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Rose, Rose, Rose and Rose again? No, not today.
I've been looking at this scent for a while now. My passion for rose fragrances was awakened with Kurkdjian's masterpiece "Lumière Noire pour homme". Who does not know this, should change this and as fast as possible.
For me, roses used to be regarded as old wives' plants, which cannot stand for a man in the form of a perfume. I should be mistaken, but I'm a big man.
Normally the fragrance should be flowing now, but today I'm talking about durability and sillage - it's just like that. If we talk about how the whole thing presents itself to the environment, it can be said that it is a noble, gentlemanly fragrance that doesn't strike a third person, that doesn't say "hello, here I am." into the world. He doesn't annoy theatre guests, not the other person in the restaurant, not the guests during a birthday, not the fellow students in the university.
The durability is solid. Etro's composition can bridge a working day.
Mathieu Nardin, the creator of this little water, decided to integrate the rose so that it would not crush its wearer from the first spray. I was not greeted with a loud rose, but rather with spice and resin. A little pepper here, a little cardamom there and a light bergamot that even evoked slightly fruity associations. The elemi resin gave all this a slightly green, earthy note, behind which the still reserved rose hid.
In the course of the fragrance incense, woods and patchouli were added. All this together, whereby it became more and more difficult to smell out individual components, provided for a discreet smoky note, which reminded me briefly of those in Creed's bestsellers - please don't hit them - whose names I don't write down here, since I probably already polarized enough with this one sentence. But no, it's not an Aventus twin - ups ... the name did fall - because the very adult, mature and above all dark rose, whose appearance was absolutely unsweet and without any offensiveness, now gave this earthy-green and woody fragrance the floral impact that was urgently needed to do justice to the name of this little water. She continued to fight her way forward, but never managed to push herself fully into the foreground, as is known from many other rose waters. The "streinige" incense, the green, somewhat musty patchouli as well as the noble woods (they really are noble, by the way), i.e. the components that ultimately dominate the entire fragrance, are absolutely equal to the rose, they always rein in and result in a perfectly symbiotic existence, which is uncomplicated to wear and which I would not necessarily call "ManRose", even if everything comes across very earthy, dark and dirty, because the declaration as "UnisexRose" could also be made. Who already had one or the other of my comments on the screen should not be surprised about this estimation, because I, like many other perfumers, don't think much of artificially built gender barriers.
Finally, I would like to point out that Etro's rose composition cannot scratch the throne of my beloved "Lumière Noire pour homme". That must have said finally simply still.
Thanks for reading.