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.

Paul Smith rose is pretty much just roses. Rock and Rose (forget which designer it is) is also a good one for strong rose smells.

Allthingspretty Sun 07-Apr-13 18:53:45

Balenciaga habe something too i believe. There is always yardley

expatinscotland Sun 07-Apr-13 18:54:45

IIRC Stella by Stella McCartney. Try before you buy, though! It smelled really nice on me but awful on the friend who was with me.

ScooseIsLooseOnTheLoopyJuice Sun 07-Apr-13 18:55:14

Jo Malone red roses?

FriskyMare Sun 07-Apr-13 18:56:34

L'Occitane Quatres Reines is a lovely soft rose smell.

VillaVillekulla Sun 07-Apr-13 18:56:35

Serge Lutens 'Sa Majeste La Rose' but ££. The Paul Smith one is quite nice and much cheaper. And the Jo Malone one.

CanAnybodyMakeSenseofThis Sun 07-Apr-13 18:57:46

I'll try those next time I'm in the shops. Realised I'd been wearing the same perfume for 12 years and I need a change.

withaspongeandarustyspanner Sun 07-Apr-13 18:58:15

I love Jo Malone's Red Roses.

TaggieCampbellBlack Sun 07-Apr-13 18:59:16

Get some Geranium essential oil.

Meglet Sun 07-Apr-13 19:01:53

I think the new Balenciaga (the one kirsten stewart advertises) has rose in. I remembering thinking how nice it was and being suprised it had rose in it as I don't usually like rose.

coffeeinbed Sun 07-Apr-13 19:04:34

Stella is lovely.
It's ambery and wearable.
Paris is mostly roses, it's more garden-y than Stella.

SpringHare Sun 07-Apr-13 19:07:48

I also love L'Occitane's Quatre Reines, I wear it every day. It's very light but I often get people asking me what it is.

DCIlouisemonroe Sun 07-Apr-13 19:15:09

YSL Paris is very rosey.

babybarrister Sun 07-Apr-13 19:36:01

Jo Malone v good

MadameOvary Sun 07-Apr-13 19:39:32

Ren Rose cologne was GORGEOUS but I don't think you can get it anymore sad

Wereonourway Sun 07-Apr-13 19:46:56

I only ever wear Paul smith rose. An ex bought me some years back and I love it.
At least 2 or 3 people a week comment on it being lovely and it's cheap!
Disclaimer- my knowledge of perfumes is crap. I just know I've tried many kinds and this is my favourite by a country mile

cardamomginger Sun 07-Apr-13 19:58:09

Serge Lutens Sa Majeste La Rose is delicious. Le Labo Rose 31 is also lovely. Le Labo Baie Rose is an earthier and greener rose, but is only available in Chicago (so probably not much help). The Different Company Poivre Rose is similarly greenish and earthy, but only available mail order from France in the UK. Hermes Rose Ikebana is a nice sheer rose with a slight metallic undertone (very wearable and nicer than it sounds).

novelsituation Sun 07-Apr-13 19:59:53

This is lovely.

Kneedeepindaisies Sun 07-Apr-13 20:00:50

Another vote for Jo Malone Red Roses.

Allthingspretty Sun 07-Apr-13 20:11:56

Here is the balenciaga one. Its spendy though

Or for a cheaper alternative




There is also this

Allthingspretty Sun 07-Apr-13 20:12:53


JumpHerWho Sun 07-Apr-13 21:41:59

Paul Smith Rose is my scent. Much cheaper online - I paid £20 for 100ml eau de parfum recently, it's twice that for half as much in perfume shops.

KarenHL Sun 07-Apr-13 21:43:18

Nicest one I found was by Penhaligons. Absolutely georgeous (and didn't break the bank).

Another vote for Paul Smith Rose. I'm on my second bottle now. I'm not generally a fan of rose scents, but i love this one, and have received lots of compliments. And, as has been mentioned, it's cheap for a big bottle.

AphraBehn Sun 07-Apr-13 21:51:05

I wear Paul Smith Rose or Stella Sheer. Try Rose The One by D&G. One of the Bvlgari Omnia perfumed has rose tones as well.

UserError Sun 07-Apr-13 22:33:06

I love Paul Smith Rose, but when I ran out I couldn't afford more, so I'm currently using a Boots rosewater cologne that almost cost pennies! It's really nice but doesn't last though.

chickydoo Sun 07-Apr-13 22:37:56

Jane Packer does/did a lovely rose perfume, also dyptique. I have a roll style perfume pen in rose....gorgeous

I recently discovered Persian Rose by Pacifica at my local health food shop. Starts out very sweet, but ends up quite musky on my skin. I have hunted high & low for a decent rose scent that isn't really synthetic & actually smells of real roses. It is the best I've found!

Ooh will have to try the Boots rosewater.

Turquoiseblue Mon 08-Apr-13 08:33:56

Can't believe no one s suggested Chloe .... It s very 'rose' IMO smile

ChocsAwayInMyGob Mon 08-Apr-13 08:36:24

You could try Yves Rocher Rose Absolue. It's excellent and reasonably priced. A really beautiful rose scent.

UserError Mon 08-Apr-13 12:42:02

All of these are going on my 'To try when I have money' list.

Jacksterbear Mon 08-Apr-13 12:45:20

Another vote for Chloe!

StuffezLaBouche Mon 08-Apr-13 12:46:54

Lola by Marc Jacobs is quite rosy. Also, Oh Lola, which is kind of the lighter, fresher version. I prefer the normal though. Both lovely anyhow.

pnin Mon 08-Apr-13 13:39:12

Do you want a rose soliflore - a natural recreation of a flower's scent - or a perfume based around rose?

