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    Hi all! I am new to this forum, and I'm really hoping you'll be able to help me. I absolutely adore rose scented perfumes. I prefer EDP, although I will wear EDT or EDC if there's no other option. I'm trying to find cheap but amazing rose scented perfumes, as I'm one of those women who enjoys a large variety. I'm going to write two lists, the top list are the ones I have and love. The bottom list are ones I have that I'm either allergic to, or dislike the scent. Here's what I have already, pretty much all of them were swaps on MUA:

    Prada - Infusion De Rose
    Les Parfums De Rosine - Rose d'Ete
    Perfumers Workshop - Tea Rose
    Jean Paul Gaultier - rose scented name unknown
    Bath & Body Works - P.S I Love You
    Mariella Burani - Eau Rosee
    Valentino - Rock n Rose Couture
    Valentino - Rock n Rose
    Wagner - Garden Of Roses
    Victoria's Secret - Rose De Mai
    The Body Shop - Moroccan Rose
    Les Bains Du Marais - Rose Confiture

    Second list:

    Purfumers Workshop - Tea Rose Amber. Don't like this, the amber is overpowering.
    Lady Macsteed - Tartan Rose. Smells amazing, but burns my skin.
    Lollia - Cabbage Rose & Citrus. Smells gorgeous, but burns my skin.
    Alessandro Dell'Acquia - Woman In Rose. Smells gorgeous, burns my skin.
    Yves Rocher - Milrose. Scent is too sweet for me.

    I've never experienced a perfume burning my skin before the ones listed above. All of them I've acquired within the last 6 months, and it's really gutting because they smell amazing. So anyway, any suggestions for Rose Perfumes, preferably cheap, would be gratefully received! Thanks so much.

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    Azzaro Acteur.
    Marketed as male, but smells divinely unisex rose.

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    We need 30 Roses to chime in here. Hope she will turn up soon, she is a wealth of knowledge on rose scents.

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    Thanks for the advice d4N13L, I'll try and find that. Do I buy it in a department store? Or where? Thanks lilybelle, hopefully 30 Roses will chime in soon!

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    Default Re: I need help finding cheap rose scented fragrances

    Hi coachlover1000,

    Welcome to Basenotes! I had a moment of déjà vu when reading this and then I realized why: I already answered your identical thread on Fragrantica (post #25):
    http://www.fragrantica.com/board/viewtopic.php?id=29283

    But now that I read your question again, I see you are looking for "amazing" and none of the ones I listed on the other thread is "amazing," although Provence Santé Wild Rose is quite nice. Alas, even in rose fragrances, amazing comes with a price. Malle Une Rose is amazing-- and costly. Creed Fleur de Thé Rose Bulgare the same. Ditto AG Rose Absolue-- but that is more or less in the price range of the Rosines, and I see a Rosine on your list. Of the Rosines, I like Diabolo Rose the most.

    d4N13L is right about Azzaro Acteur-- it is an excellent fragrance. You should try it.

    Here is a thread about rose scents you may wish to read-- a number of us passed rose perfume samples around and we all commented on our impressions. It may give you food for thought and help you decide what to sample:

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/268...0-Roses-amp-co.

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    coachlover1000, Welcome to Basenotes!

    Don't give up on the scents which irritate your skin (since they smell amazing) . Spray your clothing or a scarf with them instead.

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    Default Re: I need help finding cheap rose scented fragrances

    I think variety is good, but variety in a very specific type may not be the best option. especially with limited funds.
    3-4 great rose fragrances sound better to me than 15 ok ones. but that's just me.

    I agree with acteur. my wife uses it more than I do.
    I think bulgari rose essentielle is a good, affordable one. not too deep, not too powdery, not too realistic. just right, maybe too right.

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    Molinard Rose is a cheaper one. Don't know what your budget is but D&G has the Rose The One. Stella by Stella McCartney is a very well done rose. Chloe has a rose edition but haven't sniffed it. Also, there is Midnight Rose by Tresor..but I don't get a lot of rose in this..mostly raspberry and musk. I just read that you don't like too sweet, so I would stay away from Midnight Rose then. Paco Rabanne Black XS might be worth sampling. +1 on the Rose Essentielle by BLV, a rose that's not too much, nor too little. They also made a limited edtion of the Rose Essentielle (2007)-
    Bvlgari Rose Essentielle Eau De Toilette Rosee Bvlgari for women

    Also, Yves Rocher makes cheaper rose scents, other than the one you have tried, like the Rose Absolue though I haven't sniffed those ones either.

    Yardley has a cheapo called Red Roses. Or English Rose.

    Sites like ScentedMonkey has a try before you buy page with sample options to buy. But once I did order that BVL Rose EDT and it wasn't available.

