Latest Celebrity Scent Roundup

Kylie and Rihanna scentsHere’s a quick roundup of a few celebrity scents scheduled for release next month and sometime later this year. Pink Sparkle POP by Kylie Minogue, Reb’l Fleur by Rihanna and wait for it… a fragrant tribute to Michael Jackson (it was only a matter of time wasn’t it).

Kylie Minogue Pink Sparkle POP
Retaining the same flacon as last year’s Pink Sparkle and with the same champagne bottle top cap (in silver this time), this limited edition flanker celebrates life with fresh zesty notes of green apple, white peach and pink pepper. A floral heart of gardenia, tiare flower, marigold and Bulgarian rose is rounded off with sandalwood and musk. Pink Sparkle POP will be available as a 30ml eau de toilette and should hit shelves in February.

Rihanna Reb’l Fleur
There’s been talk of a Rihanna fragrance for over a year now and it seems it’s finally here. Reb’l Fleur supposedly refers to the nickname her grandmother gave her and she certainly seems to have taken this to heart, or more accurately to neck, which is where she had the word tattooed. Produced by Givaudan and promoted by Parlux (who also do fragrances for Paris Hilton and Jessica Simpson), Reb’l Fleur is scheduled for a big launch in Macy’s on January 25th and is expected to go global within three months.

Rihanna is said to have been quite involved in the creation of this fragrance which is meant to reflect both her roots in Barbados as well as her life in New York and Los Angeles. This fuity chypre will include notes of red berries, plum, peach, Hawaiian hibiscus flower, violet, tuberose and coconut water on a base of vanilla, patchouli, amber and musk. Reb’l Fleur will be available as a 50ml and 100ml eau de parfum spray.

Official Michael Jackson Fragrances
It seems that small-time perfume entrepreneur Franck Rouas has hit the big time thanks to a chance encounter with the Jackson clan in a Las Vegas exhibition hall. Having created a small number of ‘speciality’ scents including one called Versailles which supposedly sold 300,000 units in the United States, it was through sheer luck and a bit of clever opportunism that he managed to get a bottle of his perfume into the hands of Joe and Janet Jackson. This got him an interview and it seems they were so impressed with his ideas (and no doubt the money-making potential) that they signed him up to produce an official Michael Jackson fragrance.

We don’t know too much about the fragrance at this stage except that is was inspired by a bouquet of flowers and plants found in the gardens of Neverland and is expected to be available in March this year. No doubt Michael Jackson fans will be queuing at the doors to get some.