If the former I can recommend Serge Lutens Sa Majeste La Rose and Sonoma Scent Studio's Velvet Rose. I also have Annick Goutals' Rose Absolue which is beautiful

There are some cheap thrills in the rose area, with Perfumers Workshop Tea Rose and Yves Rocher Rose Absolu.

Rosine perfumes are by a French perfumer and all hers are based around rose, and you can get a discovery set. I have Folie de Rose and Rosa Flamenca

I don't own Paul Smith but remember sniffing it and its fresh and green. The Malone one is pleasant but thin and no sillage (unlike the lutens one)

If you like your rose dirty try Montale's Black Oud

My least favourite is Stella - Luca Turin described it as created by committee for a woman who doesn't like perfume.

kiwigirl42 Mon 08-Apr-13 13:47:59

I love Lipstick Rose (link to Les Senteurs). Its roses and violets and smells like old fashioned make up. A real love it or hate it perfume

pnin Mon 08-Apr-13 13:48:27

ooh, I forgot two of my favourites - Malle's Une Rose and Andy Tauer's L'Air due Desert Marocain (he does a few rose based perfumes)

ChocsAwayInMyGob Wed 10-Apr-13 11:08:31

You could also try Serge Lutens La Fille de Berlin. It's VERY rose, with a hint of pepper.

BanoffeeSplitz Wed 10-Apr-13 20:44:24

I love the pureness of Paul Smith Rose, also a big fan of the Lyn Harris Rose scent at Marks & Spencer, which I think is quite ferny & not too flowery.

YSL Paris is a classic rose scent (if I've got the right one).

Intrigued by La Fille de Berlin - that sounds interesting.

CointreauVersial Wed 10-Apr-13 23:35:43

Hey, perfumistas. wink

Une Rose by Frederic Malle, or Rose Chypree by Tauer are probably my faves, but the Occitane one is lovely, and more affordable.

pnin Thu 11-Apr-13 11:23:31

Fille de Berlin is lovely, bought a full bottle after testing

cahu Thu 11-Apr-13 11:41:48
MinesaBottle Thu 11-Apr-13 12:56:00

Seconding Une Rose - it's lovely. I also love Rossy de Palma from Etats Libre d''s not a pure rose scent but a bit edgy with a kind of metallic hint - love it though, I wear a lot of different perfumes but I'm on my third bottle of this one which is rare for me!

Gerrof Thu 11-Apr-13 12:57:46

Oh I was going to start a thread just about the subject.

I have suddenly got a real liking for rose scented stuff, but I don't want anything too floral or sweet. I generally like only Guerlain perfumes - so heady and layered. Is there something like a dirty rose smell?

MinesaBottle Thu 11-Apr-13 12:58:00
MrscremeEgg Thu 11-Apr-13 13:01:50

Crabtree and Evelyn do a nice rose parfum.

seeker Thu 11-Apr-13 13:02:54

Has anyone said Lush? They have a lovely rose one. And it doesn't hit you over the head with a mallet, like many of their scents.

MinesaBottle Thu 11-Apr-13 13:03:27

Gerrof Une Rose is quite 'dirty' - not right at first but as it dries down you get this gorgeous earthy note that really feels right with the rest of the fragrance. It's very layered despite the name making it sound like it might be a soliflore.

Gerrof Thu 11-Apr-13 13:03:34

Oh I have just seen Montales rose oud.

seeker Thu 11-Apr-13 13:05:13

Floris used to do a wonderful rose too. Don't know if they still do- I've taken the huff with them because they discontinued my favourite Malmaison.

TheYamiOfYawn Thu 11-Apr-13 13:05:21

CointreauVersial -I was just about to suggest the same two. Une Rose is dirty and sexy, and Rose Chypree makes me feel all capable and efficient and smart.

noddyholder Thu 11-Apr-13 13:08:36

I love the paul smith one. I also use NY rose facial oil and if you put it on your neck too you can smell it all day

HintofBream Thu 11-Apr-13 13:10:57

Read the thread on Tuesday, tried Paul Smith Rose in Boots, ordered 100ml for £16.95 with free delivery, just received it, very pleased.

FrugalFashionista Thu 11-Apr-13 13:29:33

Gerrof do you wear Nahema?

Gerrof Thu 11-Apr-13 14:14:35

No, not Nahema. I am a boring dullard with perdume and wear l'Heure Bleu, Shalimar or Mitsouko with some of the Acuqa Allegoria in the summer. I have had a look at some of thjese perfumes, does anyone know ehre best to get samples?

TheYamiOfYawn Thu 11-Apr-13 15:42:46

I order samples from Les Scenteurs. Geroff, I think you might like Rose Chypree.

maybemyrtle Thu 11-Apr-13 16:08:38

I used to have a thing about roses, my favourites were Vivienne Westwood Anglomania (leathery rose) and Bond No 9 Chinatown (woody spicy rose). Going to dig out the Bond now smile

Gerrof Thu 11-Apr-13 16:21:55

Oh good lord, that website. What a treasure trove.

Thank you very much, I have ordered a sample of rosé chypree and also a sample of narcisse noir and then completed my order quickly and got out of there!

ChocsAwayInMyGob Thu 11-Apr-13 18:09:43

Parfums Gres Cabaret is a lovely Rose Musk. VERY Rosy.

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.

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.

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

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?

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.

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?

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!

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.'

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

S&B- Style and Beauty

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

Smugmumofboys its available here

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