Introducing Beyoncé Rise

Wednesday, 14 May 2014


Beyoncé believes a woman’s power comes from within and when a woman connects with her very essence, she revels in her individuality, her strength, and her beauty. To honour this elevated and empowering attitude, Beyoncé was inspired to create her newest scent, RISE.

“The spirit of RISE encourages women to be all that we are,” said Beyoncé.

A Colorful Composition
To create this exciting new scent Beyoncé partnered with Loc Dong, a perfumer at IFF, to design a melodic mélange of accords that leave a lasting impression. Beyoncé continued the theme of incorporating her favorite flower, the Orchid, into her newest fragrance and did so in a special way. When Dong encountered the Gold Symphony Orchid, known as Queen of the Orchids, in the IFF Botanical Gardens, it struck both a musical and olfactory chord with him. He made it the featured note in the fragrant composition. The scent gets an added level of intrigue, personality and colour when the Gold Symphony Orchid and Golden Apricot form a delightful duet. “The Orchid is the centerpiece of RISE,” Dong says. “The Golden Apricot helps create a bold statement that is also playful.” Dong also realized this duo delivered both an olfactory and a visual impact by evoking the color gold itself—an essential element  of the RISE identity. For Beyoncé, gold symbolizes luminosity, optimism and strength.

RISE is a rich and intoxicating luminous floral with beautiful top notes of Italian Bergamot, Golden Apricot and Iced Basil Sorbet; Luscious middle notes of Gold Symphony Orchid, Freesia Blossom and Natural Jasmine Sambac and sensual bottom notes that include Autumn Woods Accord, Cashmere Musk and Vetiver Extract.

A Bold Bottle
Gold is also featured prominently in the RISE bottle designed by Ken Hirst. The gold juice is encased in a tall, elegant glass bottle that emulates the trajectory of Beyoncé’s ability, and will, to rise above it all. The undulating gold collar flows around the soft lines of the bottle evoking a melodic sense of rhythm and perpetual motion. The cap’s sculptural cluster of golden crystals ascends even higher, exuding strength and fortitude. Combining gold accents and crystal clear glass, crisp lines and smooth edges, the Rise bottle perfectly captures Beyoncé’s resilient spirit and graceful femininity.

A Striking Advertising Campaign
To capture the captivating spirit and energy of RISE, Beyoncé partnered with film director Jake Nava to create a supremely sexy, cinematic interpretation with an inspiring message. Shot with a phantom camera, Beyoncé slowly emerges from glinting clouds of golden dust and ascends into a sublime, seductive and uplifting image. As Beyoncé powerfully states her mantra, it reinforces the inspiring positioning of the fragrance.

A Golden Compilation
The RISE collection has been designed to deliver this alluring new scent in several fragrant forms. You can choose to wear one alone or combine them to give you the inspiration you need to reach new heights.

30ml EDP R395
50ml EDP R495
100ml EDP R595
150ml Deodorant R89

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  1. Tshepiso Hamathi

    It’s really affordable, I want to begin with the smallest bottle (150ml) first just to try it out, but if I fall in love with it, I will definitely buy the bigger bottle. Either way I trust Beyonce, she is particular with whatever she does or relates to.

    5 years ago •

  1. thokozilemohohole

    I don’t think it’s wise to buy a products because of the artist has branded the product rather check the scent first, but knowing the type of artist Beyoncé is she would never put her name on something that is not worth it, so I am going to try it out end of these month .

    5 years ago •

  1. Lynn Nagel

    Wow! So, so stunning. I love Beyonce xxx

    5 years ago •

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