Rose Week 2016
DSH Perfumes L’Opera des Rouges et des Roses is a perfume in the collection “Giverny in Bloom” created for the Denver Art Museum. This “scent experience” celebrates Monet’s gardens. This collection consists of four scents. Le Jardin Vert is a lush, green scent that represents foliage. Le Danse de Bleus et Violettes is a cool violet floral. And there’s L’Opera des Rouges et des Rouges which is a lovely rose floral. The last scent in the collection is Giverny in Bloom which is a combination of those three accords/scents.
My favorite from the collection is L’Opera des Rouges et des Roses. Being that it’s Rose Week, it’s the perfect time to review it.
For the sake of my lazy fingers, let’s just call this “L’Opera” from now on. L’Opera is a cool floral. It reminds me of a water garden because it opens with a floral dampness with slight mineral undertones. L’Opera is this gorgeous mix of green yet spicy rose and carnation. As weird as this sounds, I get this smoked ham meets indolic floral thing. Now that isn’t odd, what’s odd is that I like it. This clove/ham and huge florals thing is an amazing combination. The white florals in this lean slightly green, cool and camphoric. The heart of L’Opera is a spicy, velvety rose and carnation. We’ve heard of “white florals” as a perfume genre. Well, L’Opera is truly a “red floral”. It’s a blend of red petals. DSH always pairs a perfect base with florals. This lush, velvety bouquet is balanced by honeyed resins and sea salt.
What I love about L’Opera is that even though rose is a prominent note, it doesn’t smell overly rose-y but most wearers will experience a rose bouquet while wearing it.
Notes listed include ambergris, Bulgarian rose, bergamot, carnation, patchouli, rose, jasmine, sandalwood, orris root, peony, honey, benzoin, tolu balsam, myrrh, neroli and vanilla. Launched in 2015. PERFUMER – Dawn Spencer Hurwitz
Give L’Opera a try if you like vintage florals or carnation perfumes. Or if you like perfumes like JAR Golconda, LUSH Flower Market (discontinued), Nina Ricci L’Air du Temps, DSH Perfumes Fleuriste, Caron En Avion and/or Molinard Rose.
Projection and longevity are above average.
An 1 oz EDP retails for $120 at DSH Perfumes. Other sizes and concentrations are available. Samples are also available for purchase.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – “A red floral”. If you needed more proof that Dawn does amazing things with florals, well, here you go.
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*Sample provided by the brand. I am not financially compensated for my reviews. My opinions are my own. Product pic from the brand. Mylene Demongeot from fanpix.net.