The Scented Hound

Abbreviated perfume & fragrance reviews from one man's perspective

New Release: Ann Gerard Rose Cut

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WHAT I SMELL:  Rose Cut opens rather sweet and lightly boozy.   It’s warm and juicy and when sniffed it feels like liquid running down your throat.  After a couple of minutes, the rose starts to bloom along with this wonderful peony note. The combination of the two notes together is pure magic.   And when I say bloom it really blooms, like an explosion off of your skin.  It’s juicy, more than dewy and rather green as the patchouli melds with the florals like a vine that grows, wraps and entwines.  All the while the vanilla and benzoin base lurks below giving Rose Cut some incredible depth and warmth.  After around 20 minutes, Rose Cut lightens and becomes softer and it sweetens but still maintains a great deal of projection. In the end, you’re left with a velvety, somewhat berry jamish, powdery and lightly spiced deep dream of a rose that is incredibly feminine and pretty.

From the Ann Gerard website:

Rose Cut notes:  aldehydes, rum, pink pepper, roses, peony, patchouli, vanilla, oak wood absolute, benzoin absolute

Rose HeavenWHAT IT SMELLS LIKE TO ME:  Rose Heaven

THREE ADJECTIVES THAT DESCRIBE ROSE CUT: billowing, alluring, smooth

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT ROSE CUT: CaFleureBon, The Silver Fox, The Smelly Vagabond

BOTTOM LINE:  Rose cut is a cut above the normal rose fragrances out there.  It dries down to this dreamy state in which I never want to return.  

  • Bone Rating: 4.5 out of possible 5 bones
  • Scent: Floral
  • Nose:  Bertrand Duchaufour
  • Classification: Feminine
  • Expense: $165 for 60ml EdP

Sample courtesy of Indigo Perfumery.

Author: The Scented Hound

Just a normal guy with the nose of a beagle!

11 thoughts on “New Release: Ann Gerard Rose Cut

  1. So glad you love Rose Cut! It’s such a pretty rose perfume. I got myself a bottle of it after Esxence fair 🙂

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  2. I haven’t tried this yet, but I tend to love rose scents and I’m eager to get my hands on a sample of it.

    Just curious: which would be some of the “normal rose fragrances” you’re referring to? Like I say, I’m a rose fan, and I tend to want to categorize everything even though I love rose scents from light and girly to deep and thorny, so I was wondering which ones came to mind as you were writing. Thanks!

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    • Oh no…you made me realize that I will never use the words “normal fragrance” again as it’s the worst descriptor that could ever be used especially in the world of fragrance. I guess if I would rephrase this I would say something like…”this is not your mother’s rose” referring to something that was soapy and pretty and light. Actually, there are many rose fragrances out there that I love… but in comparison, this is not as sweet and juicy as Atelier’s Rose Anonyme, but it still has some juice to it. And it is not a deep and masculine rose like Portrait of a Lady…and it’s not quite as smooth and silky as Rose Nacree. That’s the thing, I can’t compare it to any of them because I haven’t smelled this kind of rose before. Some might think it’s a bit much in the opening, but used sparingly that initial punch dries down into the sublime.

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  3. Yay! I’m glad you like it! 🙂

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  4. I bought a 30 mL sample and got to keep the bottle :-). I love it.

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    • I’m confused. What do you mean that you bought a 30ml sample and got to keep the bottle? You mean that you got it for cheap because it was a sample?

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      • LOL — I’ve been naughty and buying large unsniffed “samples”….large enough as in at least half of the volume of a Full Bottle and the Basenotes Splitter (PalmBeach) includes the bottle instead of decanting into atomizers. I’ve done the same with Stephen Humbert Lucas 777 Khol de Bahrein and I should be getting the Aedes de Venustas Oeillet Bengale and CdG Wisteria Hysteria within the next few weeks. It’s not at a discount but it allows me to not have to buy a full full bottle.

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        • Gotcha. You’re smart. That’s one reason that I don’t do splits is because I really want the whole experience with the bottle. I feel the perfume is missing something if it’s in a non-descript container which ruins the whole experience for me. I guess if you buy enough, you can get the whole shebang! Let me know how that new Aedes is.

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