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Rouge Bunny Rouge is a quirky name for a cosmetics company born in Moscow and raised in London. I discovered this acclaimed line while trolling the beauty blogs. I loved the somewhat retro vision of Alexandra de Montfort, the creator and Artistic Director of the brand, described in detail on the Rouge Bunny Rouge website. Now she's added fragrances to Rouge Bunny Rouge.
I met Alexandra de Montfort at the Elements Showcase in NYC this past February. Petite, quietly spoken, Alexandra explained that she set out to create her olfactory visions using the best quality standards in every aspect of the design process, from the noses she sourced for the individual scents, to the ingredients, the bottles, the graphics and the packaging. She also emphasized that it was very important to her that all the Rouge Bunny Rouge Eau de Parfums are phthalate-free, paraben-free and suitable for vegans.
The scents in Fragrant Confections and Provenance Tales represent “vapours of captured memories”. Muse, one ot two new Fragrant Confections introduced at the Elements show, is the one that captured my imagination.
Muse is dramatic. Created by Nathalie Lorson, - Encre Noire for Lalique is one of her best – it’s been listed as a woody floral or a floral chypre. Muse opens bright with creamy florals with an undertone of earthy unripe greens, and then the jasmines join the crowd and everything changes. Muse goes from light to dark and takes on a deeper tone, the scent thickening, becoming damp, even more earthy from moss, and then the jasmine indoles add a true animalic note. When mixed with the sweet labdanum and the musk and ambergris from the base, Muse for me, becomes almost hypnotic, with a dangerous edge. Resins from cedarwood and oud, although the oud is very faint, add woody leathery notes, which bring Muse back into the light, and when joined by the musks and florals, it is transformed into a warm and comforting scent in the long drydown.
I love Muse. It has an emotional pull that surprises me.
Notes: Top notes are bergamot, freesia, gardenia and green leaves; middle notes are jasmine, labdanum and moss; base notes are musk, ambergris, cedar and agarwood (oud).
Type: EdP
Parfumeur: Nathalie Lorson

Price: $5.00