Selena Gomez Eau de Parfum ~ new fragrance

Selena Gomez perfume

Actress and singer Selena Gomez will launch her debut perfume, Selena Gomez, in May. The new fragrance was made under licensing arrangements with ID Perfumes. Per Ms. Gomez,

I have three favorite smells in the world: raspberry, vanilla, and freesia. Vanilla just makes me feel cozy and yummy. Raspberry is fun without being too sweet. I love how feminine freesia is. It was important to me that anyone who smelled it found it enticing. I wanted it to be absolutely kissable.

The notes include orange, pineapple, peach, raspberry, freesia, Cosmone musk, dewberry, amber, vanilla, chocolate and coconut.

Selena Gomez Eau de Parfum will be available in 50 ($45) and 100 ($55) ml. The bottle design was inspired by a swirling purple gown.

(quote from Teen Vogue via zimbio, additional information via wwd)

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  1. pigoletto says:

    I can feel cavities developing as I read this.

    • pigoletto says:

      Points for that slightly screwy bottle though. Looks more like something from the Dali range.

      • Robin says:

        It’s so awful it’s wonderful. And unlike most bottles it *couldn’t* look cheaper in person.

        • pigoletto says:

          I think the Dali people should sue over Lips infringement. I rather like that shade of purple though – sort of gray-amethyst.

  2. I really shouldn’t but I really like that bottle!

    • Robin says:

      I am fascinated by it. I can imagine a thought process whereby she did not want to stick vinyl flowers on it, but wanted it to have *something* coming out of the cap.

      • Yep, I’m with you there, as if she wanted to go down the kitsch route but didn’t want to be derivative of Bieber or Marc Jacobs. Good move on her part, and although the scent isn’t likely to be mind-blowing I do like that she involved her fans when choosing the notes.

    • Regina says:

      When I first saw the bottle I was like, “Oh genius! Since so many people keep bottles on their dressers, why has no one made one look like a vase of flowers before!?” Then I saw that they were lips…. I think I still love it in an on-the-dresser kind of way! But now what I really want is for someone to class up the vase-bottle idea and do it right. If someone already has, tell me!

  3. Anne from Makeupwoot says:

    Isn’t this the same fragrance that she had some kind of a poll on her website where her fans could vote for which note they wanted to see appear in the fragrance?

    • Robin says:

      Yes!

      • olenska says:

        So her “favorite smells in the world” were decided by committee? I guess we should allow her that crazy bottle topper, then– if it’s the only bit she really had a hand in choosing.

        • KateReed says:

          Given the released comment, I think her favorites are supposed to be the raspberry, vanilla and freesia, and the other notes are what was voted on by the fans. Or I think that’s what we’re supposed to think.

          • mangojt says:

            Those were the three notes voted on. It was raspberry vs. apple (I think?), freesia vs. pink jasmine, and vanilla vs. coconut. I see she still threw coconut in there, despite the fact that it lost.

  4. ladymurasaki says:

    It’s a gourmet sundae! I am not liking the bottle. I think it is poorly designed. The lips remind me of Dali perfume, but it does not even come close to the classic Dali bottle design.

    • Robin says:

      I do have to wonder how it will hold up to constant usage.

  5. Nile Goddess says:

    If Marc Jacobs and Salvador Dali had a love child …
    … it would be that ridiculous bottle.

    Even the notes sound like a fruit salad poured over a chocolate cake.

    Mind you, I have no idea who she is. and probably the fragrance wouldn’t be available in Europe, but I’m not losing any sleep over it.

    • ladymurasaki says:

      I have no idea either. I am getting very bored with celebrity perfumes too.

    • Robin says:

      Her boyfriend Justin Bieber’s scent made it overseas…you may not be safe.

    • NinaraPoll says:

      She’s one of the Disney manufactured TV stars/pop idols that was supposed to be a Miley Cyrus replacement. She also, if I recall correctly, had to deal with severe bullying and went into counseling for it. (I know all of this because of two young nieces-in-law and a third soon-to-be-stepniece-in-law) And yes, she dates Justin Bieber.

      NP

  6. Erin says:

    I don’t normally comment on these things, but that really is the worst bottle I can think of in recent memory. You’re right, R, it’s kind of fascinating! I find it a bit of surprise, because, based on what I know of her (precious little) it doesn’t seem to suit her style at all, which is sort of conservative, isn’t it? Isn’t she the one who dates the Biebs? Strange.

    • Robin says:

      My first take on seeing it this morning was yes, arguably the worst bottle I’ve ever seen. But it’s SO preposterous that it’s growing on me…and have visions of flankers with other body parts springing out of the cap, LOL…ears! eyes! feet!

      And yes, she dates the Biebs. The two bottles together, on a dresser, would be most charming. Ha.

      • pigoletto says:

        Oh-Oh. Somewhere marketing and pr people are going ‘GENIUS! We’ll package them together and make a fortune!’

