The Scented Hound

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Voleur de Roses by L’Artisan Perfumeur

Voleur de RosesIn one of my recent posts, I discuss Olfactif and the sample offerings that they provided for their inaugural launch.  The one fragrance out of the three that I seem to be drawn to and keep testing is Velour de Roses by L’Artisan Perfumeur.

WHAT I SMELL: Voleur de Roses goes on bright.  There’s a sweet, plum and slightly citrus bergamot opening with  a minty herbal, almost hay like cedar background.  After a short while Voleur de Roses starts to then move into a warm patchouli rose.  However, this rose isn’t sweet or loud, instead its earthy and feels like a rose-bush that’s anchored in mulch.  And in fact, I almost consider this to be more patchouli than rose as the warm patchouli note dominates the drydown.  The fragrance really doesn’t morph much and it sits close to the skin without much projection.  For being so “cedarish”  it is very much a skin scent.

Voleur de Roses Notes:  patchouli, rose, plum

vintagelinen-chestWHAT IT SMELLS LIKE TO ME: A cedar lined chest with old and waning rose sachets stored inside.

THREE ADJECTIVES THAT DESCRIBE  VOLEUR DE ROSES:  earthy, humble, simple

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT VOLEUR DE ROSES:  smellythoughts, Perfume Shrine, EauMG

BOTTOM LINE:  I really like this fragrance.  It’s distinctive and comforting.  But I just don’t know if I could pull the plug on a purchase.  I somehow have the feeling that the bottle would be neglected after time.

  • Bone Rating: 4 out of 5 possible bones
  • Scent: Oriental Woody
  • Nose:  Michel Almairac
  • Classification: Unisex
  • Expense: Approximately $140 for 100ml EdT