Kim Kardashian West Reveals the Dark, Real-Life Inspiration Behind Her New Perfume
Kim Kardashian West just revealed there’s more to her eighth fragrance, KKW Crystal Gardenia ($35 to $60), than just pretty bottles and airy floral notes. Shaped like healing crystals, Kardashian West, 37, says the fragrance represents the light at the end of her dark tunnel following last year’s Paris robbery.
“After my whole Paris situation over a year ago, my friends would come over and bring me healing crystals,” she explained to ET, “I wasn’t really into them. I didn’t know much about them.”
The makeup maven is, of course, referring to the terrifying ordeal she suffered back in October of 2016, when she was tied up and held at gunpoint in only her bathrobe while being robbed of nearly $5 million in jewelry and personal items. After a while, however, the reality star says the crystals started working their magic on her. “I love the shape. I love holding it, and I felt like, ‘Okay, this is it. I want something that I feel like calms me, is healing,’” she said.
As the first project the KUWTK star dove into following her attack, it was her desire to bring that same feeling to fans through her perfume that led to the bottle shape. “I brought my favorite things — the things that are the most precious to me right now — and what’s important in life is to be totally calm and safe and feel like I’m going through this healing process,” she shared.
The soon-to-be mother of three paired the crystal theme with what she tells the outlet is her favorite scent — gardenias — and added in some pink grapefruit, Anjou pear, water lily, tiara flower and velvet tuberose, plus solar amber and sandalwood for a bit of musk. “It felt so pure to me,” she explained. “I just loved [how] the properties of the rose quartz and citrine bring happiness, and it just meant so much to me to look into these what crystals mean and their healing properties.”
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