Another Week of Roses! Rose Cheapies: 2019
Winter has left me feeling exceptionally “blah” this year so I’m basically trying to do anything that I think will remind that my feelings and this cold season are temporary. As a distraction, I did something I tell all of ya’ll not to do. I blind-bought perfumes. But, let me explain! I bought rose-centric perfumes from a discount site, all of them selling for under $25. That seems like less of a gamble, right? This week I will see if the blind-sniffing odds were stacked against me or not…
When I blind-bought cheap roses, Guerlain Rosa Pop was the only one that well, wasn’t a blind-buy. I had sniffed this a couple of times at Duty Free shops and always liked it. I knew it was boring but it’s a fun fruity-floral rose. When you’re jet-lagged and grumpy AND still like a scent, that’s a good sign, right? When I decided to do this series, I thought that I may as well buy at least one that I know that I like!
Rosa Pop is perfume with energy. It opens with a Spritz Veneziano, like prosecco with rhubarb and lemon. This “pop” quickly fizzles and what is left is something rather cosmetic. Basically, Rosa Pop reminds me of the brand’s iconic makeup, Meteorites. It’s a powdery violet kissed by raspberries. But, the difference between this scent and their makeup (and their perfume inspired by the makeup), is that this one has more rose. For most of the wear, Rosa Pop is a transparent, powdery rose-violet. There isn’t much of a dry-down. It’s just like the rest of the fragrance but with more white musk.
Overall, it’s a very Guerlain scent that is without the brand’s signature Guerlainaide. It’s like the “functional” aspect of Guerlain since it is more like what their powder smells like than their perfumes.
Notes listed include peony, rose, lemon and red berries. Launched in 2016.
Give Rosa Pop a try if you like perfumes like Bvlgari Rose Essentielle, Berdoes Les Contes Bucoliques Clair de Rose (what a mouthful), Marc Jacobs Violet (discontinued), L’Artisan Drole de Rose and/or L’Occitane Arlesienne. Try it if you like powdery, cosmetic roses.
Like all of the other Guerlain Aqua Allegoria perfumes, this one has below average projection and longevity. It wears like an eau de cologne (it’s an EDT). If you wanna be bougie af, you can buy this bottle to use as a linen spray. It definitely lingers on fabric longer than it does on skin.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – A fruity-rose meets a powder puff. It’s not the most innovative perfume but I enjoy wearing it. I predict I will get a lot of mileage from this bottle once the weather warms up.
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