Rose Anonyme by Jérôme Epinette for Atelier Cologne 2012


Post by Portia


Hey there Frag Family,

I bought a big decant of this beautiful baby when it was released in a split. For some reason then I ordered another, maybe I forgot I’d ordered the first. Anyway, most of the second one is sitting here and I think you should all get a chance to smell it.

Rose Anonyme by Atelier Cologne 2012

Rose Anonyme by Jérôme Epinette

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Parfumo gives these featured accords:
Top: Calabrian bergamot, Chinese ginger root, Turkish rose essence
Heart: Turkish rose absolute, Somalian frankincense, Oud accord
Base: Indonesian patchouli, Indian papyrus, Laotian benzoin

Ginger, oud, patchouli and rose are the stars of Rose Anonyme’s opening. I’m surprised how dry and desiccated the fragrance feels. Interesting how sheer yet curiously dense the combination feels, like a particularly opaque silk chiffon. I know it’s not mentioned in the notes but I get a lovely carroty iris note through the heart and it feels very leathery.

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Rose Anonyme is tenacious, it lingers at pretty much rose, leather and base notes for the rest of the ride. The rose is curiously overwhelmed on my skin. Like it’s a back up singer creating a lovely baseline to add the stars above, ironically the stars are in the base. A lovely model in the rose/oud/leather line up. I like JHaG’s Midnight Oud and DIOR’s Oud Ispahan better for me, they seem to be more engaging and create much more excitement within me. Not knocking Rose Anonyme, it is beautiful in its way and if I hadn’t already lost my heart to the others it may have been FBW.

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Further reading: Chemist In A Bottle and Non Blonde
Neroli Budapest has 45000ft (AUD$225)/200ml
Surrender To Chance has samples starting at $3/ml

Want to try Rose Anonyme? Read on….
Portia xx

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Rose Anonyme GIVEAWAY


This week we will have 2 winners who will receive:
1 x 5ml decant of Rose Anonyme from my stash
P&H Anywhere in the world


Open to everyone worldwide who follows AustralianPerfumeJunkies via eMail, WordPress, Bloglovin or RSS. Please leave how you follow in the comments to be eligible. I must be able to check that you follow so if you have an email address on your gravatar that’s different to your follow address then please email me (portia underscore turbo @ yahoo dot com dot au) so I know. Yes, you can start following to enter, in fact it’s encouraged.

You must tell me how you follow APJ


Please tell us what you would like to buy a 10ml split of

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Entries Close Sunday 4th October 2015 10pm Australian EST and winners will be announced in a separate post.
Winner will be chosen by
The winner will have till Thursday 8th October 2015 to get in touch (portia underscore turbo at yahoo dot com dot au) with their address or the prize will go to someone else.
No responsibility taken for lost or damaged goods in transit.


15 comments on “Rose Anonyme by Jérôme Epinette for Atelier Cologne 2012

  1. fanny says:

    Following by email.
    Would love to buy a 10 ml decant of Hasu No Hana… Sigh… ;))
    Wonderful giveaway, thank you so much!!

  2. Pats says:

    Hiya Portia – i follow by email & blog. Rose Anonyme sounds just delicious. Beautiful notes indeed.! Thanks for the chance to win.

    I would dearly love to buy a 10ml decant of Aerin Lauder – Lilac path

  3. Gina Tabasso says:

    via email

    I just ordered some Atelier samples but this was not one of them! I would like to get a bigger split of Oud Saphir. Yummer.

  4. Annet says:

    I would like to buy a 10ml decant of something from Serge Lutens.
    I follow via Bloglovin as Annet.

  5. Jaybee says:

    Hmm, with the Melbourne Cup coming up I would like a decant of What We Do in Paris is Secret, or Jo Malone Red Roses. Following by email!

  6. Ellen says:

    I follow by email. I would so like a decant of MFK’s Absolu Pour Le Soir. Someone was kind enough to send me a sample and it broke, so I only got about a half a millimeter, but that was enough. I keep going back to huff the broken sample bottle. Someone is doing a decant, but I found out about it after I had a huge bill which had to be paid. Maybe next time…. Thank you so much for your continuing generosity.

  7. Rene Groyer says:

    I follow by e mail and would love a split of Mor’s Marshmallow

  8. Anabel C. says:

    Hi!! I follow via email!! I would love a decant of Gourmand Coquin aahhh <3

  9. Rebecca Niehaus says:

    I follow you by email and would love to buy a 10ml split of Bel Epoq 🙂

  10. Fazal Cheema says:

    I would like to buy a 10ml split of Norma Komali Incense. i follow APJ through email. thanks a lot for the draw.

  11. Boris says:

    I follow by email, and would like to buy a 10 ml spilt af Dior Oud Ispahan. Thanks a lot for the draw. 🙂

  12. Sandra says:

    Hi Portia. No need to enter me. Stopping by to say hi and tell you how much I love the photos you have chosen for this post. Plus the perfume sounds really good. Xoxo

  13. Tim says:

    Hi gorgeous.
    This is not one that immediately jumps at me but your comparison with Midnight Oud piques my interest.
    The split I’d love to own but can’t justify FB is Pure Distance M,,,,
    I follow by email.
    And thank you again for your generous giveaways.
    XXX… Tim

  14. Edward says:

    Follow you guys via email, thank you for showering us with so many gifts 😀

    I’d like a 10 ml decant of Etat libre d orange’s “Tilda swinton like this”! PERFECT for the halloween time. Kicking myself that I don’t have it right now

  15. Lindaloo says:

    Following by email.

    My experience of Rose Anonyme was a crushed-in-the mail sample. All I can say is the package smelled beautiful.
    I had decided I’d like a decant of Malle’s Eau de Magnolia, but then Malle started to make single 10 ml bottles available (rather than coffrets of 3) — problem solved.

    Thanks for your generous draw opportunity.

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