We look up to celebrities for a lot of things when it comes to style, beauty, and this year especially – fragrances! But who do the celebrities look up to? In an old X (formerly Twitter) thread, a user compiled a list of unprompted things celebrities have said about their fragrance inspiration, an eponymous woman who has the industry twisted around her little finger – Rihanna!
The stars only had good things to say about her scent and we believe them. While the singer does have her own line of perfumes with Fenty she likes to wear something a little more indulgent; namely, Don’t Be Shy by Killian.
Described as a gourmand floral perfume, the scent houses notes of vanilla-infused, orange blossom and garnished marshmallow. It’s a concoction that’s as simple as it is intricate but costs as much as a month’s rent for the smallest, one-room apartment in Mumbai.
Today, we’ll be diving into the world of Riri’s preferred scent and recommending a few budget-friendly alternatives that smell just as good but won’t break the bank.
Dupes On A Dime
Snowflakes and Cashmere by Bath and Body Works is a fragrance that feels like a warm embrace on a snowy day, blending vanilla cashmere cream with caramel woods and frosted clementine.
Vanilla Twist Body Splash by Layer’r Wottagirl! is a refreshing melody of vanilla and coconut. Basically, the epitome of a tropical dessert you can wear.
Riiffs Ciao Pour Femme by Riiffs Eau De Parfum offers a twist on the vanilla theme, not overly sweet, perfect for those who prefer their vanilla scents with a zesty edge.
Meetha by Lovechild Masaba is a fragrance that mixes peach, blood orange, cognac, and vanilla patchouli. A delicious scent reminiscent of an artisanal dessert crafted with love and a little bit of luxury.
EM5™ La-Vanilla Perfume for Women is a budget-friendly aroma that begins with rum and vanilla orchid, after which it transitions to a heart of creamy, spicy vanilla, and ends with a musky, amber base. It’s a feast for the senses, and easy on the pocket too!
So, there you go. Whether you’re splurging on Rihanna’s top choice or hunting for an affordable twin, these fragrances are sure to add a dash of whimsy to your perfume wardrobe!
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