The Scented Hound

Abbreviated perfume & fragrance reviews from one man's perspective

Rose Anonyme and Vetiver Fatal by Atelier Cologne

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WHAT I SMELL:  Rose Anonyme opens with a dark, deep, rich and lush rose.  It’s achingly beautiful, full-bodied and juicy; almost like wine.  Soon that stage is followed by a mild suede leather that bounces between the multi layered rose scent that smells more like a bouquet than just a singular rose.  And it’s not an ordinary rose, it’s one that’s almost gourmand.  This phase is simply lovely and is different in its hefty beefiness.  As such, I would say that this borders on being a powerhouse rose.  As it settles, what you are left with is a sweet rose layered under a snuggly oudy suede with a bit of musk.

Rose Anonyme Notes:  calabrian bergamot, ginger, turkish rose, somalian opoponax, agarwood (oud), indonesian patchouli leaf, papyrus and benzoin

WHAT IT SMELLS LIKE TO ME: For some reason, I envision a red velvet cake topped with a rose!

THREE ADJECTIVES THAT DESCRIBE ROSE ANONYME: luscious, hearty, full-bodied

  • Bone Rating: 4 out of 5 possible bones
  • Scent: Oriental Floral
  • Classification: Unisex
  • Expense: $75 for 30ml Cologne Absolue

WHAT I SMELL:  Vetiver Fatal opens as I expect a vetiver scent to open:  clean and green.  However, in a little time what you also get is a bit of warm musk that turns this fragrance into a deeper and richer, buttery scent with hints of spice.  I’m not a fan of vetivers, but this I can enjoy.

Vetiver Fatal Notes:  calabrian bergamot, sicilian lemon, bitter orange, tunisian orange blossom, violet leaf, plum, haitian vetiver, cedar and agarwood (oud)

WHAT IT SMELLS LIKE TO ME:  Honeyed candied biscuits.

 

THREE ADJECTIVES THAT DESCRIBE VETIVER FATAL: warm, comforting, classy

  • Bone Rating: 4 out of 5 possible bones
  • Scent: Woody Aromatic
  • Classification: Unisex
  • Expense: $75 for 30ml Cologne Absolue

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT ROSE ANONYME AND VETIVER FATAL: Chemist in a Bottle, Bois de Jasmin, Il Mondo di Odore

BOTTOM LINE: These are both wonderful fragrances.  If I were to lean to one, it would be Rose Anonyme, but am worried that I might get a little tired of the sweetness.  However, I could see myself also wearing Vetiver Fatal; this coming from a person who usually cares little about vetiver scents.

Author: The Scented Hound

Just a normal guy with the nose of a beagle!

20 thoughts on “Rose Anonyme and Vetiver Fatal by Atelier Cologne

  1. Great reviews!
    My bottle of Rose Anonyme arrived yesterday, I’m so happy to have this perfume. It’s good to have this fragrance in my collection.
    I also tried Vetiver Fatal and as much as I don’t like vetiver this one is alright, I’m able to wear it.

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  2. Oh dear, I cannot want another rose perfume! But it has opoponax in it!!!!! What is the lasting power on Rose Anonyme ?

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  3. Seems like a lot of people are trying these two – still a line I haven’t tried.
    You make Rose Anonyme sound beautiful, definitely one I have to hunt out.
    Vetiver Fatale though? “clean” paired with “green” and I run away. I’m slowly falling madly in love with Les Nez’ Turtle Vetiver Front which I HAVE to buy, do hunt out a sample of that one Steve, it changed the way I view vetiver completely and nothing has matched up to it yet.

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  4. I’m thinking I need to try this rose. A sample might be in my future. Every now and then you just need a nice rose.

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  5. I haven’t gotten around to reviewing my samples yet. But I like them so far. Vetiver Fatal seems very clean; I don’t know if I’m happy or sad that it doesn’t remain that way. Clean vetiver is an original thing in and of itself.

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  6. I’m also not a fan of vetiver, but I must at least try it just because of this your review.

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  7. I have both samples but tried on my skin only Rose Anonyme. I thought it was nice but I’m not sure I want to wear it. We’ll see after a sample or two.

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  9. Great reviews. You may have pushed me over the edge to buying samples of these (something I try to avoid).

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