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sniff test: Reb’L Fleur by rihanna

Reb’l Fleur by Rihanna (EDP spray) 30ml

reb'l fleur by Rihanna eau de parfum
Reb’l fleur by Rihanna eau de parfum

This is a crowd-pleasing fruity tropical spritz topped with succulent red berries. It is juicy, as they say in perfume-speak, insofar as it smells watery. Realize, I could just as easily be talking about perfume as the nightly cocktail special at a dance club. If it were a Rihanna single I’d say it’s got a beat, metaphorically, and you can dance to, it but it’s not very original and uses way too much Auto-tune. Generic. 2 out of 4

reb'l fleur by Rihanna eau de parfum
reb’l fleur by Rihanna eau de parfum

He Says:

If Reb’l Fleur was a Rihanna song I’m afraid it would be “SOS”. “This time, please someone come and rescue me. Cause you on my mind, it’s got me losing it. La la la la la la, la, la, oh.  Oh oh, la la la la la la, la la la, oh oh” And it isn’t Rihanna singing these lyrics, it’s the perfumers: Caroline Sabas and Marypierre Julien.

There was a tv show hosted by Stephen Young in Canada that ran from 1980 to 1985 called Just Like Mom where adorable tykes appeared with their mothers. On the bake-off challenge, the children had to finish off a given recipe in 60 seconds. They were presented with the basic ingredients along with some unorthodox ones. When the stopwatch started, they poured cup after cup of sugar into the bowl along with candies of all shapes and sizes, ice cream toppings and then more sugar. Mom would then return and try to guess which cake was baked by her son or daughter. I imagine this is the same creative process for this scent.

Reb’l Fleur is so sweet it could have easily come with Kool Aid sticker on the box. The red berries, plum and peach top notes smell like they’ve been rolled in granulated sugar then topped with copious amounts of vanilla. The tuberose is so aggressive it literally jumps out of the top of the bottle and starts gyrating on the cap. Unfortunately, the coconut water does little to calm the saccharine effect. This really is a scent SOS. Love Rihanna but not this fragrance. 1 out of 4

dave lackie and nathalie atkinson sniff test fragrance review
dave lackie and nathalie atkinson sniff test fragrance review

Please note Sniff Test reviews reflect the personal opinions of Nathalie Atkinson and Dave Lackie.

  • Sherri Gelbart
    July 15, 2020 at 8:35 am

    I do like certain sweeter scents, but not overpoweringly sweet or ones that just smell like straight up sugar water. Thank you for the informative Sniff Test!

  • Jeffery
    July 8, 2020 at 2:18 pm

    Hilarious. I want to eat it now.

  • Christine Bradley
    June 29, 2020 at 12:55 am

    Love your reviews ! Shame this was not up to par- was going it would be ! I love a fruity scent but def. it overbearing! And the bottle sis so cute. Disappointing. Thnx guyz!

  • Paula D
    June 28, 2020 at 10:59 pm

    Sounds like this one would attract ants to the picnic.

  • Sherry Proch
    June 27, 2020 at 7:50 pm

    Oh these reviews were just the light hearted ribbing of a too sweet perfume. Thanks for the smile and the music references to make me stay away!

  • Elizabeth Vlug
    June 27, 2020 at 4:12 pm

    A bit too sickly sweet. I almost heard you singing. lol. I love your Sniff Test reviews. Always puts a smile on my face. Thanks.

  • Cindy Brogan
    June 27, 2020 at 8:30 am

    Wow! I do enjoy sweet things to eat but to wear as a perfume . . . not so much. A very descriptive review! Thank you so much!

  • Somia
    June 26, 2020 at 10:57 pm

    Lol love these!! I never buy or even smell celebrity fragrances because I feel like they are just caah grabs.I actually do like the funky bottle!

  • Brenda Cremer
    June 26, 2020 at 7:13 pm

    This review made my day Lol!

  • Jibralta Merrill
    June 26, 2020 at 2:21 pm

    Oh my! I would NEVER wear this scent for a preteen Whatever is business savvy Ri-Ri thinking!?
    Fruit, vanilla & coconut! It sounds like a Bath & Bodyworks candle that I don’t want!
    Nope. Don’t want to smell like fruit.

  • Gabrielle
    June 26, 2020 at 11:16 am

    I am rolling on the floor! I love these reviews!

  • Michelle Conn
    June 26, 2020 at 9:47 am

    🤓 Best read this week!!!

    And that bottle!!! 🖤🤎💛

  • Heather Schell
    June 25, 2020 at 10:34 pm

    OMG I LIVE FOR THE SNIFF TEST!!! I could read a whole book of these! (Hint, hint) I agree with you Dave, this perfume is for teenagers, overly saccharine and obnoxious.

  • September Dee
    June 25, 2020 at 8:57 am

    Lol. Your reviews crack me up. So funny.

  • Mariola daher
    June 25, 2020 at 8:26 am

    Love this review, couldn’t stop laughing 😂..

  • Urmi Joshi
    June 25, 2020 at 7:53 am

    Hahaha love this review!! Sounds like a generic celebrity fragrance offering, but I enjoyed reading the review 😄