L'Artisan Fragrances • Drole de Rose • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||59%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
I can’t believe I enjoy Drole de Rose by LAP, but I do. The note line-up really isn’t my cup of tea, but I’m finding it delicate and charming.
1) Violets (Green grass and wet cement).
2) Iris (Powder and more powder!).
3) Rose (Soapy and candied?)
4) Honeyed baby skin.
Drole de Rose treads the line between clean innocence and red lipstick temptress. This makes me think of rainy day tea time with almond cookies and lace napkins followed by a little afternoon delight.
Projection: Stays close to skin.
Longevity: Could be better.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
After testing multiple times, I found "Drole de Rose" sour and soapy. It is not pleasant light powdery. It is more sweaty sour. I think it is leather and iris notes do not mix well on my skin.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
If you have it in your mind that Drole de Rose is going to smell like a makeup bag or very high-end type of makeup. Then that is exactly what it will smell like. I like to imagine Drole de Rose smells like an extremely upper-crust lady from high society going out for a night on the town. She is carrying one of those diamond, ruby, emerald embollished clutch bags made by Judith Leiber. Inside this silk and satin lined purse is an expensive lipstick, creamey foundation and shimmering face powders. Or, if you smell this fragrance thinking of leather it will smell like that too. Not a rough leather is in a biker jacket but a soft leather/suede scent a ludicrously paid actress might wear. Actually, the more i wear Drole de Rose i detect more of a leather scent than makeup. The longer it dries down the stronger and rougher (almost but not quite like afore mentioned biker jacket) the leather scent gets and it reminds me more and more of a scent men can wear.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Notes: rose, aniseed, orange blossom, white iris, violet, almond, honey, rose powder, leather
well, how can something with this ''set-list'' be bad?
the answer is- it can't:))
amazing and beautiful ultrafeminine powdery ''lipsticky'' rose and violets...very unusual scent, that starts off with a green rose poleny stems, keeping the rose very alive (this is a hibiscus kind of rose, not Briar, or damascena)...Drole de Rose isn't natural, it is synthetic, over the top, sweet and youthfull...but only the first half an hour...later it gets creamy, powdery,resembling very much YSL's Paris, yet trying to hold on to the freshly cut violet theme and some flowery sugar, which makes this combo a serious romance inducer...
no vanilla in here folks...and that's the most beautiful part od this...it could easily be caracterized as a whole another olphactory dimension -like Malle's L.Rose...''out of this world different'' rose scent!!I would say that this is candied violets and rose mixed up in a fantastically waxy and heavy parfumed Chanel or Guerlain lipstick...
sweet smell of expensive cosmetics,flirty, gentle and unique by all means..
sillage isn't heavy, on my skin it lasts not over 5 hrs....
worth having in a collection;)))
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Meh. This is kind of pretty. I am wholly unimpressed with l'artisan fragrances overall and this is no exception. I was expecting a powdery soft rose fragrance. Well the rose is barely discernable. I get more violet than rose - it'd be better off being called drole de violet - but violet doesn't dominate in any way either. Powder dominates. They should've called it drole de poudre. It is smells like a random floral talcum powder. The powder is a bit strident - not so soft. It is a little too old fashioned to me - yes it does smell like something that might belong on an elderly woman's dressing table. A previous reviewer said it reminded her of Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette - yes I liked the movie too (for production value - not the dialogue! :p - but to me Paris by Yves Saint Laurent is a better frag. to represent the film - Paris is fluffier and more youthful.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Though there have been many, many wonderful rose releases over the past few years--most of which have gained love from this once non-rose gal (Lyric, Mille et Une, Ta'if, Coup de Foudre, the JHAG line, and so on and so forth)--if I were pressed I would claim this as my favorite rose. Yes, it is comparable to Lipstick Rose but each has its own unique quality, and they are quite different when compared wrist to wrist. DdR has more depth and is less witty, I suppose. Typically when any line goes up against a Frederic Malle or a Serge Lutens in the same note category I tend to choose either of those two. However, the consistent beauty and depth of Drôle de Rose along with its perfectly poised, thoroughly modern classic feel have made it my ultimate favorite. It isn't one I reach for everyday, but when it works it really works. One of the reasons I am a Giacobetti fan. Notes: rose, aniseed, orange blossom, white iris, violet, almond, honey, rose powder, leather
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I first smelled this when I was given a sample of it at the L'Artisan shop. I was a bit surprised at first. It was a very unusual scent. Nothing like I sniffed before. It grew on me and I used a whole sample and really liked it.
Recently I had a look at the online L'Artisan boutique and remembering the sample I bought the 50 ml bottle for 25£ on sale, so a very good deal. I really like it. Today is quite a warm day and I thought for summer this might be too powdery and cloying, but it's not. It is lovely and soft. A mix of soft rose and violet. I think it will work even better in winter when the rose gets warmed up under winter clothes :) ! Love this fragrance, even though I think it is a 'love it or hate' it scent. I love unusual things so it is for me!
some of my faves include: L'Artisan La Chasse aux Papillons, Ananas Fizz, Mimosa pour Moi, Hermes Jardin Mediterranee, Byredo Bal d'Afrique
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I love roses; and I equally love violets. You can see that I was immediately captivated by Drole De Rose! And after I read its description in L'Artisan webpage (a little daughter watching her mother putting on her make up, getting ready for a night out) I was determined to buy it. Then, suddenly I came across Lipstick Rose by Frederic Malle, a perfume that shares the same concept, smelling like good quality cosmetics, I faced a terrible dilemma... Literally, the two fragrances were fighting to win the battle of my ultimate choice... At some point, I thought that I would buy lipstick rose, as it lasted longer on my skin; felt relieved after resolving. But upon decision, I started an aversion towards the LR fragrance (and maybe unfairly), because its actual sweetness and lusciousness upset my stomach, suffocated me, rendering it synthetic... I returned to my initial love for the Drole De Rose! It's much more natural, and although not extremely long lasting, it's adorable! And it was the first that encapsulated the concept of smelling expensive lipstick and face powder! It is going to be my birthday gift to myself!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
This is a warm, soft, musky red rose floating in a bowl of cream. There's a subtle cedarwood tang, at least for the initial half hour. Drôle de Rose always reminds me of luxurious makeup from times past -- scented lipstick, old-fashioned rouge, and silky face powder. As with all of the L'Artisans I've tried, the scent story remains fairly consistent throughout the day -- but crisper in the bottle and on initial application to the skin.
