Replying to Dailey from the February thread regarding Bosque:
You describe it perfectly! I get a good dose of saffron in there too. The thing that is great about Bosque is the wierd, salty, slightly metallic turn it takes whilst remaining lactonic and "sappy". I wrote a massive review of Bosque here: http://smellythoughts.wordpress.com/...aef-the-essay/
Ok so I go a bit overboard - but I think this (relatively simple) fragrance, is outstanding But easy to dismiss as a just an easy to wear "cologne" - the fact it is that as well is perfect!
As for me? Keeping with teardrop's theme of simple, pretty and spring-like. I sampled Rosenlust and Rose L'Orange last night by April Aromatics.
Rosenlust is what you'd expect. A huge rose, touched with a hint of citrus and pepper - but all out, tea rose, a bit of jam, a bit of spice - rose rose rose rose rose. A dose of geranium keeping it very fresh. It successful smells like roses - and not like a rose perfume? Far too simplistic for me, but a fantastic almost meditative aromatherapy style fragrance none the less. I love the smell of it, but I prefer my roses with battery acid or cat pee you know...
Rose L'Orange has a fabulous creamy, herbal, intense, grapefruit/rose combo that warms up to bring out a subtle but heavily narcotic orange blossom. The narcotics vanish and the blossom because quite disguised by the rose, a citrus note weaves in and out and it feels like a very dapper, traditional, floral EDC but more powerful. A vanilla drydown is absolutely gorgeous - but yet again, extremely simple, straightforward but nice. Charming perfumery relying on good quality ingredients in minimal compositions. Totally not my style but enjoyable from time to time!