I’d like to start of by saying I’m the first detailed review of this fragrance ever!

I went to Kohls today to smell the queen’s new fragrance and though it’s not my cup of tea it is a very nice! I didn’t really get that apricot in the top but the dominate player is the basil not at all the orchid. She really stands out and is the Sasha Fierce of the fragrance in the way that she takes control and you can sell her at the first spray until the very end. Freesia is there but in the way that she was in Midnight Fantasy. She adds a little pop to it, but don’t think of it as soda pop like with MF. It’s kick that she gives the Basil to make them the best of friends. The orchid that’s said to be the star is more like Basil’s backup dancer that gets a little afraid of Basil’s control and backs up hiding until later on. As it dries and you wear it more the veviter and cashmere musk get stronger and they get along very nicely with the Basil/Freesia tag team that scared orchid away. The jasmine isn’t really there on me, but it’s somewhere in this very green fresh scent. Something else that I think is there that isn’t listed is tea, but that could be the basil and cashmere musk going at it. As the day is over this turns to something very comfortable the Sasha Fierce of the show (Basil) has softened though she stays through the whole fragrance, the orchid comes out of her shell a little and Freesia is still giving basil that boost of confidence and I think she’s the only reason that Basil has lasted this long. All of the base notes stand out in the end to create something soft beautiful and comforting woods of green tea but still with a fierce kick from the freesia.

As far as sillage, with a spray on the wrist it’s soft, because the wrist isn’t my strong point since I was only testing it and wanted to get frequent sniffs but a good amount of sprays on the neck for me could get me noticed.

With lasting time, I did the one spray OVER 17 hours ago and she’s still going strong, though she does soften. As I’m typing this I continue to smell my wrist since she’s still there! But with Beyonce fragrance I get a lot of wear (Pulse I get about 12 hours even). That’s why I don’t understand people getting like 15 minutes of wear! Beyonce also said her fragrances last really long on her, so I guess we have the same chemistry (YES, SCORE FOR SEAN!)

To wrap things up, Beyonce Rise is a green, woodsy tea like fragrance with a kick of a Basil/Freesia tag team that has some florals that get masked by the team. I actually do feel confident, yet sexy while wearing this and it lasts ridiculously long. With soft sillage from one spray and something that can be a lot stronger with a few more on the new and chest, Rise is something more original and least expected from a celebrity fragrance. I give it an easy 10/10! LOOOOOVE IT! You know… I’m gonna go back and get it! Add something different to my collection!

Love You!

Seanie B.