I think with the name like HEELEY “Hippie Rose” many people expect something with tons of patchouli or something that smells very earthy and dirty. Hippie Rose is not a dirty hippie. It’s never camped out but it does view the scenery and it just may consider glamping. It’s more of a Rachel Zoe bohemian rose than a Janis Joplin rose. Seriously, this perfume is sooo Rachel Zoe or Nicole Ritchie. It’s modern California boho.
Hippie Rose opens a sharp green, citrus rose with tart raspberries. It has a light-hearted, youthful feel. It’s fresh and not as heavy as other rose fragrances but not as dainty as all of that English rose stuff. There’s a hint of dry cedar that adds a funk. What is that lovely musk that I smell? Oh, it’s me. The dry-down of Hippie Rose always surprises me. It’s this warm musk that is almost Malle Musc Ravageur-ish.
Notes listed include bergamot, green moss, Bulgarian rose, patchouli, incense, Haitian vetiver, amber and musk. Launch date 2011.
Give Hippie Rose a try if you like a soft rose fragrance. Or if you like perfumes like Ramon Monegal L’Eau de Rose, Annick Goutal Rose Splendide, Juliette Has a Gun Miss Charming and/or Stella McCartney Stella. I can see this being unisex because of the musk but it does lean more feminine because of the top notes.
Hippie Rose has average projection and above average longevity because of those HEELEY musks.
The 3.4 oz bottle retails for $180 at MiN NY.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Fruity rose and musk. I know that Hippie Rose isn’t necessarily “unique” but I really enjoy wearing it as a rose lover. However, it’s so expensive that it’s difficult for me to want to buy a bottle.
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