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.
Photo 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.
Photo 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.
Photo 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?