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Although I have my favourite going out perfume, I like to change the perfume that I wear for work on a regular basis. This is one that I have recently purchased. The fragrance comes in a bright yellow/orange box which has the product detailed in gold lettering and I think it really stands out on the shelf. The bottle quite wide at the bottom and thin at the top, around the base is the product description again in gold lettering. The glass is see-through but has an orange tint to it, which is darker at the bottom and lighter near the top. I feel that the bottle and packaging both have a summery feel to them and it looks quite nice on the self in my bathroom. According to basenotes.com, the fragrance is described as follows: Top Notes ? Passion Fruit Sorbet, Blood Orange Middle notes ? Cherry, Yellow Tiger Orchid, Mango Blossom, Hibiscus Base notes ? Teak Wood, Honey, Amber, Musk Even if I had not sprayed the perfume, from the description above, I knew I would love this fragrance as I prefer fruit fragrances rather than floral ones. I would normally steer clear of any celebrity fragrances and I have never found one in the past that I like but as soon as I sprayed the fragrance, I fell in love with it, it has a really summery feel to it and extremely fruity. To start with, I would say that the orange mixed with the other fruits are the most dominant, this then settles slightly and the other tones start to come through. The only downside for me is that it doesn''t seem to last too long, if I spray this first thing, by lunch I feel the need to top up but I think this is more because it''s a EDT rather than an EDP as I normally find that this is the case. This doesn''t bother me too much though as because of the low price, I can spray away and not be worried. There are now a few of us at work that wear this, simply due to the fact that several people commented how nice it smelt on me and then went out and purchased it too. I haven''t spotted any other products in the range, just the EDT which is a shame as when I buy a fragrance; I like to buy a body lotion too. The fragrance however is available in three different sized, 30ml, 50ml and finally 100ml and prices range up to around 40. The fragrance is widely available from places such as Amazon, Boots, Superdrug etc and most commonly available in 100ml bottle. Very rarely is this available at the full RRP, I only paid around 12 pounds for a 100ml from Amazon and Superdrug currently have this available at half price. I really like the fragrance but as the staying power isn''t the greatest, I would only give it 4 out of 5 stars. Thanks for reading.
Most people know I'm happy to receive perfumes for Christmas so I tend to get a few different ones each year. This Christmas I received the Beyoncé Heat Rush gift set as a present, in this review I will be discussing the 30ml EDT.
Heat Rush is the second fragrance endorsed by Beyoncé. It was released in 2011 as a sister scent to Rush and is intended to be more of a day time scent. According to Beyoncé's official perfume website, it states "Heat Rush shines sparkles and excites the moment it touches the skin. Surrounded by a luminous fragrant aura, the woman who wears it feels instantly effervescent and alive. Sensual and bright, the scent lights up a room just as Beyoncé captivates with her presence."
£20 from Boots for 30ml but you can find it cheaper in other shops online.
What does it look like?
The EDT is shaped like its sister Heat fragrance but is more of an orange colour than red. It looks quite elegant and feminine. Although reminds me of something from Aladdin!
It's a fruity floral scent, quite a strong sweet smell at first. The Heart notes are Yellow Tiger Orchid, Mango Blossom, and Orange Hibiscus. The Top notes are Passion Fruit, Blood Orange and Brazilian Cheery. Base notes are Teakwood, Honey Amber and Musk Accord.
I thought the EDT was a little too sweet for me; it reminded me of the times I used to get cheap perfumes when I was a teen until I found my style of perfume. It's not my usual type but would be ok to wear for everyday wear and maybe on holiday. I would say it is more suited for the summer months.
This perfume does not last all day. The smell doesn't seem to last long at all, after spraying my neck and wrists a good few times on each, I still couldn't smell it on me after half an hour or so but maybe other people could. I prefer perfumes I know will last and that I can smell on me throughout the day.
The bottle is fairly small as expected for 30ml so will not last too long, and what I have found is that if I place this in my handbag the lid comes off really easily which is a bit of a pain.
If I hadn't received this as a gift, I don't think I would have picked this perfume for myself but I would maybe buy for a female in their teens.
~*~*~ Beyonce Heat Rush ~*~*~
~*~*~ What is it? ~*~*~
Heat Rush is a celebrity endorsed scent, this particular scent is endorsed by Beyonce Knowles and was released in 2011. This was the second of Beyonces scents to be released following it's predesesor Heat.
~*~*~ The Bottle ~*~*~
The bottle for Heat Rush is very similar to the bottle for the original Heat. The only difference being is this one is coloured in a gorgeous amber/tangerine colour. It has a quirky squared off curvy shape, which is actually quite attractive. The clear plastic lid on top has a B emblazed on the top of it.
