Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Vintage Rose by Sonoma Scent Studio
Let me rephrase; I love a rose note in quite a few masculines. When it's in tandem with other complimentary notes, I find rose to be an awesome addition and complimentary note to the composition. The same goes for feminine fragrances featuring rose that are blended with other notes. As a dedicated note, I cannot say I like soliflore's. Rose, by itself, always seems to come off smelling fake or even plastic-y to my nose.
Even numerous Rose dominant scents ( feminines) that aren't soliflore's have this effect on me, but not so with Vintage Rose. Sonoma has tempered the note with sweet and gritty additions of plum and amber, labdanum, sandal,cedar, vetiver and tonka. None of the additions steal the limelight from the star, they simply compliment and add some gravity.
Vintage Rose is just that.....a husky rose dominant fragrance that manages to curtail that synthetic aura I find pandemic to these type of creations. Yet again, another release from this House that is bottle worthy and with a very acceptable price point. Kudos to SSS.