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    Question Mainstream designer Perfume with Strong/Natural Rose Note ?

    I' m looking for something that either has a dominant rose note, or alternatively a dominant raspberry note. It is for a girlfriend as a present, (her request for either of these notes). Please, ONLY mainstream designer and not niche.
    Extremely grateful in advance for your suggestions !
    ps preferably female fragrances, but can also be male.
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    Default Re: Mainstream designer Perfume with Strong/Natural Rose Note ?

    Azzaro Acteur is probably my favorite mens frag with a dominant rose note and could easily be pulled off by a women. The price isnt bad either. As for raspberry, I only have experience with niche house that have that note such as Tuscan Leather, Clive Christian C, and one of the Mark Birelys(cant remember which).

    The Acteur is a spicy, fizzy rose with woody undertones and a hint of leather. Longevity and projection are above average as well.
    For a dead on interpretation of the classical rose scent try Tea Rose by Perfumers Workshop. You can get 125 mls for something like $10 U.S. and it is a nuclear bomb packed with roses when you spray it. Its actually really nice when sprayed with moderation on a lady, my girlfriend wears it sometimes, and I always like it when she does.

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    Default Re: Mainstream designer Perfume with Strong/Natural Rose Note ?

    Good call on Azzaro Acteur.

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    Default Re: Mainstream designer Perfume with Strong/Natural Rose Note ?

    Paul Smith Rose is a very authentic rose scent.
    l also like Stella by Stella McCartney, which combines a dominant rose with amber & woods. The Rose Absolute version is a little deeper & darker.

    l don't recall coming across a raspberry note in a mainstream perfume.
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    Default Re: Mainstream designer Perfume with Strong/Natural Rose Note ?

    Tea Rose is a full, green, lush rose
    If you want natural then go to L'occitane to try out their rose offering, the rose note they use is very similar to the one in Lyric Man but theirs is all rose and very natural smelling. Cheap too
    For mainstream designer you can have a look at Stella, Rose Essentielle by Bvlgari or Clóe

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    Chanel Egoïste (not the Platinum version) has a nice rose note blended smoothly with its dried fruit, spices, tobacco, and sandalwood.

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    Gres Cabaret EDP is a favorite of mine. But it is pretty tame and I am not sure if it is really an impressive fragrance to catch your attention.

    Also, why not Rose de Cardin ? It may be harder to find, but bottles are still around. If not, then Ungaro Diva is a good choice as well.
    Seeking: Bottles/decants : of Feeling Man, Gucci pour Homme, Essence of John Galliano, Nicole Miller (vintage), Opium pour Homme, Oxford & Cambridge, Concentré D'Orange Verte...etc.

    Seeking decant/sample of Jil Sander Feeling Man, Cacharel Nemo, Bijan for Men EDC, Lanvin for Men, Giorgio VIP, Il Lancetti and other old school frags ....etc. I have samples to swap.

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    Default Re: Mainstream designer Perfume with Strong/Natural Rose Note ?

    I really like Chloe edp.

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    Default Re: Mainstream designer Perfume with Strong/Natural Rose Note ?

    Thanks everyone for your help.
    I am very interested in Jeanne Lanvin La Rose......but alas only one review and no threads about it........
    also, the Rose fragrance from Bvlgari......but confusion here.......reviewers talk about an etd and an edp version, but basenotes only lists one version of this fragrance ?
    I am quite intrigued by Paul Smith Rose which only gets positive reviews, and to a lesser degree Stella, but would like to know more about the above mentoined Bvlgari and Lanvin fragrances.
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