As many of you are aware, I adore roses and rose perfume. My absolute favorite single rose is Serge Lutens Sa Majeste La Rose. Diptyque L'Ombre dans L'eau, Creed's Fleurs de Bulgarie and Fleur de The Rose Bulgare, Agent Provocatuer, and Profumum Ninfea are on my top list yet I'm always on the look out for more rose perfumes.
(Here is one of my early blog posts about rose sample sniffing; interesting to re-read it because I didn't 'get' LOdL which is now one of my top five perfumes!)
Rose Kashmirie: top notes -saffron, coriander, bergamot and rose; middle notes - myrhh, rose and peony; base notes are vetyver, sandalwood, amber, benzoin, vanille and grass (all notes are from frangrantica)
Rose d'Ete: top notes - galbanum, bergamot and granny smith apple; middle notes -rose, mimose, lotus and lime (linden) blossom; base notes - musk and ambrette (musk mallow).
La Rose: orris, tonka bean, musk, violet, damask rose, jasmine and resins
Rose En Noir: I couldn't find any notes listed anywhere.
RK is right up my alley - it's spicey, enveloping and mysterious and gorgeous. The middle notes are amazing - I can really smell the peony, and the base notes tease with grassy earthiness.
RdE's granny smith apple is very prevalent to my nose. RdE is delightful but a bit 'young' for me.
La Rose reminds me of Malle's Lipstick Rose - it's very '50s glam (whatever that means) but there's something a bit more subtle to La Rose than Lipstick Rose. If I had to choose between the two, I would definintely choose De Rosine.
Miller Harris' ReN befuddles me. It begins too medicinal, and then a burst of green rose stems, and then dirt (which I really like). But unfortunately that medicine-y note drags on a bit too long and the grounding warmth is a little flat. (thanks to Vanessa aka Bonks for the Miller Harris sample!)
Rose Kashmir is the one I would purchase of all these because not only is this a suede-ish smelling rose (now does THAT makes sense to anyone but me?), but it doesn't smell like anything else I currently have - in fact, perhaps I can get a large decant from Perfumed Court!?!