A rose is a rose is a rose – not so, when it comes to perfumes. Thousands of different roses are out there, and I am just coming to appreciate them.
Do you like roses in a perfume?
What do you associate with rose scents?
Which one is your favorite?
Or do you say no thank you when it comes to the Queen of Flowers?
I only recently have started to smell the roses. Dark and spicy, deep and mysterious roses – those I have always liked. My favorites are Amouage Lyric and Epic, Neela Vermeire’s Mohur, Kilian Rose Oud and Dior Ambre Nuit.
I am exploring rose as a note in a wider context now though, and a good place to start is a line dedicated to rose in all its incarnations – Les Parfums de Rosine. I ordered the sample set from their website, so look out for a few reviews over the summer.
The one rose that got me going on this rose trip is one I have not yet smelled, but I highly anticipate it and expect a lot from it: Mona di Orio’s soon to be released Rose Etoile de Hollande. Can’t wait!
What about your relationship with roses?