58% would repurchase
on 2/11/2018 8:30:00 PM
More reviews by AnnieT303
I've only purchased the small samples off of eBay due to the retail pricing on this, and I absolutely LOVE this fragrance.... I can't describe the notes - but I know what I like and this is soooo yummy! It's a potent fragrance that lasts on my skin for many hours, which is a bit unusual for me, and this just has a kick that is deliciously...... intoxicating and inviting! I find this Carnal Flower, as well as the Nasomatto Narcotic Venus absolutely compelling!Since I can't describe notes, here's an idea of some other fragrances I like: Elie Saab (I have the lotion and it is beautiful!), Mac Turquatic, Chanel Coco Mademoiselle, Chloe, and the Jo Malone fragrances like English Oak & Redcurrant, and Wood Sage & Sea Salt. Also like Azuree Soleil.
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on 1/14/2018 11:58:00 PM
More reviews by Aimbl
Really a 3.5 as I am not really a floral person. Green, fresh bright lily. I didn’t think this was particularly marine or oceanic, but it’s been a while since I’ve worn anything with saline notes. Nor did I think this was particularly spicy. No vanilla dry down like Lutens Un Lys.
on 12/30/2017 12:53:00 PM
More reviews by rasputin2
Agreed: this is The Rose scent. And I've sprung for a FB. As others have stated, it is a cool, wine-dark perfectly natural, blooming red rose in all its facets: petals, leaves, thorns, dew droplets. Tender, dramatic, noble, a hint of jamminess, even hiding within seems to be a very subtle musk/leather underpinning. A very restrained spiciness. Gorgeous balance of wine-sweet to lemon-tart inflections. Perhaps a faint honey-urinaceousness. But always "about" the rose.The perfume is like a bottomless pit: the rose just goes on and on, into infinity... Never can you say, "the scent is finished developing on my skin". Into far drydown, a slight leathery solidity comes into play, but even *it* doesn't seem to be the last word.Because this scent contains no frilly or perfumey or cosmetic notes at all, no hint of high-pitched "bridal" white flowers, no caramel or marzipan, no patchouly or sandalwood or vanilla, it is never girly, simpering, cutesy, bath gel, powdery or soapy. Neither sluttish nor Victorian. It doesn't have to be, because the rose it *is* speaks for itself. This fragrance doesn't have to "try"... there is nothing aspirational, self-consciously "suave" or trendy about this. It just...is. Such a rare thing. A man can wear this.There is a hint of pathos to this smell, a certain emotional urgency (perhaps brought on by the honey and wood underpinnings) that brings almost a pang to the heart. Other reviewers have mentioned that it might suit Lestat, Dracula or Snow White's wicked stepmother: they are not altogether wrong about this, as a certain E.A. Poe melancholy dwells within UNE ROSE... and that is by no means a "diss".The jus, when you spray, is mostly scenting oils, and will leave a sheen of oil on your skin that *doesn't* evaporate; this is certainly an Extrait de Parfum, and has the incredible lasting-power to prove it.I didn't think this sort of thing happened in perfumery anymore. Worth every penny. I'm smitten: My new reference rose.
on 11/5/2017 1:48:00 PM
More reviews by amandaesthr
got this one from abu dhabi airportthe smell is just so elegant and lingering, it's also long lastingi can't explain it on words (you have to smell it by yourself to judge)in my opinion the smell is not that bold but it's strong and have character in it.it is expensivebut it's worth the money imo
on 11/5/2017 11:40:00 AM
More reviews by VioletOrchid
I bought a mostly empty sample vial of this at a junk store (truly) and I wasn't terribly excited to try it on, just because I had wanted to try a Frederic Malle perfume for years and years and I just didn't want to be disappointed. I am not disappointed. I am so flipping excited about this I can barely stand it. From a urinous lily scent (which, as we all know, is exactly how some of them smell) then an aldehyde blast and maybe some Clinique Aromatics Elixir and was that Chanel No 5 that just blew past?... there were a whole host of notes that I already can't remember but it's settled down to sweet violet Vanderbilt with a gentle fuzz of aromatics and caramel without being sickly. It's wholesome and sweet and fresh, with a gentle carnality ready to come out and play when it's appropriate. I am so glad I found this. It's amazing and I hope it has some decent staying power because if it does I will buy a bottle!ETA: the staying power isn't great, at least not in the dainty little amounts I use when I'm testing, and I understand that this is an acquired taste, but I am all in. It smells amazing.
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