New Fragrances Beyonce Rise

Beyonce Rise

12/21/13 09:24:38 (23 comments)

by: Sanja Pekic

Beyonce launches her new perfume Rise in February of 2014. The concept that lies behind the creation of this fragrance was inspired by Beyonce’s on-stage persona, as well as by “female empowerment and finding the inner strength that makes women so beautiful" (wwd). The fragrance is supposedly more intimate and more natural than the previous ones, inspired by the works of singer's favorite poet Maya Angelou.

The composition is announced as intoxicating, addictive and luminous floral created by Loc Dong. Its opening notes include apricot, Italian bergamot and iced basil sorbet. The main note of the perfume is, of course, orchid and this time it is an orchid called "Golden Symphony", which is mixed with freesia and Sambac jasmine flowers and placed at the base of the autumn woods, cashmere, musk and vetiver.



Top notes: apricot, bergamot, basil
Heart: Golden Symphony orchid, jasmine, freesia
Base: cashmere, vetiver, woods, musk


The fragrance is available as 15, 30 and 50 ml Eau de Parfum with an accompanying collection for body care.
 



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moonspace
moonspace

I tried this perfume today and was sadly disappointed! No sweetness like her others and longevity is pure also. Dry down is extremely similar to Katy Perry killer queen.

Feb
11
2014
charlottesmom
charlottesmom

jht, yes, but with their fighting for less naturals in perfumes due to a few folks allergies or sensitivities they are not making it easy for some houses to stick to their original formulas (even if cost was not a factor). Most new formulations have very few naturals in them, citrus is a no-no due to photosensitivity (they are among the cheapest of essential oils) but even a bunch of other essential oils are frowned upon lately which is sad in this perfume lovers opinion. But I agree it is all about the money for some mass producers, not about the art of formulation...

Now to comment on the Beyonce introduction....I personally will try any perfume be it a celebrity or well known well respected 100 year old house it's the juice that matters not the name on the bottle. Rise sounds interesting IMO.

Dec
24
2013
blueangel0313
blueangel0313

Wow! This is supposed to be review on perfume and it seems to be more drama. Please review the perfume when you smell it instead of unleashing personal drama.

Dec
23
2013
jht4060
jht4060

Actually chartlottesmom, IFRA has little or nothing to do with the dominance of synthetics in perfumes. It is driven mostly by cost and some by creative license (there are many synthetic scents that cannot be extracted from or even found in nature). Fruit notes are the most obvious - present in real fruits (other than citrus peel) in amounts far too low to be worth extracting, they are easily synthesized.

Dec
23
2013
buyer63
buyer63

comment- not a review
Pyramid looks sound. Perfumer has experience and created a few I like. Basil? ...hmmm don't know. It can be like adding green beans to a stew, it can make it or wreck it. Think I'll wait and see and smell before I have any kind of an opinion. Her tunes are fun to dance to.

Dec
22
2013
passion4fashion
passion4fashion

Yassssss Beyonce you betta slay! Yassssss

Dec
22
2013
luna rebel
luna rebel

I'm not a fan of Beyonce or flowery perfumes, so I won't be buying this. However, all of you who are implying/stating that absolutely every single perfume company is only out to make money need to rethink this statement. This is a broad generalization. There are many small perfume companies that sell only on Ebay and Etsy and actually do genuinely care about the craft. It seems like a lot of people are generalizing every entrepreneur and business owner as a money-hungry pig. While most entrepreneurs are greedy and do become so engulfed in money that it becomes their only concern, we cannot say this for every single entrepreneur. I am certain that even among the richest entrepreneurs, some are still passionate enough to genuinely care about their product. Just like there are probably still some celebrities who actually care about the perfumes and entertainment they put out. Unfortunately, I highly doubt that Beyonce is one of these celebrities....but hey, that's just my personal opinion. And just because people like her are only in it for the fame and money, does not mean that every celebrity/company/entrepreneur is.

Dec
22
2013
charlottesmom
charlottesmom

I fully suspect that any "orchid" scent that is used in a mass produced perfume is an aroma chemical colorfully named. Lets face it thanks to IFRA there is going to be fewer and fewer acceptable natural ingredience in most if not all perfumes. Even now most perfumes are mostly man made chemicals, even the classics are being reformulated to have fewer natural ingredience...sad but true.

