Cabotine Rose 2003

Cabotine Rose by Grès
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Cabotine Rose is a perfume by Grès for women and was released in 2003. The scent is floral-fruity. It is being marketed by Lalique Group / Art & Fragrance. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesCherry blossomCherry blossom Mandarin orangeMandarin orange PearPear Green leavesGreen leaves
Heart Notes Heart NotesMimosaMimosa Jasmine sambacJasmine sambac PepperPepper TuberoseTuberose PeonyPeony
Base Notes Base NotesSandalwoodSandalwood VetiverVetiver FrangipaniFrangipani

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6.333 Ratings

Longevity

6.127 Ratings

Sillage

5.123 Ratings

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6.130 Ratings
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 21.06.2022.
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Elysium

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Elysium
Elysium
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Everything But The Rose
To 'stop and smell the roses' means to take time to appreciate and reflect on the meaningful and positive aspects of life — "I was so busy with work and study that I forgot to stop and smell the roses."
If 'everything is coming up roses,' then the situation is going well — "I just started attending a new English class. Everything's coming up roses."

When I ordered it frantically, I pretended it was a rose scent, not like the Middle East opulent ones for sure, but when I got it, I discovered there was no rose at all! A little cheating. So, don't buy Cabotine Rose blindly, without smelling it, thinking the scent may be an interpretation of the rose flower, as it does not mention the rose note in its olfactory pyramid, and it does not smell like a rose too. Instead, what we have here is just a pastel pink color and not a note. It's all about pink, which is halfway between red and magenta. It is Rose like the dominant flowers in this perfume, such as cherry blossoms, lilies, and peony, or spices, including pink pepper. Here, the rose essence is only passing through, a mirage, a light breath created thanks to other notes' union. If you figure out a rosy perfume like Chloé or even Ferré Blooming Rose, this is not the coveted perfume. Thus, what does a pink rose mean? The meaning of pink roses can mean femininity, elegance, refinement, and sweetness. But pink rose can also have additional meanings depending on its hue. A deep or warm pink rose can convey gratitude, appreciation, recognition and is a great way to say "thank you," while light or pale pink rose represents grace, sweetness, joy, and happiness.

I have already commented on both Cabotine classic, slightly screechy and too green for some noses, and Cabotine Gold, a more romantic take on the floriental side. Cabotine Rose immediately warmed my spirit. I don't find Cabotine Rose in the same league, however. Well blended and composed, I think it comes out of the generic floral scent thanks to the peppery and earthy notes, which prevent it from becoming too cloying or pungent. And what a bargain for a snippet of such quality. It is a lovely fruity rose with soapy undertones. The fragrance takes inspiration from the harmony of two sensual and captivating flowers: Cherry blossom, the symbol of spring and renewal, and Jasmine Pikake, a flower celebrated for its radiant. It is delightful, cheerful, and feminine. The bottle has the shape of the original Cabotine, the cap, and the juice is an intense pink color.

As soon as the juice oozes out of the sprayer, I perceive a hairspray-like vibe. I presume it is coming from the tuberose. The artificial pear accord tickles the nose in the opening, a molecule note getting more and more performing in recent fragrances, followed by a fresh rosy peony and soapy florals. The fruity notes disappear pretty quickly, and soon, a bright note of synthetic cherry blossom takes place, which from the start firmly marks its presence, wrapped in dewy green leaves. If you like cherry blossoms and you find this somewhere, try it. It is worthy of it.

Then the fresh top melts into a softer, more sensuous floral note of jasmine and tuberose spiced up with a dash of pink peppercorn to add some style. The heart is loving and tender, a bouquet of peppery blossoms that quickly subsides, too fast, I would say. Tuberose is not the main protagonist, just a touch for endowing the heart. Mimosa mentioned in the roaster, yet I do not get it too loud. Perhaps it is sitting in the background. Hence, the middle stage turns out as an enormous bouquet overflowing with tenderness. The floral is a soothing blend. Not a flower bomb. It's all very subtle, not at all dime-store.

Precious sandalwood and vetiver unfold their woody smell in the dry-down on a bed of mellow musks. The base is warmer compared to the previous stages and slightly sensual with the presence of the Plumeria petals (aka Frangipani). The last scene has a warmth to it and is somewhat spicy and musky, although not heavy.

The lasting vitality of Cabotine Rose is remarkable, lingering softly on the skin for hours. Instead, the sillage is soft and cozy. I highly recommend this fragrance if you're looking for something crisp, rosy, and respectful. It is a spotless scent, typically feminine, and very pleasant to my nose. It is a straightforward fragrance to wear. It's still warm where I live; it's almost mid-September, so I can see myself wearing this for a little longer until it's cold or whenever I feel like it, but I think it's great for spring and summer, for both work and free time, or days when you want to smell shower fresh with a light fruity-floral bent.

This review bases upon a 100ml (3.4 Fl. oz) bottle I own since May 2020.

-Elysium
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7.5
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ScentFan

331 Reviews
ScentFan
ScentFan
Very helpful Review    4  
Rose of Roses
Having sniffed through 81 rose perfumes last July in the forum topic, Sniff Fest: My Dear Roses, I consider my nose an expert in the queen of flowers. I didn't expect to find a star in this inexpensive little bottle, but I did. Had it been in the sniff fest, it would have made the finals. This is a substantial fragrance, the rose not arriving on its own but with an unexpectedly large and beautiful court to help sing its praises. It's not a realistic rose but an official perfume, complex and interesting. Pear, Mandarin and Black currant subtly herald the rich floral chorus which lies on a base of musk, sandalwood and vetiver along with shapeshifter frangipani which, apparently, can smell like almost anything. Pepper adds a bright edge. The result is a floral even husbands can stand (I field tested it). Sultry but not heavily indolic, depth without stank, it's a rose for a real woman who doesn't want to be mistaken for a little doll. Sillage and longevity are very good.
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Missk

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Missk
Missk
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Pretty fruity rose
Sometimes I can be a bit of a perfume snob, but in regards to Cabotine Rose, ignore the price tag as it is no reflection on the quality and the smell itself.

Cabotine Rose is an extremely pleasant fruity rose with soapy nuances. It's cheerful, girly and quite delicious.

Black currant and pear really tickles the nose in the opening, followed by a fresh, pink rose bud, peony, soapy florals and a dash of pepper to add some character.

This fragrance makes me think of babies, pink doll's houses and kid's shampoos for some reason. I think this is partly because my mother used to wash my hair with an Avon rose-scented baby shampoo when I was younger. I think I later washed my doll's hair with this same shampoo, so all my toys smelt of fruity and clean roses.

The lasting strength of Cabotine Rose is quite impressive, lingering softly on the skin for hours. I highly recommend this fragrance if you're looking for something crisp, rosey and polite.
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Jazzy76Jazzy76 1 year ago
Floral, feminine and light, maybe a little banal in comparison with its "brothers". Anyway, the perfect daily scent in the good season
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AnessaAnessa 5 years ago
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Scent
Pink&yellow-tinged long-lasting clean shampoo, almost harmless but not quite, due to heady florals+pepper with headache potential. No rose.
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