Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Roseberry by Les Parfums De Rosine

Aldehydic, Green Notes, Rose Notes, Blackcurrant, Wild Rose, Turkish Rose, Raspberry Leaves Essence, Blackberry, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Iris.

Roseberry by Les Parfums De Rosine is a "Fruity" Floral with a slant towards green. My impression, after the first few minutes of each wearing, is that as nice as Roseberry smells, it lacks a distinct characteristic to distance itself from others of the same genre. To be fair, that's not a knock on Roseberry. After all, with the amount of new releases these days, fragrance categories are chock full of new contenders and there's only so much perfumers can accomplish with what is currently at their disposal.

With that said, Roseberry goes for approximately $1.50 per ml. and features mostly Rose and Earth tones on my skin. The Rose rendition is on the drier side and in my opinion, a very good version. There's enough contribution from other players to accent the Rose with a rather harmless "bite" of peppery spice.

The fruit implementation isn't exactly definable as such on me. There is however a supporting quality that's semi sweet, tilting green and  fattens up the prominent Rose. The tuning of the star note is lucid and polite. Roseberry doesn't take long to settle down and become a personal space scent.

The Earth tones, although on the quiet end of the scale, take the lead after Roseberry transitions to the base accord. The Rose is still present and accounted for, but by this time, has lost quite a bit of its luster. What remains is a low key Rose, stem and spice fragrance that could have done a bit better with more substance in the drydown stage.

Sillage is moderate and longevity is 3 hours or a tad more on my skin. In spite of liking Roseberry, all I can muster is a neutral rating due to price point, longevity and its inability to distinguish itself from others in the Fruity Floral category. As always, a sample wear is highly recommended.

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