Nicki Minaj Pink Friday Eau de Parfum

A natural progression in her blossoming beauty empire, Pink Friday is Nicki Minaj’s first and signature scent. Pink Friday captures her vivacious personality and effervescence in both its intoxicating notes and thrilling presentation. The fragrance mixes complementary playful and sultry notes of juicy fruits, creamy vanilla and sensual musks to create an exhilarating scent that ignites beyond the senses.

Top notes – Starfruit, Italian Mandarin, Boysenberry
Heart notes – Lotus Flower, Jasmine Petals
Base notes – Vanilla, Carmelized Pear, Musks, Woods

Like I said in my earlier post, I’ve never ever purchased a Celebrity Fragrance before but I was at the Perfume & Makeup Exhibition (Mishref Fair Grounds) hunting down Lady Gaga Fame Eau de Parfum when I also happened to come across Nick Minaj Pink Friday Eau de Parfum (2012). Again, there were no testers so it was another “blind buy” (un-sniffed fragrance purchase). I purchased it for the full price which was KD22/500 because it was a new fragrance and that meant no discounts. I’ll be honest, I’d been seeing Pink Friday being hauled all over YouTube so I already knew about the “unique” bottle but when I actually saw the ginormous, pink and cutesy packaging, I just couldn’t resist purchasing it. I mean look at how it dwarfs the small water bottle, in that one photo.

I was trying to finish up my other perfumes (namely the handful that I got as part of the dazah when I got married) but clearly that didn’t pan out and so now I’m just going to open them all up and start using them and enjoying them… like a normal person. Like I said earlier, I had a plan to review all my perfumes leading up to Valentine’s Day but then the net was down for a few days and so the plan went bust. I’m still going to be reviewing them but I’ll sprinkle a few non-fragrance posts every now and then since the deadline I set has passed anyway.

Doesn’t Nicki look so pretty here? She might very possibly be wearing MAC Pink Friday Lipstick in this shot.

The first time I laid eyes on that bottle, my first thought was how strongly it reminded me of Jean Paul Gaultier perfumes that my sister used to have laid out on her vanity table, back in the day. This seems like a blatant rip-off…

With that being said, I feel like Pink Friday looks both cute and creepy, simultaneously! I can’t decide if it’s more cute or more creepy, though. I mean I love the pink hair and the pink lipstick on er, what’s meant to be her head, but I can’t stand the gold. Can you imagine waking up in the middle of the night and finding that thing staring back at you? Also, the necklace shifts around a lot, which makes replacing the cap, er, head, a nightmare because you always have to align it just so. I wish the necklace was removable. It might seem petty but these things matter when you’re in a rush.

When I first spritz this on, it straight up smells like sweet pineapples, which is strange because they are not listed in the notes. In fact, the scent strongly reminds of Pineapple Orchid which was one of my first loves from Bath & Body Works. Is Pink Friday a pleasant fragrance? For sure. However, I wouldn’t say it’s exactly worth the KD22/500 price point, seeing as how it smells more like a body mist you can purchase at Victoria’s Secret or Bath and Body Works. I almost feel… cheated. Don’t get me wrong. I like the scent and all, and I’m definitely going to enjoy using this (especially during summer) seeing as how it’s got better (read: marginally) lasting power than your average, run-of-the-mill body mist from Victoria’s Secret or Bath and Body Works.

This right here is exactly why I’ve stayed away from Celebrity Fragrances… up until I purchased Lady Gaga Fame because of the hype and Nicki Minaj Pink Friday on a whim.

Moral of the story, no more blind buys.

If you’ve got a favorite Celebrity Fragrance, please feel free to share it in the comments section. I’d love to hear your recommendations and hopefully find a favorite!

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