Dec
22
2013
kimberlylizkennedy
kimberlylizkennedy

Looking at the notes in this perfume, I bet the only true real essential oil is the Bergamot and Basil. These being the cheapest and top notes. Everything else would have to be a man made scent, cheaper, doubt Jasmine is real. Beyonce and Maya? What a joke. I doubt Maya, is involved in Satanism and the Iluminati. An other cheap basic scent. I am sick of mass market perfume under disguise as empowerment. Use better quality raw materials, and be honest. Beyonce just wants more attention and money. She doesn't care about anyone. That is why you can find her and her husband on Youtube wearing demonic regalia such as goat heads, and symbols that glorify and represent the Illuminati. And JHT is right about orchids and their "scent." I also think the double impression of the mask next to her face represents her well.

Dec
22
2013
jht4060
jht4060

Okay cake n' cuddles, the problem is that many of those orchids smell nothing like each other (I have grown many of them). And I mean NOTHING. They range from chocolate to muguet to vanilla to cinnamon to uniquely floral to rotting meat (to attract carrion flies, needless to say not popular as houseplants). There is no "orchid" scent. Many of them aren't even what one would normally think of as floral. As far as I can think of, every other flower commonly used to describe perfumes has a specific and recognizable scent.

And Elmyra is right, most popular orchid hybrids have no scent, though it tends to be species orchids (naturally occurring) that are scented, rather than hybrids, which have mostly been selected for their form and color (though there are exceptions, for example Sharry Baby).

And go for it both lizzie81 and L'eaulita (cute pun by the way)!! You are both right, though you sound as if you might rip each other's eyeballs out in the meantime. Insipid celebrity scents are kind of annoying if you are into perfume, but they have their place among what my grandfather called (in one of his many delightfully politically incorrect moments) "the great unwashed". And they are all commercial products in the end, without any real value beyond engagingly delighting our senses. The pretentious marketing of celebrity scents is even sillier than that of "serious" perfumeries, but it is all a bit silly. They are just appealing to different markets.

Dec
22
2013
lizzie81
lizzie81

@L'eaulita (Sorry this is not a review but a political rant) While I agree with what you are saying, I have a point to make also. It is worth noting that to have self worth hanging on the perfume you wear being produced in an exclusive, pretentious, closed nit French perfume or design house that also rake in billions by manipulating women's emotions and selling them a sense of 'desirability', 'exclusivity' and 'being worth' their particular concoctions packaged in nice bottle, in my humble view is no better than Beyonce's above campaign. In fact that kind of exclusivity only creates division. 'Some are worth it, while those that cannot afford it are not type of mentality'. Wear whatever you personally like, cheap or otherwise mass produced or not, for it hopefully makes no difference to ones self worth ideally, or the empowerment of women, why expect it to? The vast majority of perfume producers are in it to make money after all. Empowerment of women is an individual job as well as a collective one. Don't get me wrong, I love perfume or I wouldn't be here but I know the advertising campaigns of ANY perfume are about manipulation and sales figures. While the connection between Beyonce and Maya Angelou is in my view a far fetched and aggravating one for Beyonce spouting about female empowerment to sell perfume IS highly offensive, I would like to understand how any other perfume on the market is any different? or is that what you meant? The positive to take from it is that Beyonce may at least get another generation of women interested in who Maya Angelou is which can only be a good thing, even if she (B) is using the pretense of female empowerment to line her own pocket. Enjoy it (perfume) for what it is.... though not something that will empower women nor give us a sense of self worth. Those are just silly marketing campaigns. No offense meant xx

Dec
22
2013
sweetiepea161616
sweetiepea161616

Wow, this one actually looks good! I mean, I'm not a fan of her fruity tooty scents but this one looks more sophisticated. I like the sounds of the notes, so who knows, it might be worth sniffing.

Dec
22
2013
Elmyra
Elmyra

I have a few orchids, and must say, honestly, they do not have a scent. I also have frangipani trees and one magnolia, with white flowers, not pink.

The frangipani and magnolia, esp magnolia, are extremely fragrant and lovely, and bees constantly attract to them, due to the scent.

But that being said, i think that you must most probably get orchids out there, in different geographical regions, that are bred specifically for perfume extraction purposes, and they most probably have a scent.

So, the 'commercial' orchids we buy at the shops, which are utterly beautiful, are just different, and is not to say that all orchids dont have a scent...

Perhaps, maybe - they are cross-mixed and pollinated in order to produce a scent...if some naturally just dont have a fragrance.

Its quite interesting, and id google more on this wacky topic, but this is just my opinion, im no orchid expert! Just a collector in love with their different colours -)

As far the Beyonce frag goes, i dont have any of hers as they never appealed to me, but im curious about this one, and id test it at the stores, why the heck not!