Hm! I just read the scent description on the L'Artisan site. I'm not crazy with the makeup scent memory: "Embodying the perfumer's memory of her mother kissing her goodnight before going out for the evening, this is the smell of expensive face powders and lipsticks."
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Pretty, happy little rose mixed with a baby lotion type accord which makes it wearable for me. I'm a rose hater and this is the only one I've EVER liked. Whimsical and feminine and upbeat. Not cloying at all. Like most L'artisan perfumes, it has poor staying power.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
The first thing that came to mind when I tried this was Edith Piaf. I don't know why exactly, but it was my immediate first impression, and as I type I can hear her singing and picture her on a smoke clouded stage, with a glass of sherry in one hand and a cigarette in the other...
I didn't see it mentioned in any of the reviews I read, but at first, wet sniff, I get a ghostly whisper of a tender skank... though it is fleeting, and quickly turns to a hazy, mild tobacco smoke, veiling rosey, powdery violets and vanilla. It's blended meticulously, and there's something ethereal about it. Looking at the notes, it's not one I would have guessed I'd fall for, but I did... and hard.
Lasting power is two hours tops for me, which can get pricey with a bottle running $90 for 1.7 oz - would be nice in a more concentrated form.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
My goodness, isn't this lovely stuff! Fluffy and sweet, Drôle de Rose makes me think of Sofia Coppola's movie "Marie Antoinette." Yes, I know that a lot of people turned their noses up at that particular film, but I enjoyed every frothy, eye-candy-filled minute of it: The gowns, the pastries (supplied by Ladurée), the hats, and the shoes! I imagine the whole spectacle scented with the rich, honeyed roses and soft, powdery violets of Drôle de Rose. If Lipstick Rose and Bond No. 9 Broadway Nite were meant to represent the red-lipstick, pancake-makeup glamour of the 1940s, Drôle de Rose belongs to the era of Rococo. It's gentler and softer than those loud rose-violet relatives. But its leathery base keeps it from being completely spineless.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I love most l’Artisan I’ve tried – I don’t know how many times I’ve tried new kind of scents (for me) that I thought I wouldn’t like - but been surprised that I do - almost everything from this house seems done right (I love their simplicity, lightness and transparency, the lack of sharpness & harshness, the accurate sweetness). But this I don’t like. It actually hurts in my nose when I put it close to my wrist and try to sniff it! Maybe they had to use more synthetics to produce this smell of makeup & powder & lipstick - which they DO succeed in - it smells just that – and that’s what it gets my 2 lippies for.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
This is a very pretty and sweet fragrance. I really can't pick out the rose it seems to be predominantly violet . I find it has a bit of a split personality on me I really do like it after a couple of hours its very soft and gentle and comforting but at first its an overwelming sweet and powdery fragrance that really isn't very me. Maybe more of a winter fragrance I might have to try it then to decide if its worth purchasing a full bottle at the moment i think not.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Dark, Warm Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown
I received this fragrance from DH for christmas and was over joyed. This was definitely something that I have been wanting for a very long time. I do not think that there is a version of this rose scent currently on the market. Extremely feminine and very soothing. Definately a scent for a fine lady.
Although I love the scent very much I expected much more bang for the money. This fragrance has absolutely no lasting power. I normally do not reapply my fragrance during the day but with this one I was forced to as the smell was gone by lunchtime. Very disappointing indeed. I think I will pack this away for summer and try it again to see if the results are different. I cannot see myself purchasing this again.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is really my favourite fragrance....I love the smell, powdery and soft. It's not like ordinary rose...something in it makes me calm and happy.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I cannot believe I paid over $135 for this barely there scent that lasted all of about 10 minutes! To make matters worse, UPS sent my order to the wrong hub, thus delaying my expedited shipping by a day and guess what? L'Artisan Parfumeurs DOES NOT refund shipping costs even if UPS screws up! I don't know what I'm more furious about - the outrageous cost of this watered down crap LP calls perfume or once again being on the receiving end of UPS screwing up yet another order of mine! Bottom line this fragrance is outrageously expensive and has zip lasting power. It was described as smelling like "face powder and lipstick", but it smells like watered down rose water and nothing like its description on LP. Big surprise there!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
A nice composition that evokes makeup and fading flowers, neither of which I find very uplifting or inspiring. Much too sweet and dry for my tastes. Although I still think this is pretty, I would never wear it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Oh my, this is so pretty! Drole de rose is feminine without being over the top, in your face. The composition is slightly sweet and fresh with just a hint of powder. I have terrible allergies and did not react to this fragrance at all, which I am so thankful for.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
As I understand it, L'Artisan translates this to "special rose" and special it is. I generally can't wear rose fragrances despite the fact that I spend hours cultivating my large and ever growing rose garden. I can wear this, however, and I do. My so loves this fragrance. It somehow manages to be sweet, powdery, and sultry all at the same time. Rose petals, yes, but tempered with honey and star anise and violets. I find it to be a very unique blend - not for everyone perhaps, but it sure does work for me.