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Note Series #4 – ROSE


Note Series #4 – ROSE

Four 1ml. decants for $16.00. 

Hippie Rose by Heeley – Light, airy, and tantalizing

Hippie Rose is a young rose, mixed with a green patchouli, bergamot, vetiver, and oak moss so that it has an earthy damp smell at first, which then starts to sweeten …but only slightly. The patchouli lends an herbal undertone but the rose has a spicy edge and when the musk, amber and smoky incense arrive in the drydown, the result is tantalizing. Hippie Rose has James Heeley’s signature light sillage but also an intensity that has a powerful “come hither” factor. Perfect rose frag for perfumistas who don’t wanna smell like their mothers, but who also don’t wanna smell like their friends, either.

Lipstick Rose – By Frédéric Malle – Red and delicious and glam

Lipstick Rose smells glamorous. Violet and grapefruit in an unusual tart powdery accord soon give way to the luscious rose, full and rich and sweetened ever so slightly with raspberry, like expensive lipstick. As it dries down the sweet is tempered by salty earthy vetiver, and the red rose floral deepens with vanilla and warm amber so that it glows on the skin. Then musk adds sexy to the mix. A rich and delicious floral scent with glamour-chic sillage,  Lipstick Rose is like a big kiss, an exuberant smooch.

La Fille de Berlin by Serge Lutens – Luscious and dark and jammy

La Fille de Berlin opens with rose so deep, luscious and fleshy you could fall into it until a metallic tang from pink and black pepper breaks your fall. As it blooms, the rose gets thick, dark and jammy from red currant and blackberries while that metallic note shimmers lightly in and out of the background so that’s just shy of dirty, but bawdy enough to make you keep wanting to smell it.

Rose d`Amour by Les Parfums de Rosine – Green, rosy and spicy

One of the top rose scents made, it has an opening of sparkling aldehydes and citrusy bergamot warmed with aromatic ginger gives way to a velvety rose heart surrounded by earthy iris, exotic jasmine and narcissus, which to my nose smells slightly of urine. The experience is of a green/rosiness. At the base, spicy nutmeg and pepper warm up the florals, while oakmoss give it a vintage feel of this modern scent. Rose d`Amour is a modern perfume (from the aldehydes) that has a vintage feel (from oakmoss) without being dusty, musty or fousy




Price: $16.00