So, before I get to the jist of this post, I digress. Despite a brief foray with a certain scent by Ms Spears, I've never been one for celebrity fragrances. But after receiving a tempting offer of breakfast and Nicki Minaj, who would refuse? Not me, no sir. But, despite my best efforts disaster struck the day before and prevented me from fully immersing myself in Pink Friday Friday. But I just couldn't not talk about what I received in the post a few days ago.
Enter Pink Friday.
Shall we get the obvious out of the way. It's a big Nicki Minaj bust. It's a bottle, of her face. Nicki Minaj's face, as a bottle. Yup. I won't pretend I didn't spend a good 10 minutes having a mock conversation between myself and perfume Nicki. "Oh Hi Nicki Minaj, Oh Hi Laura". You get the drift.
If that wasn't enough, she came with clothing. If the mood takes me, I can add an ice cream hat, pink bustier and tutu to transform my bottle into the Duchess of Pink, I couldn't make this up. It literally brightened up a snowy morning for me.
So, putting all bells and whistles aside, what does it actually smell like?
It's fresh, fruity, summery and has hit the teen market right on the head, I like it. It's not mind blowing or unique but for those who like a bit of Viva La Juicy or similar, you can't really go wrong. However, if you're old enough to remember what Impulse O2 smells like, it's a doppelgänger for that scent. Not unpleasant but definitely takes me back to my 14 year old self.
For a younger audience, this is perfect. It hasn't hit any unique highs or created anything memorable. But Nicki's Barbz will surely but thrilled to have a little bit of Nicki on their dressing table.
Pink Friday is available from Selfridges.
*Provided for consideration, honest Abe as always though.