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Paestum Rose (2006)
by Eau d'Italie


Paestum Rose information

Year of Launch2006
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 169 votes)

People and companies

HouseEau d'Italie
PerfumerBertrand Duchaufour

About Paestum Rose

Paestum Rose is a shared / unisex perfume by Eau d'Italie. The scent was launched in 2006 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Bertrand Duchaufour

Paestum Rose fragrance notes

Reviews of Paestum Rose

Paestum Rose is a peppery/spicy Turkish rose with a good amount of incense. Reminds me of many of the rose-incense dominant fragrances from Montale but not that strong and is easier to wear. That incense-rose is strong from start to finish but later into the drydown there are some woody elements that come out. I find this to be more "old lady" than masculine and it's a more floral rose than dirty rose that you would find in something like Rose 31, which also contributes to this leaning feminine to me.

Performance is strong with excellent projection and longevity.
05th January, 2018
Cabaret Girl by Boris Grigoriev 1919
25th December, 2017
Superbly blended rich deep rose oriental.

The dark Turkish rose here is beautifully combined with cedar and myrrh. The effect is that of a cedar box containing a rose incense blend. The peppers and coriander do not dominate, but simply underline the experience. Similar to other dark rose fragrances, such as Perles de Lalique and Coriandre, but lightened and slighly sweetened by the myrrh content.

Paestum actually deepens and darkens as it goes through its dry down. One of the most wearable masculine roses on the market. I don't think this would be a success if it were worn by a woman, as there is nothing hinting at femininity here.

A real find. I am intrigued now to experience the other scents in this niche line.
29th February, 2016
Paestum Rose is basically a green-rose soliflore, not particularly original, neither deep nor inspired in my opinion. The texture does not smell that different to Johnsons's rose water they sell at the supermarket – I smell quite a bit of rubbery and synthetic nuances which I don't really enjoy. Aside from that, there is quite a prominent central note of red pepper which kind of "concentrates" the fruity and denser side of rose, and a whole green-woody accord supporting the flowers. Quite light and also fairly short-lived overall. Fairly pleasant, but a bit shallow and not really worth the price in my opinion.

06th August, 2014
Genre: Woods

It should come as no surprise that Bertrand Duchaufour’s rose composition for Eau d’Italie includes plenty of dry cedar and incense. Indeed, both of these are more conspicuous when Paestum Rose goes on than the rose itself. When the rose does arrive in force it is a beautiful bloom – soft, rounded, and ever so slightly fruity. It rides in on an earthy patchouli and vetiver blend that contributes both warmth and depth to the plush woods and florals.

Over the course of an hour’s wear Paestum Rose settles into a rose and patchouli accord that’s not too far removed from Voleur de Roses and Bond No. 9’s West Side, though drier and woodier than either. As it ages on the skin Paestum Rose’s dry, somewhat powdery cedar overtakes the patchouli to usher in a soft musk and woods drydown that’s occasionally haunted by an echo of the rose. Beautifully done, if not earth shattering in its originality.
23rd June, 2014
finally, a wearable rose

duchaufour just so often gets it right, and this juice is no exception. it's a rose, but is so immaculately blended with incense and (very dry; mediterranean?) woods that it's a mélange rather than a no-go rose soliflore. on me it is remarkably masculine. wore it on a sultry summer evening recently and it literally glowed a slightly sweetish, berry-like incensey low hum. lovely!

12th August, 2013

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