When it comes to fragrances there’s one scent we can all usually identify quickly – rose. It’s got the most unique scent that’s floral and yet classic and I think you can notice rose fragrances on a person quicker than most others. It’s just such a cult scent that we’ve all been exposed to over the course of our lives, and one we never forget.
Traditionally it was the sort of scent that you’d associate with older ladies, but now rose has become something of a staple in perfume collections of women of all ages. Over recent years it’s classic elegance has appealed to a younger market, who seek to make a statement with their fragrance of choice. Searching for something that eludes high society classic femininity has become achievable as rose perfumes began to evolve and make a comeback.
L’Occitane’s Rose Eau de Toilette is a great example of a traditional rose fragrance with a slight twist. It’s easily identifiable as rose but with a sweet yet also fruity element to it. Which I think stems from the pink pepper in the top notes. As the fruity raspberry opening notes settle and the rose shines through, it gives the fragrance a depth that’s not always there in similar scents. Combine with the base notes of patchouli and musk, it makes it a little bit deeper than expected – and I love that. It becomes more sensual, in my opinion. Which is something I’m always keen on in my perfumes.
However the really unique thing about L’Occitane’s Rose Eau de Toilette is that it’s now accompanied by a selection of Fragrance Waters to encourage you to layer your perfume and create something totally unique to you – allowing you to give a regular rose scent a unique twist. I’m a huge fan of fragrance layering anyway, it’s unlocked a whole new dimension to wearing perfume for me and I love that I can now do this with L’Occitane fragrances.
There’s three Fragrance Waters available to pick from. They’re all 50ml and priced at £32 each. And rather than be scent specific, they’re themed instead. I have ‘Burst of Relaxation‘ and the other two available are Burst of Cheerfulness and Burst of Vitality.
While the Fragrance Waters can be worn alone, they come into their element when layered over the Rose EDT. Applied alongside it, the waters change the whole way the perfume performs. Burst of Relaxation adds aquatic notes that add calm to the atmosphere and it creates a light scent that’s soft and gentle. It’s ideal if you want to smell your perfume without it overwhelming others. Burst of Relaxation has gorgeously heady Lavender notes too which also add to that restful aroma and it becomes something really floral and spring like – perfect for this time of year. When worn with the Rose EDT is takes it from a rose scent to something much more floral all round. It reminds me of warm and relaxing spring days in the garden.
If you’re looking for ways to give a regular rose scent a unique twist, then this is it.
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