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Katy Perry Killer Queen Eau de Parfum Spray for Women, 1.7 Ounce

Launched by the design house of Katy Perry. This feminine scent has a blend of fresh and aromatic notes.

Key features

  • A floral fruity fragrance for contemporary women
  • Intense, sweet, savory, sophisticated & intoxicating

Honest reviews


Not great, but not bad either…

Killer Queen opens with a rich plum note. I can also make out what I think is raspberry. The plum note is long and distinctive, so carries down to the heart of the perfume, along with the patchouli. This mixture of plum and patchouli is very similar to Midnight Heat by Beyonce – another Coty release.I’m not familiar with celosia, but I don’t think it’s meant to smell appealing – the fragrance has been compared to that of a skunk online. I guess that Coty just wanted to use the exotic name in the description, but used something else in the perfume instead, but I can’t guess what – I am not able to separate any floral notes from the sweetly powdered floral jumble heart of the fragrance, as the praline develops and mixes with the patchouli, lasting for the duration of the perfume. I think that the powdered floral mix is extremely similar to Taylor by Taylor Swift overall.There is no strong indication between the heart notes and the base, thanks to the constant presence of the powdery floral mix and patchouli. The soft, creamy praline adds a slight nuttiness so it is a warm, comforting mix, which does lend a teensy bit of a different air to Killer Queen as it dries down. The final drydown reminds me of La Vie Est Belle, so there’s nothing new here either.Official scent notes; wild berries, plum, bergamot, Celosia, jasmine, plumeria, cashmere, patchouli and liquid praline.***Killer Queen is pleasant and easy to wear, but it’s just not anything to get excited about. I love perfumes with praline and/or vanilla in, but this is "meh" for me – it reminds me of other perfumes all the way through. I will happily use my bottle as it was given to me as a gift, but Killer Queen isn’t something that I’d choose to buy for myself.With a new company now in charge of the Katy Perry fragrances, Katy promising a new mature image, the meaning behind the perfume’s name, and the marketing campaign for this product, I was expecting Killer Queen to be adult, a bit more unique and confidently commanding. However the result is still ‘young’ and unoriginal.Killer Queen doesn’t have a unique stamp of it’s own to make it stand out from the crowd, and it is not something that I’d imagine Katy herself actually wearing.

Libby Osburn, ID

Just okay

This is a berry fragrance with velvety floral undertones. It’s pretty, but not super unique or long-lasting. The vial-shaped bottle is actually the best thing about it, but I wouldn’t buy the perfume just for that reason.

Eula Saint John, ND

Smells similar to Flowerbomb…so it smells amazing!

I finally got a chance to smell Katy Perry’s “Killer Queen” when I went to Macy’s and it smells similar to Flowerbomb. I already had my heart set on Flowerbomb so I just bought that instead. A bit pricier but I wanted the original. I don’t need KQ right now but I might buy it at some point, especially since the bottle is so pretty!Update (May 7th): I finally bought KQ! So glad cuz it smells amazing and the bottle is beautiful! Plus I got $10.00 back as store credit as part of the sale! Katy Perry’s “Killer Queen”, Viktor & Rolf’s “Flowerbomb”, Juicy Couture’s “Viva La Juicy” and Beyonce’s “Pulse” are my signature fragrances!

Janine Pasadena, CA

May be my new favorite!

An excellent fruity lightly floral fragrance that is just right and not overwhelming ever. I tend to like fruity smells over floral and this one hits the mark. I buy based upon reviews not the celebrity attached to the perfume. This one was well-rated on review sites as being fruity and berry. Love it!

Miranda Yuma, AZ

Great purchase, Great Scent

I LOVE the way this smells and it was such a great deal! Totally worth every penny! I usually try to see if I can purchase from amazon first before I get anywhere else. I had a rub on sample I had pulled out of my magazine and I asked a few of my guy coworkers if they thought it smelled good. One guy’s face turned red and he had a huge smile on his face. So I knew I needed to purchase this scent. Way better deal on amazon than in the store!

Antonia Virginia, NE

the perfume itself is great but the box came all beaten up

the perfume itself is great but the box came all beaten up! i was afraid that the bottle would be broken!

Maggie Beaumont, TX


I love this stuff. I would describe it as a very warm, mysterious scent. On my skin, the main notes that pop out are the berries, plum and patchouli. Smells absolutely delicious, and the bottle is just beautiful! I would definitely recommend this to all.

Greta Belton, MO

Huge bottle, great fragrance!

I got a sample of this in the mail and fell in love. Im not a big fan of Katy Perry but i love this fragrance. I couldnt believe the size i got for $30. I ordered the gift set and got some samples to carry with me. This bottle alone will last me a yr.

Cecilia New Kensington, PA

Killer Queen perfume

I love Katy’s Purr, and her Meow, but Kill Queen smells too spicy for me. It reminds me of Old Spice after shave, and I have neverliked that smell. I gave it to my daughter Laura, and she she lliked it, so I gave it to her. So it was okay, just not for me.

Sandy Barnard, VT

Great perfume

I love this perfume. It smells so good and even my mom thought so too. She’s not to crazy about most perfumes so this is good stuff yall. I have many perfumes and so I was happy to add this one to my collection. The bottle looks cool and it arrived fast.

Daphne Dublin, OH

Nice scent, but no staying power…

It’s a nice scent. Reminds me somewhat of Fantasy by Britney Spears, but it definitely has it’s own unique spin. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have any staying power. If the fragrance lasted longer, I would have rated it 5 stars.

Jayne Frankford, DE


I love the package and design of this fragrance. I like how Katy Perry comes up with her own ideas and is very creative and detailed. For example instead of naming her first fragrance Katy Perry she came up with an entire concept of cats. I find this fragrance equally as creative and the whole get up is gorgeous. The scent smells like deep grape and musk and is rather beautiful.

Aisha Bayard, NM