Friday, 20 August 2010

Want to Smell Like Beyonce?

The latest celebrity to jump on the fragrance band wagon is Beyonce. Although she has been involved with various Armani perfume launches in the past, 'Heat' is actually Beyonce's first fragrance to be released under her own name. It actually launched in the U.S back in February and has been outselling Chanel apparently! I decided to see what all the hype was about...

The first impression I get from this perfume is that I'm not a huge fan of the packaging. I know some people love the combination of red and black, but for me it's a little to obviously 'sexy'. The bottle is not much better either. It's designed to look like a burning fire, but in my opinion it looks very dated and combined with the packaging, something about it looks a little cheap.
Judging on the packaging, and Beyonce's public persona, I was expecting the fragrance to be very sexy and musky (not normally what I go for in a fragrance) but when I smelt the perfume itself I was pleasantly surprised. It's actually very fruity, with delicate floral notes too. I'm no expert at describing perfume so here's the blurb:

"The fragrance opens with a radiant floral bouquet of magnolia, neroli and red vanilla orchid balanced with a kiss of luscious blush peach. At its heart, almond macaroon, sweet honeysuckle nectar and crème de musk combine to create an exquisitely sensual experience. Finally, warm and sexy notes of giant sequoia milkwood, tonka bean and amber linger to seduce the senses."

The perfume is actually surprisingly sweet at first, but settles into a much deeper, more subtle scent that is perfect for the day time. Perfume is obviously a personal choice, but I can see why this has been selling by the bucket load in the states.

If you like sweet perfumes like Escada, Britney Spears and Juicy Couture but you want a slightly more mature scent, then this is one for you. It's not my all time favourite fragrance, but one which I enjoy and will use on a regular basis.

Heat is available in stores nation wide now. It is priced at £23 for 30ml and £29 for 50ml (both Eau de Parfum).

What do you reckon ladies... Will you be dashing out to get a whiff of this? Any die hard Beyonce fans already got their hands on it?

Woof is certainly a fan...

Fleur x

P.S: Let me know if you'd like to see more fragrance reviews in the future... something you like/don't like about them? Feedback would be much appreciated! x



  1. I can't help but be weary of Celebs putting their names on perfumes but will defo take your word for it. My fave at the moment is Ghost Captivating!! It's beautiful, I'm a very 'one smell at a time' gal so maybe next time!
    MH x

  2. I agree, the bottle looks kinda tacky. Great review. My favorite perfume is Marc Jacobs Daisy


  3. Great review! Yes it would be great to see more fragrance hauls xxxx

  4. Sounds like something I would like so might be checking this one out but next on my list is Jennifer Aniston's perfume! Please do more perfume reviews! xx

  5. i think ur dog likes the perfume!!!!!!!!!!!!! yea more perfume review

  6. Hmm, yes the packaging is cheap looking - typical of Celebrity scents. The perfume sounds nice but totally incongruous with the name! As you said, you would expect it to be musky, perhaps something along the lines of Dior's Hypnotic Poison. The price isn't too bad though.
    Kat x

  7. I'm not a fan of the Heat, but I would love more review on perfume, please!

  8. I agree with you on the packaging! I like to see more perfume reviews, because you're about my age and i think perfume has to go with your age, and when i read a magazine i almost never know what age the writer of the review is (if you understand what i mean). You also described it very well, because it must be difficult to describe a smell and i exactly understood what you mean :) Xx

  9. I don't know if you'd want to do this kind of video but I'm starting uni next month and I'd kind of like some tips or advice or something? Maybe something beauty related or something you've just learned from experience...

  10. loved it when they had to do a beyonce style advert for this in britains next top model xx


  12. I love the bottle! It's very genie'esq! haha.


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