Selena Gomez may still be a teenager, but she is growing up fast. In the ad for her brand-new eponymous fragrance, the Disney starlet is leaving little to the imagination: The 19-year-old is wearing a cleavage-baring purple gown with the straps pulled down and is submerged in water with her hair slicked back. Although Gomez describes the ad as "simple and pretty," a few other words come to mind, like "sexy" and "suggestive."
The ad is a play on the purple perfume bottle, which is supposed to represent the tall and willowy Gomez on the red carpet in a long, flowy gown. Springing out from the top of it is a cluster of gold and purple lips, which she says are "fun" and make it "more youthful and you can play with it."
When she created the scent — a "yummy, rich, classic, and refreshing" mix of raspberry, vanilla, and purple freesia — Gomez says she relied on the feedback of her female fans and even flew a few lucky ones to New York City to give it a smell before she put her final stamp of approval on it. "They're the ones wearing it, so I trust them -- their opinions and everything that they've done for me," she said.
Selena Gomez — the perfume — will make its debut next month, starting in Macy's stores nationwide and on macys.com. Come August, fans will be able to get their hands on it in other stores, including Nordstrom and Ulta.
And yes, Gomez says her beau Justin Bieber approves.