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parfums*PARFUMS Series 2 Red: Rose (2001)
by Comme des Garçons


parfums*PARFUMS Series 2 Red: Rose information

Year of Launch2001
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 44 votes)

People and companies

HouseComme des Garçons
PerfumerYann Vasnier
PerfumerFrançoise Caron

About parfums*PARFUMS Series 2 Red: Rose

parfums*PARFUMS Series 2 Red: Rose is a shared / unisex perfume by Comme des Garçons. The scent was launched in 2001 and the fragrance was created by perfumers Françoise Caron and Yann Vasnier

parfums*PARFUMS Series 2 Red: Rose fragrance notes

Reviews of parfums*PARFUMS Series 2 Red: Rose

A flighty rose, this one goes ‘Hopla hey hey!’ and lives for the moment – truly a scent for the happy shopper.
A juicy rose, somewhat woozy and watery, mixed with berry pulp (the notes claim raspberry, but to my nose it’s the red fruit of certain jellies) and a dab of sweet geranium, this trips out of the bottle with a big smile on its face. There’s a hint of something vegetal and wine dregs in there but nothing pulls down the lightness of this composition, not even the somewhat synthetic feel of it, which actually seems to enhance the moving spirit here rather than detract. ‘Don’t take me too seriously!’, ‘What about some fun, spoilsport?’, this seems to be saying.
14th November, 2014
I find this very similar in style and profile to Tommy Girl, but with rose instead of...whatever that floral note is at the beginning of Tommy Girl. And I say this as a fan of both fragrances.

CdG S2Red: Rose starts with a gorgeous blast of berry-sweetened rose. I can't actually pick out the berry note until a bit later, but it's evident in the brightness of the top notes. The floral debut is bold, fresh, and delicious, a velvety, red rose that's neither cloying nor excessively sweet. Gorgeous.

I sampled Frederic Malle's Une Rose yesterday and loved it. But CdG Rose holds its own against this much more expensive competitor. It's a bit brighter, louder, less dark and earthy. But both are convincing, naturalistic roses.

Unfortunately, CdG Rose exhausts itself after about 45 minutes and modulates abruptly to a much quieter berry/tea drydown...just like Tommy Girl. Unlike Tommy Girl's drydown, which lasts for hours, CdG Rose's disappears completely after another 45 minutes. It's the Incredible Shrinking Fragrance!

As lovely as the experience is, I can't see pursuing such a fickle fragrance.
16th November, 2009
Rose scents, for me, generally conjure up images of Grandma trying to look sexy for Grandpa's 75th birthday, complete with lingerie and too-red lipstick, an image which I would like as far removed from my brain as humanly possible. CdG's take on Rose, however, sidesteps this nicely, being neither old lady-esque or overtly sexual. And while the combination of rose and raspberry sounds uber-feminine, it just takes a little panache for a man to pull this off. A unique addition to any fragrance wardrobe.
11th November, 2007
A modern rose fragrance to be used any time. It's one of those fragrances I grap when I can't make a choise. It's not overpowering, fresh, good staying power. I like the combination with the fruits which makes it not old fashioned, what many rose fragrances have.
06th November, 2006
A very nice scent — a realistic rose note with lots of raspberries for sweetness and musk for sweetness and substance — it’s a good combination — it’s a safe combination. It’s not the sort of combination that one pays niche prices for. As for the other notes, I don’t get the pepper that is supposed to be in the accord. Overall I would say it’s more feminine than not — not because of the rose but because it’s so berry sweet. I find this scent especially linear with very little happening, except for the lessening of the rose / berry accord from the strong opening salvo until the ultimate expiration, which comes all too soon. Although it is a pleasant scent, I find nothing really outstanding about it — in fact, I think that several (much less expensive) designer rose fragrances could easily compete with and be judged better than this fragrance. And, as far as other niche rose fragrances go, well…there are many niche rose scents that are superior to CDG’s Rose. Rather short-lived.
25th May, 2006 (last edited: 18th March, 2008)
A rose by any other name wouldn't smell as intoxicating. Rose is merely an accent here combined with raspberries and musk. Light, fresh, and unmistakably CDG.
15th January, 2006

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