A recent Monday Question brought to light a wealth of your suggestions for rose perfumes for me to try and try I did. Dozens of samples later, a few wonderful, many nice, many more not so great, one in particular stood out as my favorite – Lady Vengeance.
What is it about the Lady that has me in thrall?
“A perfume with a rich and sophisticated trail. The expression of undeniable feminity, confident and divinely sensual.
The fragrance of a Lady for whom the art of seduction bares no secret. You can smell…you can dream…but the rest lies in her hands. The very elegant and thorny Bulgarian Rose marries patchouli and vanilla to draw this fine elegance, both contemporary and inevitable.”
-excerpted from the company website
Created by Francis Kurkdjian, Lady Vengeance includes notes of Bulgarian rose, vanilla and patchouli.
Lady Vengeance does not sport a long notes list, it is no complicated fragrance, it seems to me straightforward and simple in the best way possible.
Lady Vengeance is a wonderfully dark, but not too dark, red rose, perfect in its clarity and lucidity. Vanilla and patchouli underscore that pure beauty with a hint of sweetness and a smudge of earthiness, but do nothing to distract from the star of the show – a singular rose, powerful, yet still delicate.
Other roses by Francis Kurkdjian have already enticed me (Rose Barbare, Rose de Siwa), but nothing like this one. I have to tell you a story, come a bit closer…
When I first smelled Lady Vengeance it was out of duty, I was on a rose trip, and this was one of the recommended points of interest on that trip. Nonchalantly I sprayed a strip, inhaled… oh my. It had been a while that I fell for a perfume hook, line and sinker. Then and there. I knew it was love. I knew from the first and I know it now. Lady Vengeance and I will be together for a long time. I think she will be among my all time greats, my must haves, my desert island perfumes. She is my rose.
I’m glad she is meant to be for me.
Grumpy Francis did great.