Ariana Grande Joins Nemesis Mariah Carey In The Perfume Wars

Ariana Grande is often compared to Mariah Carey and the fact she is now releasing her own fragrance, just like Mimi has done recently, will fuel the comparisons. Popcrush talks about Grande’s latest surprise.

“The ‘Love Me Hard’ pop singer was only supposed to share the name of her new fragrance, ‘Ari.’ However it seems Ariana was so excited about the whole thing that she revealed the entire box.”

Popcrush notes that lavender box shows a black and white photograph of Ariana wearing a black spaghetti strap with a deep V neckline while her hair is tied in a top bun. She poses with her hands on her head and has a surprised look on her face.

Grande has yet to release a commercial to promote her perfume. One can only hope it’s similar to the commercial Mariah Carey did for her perfume Honey. The sexy commercial features Carey swimming under water with high heels on. The slow motion jitters in the video can be a little annoying, but the site of Mariah running around with her bikini is funny and sexy at the same time.

According to a recent article by the Inquisitr, Ariana is not only getting ready to release a new fragrance, but a new album as well.

“Ariana Grande has answered her fans’ pleas for new music. Just a few weeks after revealing the title for her next album will be Moonlight, the pop star gave fans a sneak peek at one of her new songs.”

Ariana Grande also recently made headlines by writing a thoughtful feminist essay. Billboard recently quoted her empowering words.

“I come from a long bloodline of female activists. My aunt Judy was the first Italian American female president of the National Press Club in Washington D.C. I think she would have been proud of me for speaking up about something that has been bothering me personally for so long.”

Ariana said she was sick of being referred to as Big Sean’s ex. She pointed out that, for too long, women have always been seen as the past, present, and future property and ownership of men. At the end of the essay, she invoked a quote from Gloria Steinem that said any woman who lives on her own as a full human being will be treated like dirt from the status quo.

Like Madonna, Lady Gaga, and other female singers in the past, Grande has gone from being just a pop star to becoming a spokesperson for women’s rights. Do you think Ariana Grande is being sincere or is she jumping on the bandwagon in an effort to help her brand? Let us know in the comments section.

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