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    Please can someone help me? I'm looking for a sophisticated rose based perfume. I love YSL Paris, but it smells odd on me so I cannot wear it. I have tried Stella McCartney and Stella Rose Absolut, neither of which last on me. Nahema by Guerlain also smelt unpleasant on me.

    My favourite perfumes are Dune by Dior; Opium, Cinema and Elle by YSL; L'Instant by Guerlain; No 19, Coco and Cristalle Eau Vert by Chanel if that sheds any light on what I might like!

    Any suggestions would be gratefully received.

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    Greetings Zosema,
    Have you sampled Rouge Hermes? I see you enjoy the spicy Orientals. Caught my eye 'cause so do I. This perfume is, I believe, still in production. I have the EDP and haven't worn it in awhile... Hmm, now I'm inspired. Todays a dark and rainy day, a lovely one for the Rouge and a visit to our favorite French restaurant.
    Have fun, Jenny

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    Welcome Zosema! Rose perfumes are amoung my absolute favorites. Check here for a listing of rose scents: http://www.sniffapaloozamagazine.com/ROSE.html

    My favorites are: DSH Perfumes American Beauty, Parfum de Grasse & Rose Vert, Frederick Malle Une Rose, Les Parfums de Rosine, Rosa Flamenca, Rose d'Ete, Ecume de Rose, Creed's Fleurs de Bulgarie & Fleur de The Rose Bulgare.

    Since you like Chanel CeV, I think you would especially like DSH's American Beauty.
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    WoW! RHM, your link is truly an embarrassment of riches!
    Well, Zozema, just in case you need to try out two more:

    1. Dark Rose by Czech and Speake
    2. Egoiste by Chanel

    You can look them up in the 'reviews' section

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    I don't really know that much brands, but something simple that focuses on quality oud and rose essential would be the best.

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    I, personally, like the lighter side of rose. Smells less pot pouri and more wearable. Two fragrances I would recommend are:

    Amouage Lyric man
    Le Labo Rose 31

    Of the two Lyric is more sophisticated. Le Labo's rose kind of disappears into something soapy with a hint remaining, but is great.
    Expensive, though!

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    There are so many options for you out there!

    Green Roses

    Serge Lutens' Sa Majeste La Rose ( dewy, apple-tinted naturalistic rose )
    Diptyque L'Ombre dans L'Eau ( sharp, herbal, blackcurrant bud rose )
    Creed Fleurs de Bulgarie ( soapy, softly fresh rose )

    Chypre Roses

    Ungaro Diva ( multi-faceted fruity, mossy rose )
    Gucci L'Arte di Gucci ( dense, castoreum-rich rose )
    Serge Lutens Rose de Nuit ( mossy, dry, dark rose )

    Oriental Roses

    Tauer Une Rose Chypree ( ambery, geranium-laden rose )
    Sonoma Scent Studio Vintage Rose ( fruity, woody, spicy rose )
    L'Artisan Voleur de Roses ( dewy, patchouli rose )

    Oud Roses

    Czech & Speake Dark Rose ( transparent oud rose )
    Montale Black Aoud ( patchouli - oud - rose )
    Montale Aoud Cuir d'Arabie ( leather - oud - rose )

    Powdery Roses

    Frederic Malle Lipstick Rose ( tart, powdery, make-up-like rose )
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    Two of my favorite roses are Cabaret by Gres and Rose Absolue by Yves Rocher. And they're both very affordable.

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    One of the best rose perfumes that i own is Nahema by Guerlain.I surely recommend this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhm View Post
    welcome zosema! Rose perfumes are amoung my absolute favorites. Check here for a listing of rose scents: http://www.sniffapaloozamagazine.com/rose.html

    my favorites are: Dsh perfumes american beauty, parfum de grasse & rose vert, frederick malle une rose, les parfums de rosine, rosa flamenca, rose d'ete, ecume de rose, creed's fleurs de bulgarie & fleur de the rose bulgare.

    Since you like chanel cev, i think you would especially like dsh's american beauty.
    LOL, RHM!

    Warning: these are not cheap...sample first or try the purse "bullets."

    Try the Juliet Has A Gun line (designed by "an offbeat dandy..."), as the early scents were based on a rose theme...Lady Vengeance, Miss Charming and Citizen Queen. (Now the line is getting into other notes for Calamity J and the Oud scents.)

    My fav is Citizen Queen, a rich leather/rose scent.

    http://www.luckyscent.com/shop/categ...Has_a_Gun.html
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    Definitly seek out samples first to try on your skin. I advocate that before any full bottle purchase.
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    Oha by To Cabanel is such a lovely rose... a very classic EDP!

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    Montale's Attar is an excellent rose.

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    you can try
    Paul Smith Rose
    Tendre Kiss by Lalique

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    I second Yves Rocher's Rose Absolue, which is a very pretty, spicy rose -- very wearable. And you can't beat the price!

    At the other end of the price spectrum, Eau d'Italie's Paestum Rose is supposed to be lovely.

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