L'Artisan Fragrances • Voleur de Roses • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||56%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I have been on a quest for the perfect "dark rose" fragrance and even though I've tried Frederic Malle - Une Rose, Pasteum Rose, and various Rose Chypres, this is still my favorite rose so far. The other reviews are accurate, it can change each time you wear it - sometimes rose, sometimes plum, sometimes patchouli depending on your chemistry any given day, but it still has that dark, earthy rose quality that stands out from all the others I have tried.
I still want to try Serge Lutens - Rose De Nuit and if that fails then Voleur de Roses might just be the one for me.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Wet, earthy, sexy, dirtyish rose. Marketed as unisex, but one of the few florals I would find extremely sexy on the right man while not wanting to also wear it myself. It's very deep because of the rose-plum-patchouli combination, and to be honest, that combination isn't me. I love all three notes, and I am a huge fan of rose-patch scents (Juliette Has a Gun...) but the plummy note in this one makes it a bit overpowering on me. In addition, bergamot never lightens up a fragrance on my skin, and this is no exception. Therefore Voleur de Roses is all heaviness on me, but this scent is one I can totally see working on the right man (or woman). We were just meant to be acquaintances.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
Wet, earthy rose. Surprised to see it is marketed to men...it seems a strong feminine to me. I would like it but for the opening, which is unpleasantly acidic. The drydown is nice, though, and lasts on me for around four hours, which is quite good for an EDT. Overall, not for me but worth trying, especially if you are a rose fan.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Red, Medium Eyes: Hazel
This is my favorite rose so far in my rosy-fragrance experimentation phase. This is the kind of rose that makes me imagine the Queen in Alice and Wonderland, and the playing cards getting yelled at for painting the roses red. This smells of a real rose bush--of dew, earthiness, and blood-red roses. Very mysterious feme-fatale rose--not a fresh or light rose. I am tempted to be a rose thief when I smell this. It has a slight naughtiness to it that reminds me of when I was a little girl and I stole my neighbors' roses.
EDIT: I wore this again, and this time it was a pure patchouli bomb. This is one of those schizophrenic fragrances that emphasizes different notes each time I wear it, and because of that, I don't think I'd ever get a full bottle.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Because I liked Drole de Rose, I thought this would be a more exotic, mysterious rose frag. Wrong. It smelled exactly like dirt, black, Tim Burton-type evil dirt from Sleepy Hollow Cemetary, nothing like lovely soil that beautiful flowers grow from. In desperation, because I didn't want to throw away a nearly-full bottle, I tried layering it w/"Stella" and, wonder of wonders, the beast was tamed. But I still wouldn't buy another bottle.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Coarse Eyes: Green
I love rose fragrances and was excited to give this one a try. What transpired after I sprayed this on my arm was the smell of roses for about 30 seconds and then all I could smell was patchouli which I am not a big fan of, especially in larger doses as evidenced in this perfume.
To me it smells like a cross between bad underarm BO and the scent you would smell in the room if you went to see some kind of gypsy tarot card reader. Just way too earthy for me. There are many, many rose perfumes that I love or like, but this one will not be added to that list. Pass.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Green
I am sorry to disagree with most of the people here, but unless I got a bad decant, this smells nothing like a rose to me.
At first sniff, I get a vine note - wine in a cellar, not in a bottle. Lots of moist (like in a cellar) - I live in a countryside full of vineyards and wine makers so I know what I am talking about. Something fermentating...
Then it is very watery to me, probably the rose is hidden there, but it does not smell like a classical rose to me.
I get a plum note, though (a candied one). And then fresh grapes, again. On my skin it is awful (smells like rotten wood, I find it unpleasant ) but is somewhat interesting when sprayed on paper - so i guess some skins react better than mine to this frag.
It is defintely a man fragrance, very dry - I do not even get the sweet patchouli everybody mentions here.... some sweet note in the drydown after some hours...it does not show up earlier on me.
I am really doubtful... provided that I got a good decant, this for me is a big NO.
It is quite original - the blending together of such cacophonic notes - but to me, unwearable.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
This one is weird .. but in a gooooooooooood way! I don't get rose, I but I do get a plumminess mixed with something else (probably the patchouli) that takes on a whole different life of its own. The first spray is a bit much - reminds me of Opium (that 80s thing) and then the middle bit is gorgeous (and lasts a good while on me) but the drydown takes a but of a masculine turn.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Olive Hair: Black, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Voleur de roses.I don't have it yet, but I long for it.
I am suprised this is marketed for men, but mind you I think only very strong personality types. men or women,can't get away with it, with the right body chemistry of course, because just out of the bottle, I thought "this stinks", but then applied on the skin, and with an amazing dry down, well, all I could think was" this is sex in a bottle"
I tried it in a store,and went on with my shopping, when I got home that night, I kept wondering what was that addictive smell, until I realized it was me! That night, when I woke up,I could smell it on my pillow, and thought " OMG, I've got to have it" The next mroning I went to the store again to douze myself in it! The price tag is my only deterent at the moment, as I'm travelling aborad and I am unwilling to pay the $200 it would cost to get it here, so I have to wait until I get home, but I already know, this is going to be HG for me.
