Roses In Milan – Review: Vero Profumo Rozy Eau de Parfum

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.

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peach blossom at the in-laws garden

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.

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Val and Vero in Milan

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.

Photos by Val.

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30 Responses to Roses In Milan – Review: Vero Profumo Rozy Eau de Parfum

  1. He He he Val, I can just see Christian doing that to you with a mock fierce look on his face. He can’t be too worried about it not smelling like a bike shop when you bake your cookies in there.
    Give him a huge hug from us.
    Oh, and lovely review too.
    Portia xx

  2. Sandra says:

    Lovely Val! This sounds beautiful. Xo

  3. Ines says:

    This has quickly been added to my wishlist. 🙂

  4. Lady Jane Grey says:

    It sounds like it could become the first V.K. parfum I might like ! Curious.

    • cookie queen says:

      Hi LJG! There is no doubt that it is Vero, but it is very accessible and perhaps a little softer than the others. It´s creamy. Can´t wait to try it out in hot weather. xxx

  5. lucasai says:

    Thanks Val for your Rozy impressions!
    I liked the perfume when I smelled it at the exhibition in Milan but I guess Ann Gerard Rose Cut was better for me. Something good for everyone

  6. Oh, Val, I had to google the meaning of Bordello and your husband’s description of Rozy EDP as a Bordello made me want it even more! I believe you’ll end up springing for a full bottle anytime 😀

  7. Vanessa says:

    I love ambivalence in a perfume – ‘sultry veering to corrupt white florals’ are a favouite category, so ‘fallen roses’ sound like a must try. LOL at Herr Sperrer’s comment – a man after Mr Bonkers’ heart.

    • cookie queen says:

      This is softly and sensuously creamy and lush. Too many adjectives for my husband.
      One word covered it. xxx

  8. Eva S says:

    I must clearly try this! Does Rozy come in extrait and Voile as well or only EDP so far?

    • cookie queen says:

      Hello Eva.. Yep. Rozy comes in the Voile and Extrait. I have not tried the Extrait yet, but I feel vey sure it will not be for the faint hearted. The Voile is beautiful, and to my nose, although clearly related to the EdP quite different. But it too has this fabulous creamy honey ……… xxx

  9. Tara says:

    Wonderful to read your take on the EDP, Val.

    Whipped, creamy honey is spot-on. Those who are usually put off by honey notes need not be afraid!

    • cookie queen says:

      Hi Tara. Oh yes, I totally agree. I am not familiar with many honey fragrances, but this is unique to me. I absolute love Onda too, but honey wise, they are worlds apart. Hugs xxx

  10. Suzanne says:

    Sounds exquisite and seductive, that combo of roses and whipped, creamy honey. Thanks for the introduction to Rozy, Val. Will look forward to Birgit’s review too.

    • cookie queen says:

      Hi Suzanne. It is exquisite ……… And me too, I thoroughly enjoy reading other takes on fragrances I love. xxxx

  11. Thank you for your impressions on Rozy EdP, Val!
    I was already sold on the VdE but the “bordello” comment has convinced me to acquire a bottle of EdP too.


  12. cookie queen says:

    Hi C!! Everyone needs a bordello scent don´t they??? (Probably not, but I LOVE them, and beautiful classy ones are few and far between.) xxx

  13. fruwinther says:

    Ooooh…as if the hype wasn’t enough….BORDELLO scent, that’s what’s lacking in my collection! I had this idea the Voile would be the one best suited to me, but now I just might have to have them both….I blame you, Val ! 😀

  14. smellythoughts says:

    Wonderful review Val! ❤ 😀

  15. Fab review, Val. I love how, in the perfume community, we see “it smells like a bordello” as a compliment. Fab stuff!

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