By Val, the Cookie Queen
.rozy. is the fifth creation in Vero Profumo’s unique collection. Vero Kern has fulfilled a long-cherished wish with her own unique interpretation of a rose scent. It is a tribute to Anna Magnani, the great Italian actress, who played Serafina Delle Rose in the movie “The Rose Tattoo”, a drama written by Tennessee Williams in 1955.
Rozy was created by Vero Kern in 2014 and includes notes of Rose d’Orient, lilac, peaches, passionfruit, honey and sandalwood. Rozy will be available from May 2014.
I have been wearing the .rozy. EdP for a week now.
It opens with a burst of rose and peaches that is so innocent that you can only smile in glee.
But hot on the tracks of this seemingly virtuous haze, comes lilac, sweet peaches and the ever suggestive passion fruit. It has now become lascivious. Which means to incite or evoke lust.
If that is not enough, there is still the long, slow, teasing, drydown. Honey, with just a hint of sandalwood. Not the sharp, indecent honey of Onda, but whipped, creamy honey. You know the kind? Also known as honey fondant or spun honey. It is so soft and beautiful on the skin you need time to realize the eroticism of it.
I am in love with this.
“I did not want to just imitate the scent of a rose such as we find in nature, always garnished with the same notes or even with oud, as is the current trend. This scent is supposed to be the rosy playback for the secrecy, the vibrancy, and the divine in the rose. The rose is the flower of virgins and women, but also of vice and prostitution.
Thorns and roses symbolize the ambivalence of love and sorrow – the drama of finite love.”
– Vero Kern
I spritzed the last of it in the shop today as I prepared to go deliver cookies. (I don’t usually spray perfume in the shop, but I was pushed for time.) My husband came out as I was about to drive away, banged on the car window and said “Don’t spray that
perfume in here again, it’s supposed to be a bike shop and it like smells like a bordello.”
I drove away smiling as he rarely compliments me on my perfume.
From a distance it appears innocent enough, but come closer at your own risk.
Editor’s Note: I can’t help but butt in at the end. I was a bit taken aback by Val’s husband’s reaction, but judging from Val’s smiling face in the end, it was a good thing.
I have tried Rozy myself for a few days now and I will add my own perspective in a review eventually. Such big releases warrant as many reviews and points of view as possible.