Beyonce Knowles. Photo: Jeffrey Ufberg/WireImage.com

Fresh off the success of her inaugural fragrance Heat, launched in February to great fanfare, Beyonce Knowles is set to debut another spicy scent this September in the form of Beyonce Heat Ultimate Elixir.

This time around the 28-year-old Texas native puts a spin on the original fragrance by using notes that are meant to capture a more private side to the multi-hyphenate entertainer. Ultimate Elixir mixes spicy-floral Red Vanilla Orchid and Osmanthus petals with the sensuous notes of Cedarwood and Amber, then adds in delicious Vanilla and Tonka bean to drive the point home that this is a bouquet meant for one sexy siren.

In Beyonce terms, think more intimate, like B.B. Homemaker, than outrageous, like Sasha Fierce.

When making the decision to enter the world of fragrance, Beyonce says it was her mother, Tina Knowles, who provided much of the inspiration.

"My first memory of fragrance is my mother," she says.

"And as a very young girl, hearing her footsteps...her stilettos click, click, clicking on the hardwood floor and she wore a beautiful fragrance and she would walk past me and it would just stay in the room. It left a warm feeling every time I thought about her scent.

"I think about the icons that I respect and they all have their own fragrance so I thought it was time for me to have my own."

The Beyonce Heat Ultimate Elixir box and bottle. Courtesy Photo



Beyonce has been making her mark on the beauty world of late, spotted most recently in a sexy advertisement for L'Oreal Infallible Never Fail Lipcolour Compact in Beyonce's Red. We've also been admiring her hair, which she's been wearing in a summer-perfect style of soft, tousled curls.

Perfect for the heat.

Beyonce Heat Ultimate Elixir ($59, 1.7 oz/50ml) will be available this September at fine department stores across the country.

Can you guess what other stylish crooner is launching a new scent, too?