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Rose scented perfume.

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CanAnybodyMakeSenseofThis Sun 07-Apr-13 18:51:41

Could any of you fine ladies recommend one please?

Cheers m'dears.

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

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