~*~*~ The Price ~*~*~
Like most pefumes the price varies depending on where you shop, from looking online I have found at these prices -
www.directcosmetics.com - Price is for 50ml bottle plus shower gel - £14.99
www.scentsationalperfumes.com - 50ml - £28.00
www.amazon.co.uk - Prices vary from £15.00
It is also available at Boots priced at £21.00.
As you can see prices do vary and with Christmas offers coming up you would do better to have a quick search around before you buy if you want to save some money!
~*~*~ The Scent ~*~*~
I have well and truely jumped on the celebrity scents, there's not many I have not tried and in saying that there's not many that I don't like and this is another that I quite like. I love the initial sweetness of this fragrance, I can instantly detect the cherry and blood orange which just made me fall a little bit in love with it!
The notes are ~
Top Notes - Blood Orange, Cherries, Passion fruit.
Middle Notes - Orchid, Hibiscus, Mango Blossom.
Base Notes - Teak Wood, Musk, Amber.
This is a good scent for layering, I like to use it along with the body lotion I got in a gift set, by layering it I feel it lasts a lot longer.
I really like the sweetness of it, and how it lingers for ages. It is better when spritzed onto my clothing as I feel the scent lasts longer on my clothes than it does on my skin. On my wrist I notice that it fades to a mellow warm scent quite quickly yet when sprayed onto my clothing the sweetness lasts a whole lot longer.
By layering it up, it lasts longer and that is how I wear it if I decide on this particular scent on a night out.
~*~*~ Overall ~*~*~
My overall impressions are great. I do like thesweetness of this scent. Aparantly this is more suited to daytime wear but I feel it has a nice sparkle for the night time too. The bottle is a gorgeous colour, and I have written it down on my Christmas list for this year too.
This is a great passionate scent!
Perfect for all the single ladies! (See what I did there, but it's suitable for the not single ladies too haha!)
Thanks for reading :o) x
~ About the Perfume ~
I first tried this perfume as a tester which I was given in my local boots store a few years ago. After having a small tester I really liked the smell of the perfume so have continued to buy this fragrance. The fragrance is part of Beyoncé's range and is called Heat Rush. There is a perfume called Heat so don't get the two confused. Heat Rush comes in an orange and yellow box with gold writing, this makes it look very summery and it stands out from other perfumes to the bright orange packaging. The bottle is tall and rather with an orange colour to it towards the bottom. It has the word Heat and Beyoncé around the top of the bottle in gold where the lid comes off. The lid itself is square in shape and looks slightly golden, but this is probably due to the spray part of the perfume being a gold colour. The bottle itself is rather pretty and looks lovely with the orange tinge to the bottle which gets darker towards the bottom of the bottle. I would quite happily have this bottle on display in my bedroom or bathroom as it looks lovely. Moving on to the perfume itself, the scent is rather summery with floral and fruity scents including Passion Fruit, Blood Orange and Brazilian Cherry. The floral scent to the perfume includes a floral bouquet made from the combination of Yellow Tiger Orchid, Mango Blossom and Orange Hibiscus. There are also woody scents to the perfume which includes hints of Teak Wood, Honey Amber and a Musk accord that is inspired by the sunsets in Brazil.
~ Price/Availability ~
30ml - £21.00 from Boots
£19.99 from The Perfume Shop (online)
50ml - £27.00 from Boots
£26.50 from The Perfume Shop (online)
100ml - £35.50 from The Perfume Shop (online)
~ Using the Perfume ~
I sprayed at least 2 squirts onto me before going out. As soon as I sprayed the perfume I instantly got a very summery feeling as the smell of the perfume is really fruity and florally. I can't really point out a specific smell of the perfume as there's a lovely mix of all different smells going on. When the perfume is first sprayed it smells very fruity but this tends to calm down a little and brings out more of a floral smell with a slight woody/spice smell to it. The perfume smells lovely and summery and really fresh and fruity. I have used the perfume a few times over the summer, but I don't think I will use it during the winter as I think the smell is more summery than it is winter. The smell of the perfume is not strong or over powering but it does last throughout the whole day which is nice. I always find that 2 sprays of this perfume gives you a decent amount of fragrance to last all day.
