March 15, 2014 0 Comments Beauty, Body, Celebrity Style, Hair, Makeup, Skincare

Perfume Diaries: Win 1 of 3 New Beyonce Rise Fragrances


Hi beauty cadets!

Trialing newly released perfumes is a sensory pleasure I thoroughly enjoy. Whether woody, fruity, citrusy or floral – no fragrance is wasted on me!

This week I was sent Beyonce’s latest perfume installment aptly named Rise. Bey is known for many things, her curves, her incredible voice, her ‘power couple’ relationship status, her steady climb to the top of the charts and for her stance on female empowerment. It really doesn’t matter whether you’re a fan of Bey or not – one thing is for sure – she’s a busy woman that doesn’t let anyone get in her way.

Rise was inspired by Beyonce’s many onstage alta egos including Sasha Fierce, Mrs. Carter and Yoncé, all personalities have common traits – they’re strong, empowered and full of sexual confidence.

Loc Dong created this new fragrance with Beyonce’s assistance (he’s also the man behind Halle Berry’s Halle and Sean John’s I Am King). Because this scent was designed to encompass a strong female it had to be full-bodied with woody notes woven throughout.

The first spritz will have you enveloped in apricot, Italian bergamot and iced basil sorbet – an eclectic mix. Once the perfume settles on your skin and warms you will enjoy an earthy aroma of fresh orchids. Finally autumn woods, cashmere, musk and vetiver are the lingering notes that will sit sexily on your skin for hours later until you top up again.

The timing of this release couldn’t be more spot on. It’s a great choice to wear during our upcoming winter as woody perfumes are a match made in heaven for cooler nights lying in front of a fire and snuggling up with ones you love. It also coincides brilliantly with a new female awareness campaign Beyonce’s actively involved with called ‘Ban Bossy’ where women around the world are asked a confronting but very valid question: “Why do we get labeled as bossy while men get labelled as leaders?”

If this statuesque bottle filled with golden gloriousness sounds like a fragrance you’d enjoy (I certainly did!) enter the below giveaway. There are only three bottles to win and they will be sent out to three lucky Sarah What readers. All you need to tell me is what you have in common with Bey. It’s that simple! By adding in your friends email addresses you will also get additional entries to the competition.

Enjoy and best of luck beauties!

SS x