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I bought this perfume after using the same ones for several years. I had been having trouble finding a new one that I liked enough to wear more than a couple of times and decided to buy this as it was on offer. I bought it online so wasn't sure whether I would like it or not, but it was a very good price for a big bittle so I decided it was worth the risk.
This perfume does smell very nice. It isn't overpowering but it can still be detected even after wearing it for several hours. With some other perfume I have found that this does not happen, even with a relatively strong fragrence, so I like the fact that you can put this on in the morning and not think about it again for the rest of the day.
The scent is quite gentle and sweet and there are some days when I have decided not to wear it because I don't want something that sweet. This isn't a problem though, because I like to wear different ones and not every perfume will suit every mood or occasion anyway.
I particularly like the bottle this perfume comes it, shaped like a pink cat. It stands out from my other bottles and looks pretty on the shelf. I bought this product a few months ago and have used it at least a couple of times a week and the amount in the bottle does not seem to have gone down much at all, so it will be a while before I will have to buy another bottle.
I'm not a fan of Katy Perry - in fact I find her irritating and somewhat grating. However, I do love a good bottle design - when it comes to perfume, I definitely do judge a book by it's cover, and I like quirky unusual designs, which is why, initially, I became attracted to Katy Perrys 'Purr' perfume, and through that, found Meow.
Like 'Purr' Meow has the sleek upright cat bottle design , with the cat sitting on it's haunches with it's front legs straight. Where Purr is dark purple, bringing to mind twilight skies, Meow bottle is much more sweet and innocent, a sort of milky dusty pink colour, with a metallic pink base,and a metallic pink coller with a large letter M. The cats face hase pale pink gem eyes, and small pointy ears, and at the back of the bottle we can see the cats tail.
It always seems a bit brutal to me that to get the perfume out of the bottle, you have to take off the poor cats head. Off it pulls with a pleasing popping noise, to reveal a fairly standard silver metallic squirter -push it down, and out comes your smell. Well, initially it's very sweet and fruity, with a very light citrus note offset against milky vanilla. It reminds me very much of the scent of a drumstick lolly - it really is that sort of a smell, and it's a little childish and a little sickly.
Luckily, it doesn't take too long for the initial sweetness to settle down and evolve into something a little more complex (it's about 5 minutes, truth told), with the perfume taking on the floral scents of Lily of the Valley and Jasmine, and the earthy scents of sandalwood and musk bringing it all together. I really like the scent at this stage, it looses some of that childishness and becomes a little more mature. It never loses that vanilla tone though, so does retain a little of the sweetness.
I like this perfume, once it's settled a little on my skin. I find it lasts fairly well - if I spray some on in the morning when I wake up, there is still a little bit of it lingering at around 3, although by that point in the day it's mainly musk and vanilla. I think it's fun and lighthearted, and fine for day/casual wear. I do think it's possibly a little bit young - I'm 30, and I certainly can't imagine this suiting anyone much older than me, whereas I think it would make a lovely gift for a teenager, especially with the gorgeous bottle design.
Overall, a lovely light sweet perfume- a little too sweet and innocent and first, but developing into a lovely light fruity floral. 4 stars.
I've never been a huge fan of Katy Perry but not long ago I found myself watching the Katy Perry movie and was totally swept along by the whole thing. So not long after when I saw this perfume discounted I decided to buy it and give it a go.
Now I have to say the bottle is nothing like anything I would ever normally buy. I like very classic looking pretty feminine bottles which have a slight vintage edge to them. This is a bottle shaped to look like a cat, not quite as elegant as my usual choices. That said, it is a purple cat with gem stone eyes and there are metallic bits and it is kind of fun, in a weird way. Certainly for fans of Perry it fits in with her whole candy land look and it would be a really fun perfume for younger fans as it is so colourful and whimsical.
