Welcome back to my blog! I hope everyone is having a great week! So, Kim K has just released her new fragrance… does it look familiar to anyone else? I took it upon myself to delve a little deeper into the matter. Please keep reading to find out more!
On April 30th at 12pm Kim K released her new fragrance ‘KKW BODY’. Leading up to it’s release, Kim posted a range of photos on social media that quite literally told us what the perfume would look like; ‘we made a mold of my body and made it a perfume bottle’. Immediately after seeing this post (of Kim K covered in clay), I asked myself, where have I seen this idea before? Of course! The famously recognisable Jean Paul Gaultier perfume/aftershave bottles! As you must already know, there is a vast range of fragrances by the designer all in the shape of the male/female torso. So, was Kim K inspired this? At first thought I couldn’t see how her fragrance could look any different from ones already on the market. Let’s face it, she wouldn’t have been the first person to copy the classic bottle shape from Jean Paul Gaultier, and she won’t be the last (examples below). I was intrigued.
On the day of the release Kim K revealed the bottle, and it was NOT what I had envisioned. In my head I pictured a transparent bottle (much like her previous perfume release for the crystals), that was slightly curvier than Jean Paul Gaultier bottles, but practically the same. I was wrong! The bottle looks as if it has been made out of stone or marble. It seems like it would feel heavy and so expensive. The bottles shape is a replica of Kim K’s body from her neck to her thighs, featuring her famous curves and small waist. After watching videos, the bottles packaging does seem to be unique; its kept in a box that opens/closes with a string. Also, the lid for the bottle isn’t the usual lid; you pull it off from the front, rather that pulling it off the top like a cap. Overall, it has to be said that although I haven’t seen it in person, the whole ensemble of the KKW BODY fragrance does look expensive. The concept behind the bottle aka the mold of her own body, seems to be very fitting of the KKW brand. Would you expect anything less?
Initially, I did think that Kim must have copied Jean Paul Gaultier when I heard about the design of the fragrances bottle, however, after seeing the actual product it is clear hat the two are very different. Despite this, I do still believe that Kim (or her design team at KKW FRAGRANCE) would of been inspired by the bottle shaped like a body concept that is ‘owned’ by JPG.
Let me know what you think in the comments below. Did Kim copy Jean? Do you have the perfume? I really want to smell it for myself! Descriptions online don’t quite cut it when it comes to perfume. Someone really needs to invent virtual smelling LOL.
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