Rihanna is about to join the ranks of fellow chart-topping singers such as Brittany Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Madonna, Beyonce, and Christina Aguilera. This particular category has nothing to do with number of albums sold or tour dates. Rather, like these other songstresses, Rihanna now has her own perfume. The scent, Reb’l Fleur is described as being very connected to Rihanna’s roots in the Caribbean. In fact, the name of the scent itself is reported to be based on a nickname that the performer’s grandmother called her when she was a young girl. In an interview about the perfume, Rihanna intimated that her grandmother in Barbados used to call her a “rebel flower.”
Clearly, the name is important to Rihanna because she recently had it tattooed on a very visible part of her body: her neck. In fine script, the words “rebelle fleur” are now visible in a purple ink on the left side of the recording artist’s neck.
The perfume itself is said to evoke the Caribbean as it includes a bouquet of scents such as amber, vanilla, and patchouli. Reb’l Fleur is also reported as having elements of fruits and florals. Those who find that they enjoy the scent as well as those who are just die hard Rihanna fans will be able to purchase the perfume next month. According to recent reports, it will be sold in a number of department stores beginning in February. The perfume will be moderately priced. A 1.7 ounce bottle will cost $49.
According to Rihanna, she has been searching for the perfect scent for years. “Over the years,” the singer said in an interview with People Magazine, “I layered many different scents to get something that was truly my own.” Apparently she has found that scent that is “truly her own,” bottled it, and is getting ready to launch it into the market.