Nude 2012 Eau de Parfum

Nude (Eau de Parfum) by Rihanna
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Nude (Eau de Parfum) is a perfume by Rihanna for women and was released in 2012. The scent is sweet-fruity. It was last marketed by Parlux Ltd..
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GuavaGuava PearPear Mandarin orangeMandarin orange
Heart Notes Heart Notes
GardeniaGardenia Jasmine sambacJasmine sambac Orange blossomOrange blossom
Base Notes Base Notes
Vanilla orchidVanilla orchid SandalwoodSandalwood MuskMusk


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Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 09.04.2022.
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Very helpful Review 11  
Don't lynch me!
I'll probably be accused of heresy and treated as a leper if I give my opinion on this perfume or the brand, but anyway... what the heck.
Am about positive reviews to try the Reb'l fleur fragrance range and was not disappointed, on the contrary. Am actually not a big gourmand fan (don't know a female name for it, unfortunately). I find that Rihanna's scents stand out positively from the multitude of other gourmand representatives in that regard. Since they are simply not so overwhelmingly sweet that one gets dizzy from it, since they have character of their own and since they can conjure up a good mood with me out of nowhere.
I'm now writing about the least hyped Reb'l 7fleur relative.
Yes, the scent is sweet, but it retains a certain lightness and evolves nicely, which is not the case with many other sweet gourmand scents , I have tried. Even with reputable brands. At the beginning, there is still some freshness wafting from the top notes, but later on, all that remains is the sweetness, which then often slays me with its one-dimensionality. Rihanna is one of the few that has managed to balance the sweetness harmoniously with sour notes without the scent clearly drifting into something edible. It smells delicious, yes, but I don't have to worry about being asked on the street by hungry passers-by where the nearest baker is.
He is not particularly long-lasting, that wants frau but also not always that the fragrance stays long.
And now comes what I'm afraid to say, because I'm probably immediately accused of lèse majesté and anyway how dare I compare the great Madame with Rihanna, but I do it anyway. For me, there are parallels between Chanel scents and Rihanna, in a good sense. No imitation or attempt to copy. Not at all It's just in the scent construction that something seems to resonate in common to me. So, now I'm going for cover.
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Helpful Review 3  
Tropical Musk Wrapped In Hype
Nude is quite the proper name for the third fragrance by Rihanna. When one thinks of the word nude, the term au naturel comes to mind. Completely unclothed and bare. And that’s what Nude is all about.
It sits close to the skin, it’s innocent, it’s a light fragrance and frankly, it’s barely there. There is an initial blast of a fruity, sweet, tropical scent that hints of something beautiful ahead. And if you’re familiar with the two previous flankers, Rebelle and Reb’l Fleur, you’re thinking perhaps the longevity will be wonderful. But it isn’t. disappointment looms ahead. Nude is just what the name implies and suggest. I applaud the title. It is spot on. Nude is good as a bed-time scent because you’ll fall asleep soon enough and not need a perfume with a longevity factor.
There’s a muskiness to it that keeps it interesting for the older range group along with the younger target audience. The woodiness keeps Nude a simple perfume that’s not seductive or mind-boggling or even memorable. It’s really more of a comfort scent to wear with an over-sized sweater and jeans. But bear in mind, this is one you’ll have to re-apply often unless you enjoy a scent that lies so close to your skin you have to burrow your nose in your arm to smell it.
It’s pretty, yes. It’s relaxing. It won’t offend a soul. I purchased it as a set with the lotion and body wash included which are very decent products. Since the price I paid were from a clearance shelf, I cannot complain. I’m only out $12.50. Had I paid more for just the perfume, I would have been highly disappointed. I expect more for my money.
If you’re looking for an extremely light, tropical, woody, musky scent that doesn’t last long, one that you have to re-apply often, and you don’t have to worry about it offending the people around you, here’s your choice. If you’re thinking along the lines of Rihanna’s other perfumes, do not compare Nude to them.
As far as the bottle, I’ve said it before with Rebelle and Reb’l Fleur, this is one of the worst designs I’ve ever encountered. the bottom is too large to hold while the neck is too slim to manipulate the sprayer at the same time. Pretty to look at tho.
Nude is definitely a sample before you buy. As an after thought, I layered this with Coty’s Vanilla Musk and the combo of the two made for such a delightful mix that lasted for hours, I was finally happier with Nude. It’s better to use for layering. For those of us who like our perfumes on the heavier side, or those of us who are used to stronger perfumes or for those who just want some oomph in their fragrance, Nude just won’t make the cut. It’s too simple. If you’re a veteran perfumista, this one might just be too much on the simple side.
When celebrities hawk their fragrances at the department store launches, wouldn’t it be nice if they knew some information about their perfume? Maybe describing some of the attributes by notes, how long it lasts, the nose they worked with to develop the perfume are all interesting topics that show the consumer the celebrity perhaps had a hand in the development of the fragrance. As far as Rihanna, here she is on an interview at Macy’s talking about her perfume during its inaugural launch.
When questioned on what her perfume is about in by two different interviewers, this was Rihanna’s response:
“I love that it changes in the morning when you wake up naked the next morning…it smells…it smells really…good. It gets better and it keeps getting better.”-that was Rihanna talking to Bella Sugar/Pop Sugar TV about Nude Perfume.
“When I was a little girl my Mom actually used to work behind a counter selling perfume in a store like this so I always was very familiar with fragrances from a really young age and I could still recognize things…perfume…just by …I could smell it and know it…even from young so I always wanted to make my own fragrance and now this is my 3rd one. It’s been super successful so far and I’m excited that people even like it and want to smell like me. The interviewer from Extra TV then asked Rihanna, “What’s this one smell like? The name is Nude.” Rihanna responded, “It’s all nude. It’s a sassy fragrance. It’s not stripped down in any way but it’s the way you want to smell naked. My women and my guys trust me-you want your girls to smell like this.”
Loads of info there from the face behind the perfume. It’s “sassy”. Oh-and it’s “nude”. Just in case you didn’t realize the correlation between the name on the box and the juice inside. Hype. And more Hype.
Don’t buy a perfume because of the face behind it. There’s a chance you won’t like it. Test it first. If you do like it, it’s a win-win.
More importantly? If the person hawking the perfume can’t describe the product that has their name on the box, you really need to question their motives for introducing perfumes at the height of their career. And if your purchase is simply because you’re a fan and it’s a blind-buy, or you’re buying a celebrity’s perfume simply because you’re a fan, well, hey, that’s what disposable income is for. Your disposable income is now part of their gross income.
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Top Review 12  
Rihanna's Best Scent
I got this as a birthday present, and this is probably Rihanna's best scent. Nude opens up with a BURST of guava. Then the pear comes and makes it more sticky, it is similar to the pear in Katy Perry's Meow! fragrance. Then the heart comes and starts with that soft jasmine, then gardenia comes and makes it smelling more vintage. Finally, the base. With its orchid and its milky gourmand notes, finishes of with a sweet and powdery base. This is her best one. Buy it right away!
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