I wouldn’t say I’m a Rose-aholic. I’m passionately enthusiastic about everything rose, ESPECIALLY perfumes. In this modern day of sensitivities and intolerance, I find that the perfumery art is getting lost. The subtle notes, undertones, and overtones are being rejected – I’ll admit it is polite to consider the sensitivities of others; however, one of my most favorite indulgences is perfume and I will wear it whenever I get an opportunity as I have become the owner of a vast collection.

The hunt has been on for YEARS to track down the most succulent rose perfume and I FINALLY have my top 5 narrowed down. Imagine a drum roll because this list definitely deserves one (listed from most affordable to “gurrrrrl you’re crazy”):

0003954331. Eau de Cartier Goutte de Rose ($77.00 CAD)

Eau De Cartier Goutte De Rose Perfume by Cartier, Pamper yourself with the sweet fragrance of eau de cartier’s goutte de rose perfume for women . This floral scent was introduced in 2013 and features a main note of rose offset with vanilla, woodsy, and amber notes. The soft, long-lasting perfume is great for enveloping you in a cloud of feminine scent. Ideal for office and daytime wear, this clean fragrance also works well for romantic date nights and anytime you want to feel like a lady.

Available at most department stores, Sephora, and where ever else fine fragrances are sold! (Fun fact: Nicole Guierro, YouTube beauty guru extraordinaire, recently featured this in one of her favorites videos!)

4e9b22752494dc8f73aff0f12d2c046e2. Balenciaga Paris L’eau Rose ($98.00 CAD)

Balenciaga Paris L’eau Rose Perfume by Balenciaga, Balenciaga paris l’eau rose offers the perfect balance of floral, woodsy and fruity notes for a women’s fragrance that’s feminine and enticing . This balenciaga scent is complex enough for special occasions yet subtle enough to splash on before a long day in the office. Created in 2013, the fragrance features a base of sweet blackberries combined with the aroma of freshly picked violets and roses. Its deep, earthy quality comes from its cedar wood and herbal patchouli tones.

Available at most department stores, Sephora, and where ever else fine fragrances are sold (in my experience it must not be well known, many sales clerks do not know which perfume it is when you request it and sometimes tell you they don’t carry it)

s1639251-main-hero-3003. Aerin Evening Rose ($125.00 CAD)

Evening Rose is vibrant with contrast. Juicy blackberry and rich cognac unexpectedly blend with voluptuous rose centifolia and Bulgarian rose absolute in an intriguing, alluring elixir. Incense, sensuous and luxurious, imparts soft warmth, like the lingering memory of an unforgettable evening.

EXCLUSIVE to most Sephoras (Fun Fact: the founder of Aerin is Estee Lauders Daughter!)

4kt6wy 4. Jo Malone Red Roses ($158.00 CAD)

Composed of seven types of roses from around the world, Red Roses is a surprisingly clean, voluptuous scent. With a heart of crushed violet leaves and hints of lemon and spearmint, it unfolds like a bouquet of fresh-cut flowers.

A staple of the Jo Malone fragrance collection and can readily be found at Nordstroms or any online retailer that sells Jo Malone.

26143279-8195. Elie Saab Essence No.1 Rose ($307.00 CAD)

Essence No. 1 Rose is a scent of a rose with “a thousand faces” and it contains essences of Bulgarian, Turkish, Centifolia and Damask rose as well as rose absolute from Grasse and Turkey. Essence No. 1 Rose was launched in 2014.

VERY RARE. Since it’s more recent release it has yet to become readily available, I spotted it once at my local Sephora and another time at the Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutique.

Embrace the rosy side of life.
Til’ next time,
le grá go deo

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