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Scent of the day: La Fille de Berlin by Serge Lutens

Day 7 of a rose rotation. This is a deep crimson rose that smells expensive. Some geranium and even blood up top and the heart is a full-blown powdery rose (the real Rosa Ispahan smells quite a lot like this, as does Rosa Californica Plena). The heart notes last for many hours and it dries down to a soft, powdery… Read more »

Scent of the day: Rose Ispahan by Yves Rocher

Day six of a rose rotation. This is a vintage splash bottle of EDT that I picked up on French Ebay, which enables me to use it like a cologne and splash it all over – something that’s needed because this fragrance is fairly weak. Rose Ispahan is a delicious, sugary pink confectioner’s rose with a soft, fluffy quality like… Read more »

Scent of the day: Calligraphy Rose by Aramis

Day four of a rose rotation. Calligraphy Rose was another fragrance recommended for me on Bois de Jasmin as a rose-incense combo and to my mind, it is exactly that. Gorgeous, heavy, boozy red roses with great dollops of incense, very dry and strong to start with but drying down to a soft, ambery finish. It’s pretty long-lasting, even on… Read more »

Scent of the day: Rose Absolue by Yves Rocher

Day two of a rose rotation. I decided to do these rotations as a way of a: making myself go through my stash rather than reaching for the same handful of perfumes every time; b: filtering out the ones I’m really not going to wear again; c: making myself concentrate and focus on something each day. I bought Rose Absolue… Read more »

Scent of the day: Joie de Vivre by Lenthéric

Day one of a rose rotation and this is a surprisingly nice rose for a drugstore cheapie that cost about a tenner on Ebay. Created in 1985 by F&F firm Roure Bertrand (later bought by Givaudan), Joie de Vivre has head notes of rose and jasmine, heart notes of iris and bergamot and base notes of amber and sandalwood. It’s… Read more »