Funilly enough, this is the only fragrance by L'artisan that provoked such a reaction in me- except Mandarine- the rest I find pretty ordinary.in spite of all the hype.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I don't like straight-up rose perfume and normally avoid it, but I do like patchouli, so I had to try this scent. I think it's amazing, but very unusual, and perhaps an acquired taste. I didn't like it at first, but it grew on me quickly and became true love. To me, it smells like wet earth, crushed fruit and rain-drenched wild roses. I think big fans of rose fragrances might be disappointed by Voleur de Roses, since it's earthy rather than ethereal. I think it's sexy as the day is long.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I got this "thief of roses" perfume based on the recommendation on Basenotes and the fact the I love roeses. The perfume has a strong aldehyde smell so for those of you who don't like Chanel perfumes because they use aldehydes, you should avoid VdR. Overall this doesn't really smell like roses. I recommend Bois de feminite by Shiseido instead.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Brown Eyes: Other
Everything has already been said.
I love its name.
It's an outstanding rose. I'm a men and I could wear it.
Smells a strange rose, melted perfectly with a bit of what could be plum and patchouli.
The signature is an innovating rose that is as well seductive and daring than ethereal and mysterious.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I just received my samples of this and FM Une Rose, took a sniff from the vial of both, and decided to test this one first. This is darker than UR, which reminds me more of the lightness of the original Stella. Somehow, I absolutely do not get ANY of the damp earth/soil notes mentioned in the other reviews, I also feel this is as far away from masculine/andro as possible. It's so womanly! This to me is a comfort scent, I don't really find it sexy either, and I don't feel it's a "true" rose too. Rose has always been a note that I like and find comforting, but I try to avoid cos I always feel it's the "easy" choice. I adore this, and can even see a FB purchase here, but I'm also gonna continue searching for a rose that's even darker/spicier/sexier than this.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Voleur de Roses is marketed toward men, but it's good for women too. I smell a lot of patchouli in it, but other people say they smell more of the rose. This is a robust, sultry rose rather than a sweet, girly rose. There is also the dark, deep, mysterious aura of damp, mossy earth -- a hidden rose garden after a storm and the sky is still dark grey. Very intriguing and unique! Not at all modern. Reminds me of 19th Century poets: intelligent, passionate, introspective, brooding, and sexy (although often unwashed and disheveled).
As with all L'Artisan fragrances, it needs to be sampled for a few days to know whether it'll work with you.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
A sassy patchy rose in fish net thigh-highs. I sniffed several L'Artisan fragrances at a botique today and this one blew me away. I couldn't leave the store without a bottle, and am decanting some to take with me when I travel. She layers really well with Chergui, but is a knock out all by herself. Va va voom!
Edit - the heavy patch in this is overbearing, and I never reach for this one. Knocking it down to a 3.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
Voleur De Rose= Rose Thief, great name. Love and adore this, along with Drole de Rose, another gorgeous L'Artisan rose scent. Earthy and flowery and inexplicably powdery. It gets me tons of compliments- and usually when I think all traces of the scent are gone on me. I always think L'Artisan scents disappear, but I think they just blend so well with the skin. Men and women love L'Artisan scents and they always get a reaction, never negative.
Age: Unknown Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Green
Wow. Different. Like the descriptions say, this is an unkept rose garden on an overcast day. I like it, donít love it, hence will never buy a full bottle for $85. I donít imagine this being a ďman magnetĒ or a scent everyone would like. Itís not sexy, but it will pique the interest of an appreciating nose. Almost mysterious...I wish there was a bit of spice added in. I get two notes only, rose and lots of patchouli on me. I prefer Sage Machadoís Garnet for itís sweeter, more feminine take, although Voleur...is one I will continue to appreciate.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Wow someone smells great.....hey its ME!!!!
I am wearing Voleur de Rose and it keeps haunting me.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Heavenly straight out of the bottle and on the skin - heady, fresh roses and a little papery cedar. Something mysterious is going on here that I can't quite put my nose on - a little peppery accord, maybe coriander? These roses grow even more mysterious to me on the drydown. A hint of patchouli, but a true patchouli, not some awful headshop syrup. The roses do drydown considerably, but retain some of their freshness (as would properly dried roses, hung upside-down by their stems). I just got a little eucalyptus in there too - a dry green. This perfume is an incantation of good memories, of a storied past, uttered by lips that really know how to kiss. This scent is the kind of woman I want to be: it's femininity without weakness, spice without bitterness, strength without arrogance, and beauty without vanity. I have typically been attracted to mostly woodsy, chypre, incensy, virile perfumes (Coco, Opium, Mitsouko), largely because most florals feel too girly to me, too fluttery, too fainting-couch-Oh-Rhett type concoctions that I suspected were developed by men who wanted to Keep Women In Their Place through subliminal olfactory indoctrination. It was only through the grace of the MUA(dib! haha) Fragrance board that I started exploring rose scents, and I'm incredibly glad I did. Roses de Voleur is a revelation: what has been stolen here is the Promethean fire of roses, and a feminine strength which is not merely a borrowed masculinity. This perfume has some serious mojo working.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is a really great 'true rose' scent. I own Stella EdP another great rose scent, but very different from this.
Firstly, this does not last at all. It like many other L'artisan's are EdT has problems with lasting; I'd say its about an hour and then degrades considerably.
It goes on like lush, wet dark roses. They are at full bloom and in another day or too will turn that stinky, acrid, overripe scent. A tiny bit heady at first, and a funny acrid note; petrol or better yet rubber that fades.
Its ok, if you love 'real rose' scents this is an absolute musthave. Just not for me.
Edit: Seriously, I have NO idea what changed but purging my closet and vanity, found this sample again tried it to decide whether I should give this away. It was incredible! The rubber note I encountered was gone, and instead was a deep, lush dark rose scent with a 'plum' note as well. Very beautiful. Scent was still on the weak side, but lasted decently for several hours. Damnit how am I suppose to spend money on things I really need when you have perfumes like this?!