Rose 31 by Le Labo should be renamed 'Cumin 31' from the smell of it. This would seem like a cumin-laced rose when it was first described to me. Presumably naming a fragrance 'Cumin' was hardly sexier than 'Rose'.
Reviews have summed it as a masculine rose, the flower playing a peek-a-boo throughout the day for me. So do not make the mistake of assuming this is predominantly a rose soliflore as I had from its namesake. I seem to get shades of Diptyque's Tam Dao - ness but incredibly
Updated 21st August 2010 at 08:50 AM by qoo77
I was looking forward to sampling this flagship Diptyque scent which I keep hearing people rave about. Naturally expecting to be walking down a fig tree orchard in Greece in summer reading Luckyscent's writeup on it, what I got instead reminded me of Baygon insecticide
Opening notes were bursting of uplifting sweet ripe blackberries that kept me sniffing but soon dried down to a cheap smelling watered down cologne after 10mins on me. You know, the kind of smell that remains on your arm after trying to wash off the stuff that u couldn't stand from multiple testings at the dept store.
Utterly disappointed, this being my 2nd purchase from TDC after my much-loved 1st niche fragrance of Bois et Sens... definitely expected more at such a price point.
Updated 22nd August 2010 at 01:22 PM by qoo77