Today, September 11th, an article was published about Ariana Grande. The singer was interviewed about her fragrance Ari, her upcoming single Focus On Me, and personal stories including her fears and family. Read the article below, pointing out the important information.
“My brother Frankie is obsessed with it and wearing it everywhere,” said Grande in a phone interview with WWD, taking a break from her 88-show “Honeymoon” tour. “He’s always like, ‘I need a new bottle.’ And I’m like, ‘I don’t have a bottle! I need one for myself!’ He keeps stealing mine!”
“One of my big fears is something happening to my voice, because vocal chords are fragile little things, and it is so easy for something to go wrong when you’re singing as much as I do every night,” she said. “The good news is I went to the doctor yesterday to have my [vocal] chords looked at. So he scopes me — and it turns out they were even in better shape than they were before the show, which means that I’m singing properly.”
After a Friday concert in Los Angeles, Grande’s got a video shoot scheduled. “We’re starting the creative process for the next album, and we’re going to be shooting a whole bunch of stuff,” she said. “But it’s the best music I’ve ever made. I feel like I’m always attached to every album as I’m making it, so I’m probably going to say that about every album, but this one feels really special.”
Speaking of making things she’s attached to, Grande is eager to get her first scent on counters this week. “I wanted it to be personal, especially if I’m going to call it Ari,” said Grande. “I’ve been obsessed with smells my whole life. One year I got a gift basket [with fragrances]. I’d put the lotion on every day, the body spray every day — I would walk around my house literally smelling like a bakeshop. I’m not just slapping my name on some perfume I think smells OK. I am genuinely obsessed with it. I can’t walk past the bottle in my room without spraying on me 14,000 times.”
“I learned a lot about what notes work together,” she said. “[I found that] a lot of my favorite fragrances have juicy raspberry and marshmallow in them, just like mine. I like fruity and sweet fragrances.”
Grande noted that she was intrigued with how the scent smells different on different people, given their body chemistry. “One of my best friends, Tyler, was wearing it, and walked past me. I was like, ‘What’s that? That smells good,’ and he was like, ‘It’s your perfume!’”
“I wanted the bottle itself to look really old school, like something you would see in an old movie,” said Grande.
“The cool thing about the fragrance is that it’s hand in hand with the ‘Be You’ campaign, using #BeYou,” said Grande. “I want to inspire my fans to be unapologetically themselves, celebrating our differences, boosting each other up rather than tearing each other down and meeting society’s ridiculous standard of beauty and perfection. It’s really nice now and then to be reminded that being yourself is more than enough. You’re totally perfect. That’s so cheesy to say, but it’s true.”
It will simultaneously launch in the U.K., Germany and Australia. “This deal will help us secure our position in the fragrance industry,” said Tony Bajaj, president and chief executive officer of Luxe Brands, Grande’s fragrance licensee. Bajaj founded Luxe Brands in 2014.
Grande will make a personal appearance supporting the fragrance at Macy’s Herald Square on Wednesday. She lamented the fact hat she wouldn’t be able to hit New York Fashion Week. “I’ve never gone, and always wanted to,” she said. “But I’ve got so much prep to do for this next album, so not this season.”
Next up for Grande is Fox’s “Scream Queens,” coming out on Sept. 22. “It’s really funny and it’s really dark and scary at the same time,” she said. “Comedy and horror are my two favorite genres, so the combination was great.” She’s also said to be filming Zoolander 2, tentatively scheduled for a 2016 release. She also has a single coming out. “I haven’t announced the date yet, but it’s called ‘Focus on Me,’ and my album will follow shortly thereafter. I’ve been working on it while I’m on tour, because I’ve felt really inspired. I’m pretty honest [on this one].”