Hippie Rose (2011)
    by Heeley

    Average Rating: 2.5

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    Hippie Rose is a women's fragrance by Heeley. The scent was launched in 2011

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    Way Off Scenter's avatar

    United States United States

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    Genre: Woods

    So what makes it a “hippie” rose? A hefty shot of patchouli, of course! However, in keeping with Heeley’s thoughtful and sophisticated fragrance aesthetic, Hippie Rose doesn’t offer the sort of big, brash patchouli and rose accord you’ll encounter in Bond No. 9’s West Side or L’Artisan Parfumeur’s Voleur des Roses. Instead, Hippie Rose weds a modest, civilized patchouli note to a wood and rose accord that’s highly reminiscent of Shiseido’s excellent and intermittently available original (“Black”) Zen.

    Add some soft amber, discreet spice notes, including cinnamon, clove, and black pepper, and a dash of incense, and you have rose-based fragrance that while surely unconventional, is perhaps a bit too suave and cultivated to have been caught rolling in the mud at Woodstock. Never mind: countercultural or not, it’s a highly gratifying scent, from first application to its smooth rose and vetiver drydown. Yet another winning entry in a line remarkable for its consistent quality.

    16 June, 2014

    Colin Maillard's avatar

    Italy Italy

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    A peculiar rose with Heeley's distinctive linear, architectural and aerial feel. Fresh and feminine, but at the same time, thanks to patchouli and (I assume) some incense/woody notes, also masculine. Very clever and simple, a bright concept developed in a totally well-balanced way. Warm and long persistence.


    14 January, 2014 (Last Edited: 16 April, 2014)

    gimmegreen's avatar

    Netherlands Netherlands

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    Now here’s a surprise from Heeley, a rose with plenty of murky undergrowth, resolutely old-fashioned, turning its face against the soapy, clean or simply loud characteristics that tend to dominate recent rose fragrances. I wouldn’t have expected it of him – so many of his other perfumes place the emphasis so strongly on the clarity of notes, they sometimes skirt banality.
    This hippy is out in the garden: a mature rose among mossy, herbal aspects; there’s a hint of licorice that bridges effortlessly with a dark, rooty patchouli. The patchouli is beautifully judged, its presence is central but well contained, it’s no yawling feral beast. This is the kind of fragrance that rises to the nostrils as a perfectly formed accord; there is a completeness to it that resists too much picking apart of notes, one grasps it immediately and is satisfied. Or at least I am! Pretty linear once the top settles.

    21st September, 2012

    drseid's avatar

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    Hippie Rose opens with a blast of bergamot, before moving quickly to the heart notes consisting of patchouli and rose with a green grass undertone. I actually get more patchouli than rose, but both certainly are co-stars. Base notes feature the remnants of the patchouli and rose combo, with moss and vetiver joining them. Projection is above average, with above average longevity.

    I went into trying Hippie Rose with high expectations. The scent has been compared to my favorite scent, Portrait of a Lady, and has many of the same notes... Alas, Hippie Rose is not like Portrait of a Lady to my nose at all, and I actually find it somewhat insulting to that great scent to even compare the two. This one is watery, with an almost Chap-stick like accord that features a lot of patchouli and rose. The rose does not smell real to me here at all. I just can't get into it, and I don't want to smell like a faux rose tinged Chap-stick balm all day; my guess is few would. What was Heeley smoking when they released this one? Definitely not recommended. 2 out of 5 stars.

    03 May, 2012

    sin_is_in's avatar

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    Like most Heeley fragrances this is light and transparent and somewhat simple. Except for that it disappears after a while there isn't much of a development. The rose is kind of mild, not very sweet and for some reason I get a cherry-like note from it as well. Paired with patchouli and moss it makes a rather green and earthy yet transparent rose for women and men.

    14 March, 2012 (Last Edited: 25 March, 2012)

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