Rihanna's favorite perfume is on sale for Black Friday with a serious discount

Ever wondered about Rihanna's favorite perfume? Not only do we have the answer but there's an early Black Friday discount to be had

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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You'd be forgiven for thinking that Rihanna's favorite perfume would be something known only to the popstar herself, the go-to scent of the singer-turned-beauty-mogul is no secret. In fact, not only can RiRi fans can get their hands on a bottle of their own, but they can also bag a discount during the Black Friday sales. 

This is particularly valuable intel to have if you're in the market for one of the best perfumes for women, because  Rihanna has a reputation for her incredible signature scent. In a 2015 tweet, Ryan Seacrest wrote (opens in new tab): "I smell everyone on the red carpet and Rihanna was the best smelling celeb at the Grammys." This was also clocked by British chef and writer Nigella Lawson when they both appeared on The Graham Norton Show back in 2007.

So, what exactly is this sensational scent, we hear you ask? You're probably aware that the star also recently launched Fenty perfume—but this isn't actually the secret in question. Below is everything you need to know about this elusive fragrance and the Black Friday perfume deals that'll help you save. 

What is Rihanna's favorite perfume?

Rihanna's go-to fragrance was reported by Harper's Bazaar (opens in new tab) back in 2016. Her friend, @StylishGent, filmed a video (opens in new tab) of the star on Instagram in which he shared her love for Kilian Love, Don't Be Shy—a high-end scent that first hit the market back in 2007. 

This particular scent is predominantly a sweet mix of marshmallow, caramel and vanilla—and must be one of the best vanilla perfumes if it caught RiRi's attention. The top and middle notes are citrus and white florals (so if you love floral perfumes, this might be one for you, too), with a sugary, gourmand base. 

What's more, an "Extreme" version is now also available for an even more luxurious and intense fragrance experience. A great option if you want to make your perfume last longer on your skin. 

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Rihanna's fave

Kilian Paris Love, Don't Be Shy Eau de Parfum: $265 | Sephora (opens in new tab) / was £185 now £157.25 (save £27.75) | Liberty London  (opens in new tab)

Since this is RiRi's favorite scent, we're already fully onboard—but for those who need a little more convincing, this eau de parfum (opens in new tab) includes perfume notes (opens in new tab) of neroli, orange blossom, marshmallow and an amber base. 

Sure, it's on the pricier side for a fragrance, but it's not every day that a product gets the seal of approval from an icon. So it's definitely a worthy investment in our eyes!

Kilian Paris Love, Don't Be Shy Extreme: $230 | Selfridges (opens in new tab)

Kilian Paris Love, Don't Be Shy Extreme: $230 | Selfridges (opens in new tab) / was £225 now £191.25 (save £33.75) | Liberty London (opens in new tab)

More extreme? Yes, please! This version is the more intense version of Rihanna's OG perfume and features notes of Bulgarian rose, for a more punchy, seductive and long-lasting scent. 


As we mentioned earlier, Rihanna has also launched her own scent under her Fenty label, giving us another chance to smell like her. When it was first released last year, the star described it as: "[exuding] everything I feel, everything I am and everything I want to be". There's every chance she's switched from her famous old faithful to her very own creation. 

The fragrance is described as "deep, full-bodied and sensual" with "warm floral" notes of magnolia, musk, tangerine, and Bulgarian rose. This spicy scent will set you back around $140—which, although still pricey is nearly half the price of the Kilian perfume, making it a good option for those on more of a budget. While most Cyber Weekend sales are yet to get started, in the UK you can snap up an early Black Friday discount on this particular scent.

Fenty Eau de Parfum: was £145 (opens in new tab)
Early discount!

Fenty Eau de Parfum: was £145 now £123.25 (save £21.75) | Harvey Nichols (opens in new tab)

Rihanna's aforementioned Fenty scent is a bit cheaper than her Kilian signature, and all the more so with this early Black Friday discount. Hooray!

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. 

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