Trésor Midnight Rose by Anne Flipo for Lancôme 2011


Post by Portia


Hi there Fumies,

I have long been an unashamed adorer of Trésor, the original. It’s a scent I love to smell as it wafts by in the street or a mall. It smells only like itself and is a wonderful signature fragrance. So when they started bringing out modern flankers I was really sneery and snide without testing the product. Then a girlfriend smelled really fabulous one day and I asked her what that bewitching magic was? Wouldn’t you know it…..

Trésor Midnight Rose by Lancôme 2011

Trésor Midnight Rose by Anne Flipo

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Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Raspberry, rose absolute
Heart: Jasmine, peony, currant buds, pink pepper
Base: Virginian cedar, musk, vanilla

So up close Trésor Midnight Rose opens screechy, high octane oversweet fruity nightmare. Sorry folks, the opening needs to be endured rather than enjoyed. The raspberry and rose get right up into that urinous blackcurrant zing that can send me for headache tablets. The trick here is to spritz arms and tummy, ignore the first 20 seconds and suddenly that vile and obnoxious tirade becomes succulent fizzy fruits in a warm vanilla tinged bouquet that could (if you squint hard and screw up your nose) be based on a rose.

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Don’t get me wrong, there is NOTHING natural feeling about Trésor Midnight Rose, it is as unreal and space age a crystalline rose fragrance as ever you could imagine. As a bystander though it is beautiful. Sweet and ripe, exotic and splendid with a touch of vanilla over laundry style musks and I also get an unmentioned fizz of pineapple as it’s about to go over the edge into too ripe. I was completely gobsmacked when my girlfriend told me what she was wearing and since then I have gone through 2 x 5ml decants and am running through my third. My mind is starting to wonder if I need a bottle?

Who can wear this? Obviously aimed at the younger market it also smells fabulous on a thirty something and I could easily imagine it being a super gift for grandma too. It might give her a youthful spring in her step. I can vouch for it’s invigorating and fun enhancing properties and towards the end if you told me the original plan was to smell exactly like a sour cherry mousse I would 100% believe you. Longevity excellent, projection average to high. There is something really lovely about wearing Trésor Midnight Rose.

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Further reading: Now Smell This
Beauty Encounter has $49/50ml
My Perfume Samples has $3/ml – $9/5ml

What did you Poo Poo till a friend or passing stranger made you do a 180 degree turn?
Portia xx


12 comments on “Trésor Midnight Rose by Anne Flipo for Lancôme 2011

  1. Latai says:

    A guest was staying at my parents house and as I walked in to greet her, a delicious waft clouded me. I asked what that wonderful perfume is that she’s wearing and she said it was Lavin E’Clat D’Arpege.. It’s a hit and miss with me and designer house fragrances. Some I feel are in the same boat as celebrity fragrances but there are always a few exception and E’Clat D’Arpege is one of them. I tried it on myself and didn’t like it but on her it was just divine. It did however lead me to look into other Lanvin fumes and the original Arpege is so much more lovelier! All white floral goodness and aldehydes

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Hey Latai,
      Sorry but I missed your comment. Arpege is one of my all time faves, even the current version smells good.
      Anyone who tells you skin chemistry doesn’t make a difference is wrong.
      Portia xx

  2. Azar says:

    Hi Portia,
    It is highly unlikely I would discovered one of my favorite Nerolis had I not asked my soon to be ex-daughter in law what fragrance she was wearing. Sadly L’Occitane’s Notre Flore Neroli has been discontinued and is no longer around. Sadly I will soon be able to say the same about my only daughter in law.
    Azar xx

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Hi there Azar!
      L’Occitane has so many unsung heros. Did you know Bead Pitt wears Beaux as his main fragrance?
      Portia xx

  3. annemariec says:

    I’ve only tried this one on paper and it was fairly horrid. Maybe I’ll summon the courage to try it on skin – you make it sound lovely Portia. The reason I tried it was was because of the very cute ad featuring Emma Watson.

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      It won’t be for everyone annemariec,
      Put it on your knees so you get the yummy far-away effect. Better still, put it on a friend and smell them as they waft past.
      Yes, Emma Watson is lovely in the ad. Good reminder.
      Portia xx

      • flowergirlbee! says:

        portia,you could do a blog on good knee perfumes…he he he : )
        ps..i am kinda being serious

      • australianperfumejunkies says:

        HA HA HA HA!! I like it. The ones that smell better at a slight remove!!
        You may be onto something.
        Portia xx

  4. Hazel says:

    I never thought of trying on y knees to give it a few seconds before it hits my nose….:-)

  5. Lynda says:

    Shhh, don’t tell everyone how good it is! It’s my signature scent and I frequently get comments about how fantastic I smell…

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