American Beauty • Beloved Red Rose • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||100%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
This is a nice scent..But i don't smell any rose...If you Like Michael or New Musk or Tuberose Fantasy you might this also...I think it should have been called Beloved Tuberose.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Other
Beloved Red Rose is a flanker to the original Beloved fragrance by American Beauty, which won a Fifi Award in 2009. It is a fabulous blend of tuberose, Bulgari rose, and gardenia, with no powdery, green, or animalic notes hidden in the drydown. From top to bottom, it's a unabashed orgy of floral scents-- a "florgy," if you will. : ) There is also a cooling, aqueous quality that I really enjoy, as if the sillage of roses is being carried along by drops of dew or fog. The effect is like standing in the midst of a fabulous rose garden, not at high noon when the sun shines brightest, but at dawn, when the petals are still cold and moist and the sun is just beginning to peek over the horizon. It's a sensation of damp coolness tempered by a gathering warmth in the air, except in this case the warmth must be coming from my own skin, not the sun.
I fell in love with this fragrance at first sniff because it smells almost exactly like this wonderful Henri Bendel tuberose shower gel that used to be available at Bath and Body Works ONLY during their semi-annual clearance sales. It was like a rose garden in a bottle.
The only bad thing I have to say about this fragrance is that it's sold only at Kohl's department store. Still, if you don't have a Kohl's near you, you can always buy this fragrance online.
Edit: the official description of the fragrance states that there is some apricot and nectarine and pink grapefruit in the top notes. That must be why I like it so much.
Another edit: I have recently sampled Fracas, and I still think Beloved Red Rose is better-smelling, although Fracas is a very close second.