Rose scented perfume.

(85 Posts)
CanAnybodyMakeSenseofThis Sun 07-Apr-13 18:51:41

Could any of you fine ladies recommend one please?

Cheers m'dears.

cahu Sun 14-Apr-13 18:07:56

Smugmumofboys its available here

IsabelleRinging Sun 14-Apr-13 09:24:46

I tried Annick Goutal"s Rose Splendide. I found it nice, but very strong, I didn't expect it to be as tenacious and as long lasting as it was as I always think of rose perfumes to be like the stuff you made as a kid with rose petals in a jam jar, but it was quite a fresh realistic smelling rose. So anyone who wants a rose perfume that lasts could try this one.

CointreauVersial Sat 13-Apr-13 21:07:22

Just tried a spray of Serge Lutens Sa Majeste La Rose in John Lewis, but wasn't bowled over. A bit sickly for me; I'll stick with the Frederic Malle Une Rose.

Drooling over all those descriptions of rose-scented sponge cakes...smile

smugmumofboys Sat 13-Apr-13 20:09:13

Another Paul Smith Rose fan here, but they did a Rose Summer Edition a couple of years back and it was gorgeous. I got so many compliments when wearing it but they don't seem to make it any more. sad

Not a mixed box, just three separate ones, and three fragrance samples, sorry that was badly phrased. The honeysuckle (which was my old fave), rose and lilac. Figure at those prices I can use them as room sprays if they don't suit me.

ChocsAwayInMyGob Sat 13-Apr-13 19:51:03

what fragrances did you order? I have looking all over their site for a mixed box of perfumes but couldn't find any.

Just ordered a box of fragrances, samples etc from Yves Rocher [excited]

BOF Sat 13-Apr-13 12:57:25

Thierry Mugler's Rose d'Angel is lovely, and well reviewed by scent heads. I get mine on eBay in an unboxed shop sample bottle to keep the cost down.

ChocsAwayInMyGob Sat 13-Apr-13 12:47:17

Sounds lovely Who, let us know what freebies you get!

I really think that mailorder only shops should sell tester or sample sets. it would really get customers in.

Thanks Chocs - I had another look at the YR website last night and found that my old favourite has been revived, so I am going to put in an order (website didn't work properly on my phone last night). I wonder if I will still like it, it has been about 25 years. I will try the Rose as well.

HintofBream Sat 13-Apr-13 10:01:34

Thanks Eugenes, I'm now musing over a name change to HintofStonker.

Laxative Yoniliahoax?? I've never noticed but it would be nicer than Ex-Lax

ChocsAwayInMyGob Sat 13-Apr-13 09:53:27

S&B- Style and Beauty

EugenesAxe Sat 13-Apr-13 09:35:03

What's S&B? To my mind you have nothing to apologise for smile

I like your name - that random fishing programme featured bream the first time I watched it, and the very enthusiastic presenter bloke caught one and said 'Look at that! What a stonker.'

Or infact a place called Bath and Unwind now has there full range in stock.

YoniliaHoax Sat 13-Apr-13 08:40:01

Rose Petal jam is known as a laxative in Southern Europe.
Careful with that!

Can I recommend Gin and Rosewater by Tokyo Milk.
It is seriously lovely and I love the fact.that all their products are made using only essential oils.
I order them from a home botique in Doncaster, cannot remember what it's called right now but if you google it should not be too hard to find.

HintofBream Sat 13-Apr-13 08:18:12

Thanks Eugenes, I will have a go at the rose martini, as I have rose syrup and some very strong rose essence which Lakeland used to stock; I use it to make rose sponge cake with, as you described, rose icing and a layer of the jam. I bought the jam at the airport if your DM doesn't get the chance to pop into a shop.
Apols again for not being very S&B

EugenesAxe Sat 13-Apr-13 07:20:19

HintOfBream - no I haven't but booyah! My parents are about to go to Istanbul for a few days so I'll give DM the tip off. She's a rose fan too.

It's vodka martini (presume normal dimensions) with a rose syrup I think; nothing too complex. It tastes sort of velvety though; sounds nasty as a texture but I thought it brilliant. They float a deep red rose petal on the top.

I also remember starkly a rose chocolate fudge cake I had from a stand at the Breacon Jazz Festival. They had soaked rose petals (fragrant ones) in syrup and put a layer in with the chocolate icing in the middle. And I presume some rosewater in said icing. It worked surprisingly well.

daveyfish Fri 12-Apr-13 23:52:59

I second lipstick rose (Frederick Malle) beautiful rose/violet but v.sweet and not to everyone's taste. It's my spring/summer perfume, is almost warm enough now to put away the tabac blond and crack open the lipstick rose!

ChocsAwayInMyGob Fri 12-Apr-13 23:25:28

WhoKnows- There used to be one in London but I think they just do mail order on the website now.

I can understand you wanting to try before you buy, but prices start at £5 for a little vanilla spray and you get 3 free samples and a free gift with each order, so maybe try that?

Chocsaway - do you know of any Yves Rocher stockists in the UK? I know they used to have shops, but haven't seen one for years. My mum has always used YR products, I grew up loving all the parcels, samples, mystery gifts. I used to love one of their fragrances, long discontinued. I'd like to try them again but don't like buying fragrance without trying it.

I love Paul Smith Rose too.

Not a fragrance as such, but the rose range by Dr Organic in Holland and Barratt has a fabulous hand cream, smells beautiful.

HintofBream Fri 12-Apr-13 22:42:22

Eugenes off topic rosishness, but have you every tried rose petal jam? It is obtainable very cheaply in Turkey, and very expensively in Fortnum's but it is delectable. The rose martini sounds wonderful. Any idea how they make them?

Kione Fri 12-Apr-13 20:41:51

Innocent Rock by Thierry Mugler, very un-muglery, but rosy, great for all occasions that can be layered up with Parisienne L'Extreme by Yves Saint Laurent for the night.

Agua de Rosas de Adolfo Dominguez

EugenesAxe Fri 12-Apr-13 20:38:31

I second Paul Smith; it's lovely.

If you ever get the opportunity, go to The Cinnamon Lounge in Westminster (Indian restaurant). They do the nicest rose martini ever. Sorry to go off topic, but it's a rose related pleasure I feel quite strongly about.

SwedishEdith Fri 12-Apr-13 20:33:53

I love the Paul Smith one as well but this thread has made me start wearing some ancient Paris. And I got told I smelt lovely this morning grin Going to investigate some of these others now.

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