Hello Fellow Fumies,
Every Saturday we have a Question, an idea purloined from Olfactoria’s Travels. Everyone gets to chime in with an answer, chat with other responders and it is a fun event each week. Taking sides never means taking offence and everyone keeps it respectful and light, even though we can sometimes trawl the depths.
The idea is you’ll see it on the weekend or chime in through the week. Hopefully you will come back and see if anyone has responded to your comment and you can reply to them.
Over 100 responses I will draw a Scent Sample Pack (from my collection)
Rose Sample Pack
- Neela Vermeire Creations Mohur
- Yves Rocher Rose Oud
- Vintage Paco Rabanne Calandre
- Olympic Orchids Ballets Rouges
- Diptyque Rose de Mai
Last Weeks Winner:
eMail me at (portia underscore turbo at yahoo dot com dot au) with your address please
Saturday Question: What Are Your Favourite Rose Scents?
Rose has been a stalwart fragrance note for centuries. Almost everyone can find a rose that suits them. From the simple sharp green of Perfumer’s Workshop Tea Rose to the rich and textured Rochas Byzance there are thousands of stops in between. Wet, sweet, fruity, musk and oud roses galore, especially in the last five years.
I can’t wait to read your favourites and why they are.
You all know how much I love DIOR Oud Ispahan or Mitzah, Yves Rocher Rose Oud, JHaG Midnight Oud, Guerlain Rose Nacree or Nahema, Olympic Orchids Ballets Rouges, SOIVOHLE Rosa Sur Reuse, Serge Lutens La Fille de Berlin and Fille en Aiguilles. Roses are a huge part of my fragrance wardrobe. Sometimes as a pivotal note, others as backup.
Parfumo gives these featured accords:
Top: Ambrette seed, Elemi resin, Cardamom, Carrot seed, Coriander seed, Black pepper
Heart: Hawthorn, Iris, Jasmine, Leather, Almond milk, Moroccan rose, Turkish rose, Violet
Base: Amber, Benzoin, Blond woods, Oud, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Tonka bean, Vanilla
The fragrance I reach for most when roses are in my head is Neela Vermeire Creations Mohur. Yes, I’m sure it’s no surprise to any of you. There is something so glamorous, rich and spectacular about wafting such a multi faceted scent created with such love. Having worn Mohur for years now here in Australia and around the world I not only smell the scent of it but also have wonderful flashbacks to times worn away, doing amazing things with friends and seeing the world. Neela is also a mate of ours so I’m also spritzing her friendship every time.