YouTube-turned-MTV starlet Tana Mongeau has received backlash over her new perfume ‘TANA by Tana,’ with some fans upset over the shape of the bottle.
On January 25, the 21-year-old surprised her fanbase with the announcement that she’d created her own perfume, and even starred in a hilarious commercial to market the product.
While many rallied to order the new scent, some of her supporters were unhappy over the reveal because of one feature in particular – the bottle.
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TANA by Tana. MY FIRST PERFUME!!!! As much as I know you’d expect it to smell like backwoods and sex- I’ve curated my perfect scent.. it will captivate you with the flirty top notes of Tahitian vanilla and a head turning base of vivid, sexy citrus. The heart having subtle notes of Argan oils will kiss your skin with it’s silky texture. Get ready to be drenched in luxury- with TANA by Tana. The feeling of obsessing over perfecting something for almost a year and finally letting it out into the world is like none other. I hope you love my baby as much as I do. I never in my WILDEST DREAMS thought watching Paris Hilton perfume commercials on my TV at 11 that I’d be able to be doing the same thing, with her help, at 21. All thanks to you. The biggest of thank yous to @jordanworona @parishilton @huntermoreno @nickgalarza @jennaawolf and everyone else who played a role in making this DREAM a reality. NOW IF YOU WANNA SMELL LIKE ME, (in a good way of course), or need to get laid, or get that job, or get someone back, or need a Valentine’s Day gift for your main bitch/side bitch/single self, go to tanabytana.com or click the link in my bio and get your sugar daddy’s/parents/boss bitch cards ready!!!!!!! AAAAHHHH!!!! TANA BY TANA!!!!!!
Tana Mongeau’s new perfume
The Nevada-born star’s product is said to “captivate you with the flirty top notes of Tahitian vanilla and a head-turning base of vivid, sexy citrus” and “kiss your skin with it’s silky texture” – as detailed in an Instagram post by the internet personality.
Its glass container – a skull-shaped moment – holds 60 ml/2 fl oz, and the scent is priced on her website for $48 plus shipping and handling.
Some fans aren’t too pleased with the bottle though, with YouTuber Damon Fizzy finding a very similar product on a Chinese website for $0.30. “I can get this perfume bottle from China for 30 cents,” he said, and later followed it up with, “I have no issues with Tana and find her entertaining. I just thought she'd at least brand the product.”
He wasn’t the only one to point out the similarities though, others compared it to something that could be bought from US retail chain Hot Topic. The beauty brand ‘Blackheart’ has famously collaborated with the clothing store in the past to bring out rollerball perfumes in a glass skull.
“Why does Tana by Tana bottle look so cheap. Still gonna buy it [though],” one fan tweeted. I live for tana but sis is [about to] catch a lawsuit from hot topic,” another said, comparing the two side-by-side.
“All that money and the best Tana Mongeau could do was rip off a 5 dollar hot topic perfume bottle and call it “tana by tana”,” another person posted. “The creative bankruptcy of big name youtubers never ceases to amaze me.”
Why does Tana by Tana bottle look so cheaappp. Still gonna buy it tho
— kala✨ (@kalakardashian3) January 27, 2020
— • 𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘦 • 16 (@RITALINCLUBS) January 26, 2020
All that money and the best Tana Mongeau could do was rip off a 5 dollar hot topic perfume bottle and call it “tana by tana”, the creative bankruptcy of big name youtubers never ceases to amaze me
— yeah i’m emo, so what? (@ThyArtIsMemes) January 26, 2020
Despite the criticism of the bottle, other supporters were quick to rally behind the YouTuber and back up her new perfume product – including celebrities and other influencers.
“Get me some f**king tana by tana,” Logan Paul tweeted, clearly excited by his former sister-in-law’s venture.
get me some fucking tana by tana
— Logan Paul (@LoganPaul) January 25, 2020
Over on Instagram, congratulations for the MTV star poured in, with reality TV actor and singer Paris Hilton commenting, “Love you sis! So proud of you!”
Ex-husband Jake Paul also chimed in with “queen snapped” and rapper ModSun posted a simple “Proud of u.”
When announcing the perfume, Tana revealed that she’d spent the best part of a year designing the scent and working on the bottle – meaning that maybe it’s more of a coincidence than meets the eye.
Glass skull bottles have been around for years (think Dan Aykroyd’s Crystal Head vodka) so it’s no surprise to many that it's had an influence on future products.