When it comes to fragrances, Rihanna doesn't play around. Since just 2011, the singer has released three scents (Reb'l Fleur, Rebelle, and Nude) all with record-breaking sales, and it looks like her quest for total perfume world domination isn't slowing. When we peeped her Facebook yesterday, it said, "You now have one place to go for all things related to Rihanna fragrances! Her new site, PerfumesByRihanna.com, gives you the deets on all your favorite Rih fragrances and you can even take a quiz to see which one fits you best." Rihanna Navy, commence freaking out.
What does Rihanna's Nude perfume smell like?
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We can't say seeing the words "Rihanna" and "nude" in such close proximity is all that unique or shocking. Between her latest GQ cover, her Unapologetic album art and her many topless Instagram pics, it's almost more unusual to see the girl in clothes nowadays, making the fact that her latest perfume release is named "Nude" even more fitting. The newest addition to Rihanna's suite of fragrances is now available in Macy's stores nationwide, but we got our hands on it via Maud Deitch's 777 tour swag bag. Dying to know what the new Rihanna scent smells like? We took a sample of it around the office for another one of our patented blind smell tests to get you an unbiased answer!
Ok so she's not all the way down to her birthday suit, but Rihanna is nearly naked in a photo for her fragrance, Nude, that she leaked on Instagram over the weekend. She posted the photo, alongside the caption "Here is my new add [sic] for a brand new fragrance #NUDE !!! Make sure you smell sexy, especially naked, this fall!!!" on Friday evening, starting off the holiday weekend with a big piece of news. The campaign also shows Ri with as an old Hollywood-style blonde, a hair look that's completely unlike the super fashionable pixie cut she's been sporting since the 2012 VMA's. She shot the steamy pics back in May, when she announced, also via Instagram, that she would be putting out the new fragrance, and we've been tapping our toes wondering about them ever since. With Nude set to be released this fall, however, they're right on schedule for a super hot holiday release.
Rihanna on May 10.
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Whew, just a day after Rihanna's big American Idol performance (and dreadlocks debut!), the singer is already talking about her next big project—another perfume! This will be Rihanna's third fragrance after her highly successful Reb'l Fleur and Rebelle perfume releases last year. Not too many deets have been revealed yet, but on Friday RiRi DID announce via Instagram (or more specifically an app FOR Instagram called Tweegram #nerdy) that her perfume will be called Nude. "I got a big shoot for tomorrow for a surprise fragrance for my ladies called...NUDE!" Oooooh! Sounds sex-say. She finished the note with, "Bye bye dreadz, for NOW!" which makes us super sadface because, dudes, she only had those bad boys on for LESS THAN 24 HOURS. Cray. We can't WAIT to see what this fragrance shoot has is in store, and—judging by its name—there's probably not going to be a whole lotta fashion involved. We ain't even mad.
Katharine McPhee, Sarah Hyland, and Heidi Klum at the Golden Globes on Jan. 15, 2012, in Beverly Hills, California.
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If there was one overwhelming trend the 2012 Golden Globes had going on, it was a serious case of the pales. Did all the stylists get together and party-phone this trend into existence or was this merely a coincidence? You could call it a parade of champagne, a pallid paradise, or a nakie-nudie FANTASIA OF FLESH TONES, but most of the dresses we spied this year were decidedly wan in the color department. Still, the ladies looked lovely!
If you squint your eyes while looking at Katharine McPhee, she totally transforms into Birthday Suit Barbie. Wearing a strapless midi, tea-length Donna Karan dress embellished with leaf-shaped sparkles and matching sky-high stiletto plats, we think she looks DAZZLING and ready for her Smash TV show. Sarah Hyland's vintage, beige lace Dolce & Gabbana gown with a black lace trim at the waist may have suffered a zipper malfunction (which had her handlers pinning her back into it on the red carpet), but she carried herself like a lady through it all. Poise! Heidi Klum was all sorts of GORGE in a wispy nude Calvin Klein dress accentuated with turquoise panache courtesy of one MAYJAH necklace by Lorraine Schwartz. But we're just getting started...there was a whole carnival of cream up in there, too.
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Beige, summer’s must-have shade, isn't just for clothes. Right now, it's must-have for beauty as well, particularly the lips, as proven by celebs like Lea Michele, Eva Mendes, Emma Roberts, Stephanie Pratt, and Kristin Cavallari. And that means we're itching to snag some, especially ones that have a slight hint of shimmer without turning your lips into a sparkle factory. One of our favorite new hues is nearly-sheer Liquid Lurex ($14.50) from M.A.C.'s new Digi-Pop collection, which has little specks of glitter in it. Because it is so sheer, it's great to wear alone, but you can also turn it into something vivid by layering it on top of your favorite deep berry shade. For more pigment, try Shu Uemura's Rouge Unlimited Lipstick in 906 ($23), which goes on as a more saturated nude. And if you want an even deeper, richer neutral, try Nars's Satin Lipstick in Promiscuous ($24), which we love for its bronze undertones. Go ahead, shine on.
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The parade of neutrals began about a month ago at the Twilight premiere, and it kept on coming. And the color reared again this week in the form of silky material with a subtle, sexy sheen on outfits worn by Shenae Grimes, Alexa Chung, and Vanessa Hudgens, confirming that beige is THE color (or non-color) of summer 2010. Shenae Grimes and Alexa Chung both attended Mulberry's pool party on Tuesday night in golden, shimmery nude outfits — Shenae wore a champagne-colored dress with a bell skirt and jeweled straps, while Alexa wore a satiny button-down shirt with casual denim cut-offs. Vanessa Hudgens jumped on the nude-colored train this week as well, attending the premiere of Charlie St. Cloud in a floaty backless shift dress by Reem Acra. It's the perfect hue to show off your summer tan!
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