Nicki Minaj's Perfume Alter Ego Is a Busty Femmebot


by Julianne Escobedo Shepherd
Nicki Minaj's Perfume Alter Ego Is a Busty Femmebot

There's surely no one to thank but Roman for this complete transformation of Nicki Minaj's eau de parfum alter ego into miniature femmebot, complete with gilded face mask, plastic pink wig with blunt bangs and, remarkably, breasts and cleavage. Please Roman, tell us the perfume squirts out the breastplate like an Austin Powers villain or a Katy Perry video. Called "Pink Friday," Minaj tweeted that it smells like "angels playing," yet its bottle's invocation of a dildo, a douche, and Nuvo all at the same time gives us an inkling that perhaps it's got a base note of lilies with top notes of vodka and champagne — but just a guess.

It's not Minaj's first foray into the beauty sphere — the Viva Glam spokeswoman's lipstick for MAC sold out with the quickness despite being a hard-to-wear cotton candy shade with blue undertones, though her more recent nail polish collaboration with OPI's proven more utilitarian with several glitter options and a great chartreuse hue. But she's entering the musician perfume market at a particularly packed time: Rihanna recently launched Reb'l Fleur, her scent including "sumptuous florals and juicy, ripe peaches," while Justin Bieber's Girlfriend and Someday are riding high at a major department store near you. Far more lucrative than the celeb shoe market, high-end designers have long relied on lower-price-point items like perfumes to keep their empires afloat, so at the very least it's a savvy move. And despite the salaciousness of fondling Minaj barbie-boobs every time you need a spritz, the bottle alludes to the tradition of perfume bottles in the bust of a woman, which goes back to the 18th Century but had an Art Deco revival in the 1930s. Schiaparelli would be proud!

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