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Glam Rose

$4.00

Created by perfumers Benoit Lapouza and Delphine Lebeau from an idea by Marie-Helène Rogeon, rose cultivator, perfume lover and the creative force behind Les Parfums de Rosine, Glam Rose is a stunner.
 
The idea was to create a scent based on rose and violet, highlighting the Variegata di Bologna rose.
 
The result is an elegant, well-crafted, perfectly balanced modern rose/violet scent that can be worn anytime. The first time I smelled it, I thought butterflies would come out of my mouth when I opened it.
 
Glam Rose opens with ambret seed – sweet and flowery, it has a musky facet that foreshadows the base. Blackcurrant leaves add a gentle green note. As it settles, a warm spiciness from peppercorn starts to emerge. This is when my mouth begins to water, but as good as this is, I came for the roses and the violets, and here they are – at the heart where a number of varieties of roses are used to create a full, soft, light rose scent. One of the varieties used is the Variegata di Bologna, which has a violet facet that opens the door to the violet, sweet and leafy green. Jasmine is here too, just to add a little white floral drama while lychee balances the flowers with a lovely fruitiness.
 
As it blooms, the florals get stronger, deeper and more complex – there is at times a sharpness, a greenness, that gives it personality - while at the same time the whole scent gets lighter, almost diaphanous. Cedarwood at the base gives it a woodiness, while buckskin gives it a refined soft leather note. Raspberry adds a tart fruitiness and musk softens it all out and echoes the ambret seed at the opening.
 
Never sweet, or too fruity Glam Rose complex, unique and very feminine. So FBW, I bought it within an hour of landing in Paris.
 
Notes: peppercorn, ambret seed, blackcurrant leaves, roses, violet, jasmine, lychee, cedar wood, buckskin, raspberry, musc
 
Type: EdP
 
Parfumeurs: Benoit Lapouza and Delphine Lebeau
 

Price: $4.00