It's been said that Beyonce' named her new fragrance Rise because she was inspired by her favorite Maya Angelou poem, Still I Rise.
It was cool to read that, but I wasn't sure if I was convinced. Her fragrance is debuting on the heels of her new album release that promotes sexual freedom. When I saw Rise, my mind thought maybe this is Bey's idea of a scent that will get a rise out of a man! Ha! I bought this on mere speculation. There wasn't even a tester yet and I don't own any of her other fragrances.
Rise has notes of apricot, Italian bergamot and iced basil sorbet. The main note of the perfume is "Golden Symphony" orchid mixed with freesia and Sambac jasmine flowers. Base notes are autumn woods, cashmere, musk and vetiver.
Overall, the scent isn't bad, but it's character is not unique. I bought this 15ml bottle at Walgreens for $20.
Have you seen or smelled Rise? Do you like it? What have you heard about it?