Dec
21
2013
L'eaulita
L'eaulita

For a woman who is supposed to be empowering women, these inspid carbon-copy sugared floral perfumes are anything but. They are cheap, unimaginative and far from empowering anyone, but the industry shareholders and the Carter bank account. If anything, these kinds of fragrances keep women in a place of paternal patronisation. What empowering woman do you know that smells like a 13yr old? Do you as a woman, enjoy that these celebrities and companies think that this is all youre worth and what you should smell like?
Shame on these so-called perfumers grovelling on their knees for a slice of the pie, putting their name to these tacky creations. And putting Maya Angelou's name to something like this? For shame, for shame! Maya Angelou is an intelligent, strong black woman who endured with integrity and truly embodies empowerment. And she didnt have to take her clothes off, thrust her hips and put out cheap perfume to get there. Paying homage to Maya Angelou with something that smells like a spoiled, white teen princess is downright offensive.

Dec
21
2013
Carnation
Carnation

I work in the outside and indoor garden department of a home improvement company. We carry several species of orchids and not one of them are scented. I have also talked to professional orchid breeders who say the same thing. My only other comment on this new Beyonce frag is.......Yawn. Another fruity/floral/musky dry down celebrity scent. Ho Hum.

Dec
21
2013
cake n' cuddles
cake n' cuddles

I'll save you guys the trouble.
Aerangis: most species are miniature and evening fragrant, biloba, citrata, modesta, mystacidii, somalensis are considered easy, most do better mounted.
Aeranthes: a few species are fragrant.
Aerides: most are very fragrant, tall, lanky growth and roots.
Ancistrochilum rothschildianum: mini, deciduous in winter.
Angraecum: most are night fragrant, some are large and highly scented.
Brassavola: most are very night-scented, including the well-known Brassavola nodosa, or "lady of the night" orchid.
Brassia: Huge, spiderlike flowers.
Brassidium: popular, scented brassia hybrids.
Brassocattleyas: crosses between brassavola and cattleya, many are scented, some are intensely scented.
Brassolaocattleyas: Crosses of three different genuses, many are scented.
Bulbophyllum: ambrosia, laxiflorum and odoratissimum are a few small, well-scented species in a group of often foul-smelling orchids.

Catasetum: large, deciduous orchids that bear male or female flowers. Several species are fragrant, including callosum, pileatum and tenebrosum, many well-known hybrids with other genuses are likewise fragrant.
Cattleya: The classic orchid, the most fragrant species are said to be bicolor, dowiana, iricolor, labiata, maxima, mossiae, schilleriana, and warscewiczii Literally thousands of hybrids, many are scented, some intensely so � look for ones with scented species in their background, or ask for the most fragrant ones.
Clowesia: plants lose leaves in the winter, most species and hybrids are scented.
Cochleanthes amazonica, aromatica, discolor: small, must be kept warm and moist.
Coelogyne: many species are scented, some grow quite large. Popular species include cristata, cummingii, dayana, mooreana, ochracea, pandurata.

Cychnoches: large, deciduous orchids, spectacular blooms. Scented species include chlorochilum, warscewiczianum .
Cymbidium: The fragrance of certain asian species � chinensis, ensifolium and kanran � have been written about for thousands of years. Some mini fragrant hybrids have been developed, which may be easier for beginners.
Dendrobium: Another very popular genus, many have tall canes and lose their leaves in winter. Many species and hybrids are scented: popular species include kingianum, loddigesii, monoliforme, nobile, parishii, speciosum Popular scented hybrids include many "nobile-type" hybrids.
Dendrochilum: many are scented, with chains of tiny flowers, including cobbianum, glumacaeum, magnum.
Encyclia: most are scented, including alata, cordigera, dickinsoniana, fragrans, mooreana, patens, phoenicia (chocolate), radiata, tampensis,
A growing number of fragrant hybrids, popular around Mother�s Day.
Epidendrum: includes popular "reed-stem" orchids; fragrant species include ciliare, citrosmum, conopseum, cristatum, falcatum, floribundum, nocturnum, parkinsonianum, stamfordianum.
Some fragrant hybrids.
Gongora: most are small and highly scented, flowers often short-lived.
Haraella odorata: hands down the most popular fragrant miniature orchid on the Orchid Forum.
Holcoglossum: amesianum, yunnanensis are small vanda relatives.
Jumellea: angraecum relatives, popular species include arachnantha, comorensis, confusus.
Laelia: close relatives of cattleyas, most fragrant species include anceps, grandis, jongheana, purpurata.
Laeocattleyas: again, tons of hybrids, many of which are fragrant. Some are also minis, easy for houseplants or under lights.
Leptotes bicolor: small, cute, popular mini.
Lycaste: some very fragrant species, including aromatica and cruenta (both cinnamon-scented), leuchantha, and skinneri.
Maxillarias: generally small, many are fragrant, including camaridii, cucullata, elatior, picta, tenuifolia (coconut-scented), variabilis. Some need cooler temps in summer.
Miltonia: mainly cool growing orchids, fragrant species include spectabilis, warscewiczii and a few scented hybrids, particularly with other genuses.
Neofinetia falcata: mini species, many different cultivars in Japan, highly fragrant.

