Saturday, December 10, 2011
Rose d'Homme EDP by Les Parfums de Rosine
This could be my skin type however. I have been known to absorb like a sponge, so please take that statement with a grain of salt. At any rate, Rose d'Homme opens with a ambiguous citric note and leather with a hint of rose. The leather rendition in this is reminiscent of the suede and rubber sole aroma ( combined ) from a new shoe. It's good in a strange way, but I prefer my leather a bit differently.
What baffles me most is the name. The rose ( on me ) is most assuredly not a dominant note or theme. I assumed a floral array would be front and center, yet they only play minor roles in Rose d'Homme. Through the heart accord, the new shoe-rubber aura persists with very subtle hints of vetiver and rose. Even before the drydown, I find myself underwhelmed.
The base and drydown doesn't bring any surprises. It's what I already described but at a softer volume. Patchouli does lend a sliver of earthiness to Rose d'Homme after 20 minutes, but I cannot say that it salvages this for me. I find this release on the bland side and since the leather is dominant on me, it would have helped if the rendition was of a different ilk. I can't muster any love here, so it's time to move on...........
Neutral rating from Aromi for Rose d'Homme.