Rose Barbare 2005

Rose Barbare by Guerlain
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Rose Barbare is a popular perfume by Guerlain for women and men and was released in 2005. The scent is floral-powdery. It is being marketed by LVMH. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top Notes AldehydesAldehydes Bulgarian roseBulgarian rose
Heart Notes Heart Notes FenugreekFenugreek Turkish rose absoluteTurkish rose absolute
Base Notes Base Notes UnderwoodUnderwood HoneyHoney PatchouliPatchouli

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7.9296 Ratings
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7.5232 Ratings
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6.7239 Ratings
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8.8227 Ratings
Value for money
6.247 Ratings
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 15.01.2023.
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This fragrance is part of the collection "L'Art et la Matière".
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Palonera
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Palonera
Palonera
Top Review 43  
"Almost like Sleeping Beauty!"
To anticipate: There's nothing barbaric about this rose.
Not on me, not on my skin.
And not on paper, sprayed for comparison.
Conan the Barbarian would hardly have wet himself with "Rose Barbarian", Arnold Schwarzenegger most likely not either.
Then rather with "Eau de Protection", Rossy de Palma's thorn rose from ELdO, the scratchy, biting, stabbing one with her metal shell.
Hiding a gentle heart, by the way, protected by shield and spears.

None of this is "rose barbarian."
It is neither cold nor hard, nor prick its thorns.
Still young it appears to me and dark pink, the petals lightly beperlt from the morning dew, damp grass and juicy Gehäcksel.
No dark red, no blood, no diva-like behavior.
Grape-sugar sweetness, fruity, juicy, ripe, characteristic of some rose varieties.
Sun warm wood and expensive body powder.
Friendliness, lightheartedness, a smile in the eyes.

Gentle and warm and soft, it develops with time, the rose, from youthful to maternal almost, always rosy, always feminine, always velvety, supple, fine.
Even at 30 degrees and more it is never too heavy, too loud, too much - it almost holds itself back, stays close to my skin, perceptible only to those who are close to me, come close, stay a little closer for a moment.
"How nice you smell!" says a little girl, burying her nose deep in my hair.
"Almost like Sleeping Beauty!"
And it seems to me she's not so wrong about that.
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Chanelle

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Chanelle
Chanelle
Very helpful Review 12  
There used to be more Nahema!
Of course, Nick Cave's beautiful song about the wild rose also came to my mind (although unfortunately with a fatal outcome) when I smelled the scent and tried to understand the name. Only "wild" I'm still looking for with this scent. At first I smelled slight similarities with Rose Nacrée du Desert, but they didn't stay, except for the rose in the fragrance, and that is legitimate.
Apart from that the barbarose is quite pleasant for me as a non-lover of roses, because the rosy colour is rather lipstick rose-powdery. In places a bit scratchy, that could be interpreted as "wild", but this is probably wood Not cute, rather chic, Barb is wearable during the day and quite feminine, if I may say so today. Just - she's not a Nahema. Up to the queen of the rose scents (my opinion, with respect) she lacked maturity, velvet and strength.
Good, little guerlain Guerlain, but can be bought.
Merry Christmas everybody! (Noddy Holder)
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7.5
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Coutureguru

223 Reviews
Coutureguru
Coutureguru
Top Review 10  
The Rose to end all Roses ...
O, how much more doth beauty beauteous seem
By that sweet ornament which truth doth give.
The rose looks fair, but fairer we it deem
For that sweet odour which doth in it live.
The canker-blooms have full as deep a dye
As the perfumed tincture of the roses,
Hang on such thorns and play as wantonly
When summer's breath their masked buds discloses:
But, for their virtue only is their show,
They live unwoo'd and unrespected fade,
Die to themselves. Sweet roses do not so;
Of their sweet deaths are sweetest odours made:
And so of you, beauteous and lovely youth,
When that shall fade, my verse distills your truth.

Shakespeare had no knowledge of Guerlain's Rose Barbare when he wrote this sonnet. Had the Bard placed his nose upon this beautiful fragrance, he would undoubtedly have torn the page to shreds and started again!

