Celebrity Fragrance Find - Beyonce Rise

A good fragrance is a good fragrance to me.  I don't discriminate between perfumes from European fragrance houses/famous fashion designers - and those of pop stars.

And Beyonce's perfumes have always been winners, in my opinion.

Beyonce's Rise is the latest in her fragrance collection, which also includes Beyonce Pulse and Beyonce Heat.

Rise is the first one of her scents that takes a more "woody" direction than the warmer, sweet route of the others, and I loved it.

Rise was named for Rise Up, Beyonce's song from the Epic movie soundtrack, and this is described as a "luminous floral" with the Gold Symphony Orchid flower at the heart.

The opening notes were actually much more masculine than I would have expected (a mix of the Bergamot and Iced Basil notes) - but they had a nice, sparkling quality to them.  Then it became a much more floral fragrance, with the orchid and freesia standing out on my skin, with a touch of sweetness from the vanilla.

But within an hour or so, the scent became woody and green, but remained on the lighter end.  The final dry down was a beautiful mix of the woods plus musky notes.

I think this is a perfect fragrance for those women who lean more towards masculine scents, but also those who like floral, woody, green fragrances.  It's an easy, everyday, versatile perfume that's perfect for work, weekends or more formal events.  The staying power on me was about 5 hours, and the silage (how much it "projects" around you) was average on me.

Like all of Beyonce's perfume bottles, Rise has a distinctive, glamourous, shape and cap, which will also make a great fragrance gift for those that also love bottle design. - RLB

Fragrance Notes:
Top Notes: Italian Bergamot, Golden Apricot, Ice Basil Sorbet
Heart Notes: Gold Symphony Orchid, Freesia Blossom, Natural Jasmine Sambac
Bottom Notes: Autum Woods Accord, Cashmere Musk, Vetiver Extract

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*This product was provided courtesy of Beyonce Fragrances PR for reviewing purposes.

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