• Launched: 2007
    • Type: Shared / Unisex / Unspecified
    • Availability: In Production
    • Perfumer: Unknown - Let us know
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    Average Rating: 3.5

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    Rousse information

    Rousse is a unisex fragrance by Serge Lutens Les Salons du Palais Royal Shiseido. The scent was launched in 2007

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    An orange opening with an amber background gives way to a pleasant cinnamon that is, however, a bit lackluster on my skin, but is at the core of the drydown experience, with phases of a tuberose-inspired lipstick impression inserted at times. The base adds wood and a resin note, but again, whilst well blended it seems not really taking off in a convincing manner or structure. Silage and projection are good as is the six-hour longevity. Not bad at all then for a gourmand for colder climes, but just not in the top shelf.

    25th August, 2014

    Way Off Scenter's avatar

    United States United States

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    Genre: Woody Oriental

    Culinary spices rule the roost in Rousse. (Say that three times fast!) Serve Rousse up next to the fruitcake that is Arabie, and you’ve got yourself a perfectly nice afternoon tea. The spice rack accord at Rousse’s heart doesn’t excite me, but at least it doesn’t swamp me with fruit syrup, either. In the end, I think Rousse is a very conventional fragrance to have come from Serge Lutens, and that makes it something of a disappointment.

    26th June, 2014

    Darvant's avatar

    Italy Italy

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    Aromatic and spicy amber

    The central accord is appointed by a connection between spicy amber (cloves more than cinnamon in my humble opinion- a touch of almonds dust??) and woodsy resins. The latter (as combined with cloves) imprint by soon a sort of almost culinary minty/aromatic (recollection about the almond paste taste/aroma) vibe to the juice. The citrus are not fresh and watery but prevalently combined (as well as for a grated peels process) in the amalgam, providing at the beginning a touch of fruity/boozy bitterness (fading along the trip) from the peels well connected with the aromatic/simil almondy "miasma". The dry down is almost gourmand, soapy/ambery and comforting, in my opinion pleasant but a bit onedimentional and not properly complex and refined. The texture is not fully adequate in order to create a luxurious and fully structured glorious fragrance. Anyway i find it a lovely spicy/oriental so joyful and more versatile in comparison with the most part of the other Lutens concoctions of the collection. P.s= i have to add that after a couple of hours the note of amber appears less talky/aromatic and more orangy. In this phase i detect a more intense orange/cinnamon presence and the amber appears less dusty and more resinous.

    Pros: Resinous and cool
    Cons: Un-complex and not fully structured"

    11th September, 2013

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    Cinnamon tea with just a faint hint of milk. Very woody; dry, yet not harsh like CDG EDP; not candied like Diptyque's L'Eau; not dessert-like in the way Malle's Musc Ravageur and so many others are. One of the lightest, airiest cinnamon fragrances around ( there is some distant connection with Penhaligon's Elixir and Diptyque's regrettably named L'Eau de L'Eau, however ).

    There are other notes that seem to reveal themselves on a heavy application: bitter orange, iris, and of course the inevitable Lutens-cedar note, with maybe the quietest squeak of neroli. These are mild accents, however, and this is one of the most minimalist Lutens around - quite the opposite of symphonic orientals like Arabie or Ambre Sultan.

    Approach with a mood of introspection, and don't be afraid to overdose: it won't bite.

    26th October, 2012

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    Very close to Dior Homme...and with that reason nothing to get really excited about...unfortunately!

    09th October, 2011

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    I get the cinnamon candy accord here: I don’t like it on myself and can’t imagine liking it on anyone else.

    04th July, 2010

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