Spice was Perfume’s 19th single. It was released on November 2, 2011 and debuted at no. 2 on the Oricon Weekly Charts with 75,688 copies sold. In all it has sold over 82,824+ copies. This was the final single in the JPN Era.

Spice - Perfume

1. Spice
3. Spice -Original Instrumental-
4. GLITTER -Original Instrumental-

Finishing up their singles is the rather mid-tempo Spice. When comparing it to Perfume’s other title tracks, this one definitely stands out. Not only is it actually catchy and not annoying, but it’s one of their few good mid-tempo songs. Filled with their extra cute vocals, and electropop music, it’s sure to become one of your favorites!

While I liked Spice, I believe that everyone just loves GLITTER. Believe it or not, but GLITTER was actually released before Spice. It was used in a CM and it got people excited for Perfume’s newest song. I’m not quite sure why it’s only a B-Side, it easily could’ve been another A-Side, but still. It’s definitely one of their best songs in a while. It’s up-beat, cheery, and it has that idol feel (the good idols that have talent). I love how it’s up-tmepo and equally infectious, not to mention it’s just a very adorable song that really screams Perfume. Not only that, but it’s over 5 minutes, more to enjoy!!!


This was the surefire way to end the JPN Era. I have to admit that I was worried about what the album would turn out after their first four singles, but this final one gives me so much hope! Perhaps they can recover and release some killer tracks. They really need to stick to more songs like this, especially ones that are so great and so infectious!!! I can’t wait to hear the new material from their latest album after this single!



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