First of all, I'd like to talk about the bottle and the whole packaging. Can we just take a minute to appreciate it? The design is simple, yet fancy. The bottle is clear and edgy and the liquid has that rose gold tint as well as other parts, except the lid, which has a harsh gray stingray pattern. So, it is different from other celebrity perfumes because they often look extravagant. This one looks more like a designer fragrance. I love those spikes at the bottom and the general look. The box has the same pattern as the lid and rose gold detailing.
Now, the most interesting part. The packaging says a lot about the scent which is flirtatious and sweet in a sexy way. Rihanna herself said “I made it for all women, for every mood, because we all want to project our true selves.” Some reviewers find it vulgar, but I would name it as confident and sophisticated. Top notes of this fragrance are lemon blossom and cyclmen, followed by jasmine, rose, plum, suede, musk, woody notes, amber, patchouli and vanilla. To be honest, I think that suede, woody notes, plum, amber and patchouli are the strongest ones here.
What is surprising about this scent is that it is very intense. I own the 125 ml bottle and keeping in mind that this is more suitable for cold weather and nights, I will probably use it forever (in other words, a year and a half or more), so the fragrance was definitely worth buying.
I hope someone will find my review useful. I know it's Christmas time, but buying "Rogue" for someone as a gift is not a good idea if one didn't ask for it. We all want fragrance to be our signature and this is not for everyone. I got complimented quite a few times during the last week, but the most important part is that I feel like myself when I have this scent on my skin :)