Beyoncé's Rise: Singer Releasing New Feminist Fragrance Inspired By Maya Angelou Poem

on December 20 2013 9:22 PM
Beyonce Heat
The Beyonce Heat collection of fragrances was named the best-selling celebrity fragrance brand around the world, according to People. Reuters

Following the surprise release of her smash fifth studio album, Beyoncé has another sweet treat for her fans.

WWD reports she will be releasing her third fragrance Rise in February 2014. The scent is reportedly inspired by her favorite Maya Angelou poem -- which is likely "Still I Rise." Marsha Brooks, vice president of global marketing for Cody, described the scent to WWD as having "a strong sense of 'overcoming adversity and rising above it all." Cody is the license holder for Beyoncé’s fragrance business.

"The fragrance concept is about female empowerment and finding the inner strength that makes women so beautiful," Brooks added.

The scent features a main note of gold symphony orchid along with golden apricot, jasmine, freesia, Italian bergamot and iced basil sorbet. It also features more masculine notes of autumn woods, musk and even cashmere. 

Beyoncé’s definition of feminism has stirred quite the debate following her new album's release. But maybe her perfume version of it will be more openly embraced -- plus who can deny the genius of a Maya Angelou-inspired scent. 

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