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