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Good, but not a knockout
What I like about Rosabotanica and Florabotanica are their pairings of a dominant floral with some sort of leaf. With Florabotanica it's carnation and caladium leaf. Here's it's rose and fig leaf. Both also benefit from their other less common notes, and a quite nice vetiver. Yet, for me, Rosabotanica is an also-ran, not as good as several other rose fragrances I've encountered. Florabotanica, OTOH, is a knockout. I snapped it up. They were giving away minis of Rosabotanica and now that I've sniffed it, I know why. It's interesting rather than compelling. Nice, but not memorable. They gave me a hand cream and a purse vial, too. Oversell, because it's not selling is my guess.