Sometimes all you need is prettiness. Sometimes all the deep and dark and complicated perfumes are just not right and all you want for now is to be found in something, well, pink.
If you want the smell and feel of “pink” in a high-quality version, the Mercedes, no the Maybach of pink is surely Rose de Siwa.
Rose de Siwa was created by Francis Kurkdjian and includes notes of lychee, peony, hawthorn, Moroccan and Turkish roses, violet, cedar, musk and vetiver.
Rose de Siwa is a fresh, dewy, pink (of course!) rose for grown-ups who crave uncomplicated beauty. A wonderfully rich, if light in tone, rose that is accented by tart fruit and the soft powder of violets, is slowly gliding into a drydown of comforting woody sweetness.
Rose de Siwa is not challenging, it is not complicated, it is no diva. Rose de Siwa is one thing – pretty and I say that with the utmost respect, because a perfume that is uncommonly pretty and makes you feel the same when it envelops you in its pink glow, is a perfume to be cherished.
When wearing Rose de Siwa “I pity any girl who isn’t me…”
I’ve always found pink scary… (me, the girl of whites, blacks, greys and eventually dark blues)
I bet you will find this not in the least scary, but rather enticing… 🙂
I think I have a language problem here : I differenciate between the colours rosy and pink. (i.e. Rosy is that lovely pale colour of cat’s noses and paws 🙂 ).
This makes me think of Seinfeld’s George Costanza and his need for a “pinkish hue and a rosy glow” in a woman. 🙂
Oh I love pink! Rose de Siwa is such a beautiful perfume that it makes me smile when I wear it. It also works year round which is a plus.
I totally agree. You are entirely to blame for my MDCI infatuation, you pink temptress! 😉
Rose is one of a few things that I like in pink (cat’s nose would be one more 😉 ). “Uncomplicated beauty” is sometimes exactly what one needs. Good to know that it’s out there.
I would add cat’s paws to that list. 🙂
You are contemplating an MDCI sample set, aren’t you? Make sure to add this one!
Life is often complicated enough for me to crave uncomplicated beauty in fragrance – a comfort blanket, perhaps, but so be it 🙂 And I do love a good rose fragrance! I on the black and white team as well in terms of clothes, so a rose fragrance is often as close to colorful accessories as I get on a daily basis. The violet note has me a bit worried – not my favorite note – how does it come across here?
Same here, I don’t wear pink, but I like to smell pink. 😉
The violet note is not a bother here, I believe, it is not apparent to me at all, no comparison to scents like Lipstick Rose or Lieu de Reves where it is prominent.
Pretty is always good but unfortunately never quite enough to encourage me spend proper amounts of money. To start looking seriously at this MDCI I would need ‘superb’ at the very least! On the plus side this helps me narrow my MDCI sample list…
Well, it is superbly pretty… 😉
If you are thinking about a sample
set, I’d still include this, as roses go, this one is special. Another winner from Grumpy Francis. 😉
I half wish I had added this one to my sample set but then again do I want / need a pretty pink perfume?? I know it’s MDCI and I know I love all that I have tried so far, so torn. 🙂
Oh, too bad you didn’t add this… 😦
But eventually you surely get to try it.
If I get a bottle (sometime in the fall), I’ll send you some.
Thank you B, just seen this comment, hoepfully FIF will come through for me with my sample request that I tagged onto my order of SoOud, you will soon have an envious collection of MDCI bottles, did you get the refill bottle or the aluminum cannister with more juice?
I didn’t get it yet, it is just planned for the fall. 😉
Great that you get a sample sooner.
I’m so chuffed that you bought Ouris. Please let me know what you think!
High quality pink fragrances are hard to beat!
Now that’s a flower I want to wear!!!!!!
Oh so pretty! 🙂
Think pink! think pink! when you shop for summer clothes.
Think pink! think pink! if you want that quel-que chose.
Red is dead, blue is through,
Green’s obscene, brown’s taboo.
And there is not the slightest excuse for plum or puce
Think pink! forget that Dior says black and rust.
Think pink! who cares if the new look has no bust.
Now, I wouldn’t presume to tell a woman
what a woman oughtta think,
But tell her if she’s gotta think: think pink—!
Looking at that list of notes, I suspect this might go sour on my skin as lighter roses tend to do, but I do agree that sometimes you just need pink and pretty. My own pretty pink fragrance is far, far less expensive, but I’ve got a soft spot for my bottle of Clarins Par Amour Toujours. It’s pink juice and heart-shaped spray is sooooo not my style, but sometimes uncomplicated girliness is just what is called for.
I need to try that one day.
Have to agree this is one beautiful rose. Thanks also for your post about Rose Etoile de Hollande, which is really stunning. I usually find rose scents a bit ‘meh’ – but these two are truly classy and rewarding.
I recently discovered some stunning rose perfumes, those two are surely among them.
“The Maybach of pink” – I love it! I saw one in Zurich and it pretty much stopped the traffic as everyone gawped in awe.
And I agree that Rose de Siwa is an eminently pretty rose, and that there is no shame in that.
I guess you didn’t see a pink Maybach? Now that would really wow me! 😉
I know you like this too and no wonder…
You’re so right, Birgit. I don’t often crave pretty scents, but this one turned my head when I tried it. And pink is a fitting description … a floaty, ballerina pink that makes one feel as pretty and as graceful as a dancer (and there’s a lot of days when I could use that illusion). 🙂
So true, I like that this is pretty, but far from vapid or bland. It’s intelligently, gracefully pretty.
I was taken by this perfume on my visit to Harrods last year. I left without buying it because I was afraid in time all it would be to me is simply a pretty flower. I later regretted and bought a sample to survive on. I love it. It also reminds me of Cartier’s L’Heure VIII Diaphane, another pretty floral I don’t feel compromised to wear as a man *flexes muscles* : )
I’m glad you have at least a sample, because this is really a treasure. I’m glad you are chiming in from a man’s perspective, Rose de Siwa must be wonderful on a man, despite the “pink” associations I describe.
I love pink and I wish more men would wear roses. I have a real soft spot for this type of rose perfume. I just dug out my sample and have it on my wrist. Stunning!
That is great to hear!
Whereas I love to wear pink – but don’t really care to smell pink. 🙂
I do need to get a sampler of this line, though!
You do! It is surely worth it and good value too.
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