      • Rappleyea says:

        ROTFL!

      • Marjorie Rose says:

        LOL! I would *SO* buy a bottle with feet coming out of the top!

  7. smartylicious says:

    Oh…

  8. lucasai says:

    pineapple, peach, aren’t those risky and hard-to-smell-good perfume ingredients?

    • ladymurasaki says:

      That’s what I’ve heard. The only perfume with a pineapple note that I have tried is the vintage Jean Patou Colony and it was actually quite nice. I love the smell of real peach, but do I want to smell like one? NO.

      • lucasai says:

        there are not many pineapple or peach fragrances that are actually good

        • pyramus says:

          Does it depend on your definition of “good”? Because I would champion CSP Vanille Peach and Vanille Pineapple any day: not great perfumery, but fun and charming and well-done. Demeter Blue Hawaiian is a pineapple-orange scent that’s delightful. If you want to spend more money, Bond No. 9 Nuits de Noho has a big pineapple note at the top (for some reason).

          • Robin says:

            Oh, and I’ll stand up for L’Artisan Ananas Fizz!

    • pigoletto says:

      Only good ones are chypres.

      • annemarie says:

        Femme, Mitsouko, yes. The combination of sweet and dark is fabulous. But I don’t see much dark happening in SG’s perfume, unless you count the chocolate, which I don’t.

    • Thalia says:

      Peach is a pretty commonly used note, and it’s in a lot of great perfumes — Mitsouko, Tresor, Coco, Accenti. For pineapple, I like Histoires de Parfums 1804, or Ferre EDP.

      I’m guessing this perfume is not going to smell much like Coco or 1804, but I find the bottle oddly fascinating. It’s certainly not boring!

  9. juicejones says:

    I feel for the parents who will have to shell out for this. Those are choking hazards disguised as lips.

  10. helenviolette says:

    Thanks you for posting this. The outlandish lipsy bottle made my day. I have to agree that it is arguably the worst bottle I have ever seen! Which makes me love it a little bit 8)

  11. Salamandra says:

    …bottle-shmottle…:)
    Ladies & Gents, let’s be not very visions – the whole thing is for the kids!
    I’m sure my 9 years old will tell that the bottle is “SO-O-O CUTE!!”.
    ..will ask her tonight to verify :)
    Anyhow ‘he target audience” has it’s own standards that we might not approve; but then; who said they will like our selection?
    I’m absolutely sure what my kid will reveals about the above mentioned coveted Dali bottle :)……

    • Salamandra says:

      oops: vicious.
      txs!

  12. Salamandra says:

    OMG: those are hanging lips!!
    how late-Picasso is that?
    had to google for a bigger image.

  13. Eroica says:

    She said, “Ohhh! My boyfriend made millions with a perfume. Let me do it too!”
    I often wonder how involved celebrities are with their own perfume.

  14. Emily says:

    “Raspberry is fun without being too sweet.”

    I suppose, until it’s smothered in vanilla, chocolate, coconut, and Dole fruit cocktail.

  15. ChocolatEyes613 says:

    Just when I thought Marc Jacobs Dot was the ugliest and tackiest perfume bottle ever, Selena Gomez managed to clinch the title. To be perfectly honest, I am creeped out by it. The bottle reminds me of Sid’s (from Toy Story) mutant toys.

  16. Ikat says:

    Bottle = Cute
    Juice = Not recommende by American Diabetic Association

  17. littlecooling says:

    Oh no…I said NO! :(

  18. poodle says:

    I am way out of the age group this is targeted at. The kids will love it I’m sure. I won’t even give it a glance. It’ll smell like every other fruity release of the past few years, maybe even a bit sweeter than that. And you know the teenage girls will buy it because Selena is with Justin Bieber so he must like it and if they smell like she does he will love them too. Oh to be young again…

  19. sunsetsong says:

    I love the bizarre bottle, but am not tempted by the contents at all. Perhaps her mother had a Dali scent at home and she has retained the memory of the bottle.

  20. Omega says:

    I hate this like a hate song baby. lol

    keep the bottle and the songs:).

  21. thenoseknows says:

    This Sounds like a Trifling Mess of a scent… Too Sugary and Too Frutti-Tutti AND I LIKE PEACH AND VANILLA AND COCONUT AND PINEAPPLE! YIKES! Maybe it’ll actually be less Tacky than it sounds… one can always hope… and P.S. I LOVE The Marc Jacobs “Dot” Bottle.

  22. NinaraPoll says:

    Heh… first I read something like this: http://www.perfumerflavorist.com/fragrance/application/finefrag/125230949.html and have hope for the market… then I read of a release like this. I have no issues with another fruit cocktail being released for the younguns, but I do wonder what effect training the next generation of consumers to expect fruit salads will have on the perfume market?

    NP

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