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Celebrity perfume reviews: Rihanna Rogue, One Direction Our Moment, Nicki Minaj Minajesty

The year is nearly over, and even more so than usual, I’ve fallen way behind on the celebrity fragrance releases — if memory serves, Katy Perry Killer Queen was the only celebrity perfume I reviewed all year, although I did manage to try quite a few others quickly on paper. It’s too late to catch up now, but here are three I spent some time with recently.

If you’ve smelled anything fabulous from a celebrity in 2013, do comment! Otherwise, I’m going to assume that I didn’t miss much.

Rihanna Rogue

Rihanna Rogue

When a commenter said that Rogue, the latest from Rihanna, smelled like Bottega Veneta, it shot to the top of my “get” list, and I refused to be discouraged even by reports in the Daily Mail that it was closer to a “strong whiff of ripe peaches or peach jam, while it’s still bubbling in the pan on the hob”…

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Bunch o’ limited edition collector bottles 2013, part 6

More limited edition collector fragrance bottles, with the usual disclaimers: in most of these cases, the juice is unchanged, just the bottle is “special” (or not, as the case may be), and some of these may not be available in the US.

Drakkar Noir, Neymar Jr edition 2013

From Guy Laroche, a limited edition bottle of Drakkar Noir celebrating the fragrance’s 30th anniversary. The bottle is signed by brand’s new face, Brazilian soccer star Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, and is due to launch in April…

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