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    Hey Ladies (and Gentlemen)
    I have been in love with rose-based perfumes for as long as I can remember. I grew up with my mother only wearing Paris edp. Roses remind me of her. I have been trying to smell as many true roses as I can find.

    Will you guys help me put together a list of "must smells"?

    Thanx
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    PS - If anybody out there wants to put together a sample pack to swap or sell me, I'll be your best friend for life!
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    Sa Majeste la Rose = Must Smell

    If you'll take oudh with your roses, try Montale's Aoud Queen Roses, Aoud Damascus, Attar, or even Black Aoud.
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    -Une Rose by F. Malle
    -Rose de Nuit by Lutens
    -Nahema by Guerlain
    -all of the Rosine line
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    Default Re: the Ultimate Rose Fragrance?!?

    The best solifores:

    Creed Fleurs de The Rose Bulgare EDP

    Jo Malone Red Roses

    Annick Goutal Rose Absolue EDP
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    Should try Lipstick Rose by Frederic Malle. It's my SotD and I have already received two compliments (it's only 10.15am here)

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    All of the above and:

    Calypso Christiane Celle, Calypso Rose
    Stella McCartney, Stella (Rose Absolut)
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    Default Re: the Ultimate Rose Fragrance?!?

    Quote Originally Posted by sloan_8013 View Post
    All of the above and:

    Calypso Christiane Celle, Calypso Rose
    Stella McCartney, Stella (Rose Absolut)
    Can't believe Michael didn't mention the one he turned me on to: PARFUMS Series 2 Red: Rose by CdeG.

    Also Yves Rocher Rose Absolue - and if you can find it - the Granddaddy of them all Coty La Rose Jacqueminot (vintage)

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    No particular order:
    Serge Lutens Sa Majestie La Rose
    Guerlain Nahema
    Chanel No. 19
    Les Parfums de Rosine Une Folie de Rose, Un Zest de Rose, Poussiere de Rose
    Creed Fleurs de The Rose Bulgare
    Yves Rocher Rose Absolue
    L'Artisan Parfumeur Voleur de Rose
    Montale Aoud Rose Petals, Black Aoud, Attar, Aoud Queen Rose
    Caron Parfum Sacre
    Madini Kamary
    Gres Cabaret
    Ava Luxe Rasa, Rasa Extreme

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    2nd les Parfums de Rosine line, samples available at beautyhabit, see code in discount section of board. I would like to try some of the others mentioned, I'm waiting for a sample of Montale's Velvet Flowers from luckyscent, read that is a good one.

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    Default Re: the Ultimate Rose Fragrance?!?

    Thanks for all the suggestions, I have quite a bit of smelling to do, as I've only sniffed a few of these!
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    Guerlain Nahema
    Creed Fleurs de The Rose Bulgare
    Montale Aoud Rose Petals, Black Aoud, Aoud Queen Rose
    Ava Luxe Roses
    And I also 2nd Jo Malone Roses - but the Creed is exquisite and I've just bought Ava Luxe Roses which is gorgeous!!
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    What? No Czech & Speake No. 88 or Dark Rose?

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    Annick Goutal Rose Absolue is the most true rose scent I've smelled, a rose soliflore of six different kinds of roses.

    And Les Parfums de Rosine line is definitely worth checking out, too.
    "Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."

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    Quote Originally Posted by loungeboy View Post
    What? No Czech & Speake No. 88 or Dark Rose?
    Oh my gosh.
    Mea culpa.
    Czech & Speake No. 88 is GORGEOUS.
    It does have alot of a masala-type incense in it, I think it is Chandan or Laxmi.

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    I'll throw in Rose 31 by Le Labo, having just "converted" one of my coworkers.
    Not for my womanly chemistry, but it is DIVINE on a man.
    "Like a lobster with a pearl in its claw, the beet held the jasmine firmly without crushing or obscuring it. Beet lifted jasmine, the way a bullnecked partner lifts a ballerina, and the pair came on stage on citron's fluty cue. As if jasmine were a collection of beautiful paintings, beet hung it in the galleries of the nose, insured it against fire or theft, threw a party to celebrate it. Citron mailed the invitations." Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins p. 189

    What I am loving right now: Shalimar vintage extrait, Chanel Bois des Iles, Chanel no. 22, Le Labo Iris 39, Guerlain Iris Ganache

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    Unknown, but very good "ROSES OF WINDSOR"

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    Sa Majestie La Rose - amazing.
    Rose de Nuit is another Lutens but is a salon exclusive (though it can be got via mail order). It's a more masculine rose. If you email them they may send you a wax sample.
    Elizabethan Rose - Penhaligons - very nice indeed.

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    Default Re: the Ultimate Rose Fragrance?!?

    I'm a rose gardener, so I'm always on the lookout for rose fragrances. Very few have wound up as permanent parts of my collection; I guess I expect a lot from roses.

    My very favorite rose is YSL Paris. It's so sparkling and beautiful. It manages to capture the beauty and mood of rose, without trying too hard, or smelling unnatural.

    I also love Stella, and wore it for years. I didn't replenish my last bottle, but I will, one of these days.

