WHAT I SMELL: Rose of a No Man’s Land opens with a sweet and citrus candied rose that sparkles with a refreshing and dewy and slightly “bathtastic” glow. The perfume goes on clean, fresh and pretty without being too girly as there is a heftiness to the rose that is topped by a lightly jammy raspberry. After a few minutes, the sparkling fruitened rose is met with a warm and radiant amber with just a hint of light spice. The perfume remains clean and fresh, but much more tame as it feels as if it begs to exist quietly rather than be pushed to the forefront in a noticeable way. After another 10 minutes, a layer of suede pulls itself over the composition. I really like the perfume at this point as the combination of rose and leather pulls the fragrance in and out of the masculine and feminine. After a few more minutes, the suede begins to fade and the rose begins to grow and project. Rose of a No Man’s Land is a comfort scent that wraps itself around the wearer with a clean, warm easy to wear rose.
From the Byredo website:
Rose of No Man’s Land is a tribute to the nurses (often referred to by soldiers as “Rose of No-Man’s Land”) who saved thousands of lives on the front lines of WWI, their story is one of selflessness and compassion.
Top notes are pink pepper and turkey red rose; middle notes are turkey red rose and raspberry bloom; base notes are papyrus and white amber.
THREE ADJECTIVES THAT DESCRIBE ROSE OF A NO MAN’S LAND: easy, comfortable, clean
BOTTOM LINE: The opening of the perfume is divine…very fresh and full of life and the perfume matures beautifully and is lovely. Actually, what I like about it best is that it doesn’t scream to be noticed but instead quietly does its job in a very unassuming way.
- Bone Rating: 3.5 out of possible 5 bones
- Scent: Oriental Spicy
- Classification: Unisex
- Expense: $145 for 50ml Eau de Parfum