I feel absolute no shame in admitting that, every now and again it’s the packaging of a product that initially sparks my interest in it. This is particularly true when it comes to fragrances. You see for me perfumes are so much more than just enchanting scents. In fact, I would argue that I get almost as much pleasure out of seeing a gorgeous bottle sat on my vintage dressing table as I do sniffing it on my wrists. As such over the years I have come to believe that perfumes are as much ornamental objects as they are beauty products. Now don’t get me wrong I would never rule out a perfume on the ground of naff packaging, however if it looks as good as it smells it will forever have a place in my heart (and my collection). Speaking of which, I think now would be a good time to introduce you all to the glamorous star of this very post – RiRi by Rihanna.Designed by arguably one of the most stylish women on the planet RiRi by Rihanna is the perfect example of a perfume that has seamlessly managed to capture the best of both worlds. Housed in a luxuriously weighted bottle that screams iconic Hollywood glamour thanks to its feminine lines and vintage inspired accents, this elegant perfume is without a shadow of doubt the most beautiful celebrity designed bottle I have ever seen. Looks aside what is packaged inside is equally (if not more) impressive than its incredibly attractive exterior. Best described as a flirty floral this spirited fragrance captures beautifully what I picture to be a carefree day spent frolicking on the golden sands of any one of Barbados glorious beaches with a rum-based cocktail in hand and your best friend in the world by your side. With its sense-waking top notes, ultra-feminine middle notes and sweet yet sensual base notes (all of which are listed below) this perfume always without fail manages to put a spring in my step – something of which I am incredibly thankful off, especially living here in the Blighty where the sometimes less than pleasant weather can on occasion get you down.
Top Notes: Passion Fruit, Rum Absolute, Cassis and Italian Mandarin.
Middle Notes: Japanese Honeysuckle, Orange Blossom, Exotic Jasmine and Pink Freesia.
Base Notes: Madagascar Vanilla, Warm Skin Musk and Indonesian Sandalwood.
RiRi by Rihanna (100ml) is £40 and it’s available here.
“Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are.” – Kurt Cobain