A Dozen Roses

Participating in joint blog projects is always fun. :) A big thank you to Ayala for inviting me to think about roses and name a dozen in any way I find them interesting.

I realized, roses feature as people, places and ideas in my mind – so here, in short order are those that managed that:

The Poison RosePaestum Rose by Eau d’Italie

I realized not everyone agrees with me on this one, but I still think of it as featuring thorns while you wear it.

The Seductive one - Lyric by AmouageDozenRosesX12

Sweet and seductive. If you are not careful, you might not even realize it’s a rose. Or that you are seduced.

Spending a day at the SPA?Eau Egyptienne by Cinq Mondes

Easy to like and enjoy during the day where enjoyment and relaxation are the order of the day.

The sexy-contemplative rose - Costes by Costes

I’d say it’s sexy if worn by a contemplative man, I don’t think many would agree women are sexy when being contemplative. ;) Or am I wrong? A great review by Suzanne.

Is that a siren coming out of the sea?!Rosam by Histoires de Parfum

The strangeness that is this perfume can shortly be summed up by what a strange sight it would be seeing a siren.

The Prim British RoseMohur by Neela Vermeire

Rose-cheeked Miss drinking tea.

Can it be called a rose? - Jabu by Mona di Orio

Possibly not, but there is some rose in there and it deserves a mention for being a perfume evoking happiness.

Dark viney rose - Baie Rose by Le Labo

Hmm, a rose perfume for Batman perhaps?

Dangerously sexy and seductive – Worth Courtesan

I talked about it yesterday – if you want to get noticed, you need not look further. :)

Rose for dessert - Rose flavoured rahat loukhum

The most decadent non-chocolate sweet ever. Leaving a dusting of sugar on your fingers so you have to lick them as well.

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27 thoughts on “A Dozen Roses

  1. theperfumeddandy February 11, 2013 at 14:36 Reply

    May I venture an addition (or two)?
    The Restrained but Ravishing Rose: Saffron Rose by Grossmith
    The Edwardian Antique Oriental Rose: Hammam Bouquet by Penhaligon’s
    Both appropriate for gentlemen and ladies in this Dandy’s mind.
    Yours ever
    The Perfumed Dandy.

    • Ines February 11, 2013 at 14:41 Reply

      Additions are always welcome! :)
      Especially as I had the limit of twelve. And as I haven’t tried either, now I am intrigued.
      Thank you!

  2. theperfumeddandy February 11, 2013 at 14:37 Reply

    The Dandy should have clarified, I realise the Hammam was originally Victorian, but its heyday was surely in the last days of Empire…
    Yours evermore
    The Perfumed Dandy.

  3. Asali February 11, 2013 at 14:42 Reply

    A rose perfume for Batman :-D Then even I might like it. Thanks for these particular dozen roses

    • Ines February 11, 2013 at 14:44 Reply

      Couldn’t be helped – that was my first association. :D

  4. Suzanne February 11, 2013 at 16:58 Reply

    Well, gosh, I hope women can still be sexy when they’re being contemplative, Ines. :D

    I enjoyed your list and think your description of Mohur is particularly fitting. Makes me want to wear some right now – maybe I’ll go track down my sample.

    • Ines February 11, 2013 at 21:53 Reply

      Suzanne, you have a point. It’s just, I never feel sexy when I’m contemplative so that’s why I said it. I should seek a male perspective on that particular point. ;)

  5. PerfumeShrine February 11, 2013 at 19:35 Reply

    Love your categories! Very engaging. :-)
    And congrats on the new venue, looks very promising indeed.

    • Ines February 11, 2013 at 21:54 Reply

      Thank you E!
      My list is a bit different than what I usually do, but that’s what came out of my fingers this time around. :)

  6. scenthive February 11, 2013 at 21:33 Reply

    A rose perfume for Batman? Now I must seek out Baie Rose!!


    • Ines February 11, 2013 at 21:55 Reply

      Now I’m wondering if anyone who smells it might think the same. Hope you let me know. ;)

  7. Undina February 11, 2013 at 21:57 Reply

    I love rose in perfumes – as long as it’s not heavily pared with agarwood ;)

    I’ve discovered Paestum Rose thanks to you. It hasn’t become my favorite perfume but it’s a nice one to wear from time to time – thank you, Ines!

    • Ines February 11, 2013 at 22:04 Reply

      Glad you liked something I reviewed. :)

      Btw, I should warn you now, you shouldn’t try Rosam (there’s oud in there – and some strange sea note too – hence the siren).

      • Undina February 12, 2013 at 00:02 Reply

        Not only you reviewed it – you sent me a large sample! :)

        • Ines February 12, 2013 at 00:17 Reply

          I successfully forgot that. :D

  8. Ayala February 12, 2013 at 07:47 Reply

    Thank you so much for taking part in the Dozen Roses joint blogging fest!
    I can’t believe there is nary one rose in your list that I’ve tried (not counting the rahat loukum!). So off should I go to source some of Jabu, for happiness in any form is most welcome, especially in the dreary month of February. I’ve got lots of homework to do ;-)

    • Ines February 13, 2013 at 16:14 Reply

      Dear Ayala, thank you very much for inviting me! :) It’s been interesting thinking about roses, especially as it seems they’ve been a bit neglected lately.
      And as I have a rather long list of things to try now, I’m glad I’m not the only one. ;)

  9. Katie February 12, 2013 at 09:01 Reply

    I love love LOVE Turkish Delight! It was an acquired taste…at first it seemed odd to be eating roses. Now it seems incredibly decadent.

    • Ines February 12, 2013 at 14:21 Reply

      Katie, the thing I find strange is that I don’t really enjoy the sweet taste, I prefer much more the salty stuff, and delight falls into the extreme sweet category but I adore it.
      Mmmmm… *imagining eating it*

  10. Gaia February 12, 2013 at 17:09 Reply

    I got completely distracted when you mentioned Courtesan! I love it but haven’t worn in a while. Perfect for V-Day, for sure.

    • Ines February 13, 2013 at 15:11 Reply

      Couldn’t agree more! :) Especially if you have some seduction on your mind. ;)
      I do think that perfume doesn’t get enough love though.

  11. Vanessa February 14, 2013 at 19:36 Reply

    Love these bite-sized reviews, especially the one of Mohur, hehe.

    I would add my Valentine’s pick of Safran Troublant – sprightly, spicy rose?

    • Ines February 15, 2013 at 11:02 Reply

      Thanks for the addition! :) I need to find my decant of Safran Troublant and re-smell it. I keep missing out on that perfume.

  12. Victoria February 22, 2013 at 02:36 Reply

    So many awesome perfumes made your list! It reminds me that I need to pull out that Rosam sample again :)

    • Ines February 27, 2013 at 16:48 Reply

      Thanks. :)
      I really like Rosam, I’m not sure when or where would I wear it though.

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