Another week of Roses! Rose Cheapies – 2019 R
Winter has left me feeling exceptionally “blah” this year so I’m basically trying to do anything that I think will remind that my feelings and this cold season are temporary. As a distraction, I did something I tell all of ya’ll not to do. I blind-bought perfumes. But, let me explain! I bought rose-centric perfumes from a discount site, all of them selling for under $25. That seems like less of a gamble, right? This week I will see if the blind-sniffing odds were stacked against me or not…
I don’t even know where one would buy Salvador Dali perfumes in the U.S. other than online discounters. So, as far as the “quality” of them, are they sold at department stores in Europe? Drugstores? Specialty stores? Anyway, all I know is that I can get them for cheap online and I’m content with that.
Dali Sun & Roses may be a play on the band Gun & Roses. I haven’t done my research (obviously); I’ve just bought perfumes that were cheap and I thought were rose-y. This is a pink surrealist slab that may or may not smell like roses…
The opening of Sun & Roses is really fruity. It smells like apple-scented shampoo. And then it smells like drugstore conditioner. It’s a non-descript fruity-floral that has been composed to please and all that is left is nothing. It’s void of any personality. It just smells clean, “fresh” and light. I keep waiting and waiting for the roses. I keep waiting and waiting for the sun. Neither show up. Both ran off together and ditched me, the third wheel. The only company I now have are a couple of strangers at this venue that are willing to talk to me, green apple and lily-of-the-valley. They’re fine. They’re nice, even. But, they were not who I was planning to hang out with this evening. I find their conversation more like small talk and I’m bored. I knew I should have stayed home…
This is a painfully boring perfume but not a terrible one. It actually reminds me of another perfume that I find painfully boring – Marc Jacobs Daisy. Like Marc Jacobs Daisy, Sun & Roses isn’t “bad”. It’s just so functional. The sad thing is that I’ll probably wear this when it’s super hot and sweaty outside and when I just want to smell like I am squeaky clean and my hair is not a greasy mess, instead it is clean and bouncy like a Pantene commercial.
I forgot to tell you about the dry-down. I tried to stick around for it, but there wasn’t much there. It was just something like the heart but with a little more “white woods” or whatever they call them in perfume-speak. I was bored. I had to leave and I used “I have to get home and walk my dogs” as an excuse.
Notes listed include pink grapefruit, bergamot, apple, roses, violet, lily-of-the-valley, white musk, sandalwood, cedar and vanilla. Launched in 2013. PERFUMER – Dorothee Piot
Give Sun and Roses a try if you like smelling like shampoo and/or you probably hate perfume. Or perfumes like Marc Jacobs Daisy, Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue for Her, Anna Sui Romantina, Chanel Chance Eau Tendre, Zara Applejuice, Chloe See by Chloe Eau Fraiche and/or every Marc Jacobs Daisy flanker, like Eau So Fresh (lol at that name).
The 3.4 oz bottle is available at discounters for under $20. I bought mine from Perfume.com for less than $15.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Generic apple fruity-floral that smells like shampoo. Well, you win some and you lose some when you blind-buy. I lost here with my giant pink slab.
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*Product purchased by me. Product pic from Fragrantica. Mid-50’s Helene Curtis shampoo ad only seems appropriate because of shampoo and the ad is surrealist. It’s from vintage-ads.livejournal.com. Post contains an affiliate link. Thanks!