After anorexic Rose 31 here we have some real roses....this is one beautiful rose soliflore scent, with touch of clove note that gives some retro kick at the begining, the spiced sweetnes mixed with rose petals and some bulgarian rose....makes it very interesting combination, simple yet not banal when it settles down it goes linear.....and reminds me of diorissimo, it has the same kind of atmospehere that brings spring into my mind, its relaxed, airy, and fresh.....not suffocating..... in the late drydown gets a little bit clean musky detergentlike, but the opening is fabulous, nice idea to combine rose and clove
Baie Rose 26 by Le Labo, 2010
Rated #1196 in Fragrances
Baie Rose 26 by Le Labo - Upon application, one is treated to an exquisite, fully-bloomed, red rose wafting on a cloud of pimento berries, with their pungent, spicy aspects, and pink pepper, with its fruity and tart facets. The beautiful rose drifts to the waiting middle. Here, in the enchanting heart, sharp and woody pepper along with spicy and slightly sweet clove ensnare the lovely rose which is lifted by the majical aldehydes to an awe-inspiring resplendence. This sensuous melange meanders to the awaiting base. The vulnerable rose is subsumed by the dry woodiness of cedar and the smooth, creamy, woody ambrox, which are joined by a sweetly vanillic and floral musk to transition to the alluring drydown. This bewitching composition has average projection and excellent longevity. Albeit this is a wondrous fragrance, I am not quite sure it justifies the exorbitant price; nonetheless, quality-wise, I must yield to the "Thumbs Up" rating apart from the quality to price ratio.
I must say! EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE! It is VERY potent and lasts ages! What I get in the opening is a nice pepper paired with rose and - i am assuming - some carnation. I also get clove - i don't know if everyone will pick up on it.. but when i got warm, i could smell cloves. In the middle there is a beautiful ambrox that perfectly balances out the femininity of the florals while giving it a velvety texture. There is also a nice musky, ambrox dry down that still hints at the rose. Damn! This stuff is one hell of a ROSE! I also like the way they played on the name (pink peppercorn) and used a really potent rose note. Now is this for me? not really. But; nonetheless, a fantastic work of art.
Ok, this scent is a true masterpiece in my opinion and getting a hold of a bottle was not an easy thing to do for, but I am glad that I'm a proud owner of this fragrance at last. Baie Rose translates into Pink Peppercorn as somebody else already mentioned in an earlier review and what I get out of this fragrance is an amazing combination of pimento mixed with rose damascus (absolute), musks, and ambrox. Now Ambrox is the note that gives this fragrance a true beauty. so sexy, so complex and so appealing.
Baie Rose 26 is rose, rose and more rose, with aldehyde to give it a chemically fizzy retro feel. I would suggest ignoring the note pyramid completely. This is a very dominant, crisp, sweet rose scent. I get a fruity raspberry note in the top, but it disappears quickly, and then it goes back to the roses. As far as the clove, spices and pepper notes, they give the scent a warm soft smokey blanket to sit on, but they are barely noticeable. Rose is listed as a note, but what type isn't specified. The rose in this reminds me of rose notes that run through a lot of the Montale oud fragrances. I think it's damascus rose, but I'm not certain. In terms of texture, Baie Rose 26 is transparent, in a sort of clear nail polish way. I was slightly disappointed, mainly because it was inspired by Al Capone and 1960's smoke filled jazz clubs. I really don't see that association. It's like a modern revamp of a classic rose scent for women. I'm a bit hesitant to give this a thumbs up, just because I don't think it's that special to warrant a purchase. The city exclusives can get pricey, but putting that aside, it's hard to not say this is a good rose scent, wonderfully blended, and made of quality ingredients. It's also nice to see Le Labo finally have a true rose scent in their line, sadly it's only exclusive to the city of Chicago at a hefty price tag. I don't really see this being a hit with the guys, but the girls will love wearing this. Fans of Aoud Damascus by Montale, Rose (Series 3: Red) by Comme des Garcons, and Rose di Siwa by Parfums MDCI should try this.
This is amazing stuff. Baie Rose is "PINK PEPPER", and not Rose! The quality of pepper in this fragrance is second to none. This stuff blew me out of my socks and I was contemplating about it for 2 days after I smelled it for the first time. Dry down is very interesting too, Musk, Ceder, Cloves and a bit of Aldehydic notes. The best way to describe the dry down would be to think of a basement of a building that once people used to drink and smoke in it for many years, and then it was abandoned. Really! It is amazing stuff!
Tried this for the first time today. All I have to say is damn you Le Labo, damn you for making such a gorgeous fragrance exclusive and extremely expensive. The only city exclusive to date that I would spend the money on ($400)
Baie Rose 26 by Le Labo, 2010
By: Le Labo
|Notes||Ambrox, Clove, Pepper, Rose, Baie Rose, Musk, Ambrette, Cedar, Aldehyde|
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