So Much More Than A Rose – Review: Soivohle Perfumes Rosa Sur Reuse

G’Day Olfactoria’s Travels.

Portia from Australian Perfume Junkies and Perfume Posse here with a favourite fragrance in my collection. Sometimes I forget this fabulous beauty but whenever it comes out and gets some skin time I think that if I was a one scent person then this could very well be the one.

Rosa sur Reuse was created by Liz Zorn for SOIVOHLE in 2012.

Rosa sur Reuse soivohlePhoto Stolen SOIVOHLE

Fragrantica gives these featured accords in one line:
Tuberose, red rose, red berries, parma violet, jasmine, lily, lilac, orchid, oakmoss, vanilla, woody notes and musk.

Wanna feel cool? How ’bout a big fat lazy sun drenched smile playing across your lips? Do ever just want to listen to music and dance around your house? These are what I feel whenever I spritz Rosa sur Reuse. A gorgeously full throated jammy red rose with sweet berry and a white flower bouquet playing back up. One spritz and I’m off with the fairies, no matter what else is going on.

Rosa sur Reuse soivohle jam pixabayPhoto Stolen Pixabay

The sweetness that opens is the most luscious stylisation of roses ever. Though it’s so much more than a rose smell, that kind of makes Rosa sur Reuse even more photo-realistic. You know when you are smelling roses in the garden? Even roses on the same bush at different times in their bloom or throughout the day will have quite distinctly different fragrances. So in my mind it says, “Maybe there is a moment when a real life rose smells EXACTLY like this.” Intoxicating and beautiful there is no mistaking that you’re wearing a perfume, even one spritz of this EdT is a dense scent, of course when I’m home I give it 2 on the chest and one on each wrist and then I am a WALL OF ROSES! Maybe this is what it smelled like in Sleeping Beauty’s enclosure?

After the initial fireworks burn off, around the one hour mark, I get a green-ness that I’m not quite sure where it comes from and speaks to me of fresh cut rose vegetation and maybe even the woody green scent of stem too. It bolsters the fruity rose and gives a new dimension to Rosa sur Reuse. As we head towards dry down, the woods and vanilla move in to replace the fruit with a soft focus warmth but my skin never lets me lose sight of the fact that this is first and foremost a rose soliflore. I get 5-7 hours of wear depending on the day and Rosa sur Reuse stays heavily fragrant until during its last hour it fades to nothing.

Rosa sur Reuse soivohle Pink Roses thiselectricheart DeviantArtPhoto Stolen DeviantArt

Liz Zorn is famous as an artist as well as a perfumer. Here is a trip that is as emotion, magical and as fun as one of her lovely paintings. I love this Independent Perfume house and there is so much to explore in their range: SOIVOHLE, pronounced SeeVoh, means: Sending Out Inspired Vibrations Of Healthy Loving Energy. I think if we all did that the world would be a better place.

SOIVOHLE has samples but my favourite way to buy is the $25/11ml

So you know SOIVOHLE? Who is your favourite independent crew?
Portia xx


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13 Responses to So Much More Than A Rose – Review: Soivohle Perfumes Rosa Sur Reuse

  1. Sandra says:

    Portia not only did you make me curious – you made me want to try this line ASAP as I have not tried anything. Please stop! 😉 xo

    • Hey there Sandra,
      I am glad to introduce you to a fabulous and affordable line. There are a bunch of fragrances in the SOIVOHLE line that I wear regularly. Wild Ginger Chai, Leather Krem, Kingston Ferry and Django are just a few.
      Portia xx

  2. Anka says:

    Hi and SeeVoh, Portia!
    Thanks for this inspiring review and yes, I would love to listen to music and dance around my apartment but haven’t tried any of Soivohle’s fragrances yet (my dancing scent is Orange Sanguine).
    11ml sounds perfect to begin with, off I go on their website.

  3. hotlanta linda says:

    LOL – I`m past 30 different bottles of scents of Liz Z`s in my haven – I buy 11ml size to spread out the selection 🙂 plus 2 tiny absolutes…You can`t go wrong by choosing scents here – the mistake is not having any! SALE ON NOW 🙂

  4. Tara says:

    Thanks so much for this Porita. I know the name but not the perfumes so it was good to learn more about both. 11ml bottles is genius. I love roses and this one sounds a real beauty. I’m testing the up and coming Papillon Perfumes at the moment so that’s the indie that’s got my attention at the moment. I think you’d love Tobacco Rose it’s also hyper real.

  5. Safran says:

    Same here as with Tara, I have heard the name, but haven’t smelled anything yet. Your great review sounds like I really missed out on something!
    My favourite Indie perfumers are Vero Kern and Dawn Spencer Hurwitz.

    • Two excellent Independant choices Safran, both great houses. If you like the their work then SOIVOHLE will be right up your alley, they are also beautifully crafted. Thanks for the compliment, you have missed out on something.
      Portia xx

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