Rose D’Homme – Les Parfums De Rosine

Rose D’Homme opens with what feels like an aldehydic, citrus buzz of bergamot, and sweet orange. This bright juicy opening is quickly followed by a slightly camphorous herbal note of lavender with a soapy, traditional undertone. The texture is that of a powder – a dated smelling classic masculine opening.

The soapy note stays pretty persistent throughout. The rose, when it finally comes in is a dried, almost pot pourri style fragrant rose – clean by dusty, texturized by the powder.
A leathery undertone comes in pretty quickly – a squeaky clean almost vinyl scented leather – warm and plastic-y but nice enough. Dragging the slightly camphorous notes of lavender from the top through to the base is a similarly sharp patchouli. The patchouli has the sour edge that CB I Hate Perfume’s Patchouli Empire enhances to the max.

The whole fragrance is relatively quiet, drying down to a powdery rose with a sour patchouli/leather base with a slightly soapy note keeping the fragrance bright, clean, and safe.
Unfortunately I find it really uncomfortable to wear and find its bright “white” powder cloying and hugely synthetic smelling. Yes yes I know how contradicting considering my love for synthetic bombs, but this has an almost hairspray like stickiness that clings to my nose.
A safe fragrance but with a sharp, sour, headache-inducing shard of something that jolts through the composition with a rose that isn’t quite fresh, or floral, or necessary. The talcom powder finale is greatly welcomed so I can blow it off my skin :)

Rose D’Homme 50ml Les Parfums De Rosine – £65 Les Senteurs

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6 thoughts on “Rose D’Homme – Les Parfums De Rosine

  1. I’m not surprised that you didn’t like this. I struggle a bit with it as well and wear it no more than once every 2 months. It was my first “non-department store” fragrance that I ever purchased and it is a bit harsh as you state. Are you sure you don’t want the rest of my bottle? :)

    • Lol! No houndy I won’t be buying this one off you :P I can understand how it’d be a good first non-department shop fragrance, it has a familiarity with others out there. But your taste has dramatically morphed over the last few months so it’s nice to see you agree with me a smidge :P You’re far too refined now with your Kilians and MFKs to be wearing Rosine!! Haha :D

  2. laniersmith says:

    I have hears do much about the house of Les Parfums de Rosine…. all rose perfumes as I understand it. Next trip to Pairs I do want to check it out. It is a bit of a disappointment you didn’t care for it. But you and Scented Hound give me a perspective from which to approach it when I get the chance. Great review as always.

    • Yeh it just really wasn’t my thing – the line isn’t to be honest. I haven’t tried many, but they seem to be a kind of simplistic, understated, safe, rose with so and so house – which in certain combinations is nice enough but not particularly adventurous.

    • Natalie says:

      And luckily for you, you don’t have to wait for Paris – a good number in the line (maybe all?) are at Barney’s in SF.

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