~ Overall Opinion ~
The packaging to the perfume is very nice and the bottle has a lovely shape and design to it. I personally think going by the design of the bottle that the perfume looks more expensive than what it actually is. The smell of the perfume is lovely and isn't too strong or over powering. The perfume does has a very distinct summery smell to it so I'm not sure you could really get away with wearing this in the winter as much as you could in the summer. As you only need to use about 2 squirts to get a decent amount of smell form the perfume the bottle will last quite a long time. I tend to buy the larger 50ml bottles of perfume as I think they last a very long time. When I recently purchased this from Boots IO also received a free Beyoncé make up case as well. I do sometimes put this perfume in my bags and the only down side to this is that the lid comes off very easily and I often find the perfume in my bag with no lid. This is one of my favourite fragrances and I think it deserves 5 stars as it's such a gorgeous, fresh and fruity scent.
(review also on ciao)
Perfume and I...a love story x
My name is Anna Louise. My favourite of my senses is smell... I know-what a curious and verging on the ridiculous thing to say I hear some doubters saying! ...But if you do understand me, you know what a thrill a fragrance can be. Its really inexplicable to me how just a concoction of fragrant notes can create hugely different and amazing fragrances to suit every occasion, mood, and create or add to memories, but ohhhhh they can! Hey I'll tell you now I know nothing technical about perfume, its creation nor production I only know what I like...
Beyonce Heat Rush.
I would not buy a celebrity fragrance because its got a celebs name on it. Its honestly not me-Im pessimistic about celebrity culture on the whole. Beyonce doesnt fill me with enthusiasm-I am not a fan although I can see the attraction as shes a beautiful girl! However I worked until recently at a leading High St Health and Beauty store and had to promote it. When I smelt it, I fell for it. Its funny I'm a big fragrance fan but I usually go for something very different to this, sickly sweet, a bit floral and sometimes musky. This is not. Smelling it is like you are literally entering a blood orange grove somewhere very exotic or smelling a spiced orange cocktail in a bar. Very exotic, very fruity, very demure I think. Its not a shallow or obvious scent, its complex. and I dont know what thats about or what makes it that way! It stirs up pictures of carnival. Its fresh, vibrant, and the liquid is bright and colourful. Its refreshing. I clean up in the morning with a lemony facescrub and then on with the Heat Rush for the rest of the day and I feel clean and sensual. People notice it which is nice. Unlike the predecessor Heat it is not overpowering or hella spiced.
It didnt sell particularly well in our shop although those that bought it loved it. I wonder if the PR could have been better, we featured it but not massively and I didnt see much press. Funny cos there were some pretty decent offers on it for a while. Perhaps people just didnt try it or judged it like I may have done. To me the name is lacking a lot. Heat was bad enough to me, apparently named for the significance fire plays in Beyonces stage shows. But Heat Rush...worse...just not very coherent-is it me or does it make you think of the menopause?!
Nice bottle, tall and tapered to a thinner top with a kind of 'jewel' top. Quite elegant. I brought a bigger bottle so it feels like I got a lot for my money although I do rinse it when I wear it. It lasts but I spray a lot of it on intially. You probably dont need to but I love it. I didnt realise it but its made by Coty and an Eau De Parfum is available in the following sizes: 100 ml / 3.4 oz, 50 ml / 1.7 oz, 30 ml / 1.0 oz.
Well thats what I think, Id recommend you give it a try-it makes for a beautiful summer fragrance I would think-and must try to keep some or buy another bottle come May/June! The RRP isnt huge and you can get a promotional price at times-I managed to get 100ml for around £30. I recommend Superdrug for competitive prices, great staff and beauty points ;p.
I was expecting something better from Beyonce but this perfume is a poor effort!
I hate the name for starters and the bottle is awful. The perfume is an orange colour and it doesn't look very nice at all. It is a little off putting. The perfume says it contains notes of orange and amber along with floral notes. I could detect the orange and amber but I couldn't detect any of the floral notes. The perfume doesn't last very long at all and it needs to be topped up regularly throughout the day as it just disappears after a couple of hours. The bottle is too big and bulky to carry with you so it isn't that great really is it?
The perfume smells like washing up liquid and it smells awful, like really bad. The notes don't compliment each other at all and they all seem a little "thrown together", I do believe a five year old could create a better perfume than this. It doesn't cover up odour either and I can't use it as a room spray as the scent gives me a headache. Overall this perfume seems a little rushed (hence the pun) and it's not as nice as her first. I wasn't all that impressed with her first scent either to be honest. I ended up selling this perfume on eBay for £11.24.
Would I recommend this perfume? No, I wouldn't.
A poor effort.