The perfume itself is very sweet, as I would expect from this kind of teeny celebrity endorsed scent. Katy Perry is a very sweet person so I was expecting something sickly and weird and that's kind of what I got but it is also a very energetic and fun scent.
The top notes are jasmine, gardenia, tangerine and pear which is a lovely fresh, fruity mix which creates a lovely fun and vibrant layer to open this perfume up. I do find this scent a little sweet and much of that is due to the initial smells you get from the tangerine and pear but once these mellow out it becomes a slightly more muted scent characterised by florals.
The heart notes are orange flower, honeysuckle and lily of the valley. This layer is a much cleaner smell floral bouquet which I actually really like and this forms the main body of the scent. Florals can often smell a little mature and powdery but these flowers together have a real vibrancy and youthfulness to them which I think is really lovely.
The base notes are musk, sandalwood, amber and vanilla which are pretty typical woody, earthy smells for the base of a perfume. I find the vanilla lightens this scent and gives it a very natural sweetness which compliments the more heavy woody smells in this layer.
The overall effect is something very fresh, fun and with plenty of personality. I do find it a little sweet to begin with but once it mellows out I find it really nice. My only major criticism would be that it does smell a little cheap and I think this is part of the development process. With expensive perfumes the notes are distinguishable but come together to produce a beautiful transitioning fragrance. This perfume is very heavily dominated by the scent of vanilla and the fruit scents. I find this a little overpowering and also think it cheapens what is otherwise a very pleasant scent.
This perfume is widely available for between £15-£30 which is not bad considering how expensive perfumes can be. I only paid £10 for mine which is a bit of a bargain, so I'm pleased that this is a pleasant everyday scent I can use when at work or uni.
Overall, a little bit sweet for me but otherwise a lovely scent.
I am not usually a big fan of celebrity perfumes but there are a couple of exceptions that I have. One of them is Katy Perry's Purr perfume which I really like but to be completely honest as nice as the perfume is the bottle is the thing that attracts me most to it as I just absolutely love it and think it looks so pretty next to my other not so unusual perfume bottles on my dressing table.
When I saw that she had a new perfume out called Meow I had to buy it before even smelling it as I wanted the bottle to compliment my bottle of Purr. For a celebrity perfume it isn't all that cheap and I paid £57 for mine. This was for the largest 100ml bottle though and it does come in smaller bottles for less money and you can get the 30ml bottle for £30.
This perfume contains top notes of fruit and white florals as well as notes of amber, musk, vanilla and sandlewood.
This all combines to give it a much sweeter aroma than the Purr. It is nice but I do find that it isn't as nice as purr and doesn't have the same sophistication as that one and is probably suited more to Katy Perry's younger fans than women who are buying it purely as a perfume.
The sweetness isn't too bad but it does smell artificial and the smell of the vanilla is a little overpowering. I have trouble smelling any of the musk which is a real shame as I think had the musk been a little stronger it would have counteracted the sweetness of the perfume and made it more wearable for me personally.
It is quite a girly scent which isn't always a bad thing and although it isn't my personal favourite I have had quite a few people ask me what it is I am wearing as they have liked it so much when they smelt it.
This perfume also doesn't last nearly as long as it should either for the price of it. I can spray this in the morning and it immediately envelopes me and gives off quite a strong projection but this only lasts for three hours at the most before it fades to almost nothing. Given that I paid nearly £60 for this perfume I expected it to have higher quality ingredients and to last longer than it does.
The bottle also isn't nearly as striking as the Purr bottle. It is still beautiful and unusual but I think because it is such a lighter colour than Purr it just doesn't stand out as much. Whereas Purr looked and smelt more sophisticated than it should have considering it was a celebrity perfume this somehow looks just ever so slightly tacky in comparison.
Although this isn't the best perfume I still had to have it as I wanted the bottle to match my bottle of Purr. Had it not been for the bottle then there is no way that I would have bought this but it also isn't an awful perfume and although a little artificial it is still nicer than loads of the other celebrity perfumes on the market today.
