Rihanna Reb’l Fleur ~ new perfume

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Barbadian pop star Rihanna has launched her debut fragrance, Reb'l Fleur. The new scent for women was made under licensing arrangements with Parlux.

Daring, seductive and truly memorable, Reb´l Fleur is as much in tune with Barbados-born Rihanna's roots as it is with the glamour of her present life in New York City. Created by internationally renowned perfumers Caroline Sabas and Marypierre Julien, this fruity chypre is joyous yet intense, sophisticated yet marvelously surprising. Delicious fruits, red berries, purple plums and juicy, ripe peaches make a delicious first impression. The heart blossoms with a passionate melody of Hawaiian hibiscus flower, violet, tuberose and coconut water. A lingering base of vanilla, amber and musk becomes a sultry chorus, striking an unforgettable, emotional chord.

Rihanna Reb'l Fleur can be found now at Dillards, in 50 or 100 ml Eau de Parfum ($49/59). (via dillards)

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  1. pyramus says:

    I’m not getting the name of this at ALL, considering that the tattoo she infamously got on her neck reads “rebelle fleur”, which is grammatically wrong, but at least it doesn’t have an APOSTROPHE in it.

    But whatever. This will sell about six million bottles, even though it’s a good bet it will smell just like everything else marketed to that age group. Funny that they’re calling it a chypre when it doesn’t even have patchouli in it, which seems to be the hallmark of the new chypre.

    • Absolute Scentualist says:

      Agreed. This sounds like yet another tropical fruity floral, but they must still be selling like hotcakes even if the notes list gives me deja vu, and not in a good way.

      The tattoo thing was amusing. If there’s ever one area where one should be absolutely sure they have the phrasing/conjigation correct, then doing so in preparation for a tattoo seems like one of those more important times to be absolutely sure. I was reminded of when people get Asian characters that aren’t quite right and take on an entirely different meaning thanks to the “minor” goof of the tattoo artist. ;)

    • Robin says:

      Either that, or it’s got patch and they just didn’t list it.

    • Rictor07 says:

      rebelle fleur is not an incorrect spelling or translation, at least according to google translate.

      • lilydale aka Natalie says:

        I think the issue with her tattoo is that it should have been “fleur rebelle” rather than the other way around, although this was hotly debated among bored French linguists.

  2. Daisy says:

    Nothing groundbreaking going on here. Although she has very interesting red hair.
    My first thought: that bottle would be so hard to hold….it’d slip right out of my hand.

    • Robin says:

      I am not a fan of the bottle.

    • JennyM says:

      It’s a bouteille rebelle!

    • Benj says:

      Exactly – it’d smash on the floor and you’d need to go out and buy a new bottle…

      Clever marketing ;-)

  3. APassionateJourney says:

    About Rihanna’s tattoo, she said on her dvd she got Rebelle Fleur from Fleur Rebel, which in French means Rebel Flower. She knows it’s gramatically incorrect. She spelled it that way to fit her. Take from that what you will.

    Now, the Fragrance is also at Macy’s. It came out just before the Holidays last month. It was love at first sniff for me when I smelled it on the card. When I got it home was a different story.

    It starts out sweet. It’s like Peaches and Fruits with a tangy pineapple scent fused in. Then, it becomes almost toooo tangy! Like a sour Pineapple gone bad or something. That’s the only part of the fragrance I don’t like.

    When it dries down, it dries down! It’s pure patchouli and musk at the finish of the fragrance. Smells like a trip through the forest. I love that part.

    Really like the start, can’t stand the unbearable tangy, sour middle and loooove the drydown! I’m infatuated with the scent. I’m not head over heels in love..yet :)

    • Merlin says:

      The dry down, and maybe the tangy bit , make it sound like there may be a chypre element after all. Originally chypre meant it contained moss of some sort? But now just patchouli?

      I guess the word just gives the feeling of ‘sophistication’ now so maybe the ad writers like it?

    • Robin says:

      Thanks for the clarification & description!

    • Pammysosweet says:

      I’m not a big fan of tattos, however, in Rihanna’s case the tattos gives her a kind of classey/edge look. The fragrance has a bit of an old school and new school blend making it transgenerational. Oh yes, and the bottle is just darling!!!!

  4. Dolly2 says:

    Doesn’t look like there are any suprises here. Yet another celebrity fragrance bestowed on the innocent public. Snark, Snark. I do however like the slight edginess to her persona, but if I am in Macy’s I will take the inquisitive sniff and probably not get any thrills.

  5. hongkongmom says:

    don’t like the bottle, but will try the scent if it comes here

  6. jonr951 says:

    I got to try it 2day at Macys and I don’t know what you’ll think Robin. I can’t wait for you to try it! I really like it! LOL! Then again I don’t have much taste. Double LOL! It smells weird to me but I like it. Like a fruity, tangy, powdery patchouli. I really like the tangy part of it. It smells so so different on skin than on card. I thought I was smelling a spicier/patchouli Miami Glow from the card. It’s much more coconuty on card and I don’t know if that’s a good thing cuz I LOVE me some coconut and it’s there on the skin but I don’t get it nearly as much as I do on card. I really like it and I hope you do too. I’m crossing my fingers in suspense!!! : )

    • Robin says:

      Hey, don’t be in suspense….look how long it took me to get to Purr! But will try to find a sample.

  7. jonr951 says:

    Awesome! Can’t wait! And Reb’l is much better than Purr in my book. : )

  8. rerefan16 says:

    Does anyone know when the offical date for the UK release for this pefume is?
    Also is there a perfume out there already that Reb’l Fleur could be compared to in smell???


  9. APassionateJourney says:

    So, I’ve read yesterday that when Rihanna met with the perfumers they asked her what she was wearing and she had layered 5 perfumes on herself and she wanted something from each scent. This is just a guess but one of them had to be Flowerbomb as the dry-down is definitely Flowerbomb! It’s also similar to Calvin Klein’s Euphoria but Euphoria isn’t tangy and it’s a little more fruity smelling. Make no mistake about the dry-down. It is definitely Flowerbomb that I smell and I know Rihanna used to love Clinique Happy so maybe that’s another one

  10. Pammysosweet says:

    The bottle is not difficult to hold at all. As a matter of fact it hold quite comfortably in small or large hands. We received a shipment of the product with approxiamately 50 bottles in January and or down to 7 as of Valentines Day. It has done VERY WELL in our area. What is most interesting about the fragrance is how well it wears. Though I appreciate the demostration cards, the best test is human skin. It is price generously for an Eau de Parfum, displays glamorously, the host of the fragrance Rihanna looks absolutely gorgeous on the visuals.

  11. eminere says:

    The bottle is, quite simply, a hideous monstrosity.

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