Perfectly blended to a juicy plumpness, a constellation of notes bolsters a sweet rose without much distraction. There's perfume plum in there (a sort of sugared version rather than the near-vegetal smell of the real thing), there's spice (even the loathed cumin but so completely harmonious here as to make me change my mind about its use in perfumery), even a hint of green to lighten the confected opulence. And it all hangs together like one great, shimmering sphere that, once entered, has the sci-fi ability to transport.
I like secrets de rose. It's a well executed dark rose, a bitter black petaled rose. This is a great option for guys who might be searching for a dark rose scent but without aoud, which is the most popular method of executing a dark rose scent (at least in men's perfume).