Pop Princess Kim Petras Knows a Thing (or Fifteen) About Perfume

By and
Photography Christine Hahn
Stylist Malaika Crawford

Published August 30, 2019

Vintage Tank Top (worn throughout) by MOSCHINO from DAVID CASAVANT ARCHIVE.

On her ascendancy to the bubblegum-pop throne, queen Kim Petras has partied with Paris Hilton, performed at nightclubs the world over, and released Clarity, an album that’s comprised of bop after campy bop. Here, she had the hair-raising task of reviewing 15 scents in 15 minutes. “This one is misleading. It has this cute-ass bottle, but it’s for thots,” Petras said of this bear-shaped Moschino Toy 2 scent. “It smells slutty in the best way possible.

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GUCCI MÉMOIRE D’UNE ODEUR, $120

Vintage Tank Top (worn throughout) by MOSCHINO from DAVID CASAVANT ARCHIVE.

“This smells like what I aim to be—like I make it to every meeting with my therapist, take daily vitamins, and drink enough water.”

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PRADA CANDY NIGHT EDP, $124

Vintage Earrings by NETTIE ROSENSTEIN from KENTSHIRE.

“It’s taffy, caramel, and everything sweet. You’re at the fair at night.”

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RÉGIME DES FLEURS PERSONAL/SPACE: VINES, $125

Vintage Earrings by NETTIE ROSENSTEIN from KENTSHIRE.

“Very botanical. This girl’s favorite food has to be vegan ramen.”

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TOM FORD LOST CHERRY, $320

Vintage Earrings by NETTIE ROSENSTEIN and Ring (worn throughout) by HERMÈS from KENTSHIRE.

“If you want to know what this smells like, you’ve got to—shameless plug—stream my song ‘Sweet Spot.’

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BVLGARI SPLENDIDA TUBEREUSE MYSTIQUE, $146

“This is what you wear when you’ve finalized the divorce with your third husband—and you took all his money.”

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BURBERRY HER BLOSSOM, $109

Vintage Earrings by PENNINO from KENTSHIRE.

“This one is sweet and preppy. Girls who go to private schools smell like this. They drink frosé.”

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MARC JACOBS DAISY, $104

Vintage Earrings by NETTIE ROSENSTEIN from KENTSHIRE.

“This is one of my top-10 perfumes. It’s fresh, but it’s not too much. I stan this one.”

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COMME DES GARÇONS PARFUMS STICKY CAKE, $95

Vintage Earrings by PENNINO from KENTSHIRE.

“Crêpes with cinnamon on them. It’s Big Red, but chic. Skinny Red?”

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CK ONE, $64

Vintage Earrings by PENNINO from KENTSHIRE.

“This smells of sneaking out of your parents’ house to do shit you should not be doing.”

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J’ADORE DIOR, $130

“I first bought this when I saw the Charlize Theron commercial. It reminds me of the holidays, and the bottle is sexy as fuck.”

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CARTIER LA PANTHÈRE, $90

Vintage Earrings by PENNINO from KENTSHIRE.

“Smells chic and cunty. I would wear this to go shopping.”

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MISS DIOR, $100

Vintage Earrings by NETTIE ROSENSTEIN from KENTSHIRE.

“The first time I ever bought Miss Dior was in Paris at the Dior store. It’s really Parisian. It used to be yellow and now it’s pink, so what happened?”

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YSL MON PARIS FLORAL, $124

Vintage Earrings by NETTIE ROSENSTEIN.

“This one’s good.”

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MIU MIU TWIST, $97

“You’ve got to be in a sassy mood for this one. I would wear this when I want to speak to a manager.”

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MOSCHINO TOY 2, $96

“This one is misleading. It has this cute-ass bottle, but it’s for thots,” Petras said of this bear-shaped Moschino Toy 2 scent. “It smells slutty in the best way possible.

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Hair: Iggy Rosales using Oribe at Opus Beauty
Makeup: Grace Ahn using MAC Cosmetics at Julian Watson Agency
Production: Sara Zion
Photography Assistants: Allison Lippy and James Ridley
Fashion Assistant: Dominic Dopico
Manicure: Mei Kawajiri
Retouching: Lena Abujbara
Special Thanks: DenBK