Rose Week 2014
Ramon Monegal L’Eau de Rose is a like a refreshing rose-scented cocktail on ice.
L’Eau de Rose opens as this dewy, fresh rose with cucumber slices. It’s sheer, cool and refreshing. It reminds me of rose water splashed into club soda. L’Eau de Rose is rather linear. It wears as this cool, dewy tea rose for most of the wear. It has a sheerness which I don’t think one would expect from reading the note list. The dry-down is a more subdued version of the floral heart but with an addition of a squeaky clean musk. It’s one of those delicate/dainty roses.
Notes listed include rose, tea rose, rose wardia, neroli, ultrazar (?), Indonesian patchouli and musk cocktail. Launched 2012.
Give L’Eau de Rose a try if you like rose soliflores. Or if you like perfumes like Juliette Has a Gun Miss Charming, Diptyque Eau Rose, Caron Delire de Rose, Perfumer’s Workshop Tea Rose and/or Penhaligon’s Elisabethan Rose. This perfume is marketed as unisex and I would agree with that. However, I do feel it leans more feminine. I think people will read the note list and think, “Oh, a patch-rose” and really isn’t. It’s more like a light, airy rosewater with clean musks. It’s a big ‘ole classic tea rose instead of a “dark” rose.
Projection and longevity are above average. If you get this on fabric, you will smell it forever.
The 1.7 oz retails for $185 at Luckyscent. Samples are also available for purchase.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – A light “cucumber” rose. Like many rose soliflores, it’s polarizing. Personally, I enjoy rose so I like this sheer, watery take on rose. But, I’ve been perfume blogging long enough to know that not everyone wants to smell like rosewater.
*Featured in my Most Worn Perfumes Winter 2012/13.
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