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Note Series #4 – ROSE

Image - Wikimedia Commons - Red Rose, Andreia Bohner, October 2005

As a symbol of beauty and true love, with the power to win and heal hearts, the rose is universal. In the perfume world, rose is the Queen of Florals. Powdery, lemony, spicy, woody, green, earthy, fruity, sweet, dank, feminine, masculine, romantic, sensual, seductive, bawdy, brooding, spiritual, rose absolute creates richness and depth, making a fragrance feel like a tender caress, a passionate smooch, or a thousand lingering kisses.

Note Series #4 – ROSE

Three 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.

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.

Note Series #4 - ROSE is listed in our Decant Store. Three 1ml. decants for $12.00.