Damascena certainly is rosy. Itís a very pleasant rose smellÖ Not an overbearing heady rose, but more like the wild variety. And thereís a fruity (berry?) sweetness to the accord. The particular sweetness is interesting. Itís feminine, and itís very youthful. The scent, at first guess, seems to be made for the young woman, but thereís something about it that it would not be out of place on the more mature and worldly wise. Itís an interesting scent Ė lovely rose.