Beyonce's new fragrance Rise
I am so excited to try the new fragrance by Beyonce. Rise came on the the market in February 2014. The concept of this new fragrance was from Beyonce's persona on stage and '" female empowerment and finding the inner strength that makes women so beautiful." Nice. So lets have a whiff. Actually before I smell it I will check out the bottle. This is always an important first impression.
Personally I don't think it is the prettiest bottle I have ever seen. It is very tall and has hard edges. If Beyonce wanted the fragrance and bottle to match then yes it is powerful and strong. However the bottle design is not very feminine. The lid is a peculiar kind of crystal shape in gold and not very alluring to my eye.
A detailed picture of the lid
OK, so first impressions of the scent. Not my cuppa tea. Its very strong and has a smell that I feel is aimed for the older generation, not really for 20's to 30 year old's. As the scent settles it becomes a lot more pleasant. The first layer drifts away quiet quickly (thank goodness) leaving a middle note that sinks into the skin and leaves a lot more subtle smell of soft florals. The lasting impression is a mixtures of deep woods and musk. I am much more of a girl who likes her perfumes floral all the way so I sort of found this fragrance a bit too musky for me. My mother also had a spray and she said that she liked it but had the same impression as mine about the initial spray. Its a bit overpowering and then she liked the middle notes but adored the base musky notes.
So I guess everyone is different with their preferences. This fragrance lasted about five hours on my skin.
Top notes: Bergamont, apricot, basil
Middle notes: Orchid, jasmine sabac, freesia
Base notes: Cashmirwood, musk, vetiver, woodsy notes
Have you tried Rise by Beyonce? What did you think?
This product was sent to me for consideration however my opinions are 100% genuine and honest.