M. Kurkdjian has in one single spray transformed my opinion of this exalted flower. When I say that I have loved Roses for some time (and those of you who read my reviews can attest to this fact) I can truly say that I have not LOVED Rose until just a few hours ago. The ethereal beauty of her intent has been captured in Rose Barbare and laid bare to the world to hold those of us that worship at her thorny throne captive ... and incapable of anything but wonder!!
Rose Barbare brings forth the memory of scent, from the tangle of wild blossoms emerging from the primordial ooze to the superbly grafted beauty of the most valuable specimen. This Rose is as subtle as a moonlit figure robed in white, and as solid as the emanation of a garden choked with multicolored blooms. A soft sheen of honey pays homage to the tiny darts of winged light in the sunshine, responsible for her propagation.
The Aldehydes in the top make her sparkle, while the Patchouli in the base reminds of the lush soil in which she grows. A faint thread of Peach pays homage to her splendor, reminiscent of the velvet like touch of her petals.

Yes, I am consumed ... the beauty that is Rose has lifted me to a place that I could scarce imagine existed!
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Minigolf
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Minigolf
Minigolf
Very helpful Review 5  
Delicate blossoms, prickly stems, wondrous scent
These are scented roses. and there are a lot of them, which always differ a little in smell.
And in "Rose Barbare" at least two of them have been used. For the "tuning in" probably a somewhat sweet smelling apricot coloured representative, who stands out by a finely dosed portion of aldehydes.
Almost imperceptibly then a change takes place to the spicier, somewhat darker and tarter dark red rose. (Yes, different flower colours have meit REALLY different scent chords) The clover is a pretty decorative accessory.
Rounded off with woods and patchouli, "Rose Barbare" has the flair of a summery rose garden, where you can smell an intense "blossom boll" here and there, stroll along paths along trees in between, and occasionally enjoy the peace and quiet on a bench. Just enjoy the day.
And these roses are by no means "barbaric", at least not in the sense in which "barbarian" or "barbaric" is seen today. Barbarians were in the Roman-antique term all those who had a supposedly "wilder" uncivilised culture than the "ancient Romans". But it was precisely the "old Germanic tribes", also known as "barbarians", who brought with them for the Romans elements that were first scorned and later beloved. The Romans took them over and nobody knows where they came from except cultural researchers. Incorporated and recorded.
Couldn't it also be the art of making fragrant cultural goods out of "wild plants"? Or the ability to resist the most adverse conditions and to find joie de vivre in them?
This "barba#rische" rose scent gives the latter in any case.
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7.5
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7.5
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Sherapop

1239 Reviews
Sherapop
Sherapop
Helpful Review 6  
A Glistening Patina of Deep Amber Honey on Dark Garnet Red Roses
Guerlain ROSE BARBARE is a beautiful composition of dark garnet red roses glistening with the thinnest patina of deep amber honey. This is a very refined display of the rose note, far from the "I only promised you a rose garden" frags. Simply exquisite. The development is not very complex, but ROSE BARBARE opens so appealingly that I'm happy for it to stay that way--as long as possible, in fact!

I do not consider this a chypre but a lightly oriental floral with a slightly gourmand edge. I could eat these rose petals! The honey note is luscious and the dark red velvety roses are a welcome change from the pink ones so often featured in perfume. Although ROSE BARBARE opens fairly warm, the drydown becomes warmer still.

I am very impressed with this creation: a welcome piece of unexpected evidence that the twenty-first-century house of Guerlain is not (as I was beginning to fear) constitutionally incapable of producing great perfume.

Definitely full bottle or decant-worthy. I would love to wear ROSE BARBARE again.
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Katja656Katja656 9 months ago
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Like smelling a Red Rose in the Morning dew: sparkling petals, noticeable but not sickly sweet flower nectar & thorny stem in the distance
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ScentwitchScentwitch 11 months ago
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I love Guerlain, but this one isn’t a fan favorite. It’s very sweet and fruity, like a bowl of Fruity Pebbles cereal with a rose petal in it
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ScentistaScentista 2 years ago
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Omg, it is STUNNING!
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KimJongKimJong 2 years ago
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A charming fairy tale vibe. There's also a little playfulness. You could call it Charlie's rose bonbon factory. Anyway, it's not unisex.
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