Parfums Rosine’s newest perfume is a fragrance inspired by snow, Rose de Neiges. It’s supposed to bring to mind a rose garden in frost. As someone that loves cool fragrances and roses, I couldn’t wait to try this one. I feel like the fragrance industry is really lacking in the area of cool or “aquatic” roses. Is Rose de Neiges the rose I’ve been waiting for?
Rose de Neiges reminds me of snow cream. It’s a linear fragrance and if you rely heavily on the company’s note list, you will be disappointed. This perfume opens with a fluffy cloud of powdery heliotrope and musk. It wears like a really fancy baby powder with a hint of milkiness. The rose and fruits are very subtle and fleeting. For most of the wear, Rose de Neiges is a powdery white musk that smells the way that powder pink angora feels. It’s clean, warm, soft…all the words one would use to describe white musk.
For a rose lover, this isn’t rose-y enough for me. The moment I accepted it wasn’t a rose but instead a white musk, I liked it. It’s not for rose lovers but it’s for anyone that loves powdery or white musk perfumes. Answer to my above question: No, it’s not the rose I’ve been waiting for. It’s not even a rose.
Notes listed include watermelon, litchi, frozen mandarin, pink pepper, rose, white violet, heliotrope, musk. ambroxan and sandalwood. Launched in 2016.
Give Rose de Neiges a try if you like powdery perfumes or white musk perfumes. Or perfumes like Victoria’s Secret Dream Angels Heavenly, Pinrose Pillowtalk Poet, Harajuku Lovers Baby, The Body Shop White Musk Libertine, Juliette Has a Gun Not a Perfume, Serge Lutens Clair de Musc and/or Jovan White Musk.
Projection is average. Longevity is above average. The bottle is adorable. I love that blue shade. It’s so romantic and vintage.
The 1.7 oz perfume retails for $125 at Beautyhabit. Samples are also available for purchase.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Powdery white musk. It’s worth trying if you want to smell like fancy schmancy baby powder.
As far as snow goes, Rose de Neiges doesn’t remind me of snow. Here’s my Guide to Snow Perfumes. But, it does remind me of what pristine, untouched snow looks like in a photograph. Or a powder pink angora sweater.
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