Here's Rihanna's favorite perfume, so you can also smell like a superstar

You can now get your hands on Rihanna's favorite perfume...

Rihanna is seen outside the Dior show, during Paris Fashion Week - Womenswear F/W 2022-2023, on March 01, 2022 in Paris, France.
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If you're wondering what Rihanna's favorite perfume is, then you're not alone. After all, who doesn't want to smell like a superstar? And particularly a celebrity whose style remained on point even during pregnancy, and who has created one of the most coveted beauty lines around in the form of Fenty—paving the way for the likes of Hailey Bieber and her new skincare brand Rhode.

Even more enticingly, the internet has long praised how good the 34-year-old singer and businesswoman smells. In a post on Twitter (opens in new tab) in 2015, the TV star Ryan Seacrest wrote: "I smell everyone on the red carpet and was the best smelling celeb at the Grammys." Additionally, during a previous appearance on The Graham Norton Show, fellow guest and cookery writer Nigella Lawson praised her scent. 

But what exactly is her coveted secret? Here's what we know about Rihanna's go-to perfume...

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Rihanna's favorite perfume—here's where you can buy it

Rihanna's go-to fragrance was revealed, according to Harper's Bazaar (opens in new tab), back in 2016. Her friend, @StylishGent, filmed a video of the star on Instagram (opens in new tab) in which he shared her love for Kilian Love, Don't Be Shy. The scent, which was released in 2007 and is even on our best perfume for women list.

It's infused with marshmallow, vanilla, and caramel. The top and mid notes are citrusy and white florals, with sugary gourmands as the base notes. What's more, it now comes in an ‘Extreme’ version, for a more luxurious, intense fragrance experience. Sounds delicious—no wonder her scent has become legendary!

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Smell like Rihanna

Kilian, Love Don't Be Shy, $265.00 | Sephora (opens in new tab)

Notes of neroli, orange blossom, marshmallow, and an amber base

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Kilian Love, Don't Be Shy Extreme, $310 | Sephora (opens in new tab)

A more intense version of the original fragrance with an overdose of Bulgarian rose

However, Rihanna has also recently launched her own Fenty Perfume, giving fans a chance to smell just like her. Last year, when it was released, she said that it "exudes everything I feel, everything I am and everything I want to be".

The fragrance is described by the brand as "deep, full-bodied and sensual" alongside "a warm floral with encapsulating scents of magnolia, musk, tangerine, and Bulgarian rose".

Last August, the star revealed on Instagram (opens in new tab) that the scent had almost immediately sold out—and it's still going strong. However, the jury's out on which bottle she herself is currently opting for...

Lucy Abbersteen
Lucy Abbersteen

Lucy is a beauty journalist who has written for titles including Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, OK!, woman&home and Women's Health, as well as regularly contributing to My Imperfect Life. Her work covers everything from skin and haircare tips to trying and testing the latest beauty launches, and interviewing celebrities and experts. A certified dog person, her other interests include mental wellbeing, books, piña coladas and not getting caught in the rain.