Selena Gomez was inspired to create her own fragrance by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.

The 19-year-old former Disney star had been yearning to come up with her own scent since falling in love with the 'Two of a Kind' stars' body sprays as a child.

She explained: ''I've always wanted to [create my own fragrance] since Mary-Kate and Ashley had their little body sprays - I loved those and was obsessed with them.''

And now her wish has come true with her perfume, named simply ''Selena Gomez'', hitting the stores In America.

Explaining her decision to avoid the usual raft of whimsical names, the 'Monte Carlo' actress told US Weekly: ''It's called my name, because I didn't want to get all philosophical with my first one.

''I wanted it to be representing me so it's really fun, very sophisticated and also fruity. The only way I can describe it is yummy!''

Selena tested the scent on her loyal fans, and even had them flown in from across the globe because their opinion is so valuable to her.

She said: ''They're the ones wearing it, so I trust them - their opinions and everything that they've done for me.''