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Rose Anonyme (2012)
by Atelier Cologne

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Rose Anonyme information

Year of Launch2012
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 94 votes)

People and companies

HouseAtelier Cologne
PerfumerJerome Epinette

About Rose Anonyme

Rose Anonyme is a shared / unisex perfume by Atelier Cologne. The scent was launched in 2012 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Jerome Epinette

Reviews of Rose Anonyme

Atelier Cologne Rose Anonyme (2012) is one of the best Western rose and oud combos I have smelled, and not because it is authentic to the origin of the species, because it merely isn't just a rose oud made to a Western palette, but a total Westernization of the accord, as if the French-based Atelier Cologne did what any good cover band does and actually own the source material they're covering to make it their own. There really isn't any other rose perfume this complex or sophisticated in the same price segment as Rose Anonyme, and the only grievance I levy against it is the lack of sillage, even if longevity is more than sufficient. It is a hallmark of the house I suppose, to make "Cologne Absolue" fragrances that are little more than subdued eau de toilettes that favor longevity over radiance, and the same holds true for Rose Anonyme, but at very least what is presented comes across memorable and enjoyable for fans of the almighty rose. For starters, the general feeling is very close to Noir de Noir by Tom Ford (2007), and although Rose Anonyme will cost half as much, the same richness is brought to bear, just without the weapons-grade projection. Perfumer Jerome Epinette was on board for Rose Anonyme as with several other Atelier Cologne scents, assisting Sylvie Ganter and Christophe Cervasel with creation.

Rose Anonyme starts off with bergamot and ginger, but that lusciously dark Turkish rose is quick to follow up from the heart, setting the stage for the rest of the play that is this fragrance. Thick, dark, and semi-sweet rose come forth and envelop the wearer, flanked by olibanum and a soft medicinal oud. Think of Montale Black Aoud (2006) at one third strength, with more supporting players and a sweet ginger to smooth over the industrial edge the Montale has. People who haven't experienced a rose oud should definitely start here if budget isn't a concern, otherwise Jovan Intense Oud (2012) is the entry level of choice, because Rose Anonyme presents the best rose and oud balance with enough "cushion" afforded by the citrus and spice to make it accessible. The patchouli of the base adds a bit of rich green to the overall composition, helping the scent maintain its unisex appeal, while benzoin puts back the animalic touch lost by having a synthetic oud in place of a barnyard-worthy natural one. There is a "papyrus" note here, but I don't know what it really is, so likely we have a synthetic like Iso E Super doing the talking, but it helps add a bit of late-game vavoom that keeps Rose Anonyme from becoming a skin scent too early. Longevity is about eight hours with moderate sillage, and there is a limited extrait version for the folks who need more power from this scent. I usually take issue with the meekness of Atelier Cologne creations, but here I think the subtlety actually works in Rose Anonyme's favor since the composition is rather thick and rich compared to the house's usual vibe.

I admit being a bit partial to rose, so this Atelier Cologne selection among all others might just be my favorite, but for fans of brutally dry or green roses, this is not for you. People into things like the aforementioned Tom Ford or Portrait of a Lady by Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle (2010) will appreciate what Rose Anonyme has to offer, and may even find it to be a steal since it conjures a similar vibe for half or one fourth the price of those ultra-luxe "Nouveau Riche" bruisers. The added twist of a very subtle oud mixed with the standard patchouli and benzoin offers the best all-around oriental rose oud via Western perfume experience money can buy, since there is zero pretense of this trying to pass itself off as genuine like the Aramis Perfume Calligraphy (2012) line, nor any kid gloves placed on the rose like John Varvatos Oud (2014). Rose fans owe themselves a trip to a department store to check this out, and if nothing else, Rose Anonyme will serve as a good casual rose when the less-compromising ones simply won't serve appropriately. There's no real good context in which to wear this, but I feel fall or spring provide the best climate for it to shine. Outside of that, I give Rose Anonyme a huge thumbs up as a being a rather opaque surprise from a house known for its airy, transparent composition style. Maybe not the best rose on the planet, but one of best merging of Middle East meets West on the market, and relatively affordable in the greater spectrum of high-quality rose offerings overall.
27th January, 2019
When I reach for a rose, there's two I always depend on: this, and Noir de Noir. But this is much more wearable day-to-day than the latter, which by contrast feels more dressy.

No, Rose Anonyme is far too balanced to come off as one extreme or another: it's a rose that's both juicy and dry; floral and resinous.

If you love rose as I do, this should be on your list if you haven't already tried it.
08th November, 2018
This is a beautifully-crafted rose, more complex than others. A different take on rose and oud. Full-bottle-worthy in my opinion. Sillage could be better, but longevity is good.
16th September, 2017
Rose Anonyme pulls off what I have only thus far experienced in the now woefully rare Arena di Roma - A quiet Oud. The blend of rose, bergamot, and soft spices makes the whole smell more than a little like potpourri, but in a pleasant manner the likes of which I would normally associate with Histoires or Strange Invisible Perfumes (Lyric Rain in particular). Compared to the usually straightforward and simplistic scents being churned out by Atelier this comes across more like a proper designer fragrance. It is soft but warmly radiant, it doesn't change much during its lifespan, the ultimate drydown is a bit banal, but the overall experience is one of fleeting pleasure and exuberance, and I like that plenty. Anyone who has enjoyed smoking blue lotus should give this one a wear.
21st February, 2017
An inky, smoky rose makes its signature on vellum. The penmanship reflects a confident hand, with its restrained, defined flourishes all within bounds of propriety. Neither too louche nor too lush, this firm rose cologne's dark character is countered by its translucent clarity. A little sweet, a little green, a little dusky. Shadowy in a way that feels like a reprieve. Those looking for something more tenebrous or luminous best look elsewhere.
18th February, 2017
If I could give this Thumbs up on top of the Thumbs up, I would!!!

Absolutely STUNNING! What else can be said of this........other than, a plain and simple masculine Rose and one of the best out there!!
07th January, 2017

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