Rose Week 2016
Even if you are an occasional reader of EauMG, you probably have picked up that I love roses. I love rose fragrances, skincare and even as something to eat. I’m always looking for an excuse to sample and talk about rose perfumes. And this is why every year on February 14th, EauMG has “Rose Week”. This is an entire week where I can indulge my rose obsession.
I’m kicking off this Rose Week with one of those rose perfumes that was made for people that really, really want to smell like roses.
Yosh Sottile is a big ‘ole rose soliflore. It opens as a cool, green rose that is almost like walking into a florist cooler. It’s crisp, green and dewy. It becomes headier with indolic lily of the valley. It’s a rather linear scent. The world has many rose soliflores but really all you need to know about Sottile is that it is a silky, cool rose. It eventually dries down to a tea rose and white musk.
So, if you like the idea of smelling like a cool, silky rose, this is one to try. It really does remind me of like dove gray silk or satin. If you are rose-adverse, skip this one and try something else from the line such as Sombre Negra which is truly the polar opposite of this fragrance.
Notes listed include tea rose and lily of the valley. PERFUMER – Yosh Han
Give Sottile a try if you like classic rose perfumes. Or if you like perfumes like Perfumer’s Workshop Tea Rose, CREED Fleur de Thé Bulgarie, Jo Malone London Red Roses, Crabtree & Evelyn Rosewater, Jessica McClintock and/or Diptyque Eau Rose.
Projection and longevity are above average. It has a lot of sillage!
The 1.7 oz bottle retails for $110 on Amazon.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – A cool, refrigerated rose. And lily of the valley. I like Sottile but I must admit that at times, it’s “too much” for even me. I have to be in the right mood to smell like a refrigerated rose. When I’m in the mood, this is great. I’ve learned that when I’m not in the mood to avoid this one because it’ll leave me with a headache.
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