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Yesterday I bought Rose Absolue from Yves Rocher, forking over a modest amount of money for a pretty terrific perfume.  Fragrances have always been part of the Yves Rocher product line, but I’ve been underwhelmed by most of them – until now.
 
Part of the more upscale Spirits d’Essences range introduced over the past couple of years, Rose Absolue is exactly what the name says – rose.
The opening notes have a just a hint of cinnamon and lemon, which I find a really unique and unexpected combo, but which quickly unveils the rose - spicy, blossomy and green as only a rose can smell. It’s light and fresh, like walking through a rose bower, and as the scent dries down after 15 minutes, the freshness warms up and thickens a little from the vanillic tonka and cedar mix, which amps up the spiciness and adds a nice woody note. In the dry-down, a subdued patchouli keeps the sweetness in check and makes an earthy bed for the rose petals to settle on.
 
Rose Absolue is a true, clear rose, it’s an elegant, casual and modern take on a perfume standard that should be in every perfumistas wardrobe. Created by Christine Nagel,exceedingly well-blended and made from quality materials, it avoids the sugary, fruity “gag me with a spoon” sweetness of most contemporary florals.
 
If you’ve resisted rose scents because you think they’re old-fashioned, or too sweet, too heavy or just “too much” for you, try Rose Absolue. 
 
Notes: cinnamon, apple, Turkish, Bulgarian and Morrocan rose, cedar, patchouli and tonka bean
Type: EdP
Parfumeur: Christine Nagel 

 

Price: $4.00
Gender: 
Feminine

The nose

According to Fragrantica, the nose on Rose Absolue is Christine Nagel, who also did Si Lolita, Narcisco Rodriguez for Her, Encre Noir pour Elle and many more high-end perfumes too. Shows that great parfumeurs can create lovely perfumes even on a budget!

Re: The nose

Thanks for the last piece of the puzzle!
I wore Rose Absolue on Friday and no less than 3 people either asked what I was wearing or said they loved it!
It truly is a "find'!