Reb’l Fleur by Rihanna … Sweet, Tart Muskiness That Lasts…And Surprises The Wearer.

Reb'l Fleur.

Reb’l Fleur.

Reb’l Fleur by Rihanna, the first of her forays into perfumery, launched in 2010. Considered a chypre floral, it is made in collaboration with perfumers Caroline Sabas and Marypierre Julien.

Caroline Sabas is the nose to work on such perfumes as A Rather Novel Collection Taverns & The Hague  by Caroline Sabas, Britney Spears Midnight Fantasy, Badgley Mischka Couture, Calvin Klein Downtown, Rihanna Rebelle,  Charles Jourdan The Parfum, Christian Audigier for Him, Faith Hill, Oud Orange Intense, Jennifer Lopez Glowing, Sunkissed Glow and Miami Glow, Fresh Cannabis Santal, Natori, Nicole Miller Frenzy, Shania Twain Shania Starlight, Sean John Unforgivable for Men, Kim Kardashian True Reflection and Ed Hardy for Women.

Marypierre Julien is the nose to work on such perfumes as A Rather Novel Collection Hamarikyu Gardens by Marypierre, Brooks Brothers Black Fleece Red Cologne, Brooks Brothers Black Fleece White Cologne, Christian Audigier For Women, Ed Hardy Skulls and Roses For Her, Ed Hardy Skulls and Roses For Him, Villain For Him, Elizabeth Arden 5th Avenue Nights, Gap Close, Happ and Stahns Rosa Alba 1842, Ivanka Trump For Women, Kate Walsh Boyfriend, Rihanna Rogue and Rebelle, Mariah Carey Vision of Love, Kate Walsh Billionaire Boyfriend, Six Scents Parfums Series 4. – 5-Second Skin-VPL & Marypierre Julien, and Banana Republic Wildbloom Rouge.

There is a tartness to this flanker of Rihannas I really enjoy. It’s both sweet and tart at the same time. The longevity is amazing. A few sprays are worth eight hours which is amazing for perfume, let alone those made today. Reb’ l Fleur by Rihanna has passed my strict tests and shown itself to be a winner in the fragrance category.

There seems to be a tropical flair with a fruity twist, like the infamous candy Wonka SweeTarts, but it’s wrapped in a musky haze. This doesn’t give Reb’l Fleur a childish or teen-set flair at all, rather, more of a unique twist for a perfume. Eventually, the musk thickens and a bit of buttered popcorn tuberose peeks through intermittently. The coconut and vanille mix in but don’t overwhelm to make this a purely linear vanilla cookie fragrance, either. Patchouli wraps it together nicely to make this scent an easy, comfortable perfume to wear anytime. All of the notes mix together well to create a perfume that dances and dips to give its wearer slight changes for interest.

Perfect for lounging on the week-ends, doing errands, relaxing, Reb’l Fleur is a feel-good fragrance that I’d say  can be worn through the four seasons. It radiates well with a few spritzes.

Speaking of the bottle-although looking at the flanker, one might think it’s nice and pretty and if you own all three of the series, (Rebelle, Reb’l Fleur and Nude), they are all identical except for the color of the banding around the bottle. They’d make a nice presentation on one’s vanity. However, when you try and spray them, it’s virtually impossible to do so with one hand. The base is so wide and the neckline is so slim, a human hand cannot physically hold it and spray it at the same time. I have to balance these bottles on something and then use another hand to spray them. The bottle design is the only detraction from Reb’l Fleur.  It’s absolutely horrible for use.

I bought my bottle of Reb’l Fleur, along with a body lotion and body wash on clearance for $12.50. It was a steal as far as I’m concerned since I absolutely adore this fragrance for the price. It’s one I’ll be reaching for often enough. Although reaching with two hands and it’s certainly not packable as a go-to in a travel bag.

The longevity is hours on end. For me, this perfume lasts at least eight hours before it starts to fade to a skin scent. That’s an incredibly long time. I love it as a day scent for a pick-me-up vibe.

Top Notes:  Peach, Plum, Red Berries.

Middle Notes: Tuberose, Violet, Coconut, Hibiscus.

Base Notes: Musk, Patchouli, Amber, Vanille.

You can find Reb’l Fleur in local department stores and online.

Peace.

Sorceress.

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