    Also, Paul Smith has a rose, and Stella also has Stella Nude and she has other versions of Stella as well.

    Givenchy has Eaudemoiselle.

    Also, there is Oriflame Petal Quartz, Gres Cabotine Rose I would suggest to you, Versace Baby Rose Jeans, YSL Paris Jardins Romantiques, Issey Miyake L' Eau d' Issey Florale.

    John Varvatos can be found for cheapo. Also a cheaper one(I think) is American Beauty Beloved Red Rose at Kohls.-Can be found for really cheap on Ebay.


    Just ideas I am throwing out!.
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    How about Nahema by Guerlain or Paris by YSL?

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    I love a good cheap thrill!

    Yves Rocher, Rose Absolue -- fresh, pretty, pleasantly warm and spicy
    Pacifica, Persian Rose -- All the Pacificas are really nicely done
    YSL, Paris -- can be found very affordably from online discounters
    You should definitely give Stella a sniff!
    This scent is great, but ... MORE KITTENS!

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    +1 on the Persian Rose. I love the Pacifica line, very good value for the $.

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    Default Re: I need help finding cheap rose scented fragrances

    +1 for Stella, & you should try the limited edition Sheer Stella; she brings out a different one every summer. l have the 2008 version, which is a lovely bright rose with a tart raspberry note. Stella Rose Absolute is a deeper, red rose with amber.

    Also +1 for Paul Smith Rose; a very fresh & natural-smelling rose fragrance.

    These are both cheap & easy to find.

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    I love Brecourt's L'Amoureuse, you can find it on Indie Scents for about $60, it is a beautiful rose that has some of the best longevity of any I've found.

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    what about fresh's cannabis rose? It lasts forever, too.
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    Default Re: I need help finding cheap rose scented fragrances

    Cheap Rose= Rochas Tocade

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    These are my all time favorite cheapies in the rose category :

    Eau d'Ivoire (a clean, green, "peonistic" rose with a creamy, lotion drydown) by Balmain




    Iceberg Iceberg (A great, timeless rose chypre)




    Priscilla Presley Roses and More

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    Quote Originally Posted by d4N13L View Post
    Azzaro Acteur.
    Marketed as male, but smells divinely unisex rose.
    Agree. This info is actually beyond precious. Thank you, Daniel.

    On second thought, we need an Acteur sync sometime next year.

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    Default Re: I need help finding cheap rose scented fragrances

    nahema from guerlain.

    also, if you love vanilla, tocade from rochas.

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    I'm a complete rose-aholic, and love most rose scents, but based on your list I'd like to suggest:
    Jo Malone Red Roses - very sheer, but also quite strong and long lasting -
    YSL Paris
    Bulgari Rose Essentielle
    Ormonde Jayne Ta'if
    Caron N'Aimez Que Moi (but quite expensive now, unfortunately)
    Caron Parfum Sacre (also getting expensive, alas)
    L'Occitane 4 Reines (inexpensive, great scent, good value)
    Crabtree and Evelyn Rosewater (as L'Occitane, excellent value, not expensive)
    Guerlain Nahema
    - I suffer from contact dermatitis with lots of scents, and the above are scents I've never had a problem with. We're all sensitive to different ingredients, though, so these days I always spray just a small amount on one wrist when testing a new scent. If it's OK after a few hours, I go ahead and spray with abandon!
    Good hunting in this, my favourite genre of perfume!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twolf View Post
    Agree. This info is actually beyond precious. Thank you, Daniel.

    On second thought, we need an Acteur sync sometime next year.
    This has been on my "test list"- must definately seek out, now based on both your recs.
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    Oh, I forgot to mention CABARET! A cheap silly bottle full of rosy goodness.
    This scent is great, but ... MORE KITTENS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thalia View Post
    Oh, I forgot to mention CABARET! A cheap silly bottle full of rosy goodness.
    I was just about to post Cabaret, too! Good on ya Thalia!
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    Yay for Cabaret! That is a great rose scent!

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    How about classic Bvlgary, Bvlgari pour Femme? Very nice combination of tender rose and violette.

    Plus I second YSL's Paris and Rose by Paul Smith!!
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    Default Re: I need help finding cheap rose scented fragrances

    Here's a list of the cheaper priced rose fragrances that I have.

    Yves Rocher Rose Absolue
    Gres Cabaret
    Rochas Tocade
    American Beauty Beloved Red Rose
    Bvlgari Rose Essentielle
    Gres Cabotine Rose
    Jean Paul Brosseau Ombre Rose Fraiche
    Crabtree and Evelyn Rosewater (have the body wash)
    D & G Rose the One
    Pacifica Persian Rose (from a BN friend)
    Valentino Rock n' Rose
    Yves Saint Laurent Paris

    I like all of these, some of them better than the more expensive rose perfumes.

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