Rose Alcane by Amélie Bourgeois and Anne-Sophie Behaghel for Aether 2016




Hiya Frag Heads,

The Aether brand is created scent for the 21st century that manages to remain beautiful, interesting and wearable. Modern is their catch cry, these guys use nothing but captured and created molecules in their scents. Every time I wear one of their perfumes I’m more swayed towards their concept.

I grabbed this decant from Surrender to Chance recently.

Rose Alcane by Aether 2016

Rose Alcane by Amélie Bourgeois and Anne-Sophie Behaghel

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Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Rose, green notes, metallic notes

Lick a cold spoon, put your hand into the fibrous up to 80% recycled glass insulation batts and smell a vintage fur coat in a florist. Now you understand how the opening of Rose Alcane is. A freaky fabulous melange of weird, and it doesn’t stop here. As all that burns off the rose becomes more prominent, but not a garden rose, not the glamorous rose of La Fille de Berlin or Mohur, not even the sweet rose of LUSH Rose Jam, patchouli intense Agent Provocateur or heady, oud filled Montale offerings. Here the rose is made of crystal, with metal thorns on torn stems and leaves.

The guys at Aether have discovered the Space Rose and brought it back from a galaxy far, far away. No, they have in fact been to the Rose Center for Earth and Space by Frederick Phineas and Sandra Priest, New York and used the modern stylings to centre their fragrance on.

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After about 30 minutes the whole of Rose Alcane warms through. I’m picking up a salty woodiness and hints of jammy rose, hot sand and super clean stainless steel kitchen bench tops.

If you really love to smell roses in the garden and expect your fragrance to mimic that then you need to go elsewhere. Rose Alcane is a future fragrance now. I would love to smell this on people that wear suits to work, it would be sensationally ironic, and I also think it would fly under the fragrance radar because it smells so decidedly other.

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Further reading: Scented Salamander and BL’eauG
Aether, First In Fragrance, Harvey Nichols and Twisted Lily all stock Aether
Surrender to Chance has samples starting from $3.60/0.5ml

What do you think? Love your rose a bit freaky?
Portia xx


10 thoughts on “Rose Alcane by Amélie Bourgeois and Anne-Sophie Behaghel for Aether 2016

  1. Why not? I like synthetic scents and rose + green is always a good combo. Speaking of metallic, Rose Anonyme from Atelier Cologne feels like a metallic rose to me, but maybe the most interesting rose, which can qualify for “freaky rose” is Asphalt Rainbow from Charenton Macerations. I had only a small sample and I was swept away – the smell of metal, asphalt, leather, flowers, heat…all stands out like small spikes but it is beautifully rounded and the rose remains in the center of the composition.
    I’m curious about Rose Alcane.


    • Hey Neva,
      Funny you should mention Rose Anonym. I have been steadily going through 20ml split I bought and every time I wear it wonder why I haven’t gone FB. It’s really good, don’t you think?
      I’ve not tried any of the Charenton Macerations brand yet. One day.
      portia xx


  2. This description reminds me of JHAG Mad Madame, which feels like a metallic rose. Looking forward to trying the Aether collection.


  3. Portia, you open my eyes to new things all the time. I am finding I crave metallic scents often. They are hard to isolate, so hearing of an obvious one is heart beat stopping.

    And Charenton Macerations sounds like it needs my investigative stare. ☺


    • Yes to both Kate.
      Also, have you tried Amouage Opus X or Calvin Klein Contradiction? Both excellent metal roses.
      Portia xx


    • Hey Anna-Maria,
      I think you might like this. It’s totally interesting while still maintaining its integral beauty.
      Portia xx


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