Let’s Take Another, Less Terrifying, Look At Nicki Minaj’s ‘Pink Friday’ Perfume Bottle


Last month we got our first look at the perfume bottle for Nicki Minaj’s debut fragrance called Pink Friday. As you may recall, the bottle looked a bit scary and a bunch freaky. Today we get to check out another look at the bottle that is less terrifying, I think. Click below for a better look at the unique Pink Friday bottle and learn more about the inspiration for the smell.

International superstar and sought-after style and fashion muse Nicki Minaj announces the launch of her first fragrance, Pink Friday, in partnership with Elizabeth Arden, a global prestige beauty products company. The fragrance will debut in department stores nationwide September 2012. “We are very pleased to partner with Nikki Minaj as she introduces her debut fragrance, Pink Friday,” said Kathy Widmer, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Elizabeth Arden. “We believe this fragrance beautifully reflects her innovative and creative spirit, and we look forward to a long and rewarding partnership with her.” Nicki Minaj has uniquely mastered a revolutionary mix of Hip Hop and Pop, currently ranking as one of Pop’s highest selling artists. Her recently released, worldwide platinum, second consecutive #1 album is entitled Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, and continues to impress her growing audience, as evidenced by its record-breaking appeal. The album has garnered tremendous reaction and has quickly climbed to the top, debuting at #1 in the US, Canada, Japan, UK, Australia and New Zealand. The first single, ‘Starships,’ has sold over 3.2 million downloads to date, holding the record for spending the most consecutive weeks in the Billboard US Top Ten. Her previous album, Pink Friday, debuted in 2010 and quickly broadened her appeal from a performer with a coveted and loyal fan base into a huge commercial sensation. Her growing social community, now consisting of 21 million Facebook fans and 14 million Twitter followers, continually interact with her each other as they energetically voice their opinions- especially with regard to her ingenious performances, outrageous and cutting-edge style, and current Pink Friday world tour. From her signature sound as a talented artist to her striking look as a style icon, Nicki Minaj’s overwhelming influence transcends the traditional path of celebrities. Defiantly undefined, she reaches fans that span from youth to adult, across a select array of platforms. From her groundbreaking influence on music, to her captivating style for beauty and fashion, this starlet is revolutionizing pop culture with a fiery taste for originality. Bold and confident, Nicki fearlessly pushes beyond boundaries to achieve her extraordinary vision. Nicki now applies this outlook and passion through the debut of her fragrance, Pink Friday, an intoxicating new creative expression. “Pink Friday is a celebration of my life at this moment; it is a reflection of me as a creator, and an expression of me as a woman. I know my Barbz will connect with and appreciate each aspect – from the name, to the outrageous bottle design, to the vibrant colors that create their own song. Pink Friday shows off my personality and style; it’s exciting to express my voice through another dimension,” says Nicki Minaj. “I was involved in every aspect of the decision-making process – it seems easy because I always get this feeling inside: I know if something is right or wrong. Each detail needs to ‘wow’ me or it is not an option; that’s my way of composing perfection.”


PINK FRIDAY is an Intoxicating Floral Musk. Sparkling with mouth-watering fruits, the fragrance imparts a playful cloud of pink floral petals that whisper the sultry warmth of vanilla, skin musks and woods.

TOP: The fragrance opens with mouth-watering fruits and exotic notes of Starfruit, Italian Mandarin and succulent Boysenberry that linger in a thirst-quenching sweetness

HEART: Whipped with pink shades of floralcy, the decadent bouquet inspires angels to play through a cloud of electric Lotus Flower and starry Jasmine Petals

DRYDOWN: The creamy indulgence of Vanilla and Carmelized Pear bask in the sultry warmth of Musks and Woods to wrap the skin in an addictive sensation


Striking from all angles, the stunning statuesque bottle, just like Nicki, shines in the spotlight. From the brilliant gilded facial features with radiant pink lips to her trademark pink hair, Nicki’s fashion couture styles the fragrance with incredible personal expression and eye-catching ‘must-have’ collector excitement. The deluxe size bottle features an original NICKI MINAJ nameplate necklace. The bold carton is distinguished by bright ombre shades of gold, pink and purple adorned by a golden chain border. The vibrant packaging features a bold silhouette impression of her voluptuous, ultra-feminine profile. For the finishing touch, the back panel captures an untamed original image of Nicki for her fans to absolutely cherish!

Bottle Designer: Lance McGregor of Paul Meyers and Friends
Packaging Designers: Lance McGregor and Mariko Iizuka of Paul Meyers and Friends


– 1.7oz/50ml EDP $49
– 3.4oz/100ml EDP $59
– 6.8oz/200ml Body Lotion $25
– 5.0oz/150ml Hair Mist $22

All prices are manufacturer’s suggested retail prices in US dollars. Available in the US in September 2012 at retailers nationwide, including Macy’s, Dillard’s, Nordstrom, Belk, Bon-Ton, Boscov’s, and other fine department stores.

I don’t know that I’m really all that interested in smelling like Nicki Minaj, not that I’m her target audience anyways, but I think I am starting to like the freaky bottle design. I can see how future incarnations of the Pink Friday perfume line might come in simliar bottles (likely in different colors) and that a collection of these bottles might be fun to have. Honestly, I didn’t respond right off the bat to the bottle when I saw it last month but … I dunno, I think I like it more now. I’d like to see how the bottle looks in person but, yeah, I can see how Nicki fans might want to snap up bottles of this stuff. What do y’all think? Does this look like a perfume you’d like to own/smell like?


  • Shannon

    LMAO, this post title. I CANNOT! Luv u Trent.

  • Amanda

    So much fug still.

  • blaqfury

    might be less terrifying but still 100% tacky

  • sandy

    Hair mist?

  • Manda

    This is scary! Its like CP3O from Stars Wars if she was to sell her body for crack! She should have just made the bottle in the shape of her backside would have been much better!!