Nicki Minaj promised a big Twitter announcement for fans this morning at 9AM EST. She delivered, not the American Idol news that was expected but a picture of her new perfume called Pink Friday.

The bottle is a miniature replica of Minaj herself — or rather, of the Harajuku Barbie character she embodies when her pink wigs come out. The bottle design appears to be based on the one-of-a-kind Barbie doll replica of Minaj designed by Mattel.

The blunt bangs are typical of Barbie hair designs and simpatico with the wig designs Minaj often opts for.

The skin of the bottle is gold, achieving a hue not far from Minaj’s own light tan skin. It boasts a bodice top, designed in different shades of pink to match the lighter pink hair.

Finally, each bottle will have a “Nicki Minaj” nameplate chain, similar to the “Barbie” chain her doll wore. These are a throwback to the famous “Carrie” chain favored by the lead character of the Sex And The City franchise.

The rights to Minaj’s fragrance were purchased by Elizabeth Arden in January of 2012, along with the rights to Justin Bieber’s fragrances, in their acquisition of the Give Back Brands LLC company. Give Back donates the total net profits of celebrity-endorsed fragrances to the stars’ favorite charities.

Minaj’s fragrance will be made available in department stores across the U.S. in late September 2012. The singer told Twitter followers it smells “like angels playing” and joked that she’d be following this release with a box set of soaps and creams.

-Courtney E. Smith, CBS Local


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