Concentree version: it does what it says, and it does it terribly well. Basically, nearly the smell you’d have on your hands after having pressed grapefruit to make a juice, with just a thin, subtle and irresistibly classy aroma of flowers, which is almost unperceivable and more than an actual smell of flowers, gives just a bit of weight to the citrusy-grapefruit notes, together with Ellena’s signature light woody base. Most of all it’s grapefruit, though, which smells zesty, lively, quite realistic, invigorating but rich in Hermes' “transparent refinement”. A subtle scent, but decently persistent. Classy and versatile, a solid fresh companion for summer nights out. Decent price, too.
Here we have a lovely, juicy pink grapefruit. Delightful! Good enough to eat.
This softens into a very translucent light wood note, which sits close to the skin.
There are the merest hints of grassy vetiver, but the scent stays true to its name. I don't get much (if any) rose note. I think the longevity is acceptable, even good, given that this is a citrus-based scent.
A one trick pony with no development although the initial blast of grapefruit is lovely it's a pity the whole show only last for about 30 minutes. There is no rose in this all I get is a some grapefruit and that's it. For those that don't speak French, the name translates to Pink Grapefruit in English. 'Rose' in French = 'pink' in English when used as an adjective.
This has the worst longevity I've yet experienced. I'm not one of those people who likes to cover themselves in a fragrance but perhaps severe over-application is the only way with this one. Still for the money you would expect something to last a bit longer. Pity.
Really natural smelling, non-sweet grapefruit with a touch of rose and a vetiver base. I get a strong similarity to Voyage d'hermes or maybe it's just Jean-Claude Ellena's style.
Lasts like 4-5 hours so not that bad for this kind of scent.
Projection is a bit weak but whatever, the smell is so gooood.