin, and have L.L by you also, do smell that one also! I don’t like L&L, though. Wonder why that is…..

  34. APassionateJourney says:

    Yes. They’re both at Macy’s.

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