I love perfume and as much as I try to not 'buy' into celebrity perfumes...sometimes, I just can't help myself! One of my most recent additions to my perfume collection is 'Meow' by American pop star Katy Perry which I was given as a gift. The perfume was released in the United Kingdom in 2011 and is the second perfume from Katy Perry.
First of all, the bottle really stands out, as the bottle is in the shape of a little pink cat. Whilst this is cute, there is something really childish about it (the design of her 'Purr' perfume', whilst still a cat (purple in fact) is much more mature looking).
This perfume is available in;
30ml (£14.99 Amazon)
50ml (£27.99 Amazon)
100ml (£31.38 Amazon)
175ml (£41.24 Amazon)
Top Notes: Jasmine, Gardenia, Tangerine and Pear.
Middle Notes: African Orange Flower, Honeysuckle and Lily-of-the-Valley
Base Notes: Musk, Sandalwood, Amber and Vanille.
~ * So What Did I Think? * ~
Boy is this perfume sweet!! In fact it is very sweet! It reminds me of candy floss as it smells so sugary sweet! Unfortunately I found this perfume to be too sickly - so much that it can give you a headache.
I can smell the oranges and I can also smell the vanilla. This perfume smells like air freshener as it is very artificial. Whilst some parts of the perfume are refreshing (only at certain times), the majority of this perfume's smell is too sweet.
Meow is very girlie and so I would say that it is for girlie girls. Judging by Katy Perry's fan base which consists of young teenagers and people in their twenties, I would say that this is definitely a perfume for the younger generation. It's a fun perfume, just too sickly sweet for me.
The perfume does not last at all. It seems to fade away within a couple of hours. So I would think you that you would have to carry this round in your bag for 'top ups' which is a shame. This perfume is small enough to carry around in your bag.
I would say that this perfume is best suited to day-time. I would definitely not recommend it for going out at night, especially for formal occasions. I would prefer something 'darker' for night-time.
So all in all; no I won't be buying this perfume!
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"It's a sister fragrance. Purr to me was a little bit more floral, and Meow is a little bit more sweet. It was probably because of the California Dreams tour that it was more of the confectionery world, because everything I've seen for the last year has been like cotton-candy scented or huge peppermints or massive gummy bears." - Katy Perry
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The pear is the strongest fruit note in MEOW and gives the fragrance a light and watery feel. Combined with the whisper of tangerine, I find the fruits used in MEOW to be milder and fresher then those used in Purr. I also think there is a touch of peach to soften the fresh feel of the watery pear note down a bit. The soft vanilla is present through all of the fragrance, with adds a creamy sweetness and warmth to the mix from the start.
The floral notes used for MEOW are disappointingly underdeveloped. Aside from a breeze of orange blossom and subtle honeysuckle, none of them are strong enough to stand out individually from the fruits and vanilla. This is definitely a fruity perfume. I sometimes think that I can make out the lily, but it's too short-lived to really be sure what I think I'm sniffing.
There is no strong indication between the heart notes and the base, thanks to the constant trickle of pear, peach and vanilla. The sandalwood and musk are mingled closely together so it is a warm and creamy mix - nice, but it is nothing we haven't seen before, many, many times.
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It's in the details
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Tangerine, pear, jasmine, gardenia, honeysuckle, lily of the valley, orange blossom, amber, vanilla, sandalwood and musk.
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The bottle and the cap form the shape of a cat - complete with rhinestones for eyes like Purr. The bottle - inspired by vintage milk vials - is opaque and pale pink, unlike Purr, which is purple. The charm around the cats neck is also different; it is a M, unlike the previous editions heart.
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When, where and for how long?
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MEOW is richer with the fruits then it is with the florals, so the lasting power is nothing to shout about. It averages between four to five hours - good, but nothing special. Purr focused on the fruit notes over the florals to, but it still isn't as light as MEOW.
