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Une Rose Au Bord de la Mer

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Launched in 2010, Une Rose Au Bord de la Mer is a limited edition eau de parfum from French niche line Les Parfums de Rosine. It was designed to evoke a summer vacation by the sea – warm, rose-scented air carried by a gentle sea breeze.

Les Parfums de Rosine specializes in rose based fragrances and when you only focus on one thing, you become an expert at it pretty quickly. To my mind Les Parfums de Rosine create some of the best rose frags out there, including Une Rose Au Bord de la Mer, one of my new summer favourites.
Une Rose Au Bord de la Mer opens with a powdery, dry rose note gently freshened with citrus - neroli and bergamot at first and then bitter orange and sweet, juicy tangerine. I love the way the citrus complements the rose, letting it shine but keeping it light and airy. At the heart, rose is centre-stage again, with an herbal facet that is warmed by immortelle. Jasmine adds lushness to the rose and adds another floral dimension to the fragrance while calone (the synthetic that creates a ‘marine’ note in perfumes) gives it a watery lightness. At the base, the rose gets resinous from labdanum and sweetened by ambergris. White musk gives it a smooth, animalic finish.

Une Rose Au Bord de la Mer is a skin scent and the drydown is light, airy and watery but not aquatic or ‘beachy’. It smells like roses growing by the sea - the gentle see breeze wafting over and drying the roses, carrying their scent over warm sand. When I smell it, it fills all my empty spaces.

Notes: neroli, bergamot, rose, bitter orange, tangerine, immortelle, rose, jasmine, calone, labdanum, ambergris, ambette seed, white musk.

Type: EdP

Parfumeur: François Robert

Price: $5.00