Nicki Minaj Pink Friday ~ new perfume

Nicki Minaj Pink Friday fragrance bottle

Singer Nicki Minaj will launch Pink Friday, her debut fragrance, this month. Pink Friday was made under licensing arrangements with Elizabeth Arden, and was named for Minaj's 2010 debut album. Per Ms. Minaj,

I’ve always been the token girly girl, ever since I can remember...I feel like the fragrance is a natural progression, because it tells another part of the story.

Pink Friday is a floral musk; the notes feature star fruit, mandarin, boysenberry, lotus flower, jasmine, vanilla, caramelized pear, musks and woods.

Nicki Minaj Pink Friday will be available at mid-tier department stores, in 50 and 100 ml Eau de Parfum ($49-$59) and in matching body products.

 (via wwd)

Shop for perfume

FragranceNetParfums Raffy

43 Comments

Leave a comment, or read more about commenting at Now Smell This.

  1. Timothy says:

    Good god, that bottle looks HIDEOUS… It’s like the ugly robot sister of barbie or something. I’m sure it’ll smell divine though *cough*

    • Robin says:

      It’s the grandchild of Shocking, via JPG Classique, done w/ a fraction of the funds.

  2. pigoletto says:

    What’s with the ugly pink torso bottles lately? And it’s another ‘Dentist’s Special’ (so sweet it’ll practically give you toothache) I see….

    • Robin says:

      I think if they had not made her skin gold, it would not look quite so bad as it does. They could not afford, I’m sure, to do a “good” gold finish”, and I am guessing they did not want to make her skin black OR white. It looks even worse at WWD.

      • Dilana says:

        Nickki Manaj is Black. (I think she was born in Jamica). What is wrong with showing her actual complexion? Are they afraid of turning off racists potential customer/ Anyone of any skin color who is likely to buy “her” fragrance is going to be aware of that fact.
        Anyone who is not a big enough fan to consider buying “her” fragance is probably not going to be interested in a fragrance bottle with a shocking pink wig, regardless of the “skin” color of the glass.

        • Robin says:

          I know she is black. There’s nothing wrong with showing her skin color, but I’m guessing they didn’t want to. But as I said, that’s a guess.

  3. rlsk says:

    Oh my…… Don’t quite know what to say…………

  4. olenska says:

    That is hands-down the most disturbing bottle I’ve ever seen. JPG Classique + Anna Sui Dolly Girl + The Phantom of the Paradise.

  5. FragrantWitch says:

    C-3PO in drag!

  6. CM says:

    Worst. Bottle. Ever.

    • thenoseknows says:

      Really??? I didn’t Know Justin Beiber’s “Girlfriend” Multicoloured “SPROING” Bottle had been Dethroned!

      • Tama says:

        I love the Girlfriend bottle! It’s so retro!

  7. Michaelm says:

    Tacky is a word that comes to mind. Disturbing is another. I realised after looking a bit closer that that is meant to be her cleavage but at a quick glance it looks like hot-pants-wedgie hell!

  8. Dilana says:

    Well, a fruity floral would be really appropriate for image. But that bottle makes me long for the sophistication of an Elvira Pez.

    • Elvira Pez! LOL! Awesome.

    • juicejones says:

      Not only would I buy an Elvira Pez, I might just change my name to Elvira Pez.

  9. ChocolatEyes613 says:

    Jeez, what on earth is that!!!! Tacky and disturbing are major understatements, for this horror of bottle.

  10. Nicki Minaj is a girly-girl? But I thought she had a male alter-ego?? I find her very confusing.

    Sounds like the juice is going to be pretty run-of-the-mill. So tired of all these supposed pop artistes releasing this kind of dreck.

  11. Arielle says:

    Did I REALLY have to see this monstrosity of a bottle after breakfast (not that there would have ever been a good time to view it)? Worst bottle of all time by a mile. After the huge disappointment of Gaga’s Fame, I’m ready to swear off even reading about celeb fragrances, let alone sniffing them…

  12. Elena says:

    It’s so incredibly hideous I think they must be trying for over the top tacky? Right…? I can’t imagine anyone, EVER, thinking that this looks good.

  13. Joanne says:

    It’s NOT a joke? Really?

  14. Aparatchick says:

    Oh My Word.

