Kara to launch perfume
By Kwon Mee-yoo
Girl band Kara will soon launch a fragrance called "K5J,” which is the first for a Korean girl group.
The perfume will hit shelves in Japan on Saturday and international sales will be shipped in May.
The name is an acronym for "KARA 5 Jewel" and members of Kara participated in the development of the perfume from the beginning.
"We couldn't have achieved this historic milestone without our fans and thank you all for your love and continued support," Kara members said in a statement.
They said the fragrance is a special gift for the fans and to bring them even closer together.
In cooperation with a Singapore-based company Three Cups Yard, the five members of Kara ― Gyu-ri, Seung-yeon, Ha-ra, Nicole and Ji-young ― visited Paris last summer to meet with a French perfume maker and designer to choose the signature fragrance and concept of the perfume.
The Eau de Toilette made in the United Kingdom has fruity, floral and woody notes. "We hope our fans would feel the sunshine and happiness of the Paris we experienced," Kara said.
The fragrance is also available on site during the "KARASIA" concert tour starting Saturday in Yokohama and traveling to Nagoya, Fukuoka, Osaka, Tokyo and Saitama.
After debuting in 2008, the five-member girl band has become well-known for hit songs such as “Mister” and “Lupin.” Its second Japanese album “Super Girl” sold more than 800,000 copies.
For more information, visit www.kara5jewel.com.