For those who can’t get enough of the late princess of R&B Aaliyah, her greatness has been bottled as a unisex perfume. Billed as Aaliyah by Xyrena, the scent was inspired by her trendsetting tomboy style. Her mother Diane Haughton, brother Rashad, and fragrance company Xyrena worked together to create the fragrance, even referencing actual scents the singer wore.
“From day one we worked with Aaliyah’s estate to ensure that every aspect of this release met their approval,” said Xyrena CEO Killian Wells via statement to MTV News. “They appreciated that we wanted to create a fragrance that was really about Aaliyah, not just a generic scent with her name on the bottle.”
The scent leans masculine and is filled with base notes of vanilla, sandalwood, amber, and jasmine; middle notes of black pepper, violet and leather; with top notes of mint, lavender and mandarin, Aaliyah by Xyrena retails for $64 and will be available for purchase in mid-October. Five percent of sales will be donated to The Aaliyah Memorial Fund.
Watch the official commercial for Aaliyah by Xyrena below.