Move over Jennifer Lopez and Shakira! There’s a new Latina starlet-created fragrance on the market…
This week Selena Gomez launched her very own fragrance, which is named after her, at a special event in New York City.
The 19-year-old half-Mexican American actress and singer says she was inspired by Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen when she was creating the perfume.
“I’ve always wanted to [create my own fragrance] since Mary-Kate and Ashley had their little body sprays,” the former Wizards of Waverly Place star admitted to Us Weekly. “I loved those and was obsessed with them.”
So why did she name her debut fragrance after herself?
“It’s called my name, because I didn’t want to get all philosophical with my first one,” explained the “Hit the Lights” singer. “I wanted it to be representing me so it’s really fun, very sophisticated and also fruity. The only way I can describe it is yummy!”
Gomez—who recently released a YouTube video talking about her latest projects—went on to talk about how she let her fans help in the making of her first perfume.
“They’re the ones wearing it, so I trust them – their opinions and everything that they’ve done for me,” she said.
A day before launching her perfume, Gomez shared a photo of herself with the fragrance’s girlie purple packaging. The perfume has a long bottle and is topped off with a golden cap that’s bursting with kisses. Along with the image, she wrote, “Ahhh it’s so purrty… So excited, nervous and hyper.”
Gomez’s fragrance will be available exclusively at Macy’s for $35, $45 and $55 starting May. In August, it will be sold at Nordstrom, Ulta, Dillard’s, Bonton and SSI.