The Scented Hound

Perfume blog with abbreviated perfume reviews & fragrance reviews.

Rose Emois by Molinard


molinardroseemoisWHAT 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.

From Molinard:

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.

asian-tapestriesWHAT IT SMELLS LIKE TO ME: A vibrant Indian tapestry full of color and infused with the exotic smells of the market.



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.

Author: The Scented Hound

Just a normal guy with the nose of a beagle!

14 thoughts on “Rose Emois by Molinard

  1. Great review as always. I was thinking, wow, got to try this one and then I saw ‘oud.’ Ack! Running the other way now. I think I have tested 1 or 2 perfumes with oud that I liked and those were ones where everyone else said they couldn’t smell the oud at all. Money saved!!


    • LOL…Ricky, this has a very light oud note so it’s not overwhelming. But if oud is not your thing then there’s no reason to check it out. Trust me, you’ll hear about of a plethora of rose perfumes now that Valentine’s Day is on the way.


  2. Really nice read, I’ll have to try it again. Have you tried their Cuir?


  3. Great review, i wish it were you writing the ad copy for perfume…”and abandons itself secretly to the enveloping waves where man and woman meet, and make no more than one …” make one what? One baby? One reservation for dinner? SMH. ❤❤❤❤

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  4. This really does sound pretty. I do have to admit that my brain has deftly, hastily and merrily skipped along towards its “natural whimsicality” and is referring to this perfume as “Rose Emoji.” 🙂


  5. I realized that the only perfume I tried from this brand was Habanita. I’m not sure why it’s that unpopular in the Perfumeland. Are they not interesting? Hard to find? Just not “cool”? The bottle looks nice (BTW, while I’m on the site – it’s 90 ml, not 100) but I would have probably made a different cap.


    • Yeah…not sure what it is about the brand. It’s almost like they are living in the past with Habanita and Molinard de Molinard and that anything past that is almost drugstore in nature…but it appears they are trying to fix that with new bottles, etc.

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