Three more rose scents....
Sa Majeste La Rose
Notes: moroccan rose, blue chamomile, geranium, lychee, clove, honey, vanilla and gaiac wood
When I first sprayed this on, I literally said, "wow!" out loud. The rose is intense and fresh, with a bit of greenery, perhaps a hint of spice from the geranium. The honey and wood notes are very subtle and remain in the background of this fairly linear fragrance. That is, the scent does not change much from initial application to drydown, except that it fades quite a bit. A very sophisticated rose scent, I picture stylish women in gorgeous hats wearing it. Lovely.
Noes: rose, coriander, blackcurrant, carnation, rosewood, jasmin, iris, ylang ylang, violet leaves, sandalwood, musk, narcissus
A rich rose that reminds me of Church somehow, lillies and incense at Easter? Or the smell of women in their Sunday best, wearing make-up and perfume? A bit like sachets from my grandmother's closet too. This is not to say that Donna
is an old-lady scent, merely that it is extremely evocative for me. At first. As the scent dries, it has a powdery veil of violet and iris that quickly decends into Charmin toilet paper. Ok, not the crass scent of some cheap amber colognes, more of a high-class tp scent, if there is such a thing. Really, it's not as bad as I make it sound; I just don't particularly like the direction Donna
is taking. Someone else might find it stunning.
New "Candy" Rose
Notes: rose, freesia, lily of the valley, white musk, cedar
At the very first whiff this was a nice true rose, then suddenly Candy Rose
picks up this funky odd smell, like mushrooms or something. I can't quite place it, but somehow it reminds me of Chinese food a little. I'm happy to say that the mushroom smell goes away eventually (mostly), leaving a nice red rose aroma, not very different from the Lutens fragrance.