Rozy Eau de Parfum by Vero Kern for Vero Profumo 2014


Post by Erica Golding


Hello to all my kindred scented souls!

Let’s talk about intensity. When you find a scent you love, do you instinctively assume that the more concentrated version is the most beautiful and preferable? Honestly, I’m not ashamed to admit that I have that exact reaction when given the option – I have a very passionate, excessive personality. And let’s be real, parfum bottles are sexy little crystalline gemstones! However, I have learned that more concentrated versions are not unanimously my preference when given skin time.

My most recent lesson was thanks to my darling friend Tena, who generously graced my life with the soul-shattering masterpiece:

Rozy Eau de Parfum by Vero Profumo 2014

Rozy Eau de Parfum by Vero Kern

Rozy EdP Vero Profumo FragranticaPhoto Stolen Fragrantica

Fragrantica gives these featured accords in one line:
Oriental rose, tuberose, currant buds and leaves, honey, spices, sandalwood, labdanum, peach, passion fruit, lilac flowers

I have been cautiously testing Vero’s creations over the past year or so. Her art is vivid and limitless, and make me feel like I’m on another planet (a kickass landscape of wild colors and glamorous confidence). I remember trying the Voile de Extrait composition of Rozy, and though I enjoyed it thoroughly, I didn’t bond with it emotionally. However, when I first inhaled the Rozy Eau de Parfum concentration, it was like glitter firebombs of glory through my entire body!

Vero Profumo Rozy EDP Glitter Magic Jil111 PixabayPhoto Stolen Pixabay

I spritz on Rozy EdP and my brain just sparkles. I don’t know how else to describe it. It’s like I can see the electric sparks firing between neurons. The note list explains absolutely nothing about the aroma as it reaches into me. The notes dryly suggest that I should expect a fruity floral, honeyed and powdery. Ha! That’s hilarious, because all I smell is glitter for my mind. It’s completely new to me, but with comfortingly familiar threads as well. The balance is unprecedented. I can’t pick out notes without feeling like it’s a rude gesture.

I really liked Rozy VdE, but the Eau de Parfum version has completely blasted pure shimmering light into every dark corner of my being. I can’t believe that a less concentrated version has won my heart with such uncontested dominance!

Vero Profumo Rozy EDP The-winner FreddiePhoto Stolen Vero Profumo

Further reading: Australian Perfume Junkies and Candy Perfume Boy
First In Fragrance has €165/50ml
Surrender To Chance has samples starting at $6/.5ml

What is your take on fragrances that offer different concentrations (usually featuring composition tweaks with different accent notes and balances)? Do you assume that the more concentrated, expensive version in the fanciest bottle is the best? Has your skin ever proven you wrong?

Please discuss below as I swirl in my little galaxy of Rozy Eau de Parfum. Smooches!


17 thoughts on “Rozy Eau de Parfum by Vero Kern for Vero Profumo 2014

  1. Well, apparently when I create a lemming, I do so with gusto. 🙂
    Seriously, all 3 concentrations of this scent (EDP, Voile d’Extrait and Extrait) are mind bogglingly beautiful, and I encourage people to try all 3. Simply amazing scents.


    • Yes my darling Tena, you have a gift 🙂 evil enabling!! Thank you to the moon for sharing this beauty with me. It’s magical. xoxo love you!


  2. Hey there Erica,
    What a lovely post. “like glitter firebombs of glory through my entire body!” is exactly how fragrance should make us feel. Bravo.
    Portia xx


  3. I think the lovely Tena is also responsible for my attachment to Rozy Extrait. From my research into various strengths, I feel that they all have something different to offer. So on my list goes the EDP.
    Bring on the glitter!


  4. Wonderful post Erica. I get so excited to read a new take on a Vero.
    The Rozy EdP is but a distant relation to the Voile. I love both but the EdP is probably my most worn.
    And you cannot really “note” a Vero. Not much point. ❤️ Bussis.


    • Thank you so much, I am thrilled that you enjoyed reading it! Yeah, I couldn’t bring myself to try and pick apart the aroma. It is just so beautiful and unique yet attractive and friendly. xoxo!


  5. I find I only enjoy the EDT of Shalimar. On my skin the EDT opens lemon, but quickly burns down into a simmering vanilla/leather.
    With the EDP, those top notes never dissipate fully, and the whole thing feels overcrowded on my skin and ends up smelling like stuffy lemon soufflé for 6 hours. The top middle and base just kinda crash into one another discordantly for me.

    I’ve not tried any other concentrations as of yet, but would be interested to see what I make of them 😀


    • Aelfrik,
      Next time you’re in Sydney could you please come to mine. There are all the different strengths, many different vintages and a slew of Shalimar bottles. You could probably spend two days discovering them all.
      Portia xx


    • Aelfrik one of the scents on my mind when writing this piece was Shalimar! Portia told me to try vintage Eau de Cologne, and she told me to focus on the “ice cream note” unique to the EdC formulation. It is wonderful! You totally need to try it.
      Also, with Shalimar, vintage really matters. You may enjoy the smoothness and depth of aged Shalimar, which uses some different raw materials (the bergamot being the most important and noticeable).
      Thank you for reading, and drumming up an awesome conversation!


  6. I tend to prefer the extraits/parfums of any given fragrance, I think mainly because I tend to like my perfumes quite rich and to stay close to my skin. (Maybe because I like loud perfumes?!)

    Funny that Guerlain was brought up, because they are the exception to the rule for me… I tend to like only the EdTs. Anything stronger tends to smell like either a lemon bomb or a licorice festival, depending on the fragrance. I always joke that Vol de Nuit in EdT is the only way I can wear Shalimar. :o)

    The exception to the exception being Mitsy, who makes me her bitch regardless of concentration. (Though if I had to choose, I’d take the EdP)

    I think all perfume should come in that Shalimar bottle, which is surely the most gorgeously perfect bottle of all time.


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