“I wanted my fragrance to be something special for my female fans,” said Blige. “My fans and I are smart now. We know we’re smart now, but we didn’t know it then. We know we’re beautiful now, we didn’t know it then. We’re educated now, we didn’t know it then. We’re soft, we’re edgy — we’re all those things. And I wanted this perfume to represent every female’s everyday life.”
Blige had complete input into the scent’s creation. “I have to be involved,” she said. “Because when your name is attached to something, and it’s not good, that’s your name. So I prefer a good name rather than vanity and riches.” The scent’s top notes are gardenia petals, Bartlett pear and white freesia; the heart is tuberose, blooming jasmine, gold lily and apricot flower, and the drydown is cashmere woods, praline, sesame and incense.
My Life will retail for $46 for 1.7 oz. The scent will be available exclusively on HSN starting on July 31st, and will arrive in department stores across the U.S. next year.