Now that I've read VintageVogue's review, my experience with Evelyn Rose makes perfect sense. I'd read about it in a book about perfume and it sounded like a real classic. But when I tried it on, I couldn't understand the hype - it smelled like just another fruity, watery floral with no progression and very little lasting power. It's too bad Crabtree and Evelyn had to cut the heart out of this scent. The search for the perfect rose fragrance continues!
Recently Crabtree and Evelyn decided they “had” to re-jig the juice of the original Evelyn, a luscious rose scent. The newer version, called Evelyn Rose, is still nice, but inferior to the original. In the newer Evelyn Rose the peach note is more predominant, and the exquisite woodsy-musky drydown is all but gone. In fact, I can’t even detect it. The bottle is the same, though the box and name have been changed. I wish C&E would bring back the original. Still, Evelyn Rose is a lovely rose bouquet and would be a nice addition to any rose lover's collection.