I admit it: "White Rose" was a blind purchase, totally curious by the comments here and because there was no test possibility near my place of residence despite several attempts. Rose scents and I sometimes have quite a difficult relationship. I know that today, but I didn't know it then. The first time you spray it on, the total disappointment: Where is the "Rose Powder Soap Dream" about which Blue Mouse is raving? Where is the "noble rose cream", the water lily conjured up, the "like freshly creamed-in fragrance" of Sommer2014? With me the first impression is: sour and carnation-heavy. I'm already thinking about declaring "White Rose" a bad buy and passing it on to a friend, and the following happens. In the morning, when I can't decide which perfume to wear that day, I spray the two fragrances I have to choose from, one on the left arm, one on the right arm. While I drink my breakfast coffee in peace, I give the scents time to develop and until I then go into the shower, I have decided. This morning, relatively freshly sprayed "White Rose" on the right arm. And while I'm standing in the shower, already wet, but not soaped yet, suddenly a wonderfully beautiful scent touches my nose: Yes, it's "White Rose", and it smells like everything I had wished for: "Rose Powder Soap Dream", "Precious Rose Cream", "like freshly creamed". I don't know what happens here, but even after the shower (assuming of course that I don't use any shower gel at this place) this magical delicate scent will remain on my skin for a very long time. Maybe the water washes off the clove top note? Or is it the aldehydes that are diluted by the water?
To a certain extent it also works when I spray "White Rose" onto the still moist skin directly after the hot shower. I find it an extremely interesting effect that I have never noticed before - and I have taken my "White Rose" to my heart with this detour!