I first sprayed this during a bored moment in Macy's and was taken aback by how good it smelled. SO loved it also because it is warm and feminine without being overpoweringly sweet. I can detect a hint of jasmine (which I dislike) but the way it is blended in this fragrance is not overpowering and actually makes me like the fragrance more than I normally would.
It is a soft floral with vanilla, sweet but not a girlish sweetness. I bought a couple of small purse-size sprays of Nude, and I still like it but not as much as that initial first time. I don't know what it is that made me like it less, possibly the proliferation of generic celebrity scents around that have the same kind of smell. I wouldn't buy it again but it's not that it's a bad fragrance (it isn't, it is lovely) I just think that my tastes have become a little more sophisticated than these lower end generic fragrances.
From the Macy's website: "Guava Nectar, Mandarin and Pear. The center of the fragrance opens into a sultry softness with a blend of Orange Blossom, Gardenia Petals and Velvet Jasmine Sambac. The seductive, milky gourmand base weaves together Sandalwood and Second-skin Musk, with the fresh and feminine hints of Vanilla Orchid."
I'm a huge Rihanna fan and I must say that I am disappointed in this fragrance. With a name like "nude", I hoped that this would be a warm or vanilla scent. It's actually a sweet- fruit scent. Hasn't Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Shakira, and Nicki Minaj have taken that same route too? I will not purchase.
Scent suitable for Autumn, top notes are vanilla and some fruity scents are the dry down, lasting power is quite decent, 3-4 hours :-)
Purchased at priceline 30 mls roughly $24, wasn't too expensive but wasn't dirt cheap. It's almost more like a refreshing version of Vera Wang Princess, doesn't get too cloy
I love it! Fresh sexy sweet smell, gives me good mood.
Nude by Rihanna is Rihanna's newest fragrance. Admittedly, I am probably not the target audience for this fragrance and I also must confess that I could not stand any of Rihanna's previous perfumes. I will also say that I am not one for celebrity fragrances, but when I find one that I like, I will give it proper recognition. This is such the case. Since I was in the market for a new casual fragrance, "Nude" in the name intrigued me enough to look up the composition notes to see if it sounded interesting. Well, I discovered that it had two of my personal all-time fave notes: sambac jasmine and vanilla orchid.... so I had to try it. I was not disappointed it. The top notes are typicall fruity-ness, but thankfully, the scent segues into the heart notes pretty quickly. The heart and the base are lovely. It is a must try for anyone who likes a nice vanilla, orchid-ey drydown . To me, Nude by Rihanna is a cozy, WARM casual scent, and that's exactly what I was looking for today. I bought a 3.4oz bottle for $59 at Macys and I received a nice large faux snake-skin clutch as a bonus gift with purchase.
Advertised Notes: TOP NOTES: Guava Nectar, Mandarin and Pear..... HEART NOTES: described as "sultry softness with a blend of Orange Blossom, Gardenia Petals and Velvet Jasmine Sambac." BASE NOTES: described as "the seductive, milky gourmand base weaves together Sandalwood and Second-skin Musk, with the fresh and feminine hints of Vanilla Orchid"