The ‘Five Points‘ actor Hayley Kiyoko has launched her first fragrance, Hue, the other day and promoted it with a Vogue interview in which she is explaining what perfume means to her as a queer.
On February 3, Kiyoko announced that Hue is available for pre-order by posting a marketing photo, through her verified Instagram account and then released a photo of herself taken for her Vogue interview and added a part from the said interview in the caption section to clarify why she had headed to launch a perfume.
Alongside the photo that sees her with her signature blond hair and in a blue blouse, she added:
“Perfume has been a massive part of my queer experience. I remember feeling famous in middle school because girls said that I smelled good. They wouldn’t date me. They didn’t have crushes on me. But they said I smelled good.”
Kiyoko, who has been marked as a queer icon & pop star continued by saying that smelling good was a huge thing for her, so much so that, she has carried that throughout her life as a signature. The singer who received Spotify Awards for Most-Added to LGBTQ+ Playlists Artist for her song titled ‘Girls Like Girls’ in 2020, concluded her words as follows:
“I want to give that power and that armor to my fans, even if they’re sitting at home!”
Apart from the post she shared through Instagram, during the interview the ‘Lemonade Mouth‘ star admitted that she had no idea “challenging and complicated making a perfume would be” and likened the process of creating a song to making perfume.