    All the others mentioned are fabulous as well. Definitely try Les Parfums de Rosine! www.les-parfums-de-rosine.com They can be purchased at Beautyhabit and Aedes. Facinating interpretations of many facets of rose.

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    Rose by Paul Smith
    Rose Confiture by Les bains du marais
    Stella Rose Absolute by Stella Mc Cartney
    Rose Poivree by The Different Company
    Autumn treasures: Magnetism, Midnight Orchid, Tea for Two,
    Aimez-Moi, Chinatown, Dzongkha, Five O'Clock Au Gingembre,
    Cittá di Kyoto, Jasmin de Nuit, Jasmin Full, Kelly Calèche, Venezia,
    Douce Amère, Eau de Charlotte, Falling In Love, Chergui, Prada,
    Rose Alexandrie, Hypnôse, Omnia, Flowerbomb, Poivre Piquant,
    Cuir Beluga, 7:15am in Bali, Lolita Lempicka, Fumerie Turque,
    Datura Noir, Songes, Gaultier², L'Ombre Fauve, Kors, My Couture,
    Ligea "La Sirena", Red Aoud, Rose Absolu, Cèdre, Milk, No. 23

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    Default Re: the Ultimate Rose Fragrance?!?

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Provocateur View Post
    Rose by Paul Smith
    I've been wanting to try the new Paul Smith, seems very exciting. However, I've stopped by the Melrose boutique twice and they have yet to get it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taolady View Post
    Can't believe Michael didn't mention the one he turned me on to: PARFUMS Series 2 Red: Rose by CdeG.

    I don't recall ever owning CdG Rose. Hmmmm...maybe a case of mistaken identity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taolady View Post
    Can't believe Michael didn't mention the one he turned me on to: PARFUMS Series 2 Red: Rose by CdeG.
    Hehe, that was me actually Yum, pure sweet rose with any trace of dirt and earth washed away. Love it.
    I'm a colognosaurus. Rawr!

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    There are some rose samplers on the Perfumed Court website which could be a good way of trying lots...My next purchase, in fact!

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    I find Rose Kashmirie by Les Parfums de Rosine to be quite intoxicating, especially at this time of the year. I cannot get enough.

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    Default Re: the Ultimate Rose Fragrance?!?

    I'm a rose ho.

    My favorite at the moment is Rose parfum that I got onling from shopbulgaria. It's strong and pure.

    My other favorites are Creed's FdTRB, Penhaligon's Elizabethan Rose, Shiseido's Rosarium, and MS Genvieve.

    The only reason I don't have any from the Rosine line is that I'm too overwhelmed to choose.

    The simple roses Eau des 4 Reines from L'Occitane and Bulgarian Rose from Fresh atr perfectly nice, only a bit light and short.

    I love Nahema, too, though I don't consider it a rose soliflore. I didn't care for the EdT strength but the EdP is very close to the parfum and very nice.

    Don't anybody forget Opulential's Avicenna!!!! I'd just laid out for my Nahema parfum and tested the two wrist to writst==Avicenna was the winner. For a winter rose fragrance I just don't think it can beat.
    Please, spritz responsibly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tovah View Post

    I also love Stella, and wore it for years. I didn't replenish my last bottle, but I will, one of these days.
    Seconding Stella.
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    Will cave in on him by and by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplebird7 View Post
    No particular order:

    L'Artisan Parfumeur Voleur de Rose
    YES! Voleur de Rose!! damp and voluptuous rose

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    I would say CHANEL NO. 5 but for the fact that the aldehydes absolutely overpower the rose (and everything else) in that one!

    I personally don't care too much for rose in perfume. Too often it's not real rose, but rather phenethyl alcohol, which smells artificial, synthetic and chemical to my nose.

    I like LILAC! :-)

    My candidate for "Ultimate Rose Fragrance" would have to be the long-discontinued Avon, ROSES, ROSES.

    L'Artisan, VOLEUR DE ROSES wouldn't be a bad second!

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    I don't get much rose in Voleur...its most patchouli on me.

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    Hi everyone, I'm new here. I think you can guess from my ID that I love roses! We currently have 30 bushes in our garden.

    My favorite rose fragrance is the original "Evelyn" by Crabtree & Evelyn (before they altered it and called it "Evelyn Rose".) It smelled very much like a living rose, though sweeter and less green than the actual rose named Evelyn, hybridized by David Austin (we have 6 bushes of Evelyn.)

    The original "Evelyn" EDP is no longer available (I have my 2 hoarded bottles, though, which I store in the fridge), but for those who loved it, a similar but somewhat less complex and shorter lasting version is "True Rose" by Woods of Windsor. Plan to respray often if you use the WoW scent.

    My second favorite rose scent is Annick Goutal's "Ce Soir Ou Jamais", which smells rather like a rich potpourri rather than a fresh rose. I love wearing this in the fall and winter.

    I agree that Annick Goutal's "Rose Absolue" is worth smelling, but I have a bottle and find that I don't choose it as often as the other two I mentioned above.

    Yardley's "English Rose" has drawn favorable remarks from total strangers.

    When I first bought "Coriandre" by Jean Couturier, many years ago, the roses in it hit me right away, and it was my favorite perfume for years. I still keep a bottle in the fridge for occasional use. Worth a sniff, definitely.

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