Beyonce's Heat Rush is the second perfume by Beyonce Knowles. It is available from Boots for £21 for 30ml EDT which places it towards the cheaper end of the perfume price spectrum. I first bought it about a year a go because I loved the smell in the shop and it was fairly cheap. Unfortunately, however nice the smell is, the holding power just doesn't cut it.
The scent is fruity with strong passion fruit, cherry and citrus (mostly blood orange - as implied by the bottle) notes. There are also floral tones arising from yellow tiger orchid and mango blossom. It's ultra feminine and because of the fruity style it's the perfect holiday perfume. When I smell it I really feel as if I'm somewhere tropical and sunny with a fruit cocktail in my hand! Some may even find it a bit sickly sweet, but I tend to like that in a perfume - the sweeter the better. I wear it during the day rather than in the evening; the original heat perfume is more appropriate for the evening I feel.
Although I absolutely love it, the lasting power isn't fantastic and I have to reapply multiple times a day (despite the initial blast being a bit overpowering) . If I smell my wrist even an hour later, I would hardly detect it which really isn't that great, but I guess you get what you pay for. This isn't the most expensive perfume out there and the quality does reflect that, but as I am on a budget and love the smell I will stick to it. This perfume definitely suits younger women more than older and would be a perfect gift for older teenagers (16-19).
A body cream and shower gel were also released, but they appear to have been discontinued as I can't find them anywhere on the internet. I would have loved to have tried the body cream becuase the smell is so great, but the EDT just doens't have enough staying power for me!
I don`t really know what I expected from this perfume from one of the greatest voices today, Beyonce. She`s a true classic beatuy, for sure, but could her perfume reveal such beauty and elegance as well?
Well, for me, this perfume became a bit of a disappointment, as I found it to be a bit too weak and synthetic for my liking, and honestly, it didn`t give me a heat rush whatsoever!
What first disappointed me with this perfume, was its poor ability to last long after applying it onto my skin, as I had to "respray" myself a lot when using this perfume. Also, I found the scent of the perfume difficult to grasp and lacking of natural smells and originality, it became too ordinary and synthetic for me! I did, after a bit of smelling, notice a fruitiness and fresh smell in this perfume, but again, it was difficult to decet any real scents, such as orange, amber and flowers... I did however detect a smell of vague forest, but this is pretty much the only positive thing to mention about this perfume, other than it being cheap and very budget friendly, in addition to being delivered in a very nice bottle and overall package. You can buy 30 ml of Beyonce`s Heat Rush for about 15.55, which is undoubtedly affordable. Yet, I don`t think I will ever use this perfume on a regular basis, so I find it hard to recommend as a good purchase.
I have a thing for perfume, and own a good collection of it now. I do like choosing new fragrances for myself, but I am also lucky enough to have a friend who works in a well known high street chemist who often passes on to me their part-used testers. This is how I came upon Heat Rush. I will admit that while I am a fragrance fiend I would rarely choose a celebrity perfume. This is because from my experience they tend to be a bit wishy-washy, and also they wear off soon after application.
I did not receive the box with the perfume, but the bottle is surprisingly attractive for a product of this kind. The elongated glass reminds me of some kind of Aztec or Egyptian hieroglyph, and the perfume liquid fire. It is a sumptuous amber that is very pleasing to the eye, and could almost be mistaken for an expensive liqueur.
You would assume from the nature of the packaging and the name of the product that Heat Rush would be most suitable as a night time fragrance, yet I would say this is not the case at all. The overwhelming impression I gleaned from Heat Rush, from the second it emerged from the bottle, is one that is overly sweet and almost old-lady floral. It does not pack enough punch to compete with other fragrances in a night time environment, but even worn during the day its synthetic aroma is a bit limp.
Most perfumes settle into a more hearty blend after they have been allowed to dry on the skin for a couple of minutes, but for me the change was not significant enough. I expected honey and sandalwood tones, something to give Heat Rush the substance it needs, but instead I detected a more muted version of the fruitiness - tropical fruits from drinking squash, perhaps - that I had noticed on initial application. Having said that there is a very light woodiness, verging on musk, that is just about notable if you concentrate hard enough.
I wore Heat Rush just twice, and cannot imagine that I would wear it again. It is too reminiscent of a body spray for my liking, and has the barely-there staying power to match. This is a great shame, as the marketing and packaging promise great things, but it is the fragrance itself that is the decider, and this doesn't give me much of a rush at all.
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I hope that you like passion fruit, because that is what HEAT RUSH is all about. I'm not sure if there's some peach thrown in too, but then again peach and passion fruit smell similar anyway, so it doesn't really matter I guess. There is a short lived burst of blood orange, but it is quickly buried under the sweetness of the passion fruit. The Cherry note is hidden under everything else - a shame as it would have made everything less flat.
