Rose Week 2012
I love rose perfumes and I find that I wear them the most in late winter. January hits and I start to crave fruity roses, dirty roses, attars and freshly picked roses. I typically like complex roses and shy away from soliflores. But, there is something about this soliflore, Sonoma Scent Studio Velvet Rose, that makes me rethink rose soliflores.
Sonoma Scent Studio Velvet Rose is a big, dewy rose. It’s undeniably a rose. It’s rose with a a raspberry fruitiness over crisp, dewy greens. With more time, I pick up on more bright citrus and raspberry rose. The dry-down reminds me of rose, powdery orris and a musk. This is a luscious rose in 3-D.
This scent really does smell like a Damask rose. I find it interesting because my husband describes this scent as foody, Indian and delicious. And it is. Damask roses are used in Middle Eastern and Indian cuisine. This scent smells culinary to me as well.
This is a dewy, bright, fresh rose. It isn’t any more complex than a living rose. Because of this, this is something that you’ll like or dislike. I find that rose is a polarizing note. I love it but many people find it dull or old-fashioned.
Notes listed include Damask rose, bergamot, carnation, violet leaf, musk and patchouli. PERFUMER – Laurie Erickson
Give this scent a try if you are looking for a Damask rose soliflore or a green rose that doesn’t contain rose geranium. Try it if you like perfumes like Malle Une Rose, Diptyque Eau Rose, LUSH Imogen Rose, and/or Montale Aoud Damascus. Yes, this is rose but I find it unisex. There’s something so intriguing about a man in rose.
Projection and longevity of this scent is above average. I think it’s an excellent scent for the price.
Sizes vary with prices ranging from $32-$60. You can get this scent as a splash, EDP, or a parfum at Sonoma Scent Studio.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – A green, crisp rose. I typically dislike rose soliflores but there’s something about this one that I love. This is a rose soliflore that I would wear. It has a thickness and it shows the natural complexity of a Damask rose.
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