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Concentré de Rose (1928)
by Godet

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Concentré de Rose information

Year of Launch1928
GenderFeminine
AvailabilityIn Production
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About Concentré de Rose

Concentré de Rose is a feminine perfume by Godet. The scent was launched in 1928

Concentré de Rose fragrance notes

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Godet – Concentree de Rose (1928)

A most unusual rose soliflore, which begins with a combination of orange notes, giving the impression not of orange, but of apricot – that contrast of sweet and sour.

The top is gone within two minutes and the luscious notes of Rose de Mai and Bulgarian Rose dominate the heart, with the slightly sweet support of Jasmine and Honeysuckle. The earlier citrus/apricot notes seem to sink into and be absorbed by the rose.

The base notes of sandalwood, cedar and benzoin never dominate the dry down. They just provide unobtrusive gravitas. I am surprised that the two animalics, castoreum and civet, do not intrude on the central rose notes, but just deepen the heavy rose impression. There is an underlying “green rose” note that emerges (the lilac?), but does not take over the central old world rose center, implying merely the greenness of the rose leaf.

Interestingly enough, my spouse has a different take entirely. To his nose the mandarin is central, supported by the rose. We both think it serves both men and women equally well and is a “find” for the man seeking a rose that is not overly feminine.

This is an amazingly well thought out scent, a true example of how myriad “other” notes are blended to support and enhance the central note theme. This is a great rose, one that has remained true and strong for ninety years. Sadly long discontinued, but well worth seeking out from private collectors.

Top notes: Bergamot, Orange Blossom, Neroli, and Mandarin
Heart notes: Rose de Mai, Bulgarian Rose, Lilac, Honeysuckle, Jasmine
Base notes: Sandalwood, Cedar, Castoreum, Civet, Benzoin

First Edit: The more I wear this the more I am aware of a prominent ingredient not listed in the note tree: ambergris. In fact the dry down is a helix-like weaving in and around each other of the roses and the ambergris, each re-inforcing and supporting the other. Truly stunning ending.
29th November, 2018 (last edited: 24th December, 2018)

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