Rogue by Rihanna is the 4th fragrance released by Rihanna. For the most part, Rihanna’s fragrances have done well because they are not like your standard celebrity fragrances.
Rogue was developed by perfumer Marypierre Julien. Per Rihanna,
“People are always changing and evolving, and with Rogue, my new fragrance, I wanted to switch it up to reflect who I am today. It’s a personal fragrance that’s more self-aware. It’s Rogue, it’s me. This scent embodies demure feminine qualities yet carries into an audacious new moment. I made it for all women, for every mood, because we all want to project our true selves.”
I actually really loved the design. It’s clear and rectangular with a rose gold tinged perfume with six spikes on the bottom and a rectangular cap with a stingray leather like print. When I initially opened the box before reading the press release I was rather intrigued by the 6 unusual spikes at the bottom and later realized it was a clever design feature giving the illusion of “spiked juice”. It would look lovely on any dressing table.The bottle is fun and chic. Not only does the super sleek bottle look grown up and almost high end (I feel it has been somewhat influenced by D&G maybe it is just me but this bottle design reminds me of Dolce & Gabbana Pour Femme Fragrance)
The fragrance is categorized as a Flirty Sensual Oriental.
Top notes: a fruity explosion of cyclamen, bergamot, pink peppercorn and lemon blossom
Middle notes: brings the florals into the mix of jasmine, rose, plum and suede
Base notes: bring oriental to the party with sandalwood, musk, patchouli, amber and vanilla.
From reading it is rather unusual as you can say that this crosses all fragrance matrix categories and
I wasn’t too sure if this would work to but surprisingly it does and the scents transition rather quickly as within an minutes it smelt as if i was wearing a completely different scent (you could imagine my confusion right I had to wear it a few time to be convinced it wasn’t any of my other products i was wearing but this is genius) This fragrance to me is smoky, sexy and sensual. This is a great evening fragrance for a hot date!The vanilla note does dominate making the scent warm and slightly sugary, despite the musky notes of amber this is a gentle fragrance that does linger on the skin but is soft enough for office wear. A warm, sensual vanilla mask based scent with the slightest fruity twist to allow it to be both fresh and playful. If you gravitate towards vanilla based scents be sure to check this out as I do think you will enjoy it, Rihanna fan or not. To sum up it is a mixture of floral, sweet, oriental, powdery and musky.