On cover girls, textbook-sized magazines, and perfumes that mainly just look cool

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Katy Perry in ELLE Canada

Earlier this month (late last month? Early last month? The days are all a little fuzzy for me right now), ELLE Canada sent over a copy of their October issue, as well as their cover girl’s new scent: Killer Queen.

While I’m not big on either Katy Perry or her perfume, I’ll give Killer Queen one thing: it was a blast to photograph.

Katy Perry Killer Queen

Katy Perry interview ELLE Canada + perfume

Killer Queen ($49 USD and up) is a perfume that I’m not sure I’d want on my dresser, despite finding it remarkably easy to take pictures of. Like the larger versions of Burberry Body (which has to lie down horizontally, lest it fall over and club a small animal to death), it doesn’t have a base to stand on. Instead, it has to be lain on its side, like a beached whale or a vial of poison.

On one hand: what an inconvenience, right? I don’t want a beached whale on my countertop.

But on the other… yeah, a glamorous, gold-capped, ombré vial of poison and I would probably get along just fine.

Katy Perry Killer Queen EdT magazine

October’s issue of ELLE Canada was a door-stopping 312 pages long (their largest issue yet), with two separate covers: one for subscribers, and one on the newsstands. (The only image of the subscriber cover online comes from E! Online, and can be seen here). The issue also boasted their biggest beauty section ever, as well: 31 pages, including a 17 page Beauty Trend Report insert.

It’s probably off most newsstands by now, because I’m horrible at getting posts up in a timely fashion, but I hope all of the Katy Perry fans out there had a chance to pick it up!

(November’s issue features Scarlett Johansson and cat ladies. I may need to find myself a copy immediately.)

Katy Perry Killer Queen bottle flacon

Katy Perry Killer Queen Eau de Parfum

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12 Responses to “On cover girls, textbook-sized magazines, and perfumes that mainly just look cool”

  1. mostlysunnybunny, on October 29th, 2013 at 6:14 am said:

    Did you say cat ladies? I've got to look for that one now!
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  2. I don't know about you, but man I LOVEEE the textbook-sized magazines that come out during the season. It makes me giddy with pleasure since I have awesome reading materials! Katy Perry look AMAZING on the cover, and I'm excited to check out that perfume some time soon!
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  3. It's on my wishlist! I just love the look of the bottle :-)
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  4. Ha ha!!! A beached whale! Literally the last thing I'd think of upon seeing this vial of perfume, but I totally get it and love it. This is why your blog is fun. And your photos of said beached whale/poison vial? Stunning!
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  5. I like the bottle as well and actually liked the cursory sniff I gave it during my last trip to Sephora. It was very sweet, but hey, I like sweet.

  6. Oh Rae… I'd rather got a vial of poison stolen from Cardinal Richelieu instead of the beached whale, but you know – whatever rocks your boat :D The quotes from Katy Perry kinda ruin it for me, though.
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  7. Yup! ELLE Canada's got our best interests in mind. ;)

  8. Right?? Me, too. :D September issues are usually all I buy all year!

    I'm not a fan of Katy Perry, but I have to agree with you on that one — she pretty awesome on that cover.

  9. I love it, too! :)

  10. *beams helplessly at you*

    Sending you lots of <3 <3 <3 :D

  11. That's cool, Helena! I think I would like sweet 'fumes a lot more if they didn't give me a headache :p Right now, I'm really into unisex fragrances that remind me of the forest in the winter — I blame Osmia Organics' Juniper Fire.

  12. Prettiest beached whale I've ever seen! Don't knock the whales, dude :D

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