Rihanna’s fragrance ad gets censored

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Oh dear… the print ad for Rihanna’s debut fragrance, Reb’l Fleur, has been censored in Kuwait.

rihanna censored ad
In the original ad, RiRi flashes a little flesh in a satin gown… in the version that’s appearing in Kuwait, its been closed up thanks to a little Photoshop.

We’re assuming her tum tum was a little too much for the conservative Muslim state…

Anyhoo, if you’re yet to smell Reb’l Fleur, do yourself a favour and give it a go. Its one of those rare celeb perfumes that’s actually worth a sniff and has been flying off the shelves in the states.

rebl fleur
The fragrance’s name was inspired by a nickname Rihanna’s gran gave her, ‘rebel flower’.

It opens with a blend of juicy fruits and berries (think peaches and plums) before the Island-inspired heart notes pop up – Hawaiian hibiscus, violet, tuberose and coconut water. The sexy base notes include vanilla, patchouli and musk.

What I like about the warm, fruity scent is that coconut contingent is very subtle and creamy-smelling, so you won’t end up running around smelling like a pina colada. Also, unlike other celeb scents, it doesn’t smell ‘cheap’ and actually reminds me a bit of other fragrances I like, namely Victor & Rolf’s Flowerbomb and Paco Rabanne’s Lady Million. It’s also got great staying power. Overall, this is a bold, attention-nabbing scent that would be ideally suited to either a cold winter’s day or a hot summer’s night when you want to feel feminine yet unashamedly ‘zexy’.

My only gripe is the bottle. Inspired by the shape of a high heel, there are many who think it’s super-cute, but I’m just not feeling it. Still, as the juice itself smells so good, I’m happy to overlook the packaging.

Now check out her scent’s TV commercial. I love its dreamy, whimsical Secret Garden/Alice Through the Looking Glass feel. And RiRi looks absolutely gorgeous – even if it does seem as though her boobs are going to fall out of her rokkie… Clearly it’s not screening in Kuwait…

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Next time you’re in Edgars, Stuttafords, Truworths or Foschini go give it a bash. (A 50ml EDT will set you back R450).

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Leigh van den Berg is a freelance beauty writer and avid blogger (LipGlossIsMyLife.com). She's addicted to all things glossy and glam and currently has eight MAC lipglosses rolling around in her handbag.

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  1. Rochelle Stewart

    Never knew she had a fragrance out. Must go check it out!

    5 years ago •

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