Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Purr by Katy Perry

Katy Perry has a new perfume out, called "Purr."

Her ad for it is amazing: she's dressed as a cat in a vinyl bodysuit with a tail and ball of yarn.

The perfume is sold at Nordstroms and comes in two sizes: 1.7 oz. for $45 and 3.4 oz. for $65.

I don't know how much perfume costs.  Is this high, low or just right?


  1. Hmmm...I'm not sure really, because I'm not so clued up on the exchange rate between GBP and USD.
    However, over here, I pay around £20/£30 for celebrity's perfumes but £50 and upwards for Chanel and any other big brands like that. I wouldn't normally pay that much for perfume, because I think that's extortionate, but my favourite spray is by Chanel, so I just have to put up with it or hope someone buys it as a christmas present!
    Hope this helps?
    And I also really need to see that ad! *Turns to YouTube*

  2. Poppy -- I was in Nordstroms tonight and saw a big ad for "Poppy", the new perfume by Coach (the bag-maker). The ad showed a pretty girl surrounded by pastel-colors. The Poppy perfume costs $60 for a 1.7 oz. bottle.

    Oh, and $45 equals 28 pounds.

  3. Bah. Bah. Bah. I instantly dislike celebrity perfumes. I also don't like Katy Perry. Nothing personal I guess, I just don't like any "popular musician," and I think the words she sings are degrading to women (IN MY OPINION)!

    Way too expensive methinks, for "just" a celebrity perfume. I do like the bottle though.

    Man, I sound like a snob.

    I actually don't really know how to tie scarves either. I learned one way last year and that's typically all I do. The scarf as a shawl thing is something new. I got an awesome new scarf (I LOVE scarves) from Madewell the other day, and I was kind of thinking of doing a series like, "I WILL WEAR THIS SCARF EVERYDAY IN A NEW WAY AND POST ABOUT IT...UNTIL I RUN OUT OF NEW WAYS TO WEAR IT." Only with a snappier title. So maybe I will tutor!

    And yes, I hate when I get "too busy" to blog normally. I try to post every other day. I hate when that gets messed up. I really do. I'm a creature of habit. It's what I do.

    Oh, and I'm pretty sure I don't have a Minnesotan accent! I've asked "outsiders" before, and they always say no. I tend to call it "pop" instead of "soda" though, which irks some people.

    Hope you had a great Halloween! I saw the picture; y'all look great!

  4. Thanks for your thoughts, Ashley. Always happy to hear from you, with or without an accent. :)

  5. I bet the bottle makes up most of the cost..it is cute though!

  6. Well, $45-$65 is standard for department store perfumes, I guess. Some run up over $100 but that's the designer ones (Chanel, etc.).

    If I like the smell of a perfume, I don't care who makes it. I wore Britney Spears Curious or whatever it's called because it smelled so good to me!!!

    But I've been wearing some Givenchy one I stole from mom recently because it doesn't wear off for hours and hours.

  7. I'm wearing some prostitot stuff from VS right now. I only wear perfume occasionally. That seems really pricey to me.

  8. Hmm... The price of the perfume is quite regular/cheap for high end brands. For Celebrity perfume it's kind of expensive :o.

    Tho I'm so in love with the bottle, I wish it would come to my country. So purrrfect.

  9. The price sounds typical for most perfumes I see in department stores right now. I have a hard time with the idea of fragrances from celebrities though. Does anyone really want to smell like Paris Hilton?

  10. As big as I am on not overpaying for things, when it comes to a beauty product that I REALLY love, if there's nothing else out there quite like it and it resonates with me somehow, I will pay for it. One of my favorite perfume lines is "Clean." I have 3 of theirs. They all smell...well, clean! Like fresh laundry and soap and a spring day. They're very concentrated, and you only need a couple small spritzes, and that makes the cost more justified because you use it up over a long period of time. To me, they are worth the price...though I wait to get them as Christmas gifts instead of just going out and buying them. It's easier to justify at Christmas too.

    Another favorite line is Demeter, which is MUCH cheaper, and they are known for their scents that smell uncannily like everyday fragrances...dirt (lol), Creamsicle, snow, etc.! They're fabulous. The cheapest fragrances that I really love are Calgon Hawaiian Ginger and Victoria's Secret Love Spell. I'd much rather pay those prices. ;)

    Back to the actual perfume of your post, the bottle is ultra cute, and the price actually seems comparatively lower than a lot of similar ones out there.

  11. I Love the bottle but don't like Katy Perry. If it smells good I would buy it. I hear Britney Spears perfume is a great seller because it smells out of this world.

  12. id say its mid range for perfume. not too bad. the bottle is cute...i wonder what it smells like

  13. For high quality perfume, that's a good price. I'm pretty cheap, generally, so if I buy high quality perfume it's at a discount (love some classic Tommy Girl!). I'm interested in smelling this, the bottle is too cute and I love Katy Perry.

  14. Hi Honey. I think it's mid-range for a name perfume. Of the three perfumes I usually wear, one is higher and two are comparably priced. Like anything else, it depends on what you like. If you enjoy it, then the cost doesn't matter. Love, Robin