Back on October 15 last year, we brought you the news that Katy Perry, the devilish cherry-lipped pop starlet that she is, was launching her own perfume. It was to be called ‘Purr’, which was definitely not just a shameless excuse to pack K-Pez into a latex cat costume. Definitely not.

DEFINITELY not, okay?

Well, the wait is over, because ‘Purr’ is here. Hoo-bloody-ray. If we’d had to wait another day for those magical scents of peach nectar, apple and green bamboo, a heart of jasmine blossom, pink freesia and Bulgarian rose and a drydown of vanilla orchid, white amber, sandalwood and musk, all neatly festooned within a cat-shaped flacon – well who knows what we’d have done. 

Katy Perry's choice of headwear at this perfume launch promotion type event was quite interesting. Sombrero's are big news at the moment. Or rather, Mexican things are big news, and sombreros are Mexican, so sombreros are big news by association.

"No tacos in them there hands, I see..."

The ‘look at us three being all geezery like some mega-geezers overdosing on geezer-juice’ Top Gear triumvirate deliberately courted controversy by stereotyping the typical Mexican as “lazy, feckless, flatulent, overweight, leaning against a fence asleep looking at a cactus with a blanket with a hole in the middle on as a coat." Can’t see why that didn’t go down well. Bloody oversensitive Mexicans.

It’s nice that Katy Perry has weighed in to support her South American chums in this furore. And her support has clearly been well appreciated, judging by the double thumbs-up she’s being given there. Speedy Gonzales’ hands look a lot bigger than you’d expect for a mouse, though, don’t they?

"Arriba! Arriba!"