Parfums de Rosine Cologne Rose Océan is a new unisex perfume inspired by a rose growing near the ocean.
Rose Ocean opens as a bright citrus with a juicy blackcurrant. There’s an orange blossom in this that reminds me of grape jelly (don’t worry, it’s still an orange blossom). The heart is a jammy rose with humid white florals. Up until this stage, Cologne Rose Ocean really didn’t remind me of the sea. The heart isn’t aquatic in that perfumery sense of the “aquatic”, but it does wear like mineral florals, like the sort of heady florals that grow on the Riviera: jasmine, neroli, roses with a hint of salt. It dries down to a soft floral with a white musk-lavender that’s breezy.
Cologne Rose Océan wasn’t what I expected. I expected a typical aquatic with enough rose in it to say there’s rose in it. Instead Cologne Rose Océan is a rose with the faintest hint of ocean air. The focus is on the rose and flowers instead of the ocean. And really, that’s the point. The house themselves said this is a “rose growing near the ocean” not an “ocean near roses”.
Notes listed include lemon, bergamot, neroli, rose, lavender, moss and cedar. Launched in 2017. PERFUMER – Delphine Lebeau
Give Cologne Rose Ocean a try if you like fresh florals. Or perfumes like Au Pays de la Fleur d’Oranger Neroli Blanc L’eau de Cologne, Le Couvent de Minimes Cologne of Love, Prada Infusion de Rose, Dolce Gabbana Dolce Rosa Excelsa and/or Gucci Flora.
Projection is average. Longevity is below average.
The 3.4 oz retails for $145 at Beautyhabit.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION –Heady, mineral rose and neroli. It’s pretty and light enough to not be suffocating in the summer. And it fits with the Parfums de Rosine brand of pretty, pretty rose perfumes.
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*Disclaimer – Sample provided by the brand. I am not financially compensated for my reviews. My opinions are my own. Product pic from Fragrantica. Rita Hayworth from famousfix.com. I could I resist her matchy-matchy Parfums de Rosine bottle polka dots! Post contains affiliate link. Thanks!