In another ejection of geo-fragrance, PitBull announces “PitBull Cuba” fragrance for men and women.
“This is my personal favorite, and it’s one step closer to freedom – CUBA LIBRE,” he says. “I wanted to pay a sensorial tribute to my family heritage. Cuba is warm, sexy and vibrant. It’s designed for confident individuals who flirt with the unknown.”
The latest PitBull Cuba follows PitBull Miami fragrance for men and women.
This is the third fragrance Pitbull has released through a deal with Parlux, which has also created brands for Rihanna, Jay Z, Kenneth Cole and others.
According to PitBull, his new Cuba Man and Cuba Woman fragrances evoke the essence of the country’s “nightclubs sultry beats and the quixotic combination of sugar and rum.”
Crafted by Givaudan, Cuba Man is a scent that draws upon the desire of spending hot, sunny days lounging on powdery sand beaches followed by steamy, passion-filled nights. The men’s fragrance features top notes of rosemary, bergamot, lemon and cardamom, highlighted by jasmine, coriander and oakmoss. Dry notes of tonka bean, cedarwood and musk round out this aromatic blend.
Cuba Woman, composed by Fragrance Resources, is designed for the seductress hidden within and takes your breath away with a mesmerizing balance of citrus fruit and floral notes. Bergamot, mandarin, pomelo and white pineapple compose the top notes, while rich orange flower, magnolia, freesia and mimosa blossoms round it out. Finishing touches of soft amber, warm blonde woods and layered musks polish out the intoxicating fragrance.
The bottle’s look was designed by Pitbull, and has been the signature look of each of his fragrances since he launched his first in 2013. The exterior is sleek and architectural, reminiscent of modern skyscrapers throughout the world. Both CUBA Man and CUBA Woman bottles feature vibrant, retro artwork, similar to what you would find throughout the Island.
While the CUba Man bottle depicts an attractive vintage sailor being doted on by a coquettish femme, the Woman bottle illustrates a playfully seductive Cuban dancer who is confident and knows what she wants. The exterior packaging flaunts vintage artwork; while CUBA MAN catches the eye with jewel-toned classic cars, Cuba Woman celebrates sexiness and the female form. A Cuban flag peeks through in each design.
Armando Christian Perez was born on January 15, 1981 to Cuban parents living in Miami, Florida. At age 3, he could recite the works of Cuba’s national hero and poet, José Martí, in Spanish. Early influences include by Miami bass genre of pop music, Celia Cruz and Willy Chirino.
Pérez’s parents separated when he was young, and he was raised by his mother; he later spent time with a foster family in Roswell, Georgia. He attended South Miami Senior High School before graduating from Miami Coral Park High School, where he focused his music career on rapping.
He said he chose his stage name of Pitbull because the dogs, “….bite to lock. The dog is too stupid to lose. And they’re outlawed in Dade County. They’re basically everything that I am. It’s been a constant fight”. After meeting Lil Jon in Miami, Pitbull was featured on Lil Jon and the East Side Boyz’ album Kings of Crunk in 2002. Pitbull’s song “Oye” was featured on the soundtrack to the film 2 Fast 2 Furious the following year. In addition, Pitbull released several mixtapes, composed of freestyles and remixes of popular rap music. Campbell featured Pitbull in his single, “Lollipop”.