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    Default Rose 31 - Le Labo, What is going on here?

    I wore Rose 31 on a second date on Saturday and was told that I smelled
    intoxicating (in a good way).

    Today, I wore it to work and immediately was told by a female co-worker that my scent was amazing. She has only complimented me twice before on scents. (Pomegranate Noir, and Piper Nigrum)

    And the kicker...I had two straight male co-workers approach me at different times today...voices almost at a whisper and looking around to make sure no one could hear them talk to me. Obviously uncomfortable, each asked what scent I was wearing and said that it was incredible. One said that I smelled 'very sexy'! Holy Shit..these guys have never said anything to me before about any scent I was wearing and they work near me everyday.
    What is going on with Rose 31?
    They wanted to know what it was but I just told them some new fragrance you could only get in New York. I am not ready to share this with guys in my office.

    Never has a fragrance done this for me. I am almost freaked to wear it to work again.

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    Default Re: Rose 31 - Le Labo, What is going on here?

    it's not called "Rosebud" is it?

    anyway . . . hmm all this and you have no idea ? ?? ! ! !

    is anyone doing a group grope buy of this one?

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    Default Re: Rose 31 - Le Labo, What is going on here?

    'Rosebud' LOL! I guess I have found another scent that just seems to work well with my chemistry. There are 5 or 6 in my collection that just become apart of me when I wear them if that makes sense.

    There is something in Rose 31 though that even forces two straight southern males at work, that have never commented on my scents, to tell me 'I smell incredible' on the same day. This is kinda fun...

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    Default Re: Rose 31 - Le Labo, What is going on here?

    Out of curiosity, how did you apply it? I notice that, per its website, this fragrance does not come in an atomizer; so do you splash it on, or decant it into an atomizer and then apply?

    *edit* Nevermind, I missed that the splash version is only the 500 or 1000ml bottles.

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    My first Le Labo scent, but I've fallen in love with Strange invisible's Black Rossette, much denser, opulent, dark, and spiritual. love the oud note in 31, but the cumin note makes this scent seem a lil Mature (not in a good way), I've had mixed reactions. Still love Patchouli 24, and my new LL fave Bergamote 22 , love the nutmeg drydown.

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    Default Re: Rose 31 - Le Labo, What is going on here?

    musclegod007, I sampled Bergamote 22 several weeks back and thought I detected a hint of Cumin in it as well, no? It was beautiful though. I don't know whether to get Bergamote 22 or FM - Bigarade Concentree in the spring.

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    Default Re: Rose 31 - Le Labo, What is going on here?

    I surprised you like Rose 31 so much-- to me it's an extremely boring scent. Rather than smelling like something new and original, it simply reminds me of a less powdery version Brit, which I don't like very much. It isn't horrible or anything, but I'd rather something rub me the wrong way with it's weirdness than with its lack of originality.

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    I am totally in love with Rose 31, and find it like nothing I have ever smelled before. But, I can totally understand if someone else doesn't like it or thinks it is boring. It doesn't scream at me, but lingers around me softly. It is also my biggest compliment getter.

    Why are you 'SURPRISED' that I like it? Do you know me or my tastes? Are we personal friends? The beauty of this board is that we learn from each other's likes and dislikes as well as acknowledging and respecting the fact that each member's nose perceives a fragrance in a different way.

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    Default Re: Rose 31 - Le Labo, What is going on here?

    this is funny to me...ROSE 31 was my 1st Le Labo and it is one of my faves...BUT, it is my Dad's Favorite scent as well....who would've thought that my Dad and I would both LOVE the same scent ???

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    Default Re: Rose 31 - Le Labo, What is going on here?

    OK, I have to convince myself that I don't need a $115 bottle. The $45 will be plenty, but what if I run out and I don't have the cash at the time to get another? What then? Haha, I don't have any idea of what to do. I'm probably going to get the $115 bottle, if I got the 50ml at the going rate of the 15ml, I'd be paying $150. Jock_With_Scents, thanks for giving good reviews of this scent, I'm glad I finally got a chance to try it.
    - Rich
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    By the way, what kind of longevity do you guys get out of this?
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    Also, did anyone get the lotion? I'm thinking about getting that too, to get a little layering action.
    - Rich
    Last edited by _R$_; 6th February 2007 at 04:19 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
    As always, disregard most of what I say. It's not worth your heart health to actually worry about what a 23 year old guy from Kansas thinks. Even if he is really ridiculously good looking.

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    Default Re: Rose 31 - Le Labo, What is going on here?

    how did you get a chance to try it?

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    Default Re: Rose 31 - Le Labo, What is going on here?

    Bought a 2.5ml sample from Buffalo_Gal. Too late for me though, I just ordered the 50ml bottle from Le Labo. Didn't get the lotion though, and I wish I had. Only problem was it's $55. Maybe I will end up getting it. Maybe not. I'm too young to be spending $55 on one bottle of lotion.
    - Rich
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    Default Re: Rose 31 - Le Labo, What is going on here?

    Here is the deal with Rose 31....I spray about 5 -7 sprays on my neck and chest. I wait 5 minutes and then repeat. Lasts 8 hours easy for me this way.
    For the light spraying basenoters, this may raise some eyes, but it works for me. Rose 31 is a scent that lingers around me, but doesn't scream. It has good manners.

    I think the allure of Rose 31 that many have complimented me on, is the cumin and animal note interacting with my body chemistry in the drydown. It has a wonderful drydown with just a hint of creamy green. Will 4 sprays get you there...well may work for you but I need 12 - 15 sprays to get my MY desired effect. At that rate, I may go through 1.7 ounces at a fast pace, but I have decided that the Return on Investment is worth it! But please remember, only my opinion. Sample it yourself, to see if you find the beauty in it.
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    Default Re: Rose 31 - Le Labo, What is going on here?