    I’m afraid to ask why part of it you take off to use the sprayer……

  15. hajusuuri says:

    I was thinking of dressing up as a perfume bottle for a Halloween party……this will probably win me the ugliest costume contest.

  16. Lys says:

    If this had a toothbrush coming off the top it would be perfect.

    Like this: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31t+WGVmUCL.jpg

  17. lucasai says:

    Somebody pass me a paper bag, I’m starting feeling nauseous.

  18. chrisskins says:

    Is she single? I have a brother.

  19. Lovetosmell says:

    I can’t wait to buy this I must own this.Its not about showing or not showing her skin color its about simply being creative why should her race even be brought up.I don’t get that.I for one can’t wait to pre order this.

  20. jburke says:

    All this negativity… and kind of well deserved… but at least it’s original and i guarantee they’ll sell a million of em.

  21. Katrina says:

    The gold face looks terrible. Maybe it looks better when you see it in person?

  22. Dusan says:

    But I think the bottle goes really well with her public persona. Honestly, I just don’t see her perfume housed in a pretty or elegant bottle. I wonder what the cap is – do you remove her wig to spray? That would be so cool! :-)

    • Lovetosmell says:

      Yeah I think you will have to remove the wig.I think that will be so cool.This just fits her I don’t think she could come out with a plain bottle it has to be shocking.

  23. thenoseknows says:

    WOW!!! Just WOW! Ok, Ms. Minaj! I’ll Bite! I am interested in the Scent and for NOW, am ignoring the “Jem and The Holograms” Meets “Barbie and The Rockers” Meets “The Terminator” Bottle and focus on the Kitsch Factor alone! I know she probably did this TOTALLY ON PURPOSE Just to Provoke, she is insanely good at doing just such, and i don’t think it’s all that Hideous… again as i mentioned Earlier… Justin Beiber’s “SPROING!” Bottle for “Girlfriend” and recently Knocked Mariah Carey’s Abstract Rock Crystal Formation Bottle for “Forever” Off it’s Lofty Perch as most HIDEOUS Bottle to exist! so… Lets’s smell first and see what we think… Honestly if Either Mariah’s Or Justin’s Fragrances had smelled like anything worth a Tinker’s Damn… I’d be perfectly silent in condemning the bottles and praising the scents… since they smell like Crap (well Mariah’s doesn’t smell like Crap.. it’s pretty decent, just not WOWING enough to overcome that CRAPPY BOTTLE! Justin’s on the other hand…. TOTAL DRECK!) I can condemn them up and down the street… this one may join them, only smell will tell!

  24. Lys says:

    Just saw the wwd pic – it’s hard to tell from the image on this post (which makes the torso look plushy pink) but the bottle is clear – the pink color is coming from the hair behind the back – and the face is metal like an Oscar. I’m going to disagree with Robin, it looks better on wwd. Anyway, I *do* think it’s hilarious and will have to find it in person. I like that Nicki isn’t pretentious!

    BTW it looks like the head pulls off, altho I like the idea that the wig comes off.

  25. Kady says:

    Pear seems to be the new pink pepper, no? I feel like it’s in three-quarters of the new releases I read about these days.

  26. Regina says:

    You know, I have no problem with a girly floral musk that *comes in a pink bottle and is described as a floral musk*. Will I love it? Probably not. Will I even like it enough to wear it for an hour in a department store? Also probably not. BUT. I am a thousand times happier about this honest approach than something like the Lady Gaga or even Illamasqua! Given her image, Nicki Minaj could easily have promised us engine grease and moon dust against a background of poison ivy.

  27. eminere says:

    That is one freaky looking bottle.

  28. basia says:

    Just woke up. There’s not enough coffee in the world for this!

  29. jonr951 says:

    I smelled Pink Friday at Macys today and it’s a light version of Viva La Juicy. It’s even lighter than Paris’ Siren which reminds me of Viva also. So yeah, kind of disappointed. I could not be more OBSESSED with the bottle though! SO sorry I have no taste. Hahaha! : )

  30. jonr951 says:

    I thought you would get a kick out of this Robin! Enjoy or be absolutely terrified! Haha! ; )
    http://m.selfridges.com/mt/style.selfridges.com/whats-in/nicki-minaj-pink-friday-launch-exclusively-selfridges

    • Robin says:

      Dress up perfume bottles! Excellent. Surprised they didn’t do this here too, or maybe they did and I missed it.

      Thanks!

Leave a reply