Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Bleurgh: Rogue by Rihanna


Celebrity scents, eh?  I personally don't really understand why anyone would want to buy a fragrance emblazoned with a celebrity name (unless said person was a fragrance celebrity) - most aren't formulated by the person whose name is on the bottle at all.  That said, many celebrities have successfully launched ranges of fragrance which sell very, very well indeed - so obviously I'm in the minority.

Apparently, this fragrance - the latest in Rihanna's increasing stable of signature fragrances - is a sensuous oriental with notes of suede, musk, wood and amber, as well as lemon blossom and vanilla.  Being a lover of oriental fragrances, I was hoping that maybe Rihanna would change my mind about celeb fragrance with Rogue.  Unfortunately, once it's settled on my skin, all I can smell is PEACH and SWEET and PEACH and SWEET and it makes my nose hurt.

Other reviewers get more suede and more depth, but on me, all I can smell is cloying, sweet fruit with a background of bland vanilla.  Not nice at all.  If you're at all interested, I'd highly recommend spritzing carefully before you take the plunge.  The only nice thing I can say about it is that it has pretty decent lasting power - hours and hours pass before it wears down - and it's well priced at £23 for 30ml.  Find it now at Superdrug.

Disclosure: PR sample

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1 comment:

  1. I nad suede coming through the most. Couldn't use it. It made me nauseous. But I still like her rebel fleur and I'm not celebrity scents person.

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