As this is mild and sweet it seems like a playful fragrance. I think that this is best worn for casual daytime wear, as I personally think it's a bit too young for work. As it's mild and not very long lasting I find it too 'gentle' for evening wear, but if you don't wear perfume whilst out for a statement and to be noticed then go for it.
I asked my Mum to pick up a bottle when it was released in America, close to Christmas last year. It was nice enough, but I found it too mild and watery in colder weather and the coldness seemed to halve the lasting power, so I didn't wear it much. But now that its getting a bit lighter and slightly warmer I'm finding MEOW much more enjoyable to wear. Plus the fruit is watery and the florals mild, so it'll carry through to the summer months too.
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Worth a spritz?
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Overall: MEOW is 'nice'. It's pleasant and easy to wear, but it isn't in the slightest bit original and the mildness of the different scent notes make it seem quite flat and one dimensional. Pair that with the so-so wear and you get another average, been-there-sniffed-that release. Out of the Katy Perry releases I'd recommended Purr over this, as the floral notes are a bit more developed.
If you like Purr then there's a very good chance that you'd like MEOW too, but I'd recommend waiting for a general UK launch to make use of money-off or free-gift-with-purchase offers.
MEOW reminds me of something, but I can't quite put my finger on what. Victoria's Secret Pear Glace body mist, or perhaps one of the Harajuku Lovers releases. Aha; now I think it was actually Christina Aguilera's Secret Potion. So iff you like that then it'd be fairly safe to order a bottle of MEOW untested online.
*** Katy scented the arenas for her California Dreams tour and I wondered if that fragrance would be the same as MEOW. It isn't ***
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30ml - around £30
50ml - £30 to £40
100ml - £40 to £50
MEOW hasn't officially launched in the UK yet, which is a bit surprising as Purr was released in Christmas 2010, so I would have thought MEOW would get a similar release date. For now numerous online shops are beginning to stock it, but I'd recommend somewhere reliable; I've used Amazon UK and Cheapsmells.co.uk for perfume purchases many times and have never had any problems. Very.co.uk is another option.
I bought this just two days ago from Amazon.co.uk. I had a bundle of gift vouchers that I needed to use up and I am a HUGE Katy fan so I thought why not?!
The perfume comes in similar packaging to her first which is in the shape of a cat. The bottle is a light pink colour and features silver eyes on the cat. There is an "M" charm on the cat's collar which is a nice addition. The only bad thing I would say about the bottle itself is that it's really heavy, although the cute cat makes up for it. The perfume is a summery fruity floral that's designed to be a "sweeter sister" to her debut fragrance which was called Purr.
The scent is very sweet and light. It smells quite young and fresh. Purr was more mature than this, this one smells more youthful and innocent. I like this touch though. Katy has shown her more fun side with this scent and I like it. Okay, the staying power is not brilliant, however Katy has really gone to town on the notes and that bottle is adorable! The perfume smells fruity and floral with hints of tropics in there. It's definitely a "holiday" perfume that reminds me of palm trees and beaches. It's a nice cocktail of a scent, although I find it hard to pin point exact notes. It is a nice mix of florals though and it's an ideal scent for young girls.
I would say that the perfume settles well, although it needs regular top ups as it tends to fake quickly. Purr has much better staying power but that scent was heavier in comparison. Maybe the sweeter aspect of the perfume lets down the staying power. Still, it's a good effort and worth buying if you like lighter scents.
Singer Katy Perry has launched her second fragrance: Meow! As the sister to her debut perfume, Meow! can be seen as a sweeter version to Purr. The fragrance opens with notes of tangerine, pear, jasmine and gardenia; the heart are honeysuckle, lily of the valley and orange blossom, while the sweet base features aromas of amber, vanilla, sandalwood and musk. The fragrance "commands a soft sexuality appropriate for use during any time of day. Its signature comes from a pairing of honeysuckle and pear with the backdrop of vanilla, musk, and amber."