Rose Cut by Ann Gérard
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Rose Cut is a popular perfume by Ann Gérard for women and was released in 2014. The scent is floral-spicy. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesAldehydes, Rum, Pink pepper
Heart Notes Heart NotesRose, Peony, Patchouli
Base Notes Base NotesVanilla, Oak absolute, Benzoin absolute



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Submitted by Apicius, last update on 11.08.2019.
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An Unexpected Rose Composition From A Master...
Rose Cut opens with an alcohol-laden airy rose and orange-tinged peony floral tandem before transitioning to its heart. As the composition enters its early heart the rose eschews its early boozy support, but the peony remains in a diminished state while adding peppery spice that gradually deepens as time passes coupling with incense-like benzoin rising from the base. During the late dry-down the composition turns moderately powdery as high quality vanilla enhanced by powdery oakmoss in the base takes over, with hints of patchouli and the diminished spice remaining in modest support through the finish. Projection is below average though more than a skin scent and longevity above average at 9-11 hours on skin.

Rose Cut is a composition that has not gotten much attention by most in the fragrance community, and that is a real shame. The Duchaufour composed offering by Ann Gerard uses rose in a very different way than most offerings on the market, and in this case it is also very, very good smelling too. The peony is maybe the most interesting component of the rose-centric composition as it adds an element to the rose that is rarely explored without ever stealing the limelight from the star. Duchaufour also uses mild spice and benzoin quite deftly, as they add an almost spicy incense-like aspect to the rose that smooths the composition out, while leaving just a hint of an earthy edge to keep things interesting. The powdery vanilla and oakmoss led late dry-down is the least interesting aspect of Rose Cut, but even this powder-hater still enjoyed it, as the dry powdery vanilla and oakmoss tandem adds contrast to the smooth incense-laced earlier florals. The bottom line is the $165 per 60ml bottle Rose Cut is more than a cut above its crowded rose-centric competition earning a "near outstanding" 4 to 4.5 stars out of 5 rating and a strong recommendation. One of the best things I have sniffed so far this year for sure.
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