Sassy or sweet, Rebelle is a delightful enticement bringing to mind not only the warmth of the Carribbean sun, reflecting Barbados-born Rihanna's roots, but also the exhilarating whirl of her present-day city life.
Caroline Sabas and Marypierre Julien, the internationally renowned perfumers behind Reb'l Fleur, have teamed up once again to capture Rihanna's essence, this time with a lush, sensual Gourmand Chypre. Luscious strawberries and ripe purple plums are enlivened with a jolt of ginger to create a tantalising harmony at the top. Then the heart opens, passionate with the heat of exotic allure, intriguing body and soul with notes of tropical splendor: cacao absolute, vanilla orchid and heliotrope. Defiantly sexy, the base notes beguile. Dark and mysterious, they echo like the reggae hook in a Rihanna tune: Rich patchouli finds rhythm with the essence of rare coffee beans, creamy musk merges with the aphrodisiac effect of amber... unforgettable becomes an understatement.
The bottle, as dramatically unique as a Rihanna performance, is inspired by the shape of a stiletto heel - a favourite shoe option for Rihanna. Made feminine with a twisting matte crimson "ribbon" layered over precious metal, the fragrance appears to glow from within, suffused with a glorious golden aura.
"My new fragrance is about taking control but still being a lady. There's a feminine, romantic element to the fragrance - but there's also a defiant quality in it. I love its duality." - Rihanna.
Top notes: Plum, Strawberry and Ginger.
Heart notes: Vanilla Orchid, Heliotrope and Cacao Absolute.
Base notes: Musk, Coffee, Patchouli and Amber.