Oncidium: Flowers like swarms of butterflies. Popular scented species incude cheirophorum, incurvatum, maculatum, ornithorynchum, and some famous hybrids, see below for some.
Osmoglossum pulchellum: the "lily of the valley" orchid, needs cool temps.
Paphiopedilum: very popular "slipper orchids," most don�t need high light, scented species include delenatii and malipoense and a few hybrids.
Phaius: Small group of terrestrial orchids, grandifolia, pulcher and tankervilleae all scented.
Small number of hybrids, popular outdoors in tropics.
Phalaenopsis: Probably the world�s most popular orchid right now. Needs lower light, long bloom period, fragrant species include bellina, celebensis, shilleriana, stuartiana, violacea.
More fragrant hybrids coming onto the market in recent years.
Phragmipedium: Related to the slipper orchids, grow wet, fragrant species include schlimii.
Rhynchlaelia: digbyana and glauca; both highly fragrant, often used in cattleya-type hybrids.
Rhynchostylis: most are fragrant, including coelestis, gigantea and retusa Often crossed with vandas and other similar orchids to produce scented hybrids

Schoenorchis fragrans: tiny vanda-type.
Sedirea japonica: very fragrant mini, long cultivated in Japan.
Stanhopea: mostly large plants with pendant flowers, blooms only last a few days but are intensely scented. Species include inodora (vanilla), oculata, panamensis, and wardii.
Trichopilia: fragrans, suavis, tortilis are all fragrant.
Tuberolabium kotoense: another popular scented mini

Vanda: big, long aerial roots, harder to grow in the North, smaller scented species include cristata, denisonia, suavis, and tessellata. Thousands of hybrids, some with other genuses, including some scented ones.
Zygopetalum: most species are highly scented; usually found as complex hybrids, many of which also smell fantastic.

Dec
21
2013
cake n' cuddles
cake n' cuddles

There's a whole list of fragrant orchids, the main one being cattelya orchid which is the most commonly used in perfumes. Has no one heard of google?
*face palm*

Dec
21
2013
IMsooKool4Real
IMsooKool4Real

Edmond Roudnitska - considered one of the greatest perfumers to have ever lived only made 17 perfumes in his lifetime that would make it to the mass market.

He would not create and 'let go' of a fragrance unless he believed it had soul - in the artistic sense. It meant that that houses he worked with had to have patience and confidence in his work.

Today we have Coty - which doesn't resemble the Coty of the 19th Century in any way shape or form. They are strong arming the industry and spewing out fragrances in any way they can think of. Celebrity scents are just the latest way they are finding ways to supersaturate the market in order to bury the true gems that come out here and there.

You can thank the mega-fragrance-corps like the new Coty next time you stand at a perfume counter and can't find anything you love because everything smells strangely similar. Sorry just had to get that out of my system.

Edmond Roudnitska this is to you ... as I spray some Ocean Rain on my arm. Here's to fragrance with real soul.

Dec
21
2013
PerfumeWhore
PerfumeWhore

This perfume is from the creator of many world favorites! Beyonce is only a brand! And brands have marketing departments! Let the marketers do their work.
And focus on the work of the creator! That's what I humbly say...

Dec
21
2013
Jomoves
Jomoves

"Female empowerment and finding the inner strength that makes women so beautiful".

The marketing team deserves a gold medal for coming up with that angle.

Dec
21
2013
asher.jessie
asher.jessie

I love how this sort of marketing convinces stupid people that orchids actually have scents. It cracks me up.

Every Beyonce perfume is supposedly crafted around a specific orchid, which is complete bull. Out of the thousands of different orchid species in the world, there are some that actually have specific fragrances...but none are strong or unique enough to be the center of a fragrant composition.

This sounds like anything else out there by Elizabeth Arden or Estee Lauder...it's like, "Oh look at how grown up I smell!". Nothing about this scent pyramid interests me at all.

Also, Beyonce is always way too overdramatic. It makes me want to pull my hair out.

Dec
21
2013
GodlyGil
GodlyGil

Pretty bottle, I look forward to smelling this.

Dec
21
2013
jht4060
jht4060

Oh boy I can hardly wait. Another "orchid" perfume getting a celebrity rich (and this one is a Golden Symphony orchid, woohoo!). At least Beyonce isn't as tacky as Brittney or as tasteless as Lady Gaga. Close, but not quite.

Dec
21
2013

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