The rose. One of my favorite flowers. A symbol of romance, beauty and a contrast between soft and hard. Today I share my top 10 rose fragrances you MUST smell as a perfume lover. So this is a favorites list in no particular order because they are all so different. Let’s go.
Armani Prive - Rose d’Arabie (2010)
A sweet and sensual spicy rose scent. Amazing performance, amazing bottle design. Heavy price tag but worth it. If you like the combination of oud and roses this is the one to go for.
Jo Malone London - Red Roses (2001)
The most fresh and nature-alike rose scent I know. Sharp and breezy, like a vase of fresh cut roses. Really light and needs a re-apply after 2 hours but we don’t care because the opening is amazing …
Guerlain - Rose Nacree du Desert (2012)
Very exclusive and hard to find but one of the most beautiful dry, luxurious, mysterious and sexy rose scents. This must be the scent of an Arabian princess … performance 5 / 8 hours. Depending on the weather. Works good when it’s hot outside.
Tauer Perfumes - 02 L’Air du Desert Marocain (2005)
This is heavy stuff. Works great on men too. Really dry and sweet. Also very sexy since it kind of smells like suede in the dry down.
Juliette has a gun - Lady Vengeance (2006)
A modern rose. Fresh but interesting. Stays forever on the skin. Works really well when mixed with Molecules 01. (Both contain Iso E super).
Tom Ford - Cafe Rose (2012)
Interesting and strange. Was the first thoughts I had after smelling this for the first time. But … it’s a very original rose scent with crazy performance. This is for the more experienced nose. Give this one a try.
Serge Lutens - La Fille de Berlin (2013)
This is for the dark spirits. The perfect melancholic rose scent out there on the market right now.
Sisley - Izia (2017)
Could be a very good wedding scent. Very fresh and up lifting. Performance of 5 hours is ok. Smells very Spring like.
BVLGARI - Splendida Rose Rose (2017)
The best rose to wear on a daily. Very easy going classic rose scent without the vintage vibe. It’s very modern and could be a good signature.
Amouage Gold for her (1983)
Vintage, straight up soapy goodness. I get a lot of roses on my skin. Performance of 10+ hours. Heavy price tag but again worth it. Very middle-eastern style. Not for the weak hearted.
What is your favorite rose scent?