Hello and welcome to a new comment from me, my sniffing fans :))
Today I come to Le Labo - Rose 31. I think it's such a strange name again, where you don't know why the fragrance is called 31. Of course I can imagine some reasons for this, but I couldn't find out the true origin of the name. But it is usually the case that a manufacturer wants to use it to indicate certain things during the production of the fragrance. An address or place, for example. Or maybe it was the 31st attempt where one was finally satisfied with the composed rose scent?
Or maybe 31 types of roses were used? I Banause had not even known that there exists more than one kind of rose, because rose is rose, isn't it? Or is it? Haaaalt, of course I'm exaggerating a little with my lack of flower knowledge :D It's already clear to me that there are so many varieties of roses. Over 600, I hear. In the botanical family of roses, the Rosaceae, there are even over 3000 species in 90 genera. But of course you can't imagine that all of them are the roses you know from the flower shop and so on.
No, the rose plants, which are a huge family at all, also include "things" like quinces, raspberries and even ladies' coats... uh, ladies' coats are their names, he he he and of course I mean the plants and not clothes. Now do you understand why I know so much about botany? Because everything is so terribly complicated! :DD
Well, I'm finally getting to the scent after a long wiseass talk!
I smell roses, who would have thought that?! But one must not imagine this now in such a way that it would only smell intensely like roses, as with many other rose fragrances, no, very quickly woody notes are added here, some oud, resinous incense and a slight sweetness, the origin of which cannot be found out, it could come from the resins, or perhaps also from the roses themselves. It's not musk, by the way, because I can't smell musk until later.
Anyway, the beginning is beautiful (dark)-flowery and despite the spicy Bei notes quite feminine.
A little later the roses become a little weaker, the oud becomes a little more intense, so that the fragrance appears a little stronger.
The base still smells resins and oud, as well as roses, of course. The musk gives off its sweetness, but I find that the sweet scents smell like a mix of musk and amber. But there is also a fragrance in the base that I don't like so much and that would be my only criticism here: cumin. Probably not everyone's cup of tea can smell this scent, which makes the scent more spicy and has a somewhat unusual scent for me, which I don't like so much. But well, Rose 31 is still a fragrance that I think is quite successful on the whole, especially since the cumin is getting weaker again in the later base and you only smell rose, resins and woods again.
The Sillage and the shelf life:
The Sillage is quite okay, so neither particularly strong, nor really weak. Can you smell one for a while, so everything is okay :) I find the shelf life successful, because applied in the morning it lasted well until the evening, that was a little longer than eight hours.
The bottle is my biggest criticism. It is simply cylindrical and merges into a dome at the top. It is finished with a grey lid. The label is trimmed to old (especially with its typewriter style) and looks good, but all in all I find the bottle a bit too simple, but at least not ugly. Banausen... uh, purists will like him though, won't they, dear Christine? :DD
So, that was Rose 31. I know that many people may have a hard time with rose scents. The rose is one of the most commonly used fragrances, but it can also smell in so many different ways that it is very unusual. It can be quite possible that Rosenhasser can find therefore also times a smell with roses quite well. Here, for example, I find the rose quite successful, because it smells quite nice, without being too intense and sour, and its interplay with the woody notes is also quite good. Well well, here the oud is reasonably strong and oud is a fragrance that needs getting used to and doesn't please everyone. But in my opinion it already harmonizes well with the rose. The same applies to cumin.
Nevertheless, I would recommend you to sniff it here, because I like the fragrance in general. It also seems to me like a nice all-rounder that you can use at any time, even if I would tend a little bit more towards autumn. It can be used as a scent for the day, but it fits a bit better for the evening.
And that brings me to the end again. And you have learned, like me, that there are so many types of roses that you can no longer keep track of them. And who would have thought that some of these roses were edible fruits? And how could it be otherwise, everything is even more complicated. With strawberries, for example. Strawberries also belong to the rose family. But the flesh of the fruit is not the actual fruit of the plant, but the many small seed-like things you see on the surface. These are the same tiny nuts, so that the strawberry also belongs to the nut fruits. BÄM!!! So it gets more and more complicated... (or as it is called in Star Wars: There is always a bigger fish!!), mu ha ha ha ha.
All right then, have a good night, everybody! :)