A sample wearing of Dark Rose in 2010 resulted in a full bottle added to my wardrobe. I recall it being marketed to woman, but we all know how that works these days. To me, Dark Rose leans more masculine than anything, but it would smell terrific on anyone regardless of gender.
Czech & Speake has created a rose-saffron scent for the masses. This is westernized oud ( I speak in generalized terms here ) with a woody and resinous base. The spicy and edgy quality I always seem to get from saffron works its magic in Dark Rose.
The patchouli isn't evident immediately. When it does materialize, it's an augmentation that preambles the soft musk. These usher in an extremely comfortable base accord. Until that transpires, the saffron-rose are aloft a wooden bed of sandal and amber. All these notes are set at an intelligent volume and none of them disturb the saffron-rose duo that's been set in motion from the opening.
Sillage is above average and longevity is about 6 to 7 hours on my skin. I happen to enjoy the song this scent sings. Big thumbs up from Aromi for the medley that is Dark Rose.