    I think it's safe to say that my previous post was pretty off. When I first got my decant, after even testing it a few times I could not get past the similarities to Brit. They just stuck out and attacked my nose. This was really annoying to me because I just can't for the life of me get along with Brit. Well, I took a break and tried it more recently and now I can see past the similarities. While there are some obvious similarities still between Rose 31 and Brit, there are some very distinct differences that make the scents totally different. While I may never love Rose 31 as much as some of the posters in this thread, it is a quality scent and I should not have tried to make it seem like it's not. Definately worth trying.

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    Default Re: Rose 31 - Le Labo, What is going on here?

    Rich,
    Can you report on the longevity issues you have found on Rose 31?
    This seems to be a pretty standard complaint on it. I really think this fragrance may be better suited for slightly warmer temps. I am wearing it today, and even though it is quite pleasant, the sillage is less than when I wore it in wamer weather. I think it's true character will shine in the spring more than in this cold, dry weather I am wearing it in today.

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    Default Re: Rose 31 - Le Labo, What is going on here?

    Will do, my bottle gets here in a week or so.
    - Rich
    As always, disregard most of what I say. It's not worth your heart health to actually worry about what a 23 year old guy from Kansas thinks. Even if he is really ridiculously good looking.

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    Default Re: Rose 31 - Le Labo, What is going on here?

    Tried Rose 31 at Barneys a week or so ago, and flipped for it. They only had the 100ml which was $180, so I looked it up on the Web, and found the store. Had to have it in the 10ml as a started size so to speak. On me its a masculine pepper and rose, sharp and floral together. A perfect marriage. In the dry down, for me, the pepper goes away and the rose moves close to the skin and stays fresh. Today I put it on at 6 PM and the scent of light rose is still there at 10:30 as I write this. I do not like Hammam Bouquet by Penhalligon, but I do like this very much.

    Joe

    PS Sniffed the Patchouli and the Vetiver, and thought they smelled like some kind of high school science experiments. Interesting, but not meant to be worn on human skin. Better to make something in chem lab that could neutralize the sulphurous odor. Tough.
    Currently wearing: Benedictus by Excelsis

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    Default Re: Rose 31 - Le Labo, What is going on here?

    I almost ordered this last week along with a couple others from Le Labo. Sounds too good to resist now.

    Sold.

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    Default Re: Rose 31 - Le Labo, What is going on here?

    It lasts a good 8 or 9 hours on me.

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    Le Labo Rose 31 wins Best Fragrance from Wallpaper magazine

    Here is the link:
    http://nowsmellthis.blogharbor.com/

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    Default Re: Rose 31 - Le Labo, What is going on here?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jock_With_Scents
    Le Labo Rose 31 wins Best Fragrance from Wallpaper magazine

    Here is the link:
    http://nowsmellthis.blogharbor.com/
    That's right bitches! (In my best Dave Chappell (In his best Rick James voice) voice)
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    Default Re: Rose 31 - Le Labo, What is going on here?

    ...we definitely need another Le Labo group buy.
    Is there any point in saying everything? -Basho

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    Default Re: Rose 31 - Le Labo, What is going on here?

    Just looked on their website. $45.00 for 15ml. You must be kidding

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    Default Re: Rose 31 - Le Labo, What is going on here?

    Quote Originally Posted by eric
    Just looked on their website. $45.00 for 15ml. You must be kidding
    I'm not going to try and say it's not expensive, but do keep in mind:
    1) it's EdP
    2) it is created in small batches after orders are placed

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    Default Re: Rose 31 - Le Labo, What is going on here?

    Quote Originally Posted by radix023
    I'm not going to try and say it's not expensive, but do keep in mind:
    1) it's EdP
    2) it is created in small batches after orders are placed
    Oh, ofcourse. It must be real good.

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    Default Re: Rose 31 - Le Labo, What is going on here?

    Quote Originally Posted by eric
    Just looked on their website. $45.00 for 15ml. You must be kidding
    Nope.

    The essential oils are mixed anywhere from 6 weeks ago to a year ago, then when you order a bottle, they mix the alcohol and the oil together and then ship you the bottle with your name on it. That doesn't justify the cost for me, but how good it smells does.
    - Rich
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    Default Re: Rose 31 - Le Labo, What is going on here?

    I received the bottle I ordered yesterday. My first reaction was, "Wow, this smells like sex with a touch of rose." Blends very well my natural scent and has an overtly masculine accord. I'm going to wear the color out of this one. Most definitely a five-star fragrance.

    For testing longevity and sillage, I'm going to try 5-7 sprays and see how it wears today.

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    Default Re: Rose 31 - Le Labo, What is going on here?

    have you ever worn silver mountain water to work?

    rose 31 seems like a reworking of SMW to me, warmer, sweeter, more floral (slightly), less green, which is interesting. There is certainly a prominent blackcurrent in there.

    I was hoping for something a little more of a revelation after this rather tittilating thread first popped up!
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    Default Re: Rose 31 - Le Labo, What is going on here?

    SMW?? Rose 31 smells like SMW? If Rose 31 smelled like SMW water to me I would have sold it the next day.

    Top note : Rose Essence, Cumin

    Middle note : Rose Absolute, Cedarwood, Olibanum, Vetiver

    Base note : Cistus, Cetalox, Gaiac, Oud, Musk
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    Default Re: Rose 31 - Le Labo, What is going on here?

    If Rose 31 smelled like Silver Mountain Water, I would not have given a nearly full bottle of SMW away. All I got from SMW was Twinnings black currant tea. Rose 31 is a beast in a rose garden. SMW and Rose 31 are quite different to me.

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