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Les Déserts d'Orient - Rose Nacrée du Desert (2012)
by Guerlain


Les Déserts d'Orient - Rose Nacrée du Desert information

Year of Launch2012
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 52 votes)

People and companies

PerfumerThierry Wasser
Parent CompanyLVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton

About Les Déserts d'Orient - Rose Nacrée du Desert

Les Déserts d'Orient - Rose Nacrée du Desert is a shared / unisex perfume by Guerlain. The scent was launched in 2012 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Thierry Wasser

Les Déserts d'Orient - Rose Nacrée du Desert fragrance notes

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Reviews of Les Déserts d'Orient - Rose Nacrée du Desert

Very lovely. A favorite combination of mine: rose, oud, patchouli, and benzoin. Very dry. Very real smelling. Wish I'd found this years ago. I definitely would have searched for a full bottle to purchase.
04th December, 2017
The first blast was most off-putting to my nose. I expected as such since I am not a fan of oud and the powerhouse combo of rose, patchouli and oud displayed here comes across as harsh, pungent and bitter.

The spices add complexity and the balance is excellent. The quality of the ingredients is superb, as is expected from a Guerlain product, but it is simply not a scent I can like, however much I can admire its execution.
23rd June, 2017
rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
The smell of a bunch of roses in your hand - the bright and beautiful rose aroma in full flower, mixed with the aroma of wet rose leaves and the woody impression of the stems - well done indeed.

Over time spicy notes develop: saffron, myrrh and oud - but on my skin all these, which often tend to push themselves into the foreground - especially the oud - remain remarkably restrained. This leaves the rose proudly in the centre of attention, like the solo violin in a violin concerto, and the other notes constitute the orchestra.

I get moderate sillage, very good projection and four hours of longevity on my skin.

A well-made rose scent beautiful in spring, bright, not heavy or rich and more in the elegant side. A bit linear and displaying limited performance, but less overtly synthetic than many other rose-oud products. 3.25/5.
04th March, 2017

This is such an inviting perfume.full of sophistication and elegance,yet quite alluring.when you enter a room your signature is there leaving people asking,"What's that fragenace you have on"?.it is almost like mixture of arabian perfumes but in a safe way.all the notes are in harmony with each other creating a beautiful symphony appreciated by everyone who likes arabian scents.ROSE MACREE DU DESERT is a laudable example of what a truly rose and oud perfume should be but it is not the best.Sophisticated, Oriental,Gorgeous,Rich,Warm,Stylish and Subtle.

It is a mix of opulent oud and the most gorgeous rose with a hint of saffron as the oud is strong at first,and pungent.once it dries down the rose is great and I could smell it for a long time.the dry down reminds me one of ARABIAN OUD perfumes.the bottle reflects the aroma it holds perfectly.ROSE NACREE DU DESERT is an intense fragrance with a huge dosage of roses not overwhelming like most of rose scents.The confident character will wear this perfume and feel the magic.two application to either neck is enough to cosume your entire body when you walk by another person for that person to notice you smelling great.


Longevity?+7 hours on my skin.

24th June, 2015
A beautifully realized dry, woody and spiced rose perfume that unmistakeably gestures towards Arabia – one can almost hear the maqam in the background. A rare, desiccated thing, pitched just right, not smelling fusty like many oud accords do, not overwhelming in its power, the various components rising to the nostrils like a most civilized yet exotic vapour. Guerlain claim the Western debut of the Persian rose of Iran in this perfume, but equally impressive is the soft as velvet patchouli used, all combined with wood shavings, a touch of saffron, cardamom, to sophisticated effect.
Late in the wear the patchouli does become increasingly prominent as is its wont, so that this becomes similar to other rose-patchouli creations with the other elements receded somewhat. Still, a fine outing, though the ho-hum later stages do make the price point questionable.
07th March, 2014
Got to say I'm really enjoying the lush syrupy rose, saffron and oud. The opening and heart are rich for sure, but I don't find the sweetness gets to cloying levels. The drydown is transformative where everything losses density and dries off as a musty patch base dominates and fades towards the close.

Colourwise up front is all velvet burgundy with black and green streaks intensifying during the drydown. Definitely a fragrance of two dominant and diverse stages. Longevity perfectly acceptable, for me at least. All in all, good stuff, rich, decadent but with a slightly macabre ending, and all the better for it IMO.
19th November, 2013

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