I wouldn't mind the strong fruits in the opening if the heart of the fragrance was a bit more varied. As it is I can't separate any of the floral notes that are listed apart from a indistinct floral, that I'd say it's most like jasmine. I take this as the perfumers attempt at a Tiger Orchid, which is rare so there's no way a real one is being used. The fruity sweetness is still going strong - it reminds me of boiled sweets I used to buy at the corner shop - it could be passion fruit, peach, or mango, there isn't a single note that I can be sure about.
After the overpowering start HEAT RUSH drys down into a honey and musk blend, but there still is a lingering scent of boiled sweet. I'm not familiar with the scent of teak, but I can't pick up anything underneath the musk and sweetness.
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Passion fruit sorbet, blood orange, Brazilian cherry, yellow tiger orchid, mango blossom, orange hibiscus, teak wood, honey amber and Rio sunset musk.
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The bottle is the same 'genie lamp' shape as the original Heat bottle, only this time the base is coloured orange.
I'm left handed so hate the bottle design as the square neck to the bottle digs into my fingers and hurts when I spray. The wide base does mean it stands securely, though it is tricky to get any juice when the bottle is 2/3 empty.
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I think it wears well for a mass market EDT- it burns down within five hours. Even though it's a EDT it outlasts the original Heat EDP three to four hours average every wear. Actually I'm curious to see if this is being planned as a limited edition release and Coty are hoping that it'll have disappeared from store shelves by September as they've used a EDT concentration this time?
When to wear it? Maybe the sunny promotional promotional images and the orange bottle are working subliminally on my mind, but this is something that I've only worn during the day. I've worn HEAT RUSH to work and have received compliments and no-ones complained to me, but I do mainly wear this on weekends as it seems casual. As it seems like casual day-wear I've not used it in the evening or for going out.
Though HEAT RUSH hasn't given me any headaches/sickness yet, though it is very sweet and I suspect that it may become cloying in very hot weather. Of course it hasn't been out long enough to check out it's wearable in autumn/winter, but with most of the focus being placed on the summery fruits I can't see this being appealing in colder weather, since most fruit heavy fragrances generally seem watery and sickly in cold air [on me anyway] and EDT concentrations generally have shorter 'lives' in the cold.
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If you love fruity/florals which focus heavily on the fruit half of the equation [e.g. every Escada perfume ever], then this is nice enough. There's nothing remarkable about it, but then again there's nothing horrible about it - provided that you like sweet fragrances.
This is another perfume that I wear since I received it as a gift [they know that I love Beyonce, so thought that this was a safe bet]. I don't want to sound ungrateful - it is wearable and is nice enough, but it is pretty flat, unoriginal and boring.
At the end of the day I'm left feeling that I really need to have another perfume clear out; HEAT RUSH is just another generic cash-in, mass market fragrance. I mostly use the same few perfumes over and over, I'm getting bored easily by everything now.
I feel the same about HEAT RUSH as I do about Heat; It's pleasant, but considering that a major fragrance/cosmetic company [Coty] and one of the biggest celebrities today spent over three years collaborating on the range, I feel disappointed to say the least. It just doesn't seem like any real effort was put into the creation and they just poured random vials into a bottle and called it a day.
If you do like it then it may be worth buying back up bottles, as the fruit heavy notes and summery promotional ads make me suspect that HEAT RUSH is a limited, when-it's-gone-it's-gone fragrance.
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30ml: £21 [Boots]
50ml: £26 [Superdrug]
There are meant to be 15ml and 100ml bottles in circulation too, although I've not seen those sizes in my local stores [Maybe because it's a relatively new fragrance?].
Famous singer Beyonce launched Heat Rush in February 2011, as a successor to 2010's edition, Heat The fresh version of Heat is aimed at being the perfect companion to Heat, since Heat is ideal for the night while Heat Rush is great for daily walks and meetings. The focus does not lie on sexy notes, but on elegance this time. Beyonce herself pays a lot of attention on the creation of her perfumes and approaches them like writing a song. She hopes that women of all generations will find themselves in aromas of this fragrance, since it is a young, fresh and less-serious scent. Opening notes of Heat Rush start the composition with passion fruit sorbet, blood orange and Brazilian cherry. Its heart blooms with yellow tiger orchid, mango blossom and orange hibiscus, while the warm base closes the fragrance with teak wood, honey amber and Rio sunset musk.