Kim Kardashian West recently unveiled her new perfume bottle. Nothing but Kim’s voluptuous shape is good enough for the new KKW Body fragrance. According to Page Six, fans and fashionistas couldn’t help but notice the similarity between her fragrance bottle and that of Gaultier’s Classique which also boasts the female form.
With over three million hits, there are very few people who haven’t seen Kardashian’s semi-nude photos that she displayed on Instagram this week. In one particular photo, Kim proves that clay can also become a woman if worn with enough confidence. She captions this, “We took a mold of my body and made it a perfume bottle. @kkwfragrance.” From this, we can deduce that Kardashian looked within (or is that without?) for inspiration for her new perfume.
Although it remains endearing that any woman wants to immortalize her own form in a perfume bottle, it seems as if Jean Paul Gaultier may have a different take on KKW Body. In a social media post, the iconic brand posted, “Keeping up with the fragrance’s news! #Classique#JeanPaulGaultier.” It seems as if Kardashian’s concept is not entirely new at all and could be construed as a replica of a tried and true formula. Gaultier once said that the inspiration for the packaging for Classique was a can of cat food and the imprint that it left behind, according to Elle Canada.
“I love the contrast of something very industrial like the can with the body [fragrance bottle].”
Kim Kardashian West has since responded to claims that she copied the iconic Classique bottle. According to Cosmopolitan,sculptures were her inspiration. She then goes on to say that Jean Paul Gaultier’s bottle “celebrates the woman’s body” but that her perfume bottle differs from Gaultier’s original concept because “my inspiration is a statue.” She does go on to say that KKW Body is to be “really personal with my exact mold.” Kim admits that she has always loved the fashion designer’s bottles.
Kardashian states that the purpose of the mold was twofold: she wanted an exact replica of the bottle for her new perfume and the mold is also to be used for artistic purposes. The star wants a large sculpture made from the mold as well. As far as the perfume goes, Kim hinted that it smells like “a sexy, golden summer day.” Almost certainly, KKW Body will be a runaway success. And with Kim’s body as the shape of the vial, it will leave a lasting impression.