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DollyPartonsBeard Sun 29-Mar-20 12:22:13

I'm looking for a nice rose perfume for my mum's birthday. Obviously in normal life I'd go on a smelling spree but right now I can't.

She's specified that she wants a rose scented perfume that smells like 'old dusky roses', and I have no idea where to start.

Needs to be available online in the UK, and my budget is about £40, so alas Tom Ford out of the picture!

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teta Sun 29-Mar-20 12:50:26

Frederick Malle Une Rose or La Fille De Berlin by Serge Lutens.
Une Rose is very expensive but you can buy smaller sizes. It's absolutely stunning though and we'll worth it.
The other alternative is to buy a Rose perfume testing kit from Bloom to see which one your mum would like. OR try a sample set from La Rosine Perfumes as they specialise in Rose Perfumes.
Look the perfumes up on Fragantica to read reviews - It's a brilliant online resource.

thethoughtfox Sun 29-Mar-20 12:52:02

Molton and Brown have one which smelt lovely in the shop.

Rainallnight Sun 29-Mar-20 12:54:11

I like the Chloé roses one. Not sure about price though.

Secretlifeofme Sun 29-Mar-20 12:54:16

Jo Malone has two, Red Roses and Rose Oud. Rose Oud is quite spicy but Red Roses just smells like pure roses. I get compliments whenever I wear it

BitOfFun Sun 29-Mar-20 12:57:15

YSL Paris
Rock' n' Rose by Valentino

starryeyed19 Sun 29-Mar-20 12:58:01

Seconding YSL Paris. It's LUSH

Rainallnight Sun 29-Mar-20 12:58:04

Oh yes, the Jo Malone one is lovely, and they do little bottles.

emsyj37 Sun 29-Mar-20 12:59:56

Stella by Stella McCartney is pure rose. here

goodthanks Sun 29-Mar-20 12:59:57

Paul Smith Rose is very good.

bettybea Sun 29-Mar-20 13:03:49

Another suggestion for Stella. Gorgeous smell. Definitely a dusky rose. Bottle is pretty too.

HappyHammy Sun 29-Mar-20 13:08:15

M&S for me. Cheaper so I buy handcream and shower gel too.

SpunBodgeSquarepants Sun 29-Mar-20 13:18:16

Another vote for Paul Smith Rose, if Jo Malone Red Roses is out of your price range. Body Shop also do a lovely Rose eau de toilette.

sparemeasecond Sun 29-Mar-20 13:19:13

Another for Paul Smith Rose, would have recommended that myself! Not sure if it's still on the market though?

MaJoady Sun 29-Mar-20 14:26:35

Paul Smith Rose is great, my day perfume most of the time. You can now get it quite cheaply on Amazon because it's quite old. It's a lovely fresh rose, not "old lady" or dusky at all, so might not be quite what you want.

If her birthday isn't too soon and you'd like something a bit special (but not crazy money), I'd recommend Raw Silk and Roses from 4160 Tuesdays. It's a beautiful traditional slightly fruity rose scent. However, they're shut ATM for CV. They also have a punchier option called Killer Rose

SazCat Sun 29-Mar-20 14:31:32

I'd recommend Stella too, it's lovely

shuuush Sun 29-Mar-20 14:35:23

Paul Smith Rose x

PastramiAndRye Sun 29-Mar-20 14:36:42

I love Jo Malone Red Roses, but I find the Paul Smith one a bit sweet for me.

evilharpy Sun 29-Mar-20 14:42:40

I love Paul Smith Rose but it is quite sweet.

Maybe Tom Ford Cafe Rose? It’s been ages since I smelled it so can’t remember it too well but I don’t remember it being overly sweet.

ScouseMar Sun 29-Mar-20 14:43:02

Another vote for jo malone red roses- lush!

Speminalium Sun 29-Mar-20 14:45:01

Jo Malone Red roses gorgeous, comes in small bottles. I quite like the L'Occitane one too.

Snorkelface Sun 29-Mar-20 14:45:21

Another vote for the Jo Malone

Veterinari Sun 29-Mar-20 15:00:44

Seconding Chloe roses - it's perfect dusky old rose

MulberryPeony Sun 29-Mar-20 15:45:59

Miller Harris rose silence is gorgeous. 50% off at the minute.

Branleuse Sun 29-Mar-20 15:50:16

some gorgeous rose perfumes in M&S. Also bodyshop

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