Scentbird, Inc., New York, NY 10001
Rose Essentielle description
Ah, the beautiful Rose Essentielle. So pretty that it makes our heart ache, Bvlgari’s Rose Essentielle captures the essence of two very different and special roses: the Turkish rose, with its velvety, lush opulence, and the Ta’if rose, with its fresh, lemony sharpness and leafy greenness.
Forming a bridge between the dark depths of one rose and the bright, sunshiney qualities of the other is a juicy blackberry note, which adds a fruity undercurrent to the rose. There is even a brief pop of candied, jellied sweetness here that reminds us of Persian rose candies or Japanese gummy bears.
Rose Essentielle is not a heavy or overly rich perfume, however. Instead, its rose and fruit notes seem to float weightlessly on top of a cloud of white musk, violets, yellow mimosa, and fresh green jasmine, a heart that seems made of powder so fine it might blow away if you breathed upon it. The violet note in particular is stunning, bonding with the rose to create an impression of pressed cosmetic powder.
It is this gauzy quality that makes Bvlgari’s Rose Essentielle such a pleasure to wear when you need to smell pretty but not loud or obtrusive in any way. Sophisticated and feminine, its soft musky rosiness is particularly suited to women who maintain a classic, softly tailored look even in hot weather – this is a perfume that wafts divinely on a linen sundress or a silk scarf, for example.
As befits its translucent character, Rose Essentielle fades gently over the course of a day into a soft, creamy base of sandalwood and patchouli. Don’t be afraid of the patchouli here; it adds merely a faint dab of bitter cocoa powder to the mix, grounding the florals and giving them something to grab onto.
The finish is silky and clean, like a fine layer of expensive body dusting powder that coats the skin in a “my skin but better” aroma. Sensual and crisp at once, Rose Essentielle is a class act that will nonetheless have loved ones drawing in for a lingering hug, to catch the traces of your scent.
With its Ta’if and Turkish roses and berries swirled through a violet-tinted powder, Rose Essentielle is the last word in classic, tailored feminity.