Feb. 7th-11th Rose Week
If you don’t like rose, then stay away from LUSH Imogen Rose perfume. This is a very much a rose soliflore that doesn’t hold back.
Imogen Rose opens up as very green and sweet rose. It’s very realistic, an intense real-life rose. It’s wet and it’s outside. This isn’t rose in a vase or heaven forbid, potpourri. This is a rich rose oil. Strangely, I pickup something spicy. It doesn’t seem to be an added spice but the spice that sometimes accompanies flowers naturally. With time, I just gets lots of dry vetiver with green, sweet roses. With time, like after 2 hours of wear, I do get some powder. But, this powder is like incense powderiness, orris root powderiness instead of “baby powder” as LUSH described. In my mind, this rose is a very dark burgundy. It starts out wet and ends up dry.
LUSH Imogen Rose is nice. I feel like I should be going nuts for it, but I’m not. I guess a rose is a rose. I tend to go for woodsy rose or skanky, musky “Arabian” rose scents. Imogen Rose is pretty enough, but it isn’t very memorable. These days, a rose has to have a certain something. But, hey, it smells good and it is long-wearing. Give it a try if you like powdery rose scents.
Notes listed include ambrette seed, vetivert, tonka, orris butter, bergamot, centifolia rose, and Damask rose.
The 1 oz. EDP retails for $64.95. Other sizes are also available at LUSH. There’s even a solid.
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