WHAT I SMELL: Rose Emois unfolds soft and sweet as baby’s breath with a slightly sugared bergamot and mint that is quickly met with a milky almond highlighted with the lightest of saffron. A serene floral bouquet warmed by a softened sandalwood and amber make this incredibly dreamy. The perfume is light and transparent but at the same it has a pretty powerful projection. After a few minutes, the rose begins to break out of the dreamlike haze of warmth. The rose is subdued and deep and thorny without being heavy. The sandalwood and amber anchor the perfume making the perfume feel more ambered than rose. After some more time, an oudish note is added making the perfume feel more exotic. As the perfume continues to develop, the oud note becomes more prominent and the perfume becomes more powdery, but there is a slight bite (no doubt from the oud note) that is a bit discordant. I do wish the perfume would return to the beginning, but instead, it remains in this oudish rose colored powdered haze. That’s not a bad thing, it’s just that the opening and middle phase was just so breathtakingly beautiful.
Caressing scents in tender intuitions, sharing confidence for confidence … this harmonious fragrance cultivates its chosen affinities. Carved from a rose, its natural whimsicality carries it irresistibly to floral allegories … and abandons itself secretly to the enveloping waves where man and woman meet, and make no more than one …
Top notes are bergamot, mint and almond; middle notes are jasmine, rose, saffron and ylang-ylang; base notes are musk, sandalwood, amber and ylang-ylang.
THREE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE ROSE EMOIS: dreamy, royal, serious
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT ROSE EMOIS: No reviews found.
BOTTOM LINE: Rose Emois is part of Molinard’s La Collection Privee. Besides the classic Habanita, you don’t hear much about Molinard. Their perfumes, albeit somewhat hard to find, are pretty and easy to wear. This is no exception.
- Bone Rating: 3.5 out of possible 5 bones
- Scent: Floral Woody Musk
- Classification: Unisex
- Expense: Approximately $180 for 100 ml eau de parfum.