Rebelle (fragrance)

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Rebelle
Rihanna Rebelle.jpg
Fragrance by Rihanna
Type Women's fragrance
Released Spring 2012
Label Parlux Fragances
Predecessor Reb'l Fleur
Successor Nude

Rebelle is the second fragrance for women by Barbadian singer Rihanna. The fragrance was released in spring 2012 under the perfume line Parlux Fragrances.[1] The fragrance was made available for purchase on Belk.com, on February 15, 2012.[2] in the United States. It was also available in a special pack at Macy's for a limited time. The pack included the singer's previous fragrance, Reb'l Fleur, her sixth studio album, Talk That Talk and Rebelle.[3]

Background

In a poll on the official website for Rihanna's first fragrance Reb'l Fleur, Rihanna asked fans to state whether they were a Rebelle or a Fleur. After an overwhelming 68% of Rihanna's fans voted Rebelle, the singer decided to embark on the release of her second fragrance, Rebelle, having achieved great success with her debut fragrance, Reb'l Fleur.[1]

Information

Rihanna described the fragrance, as having a "feminine romantic element," while maintaining a "defiant quality." She added, "my new fragrance is about taking control but still being a lady." [4] The top notes of the fragrance include; plum, strawberry and ginger, the middle notes include orchid, cacao and heliotrope, and the base notes include musk, patchouli, amber and coffee. The fragrance is packaged in a flacon shape, created of red and gold surfaces, similar to that of Rihanna's previous fragrance.[5]

Promotion

The promotional campaign for Rebelle, was shot by renowned music video director, Anthony Mandler, who also shot the promotional campaign for Reb'l Fleur.[1] The fragrance was also marketed on the social networking service, Facebook and on Twitter.[6][7] Additionally, a large billboard, displayed in Times Square, New York City, features Rihanna, promoting the fragrance.[8]

Products

  • 100 ml/ 3.4 oz
  • 50 ml/ 1.7 oz
  • 30 ml/ 1.0 oz
  • 15 ml/ 0.5 oz
  • Body Lotion 200 ml/ 6.7 oz
  • Shower Gel 90 ml/ 3.0 oz

Reception

Since the release of Rebelle in the United Kingdom in February 2012, it has sold over 2 million bottles. Rihanna's second fragrance has beaten other celebrity scents, in terms of bottles sold in the country, including Heat by Beyoncé, Glow by Jennifer Lopez and Midnight Fantasy by Britney Spears. Rebelle sold a record-breaking, 4 million bottles, in the UK, at the end of 2012.[9][10]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Meet Rebelle, Rihanna's New Fragrance - The Hook". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2012-05-29.
  2. ^ "Rebelle by Rihanna now available at Belk.com". Plus.ultgate.com. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2012-05-29.
  3. ^ "Reb'l Fleur and Rebelle by Rihanna Deluxe Gift Set - Fragrance - Beauty - Macy's". Macys.
  4. ^ "Rihanna's New Rebelle Perfume Comes Out Soon!". News.instyle.com. 2011-11-18. Retrieved 2012-05-29.
  5. ^ "Rebelle Rihanna perfume - a new fragrance for women 2012". Fragrantica.com. Retrieved 2012-05-29.
  6. ^ "Reb'l Fleur by Rihanna". Facebook. Retrieved 2012-05-29.
  7. ^ "Perfumes by Rihanna (@PerfumesbyRiRi) - Twitter". twitter.com.
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-06-15. Retrieved 2012-06-13.
  9. ^ "We all want to smell like Rihanna. The star's second fragrance breaks UK records as fastest-selling celebrity perfume". dailymail.co.uk.
  10. ^ "Rihanna's Fragrance Rebelle Becomes Fastest Selling Celebrity Perfume In The UK". capitalfm.com.
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