Sunday, April 1, 2012
Rose Poivree by The Different Company
Damascus Rose, Rosa Centifolia.
The Different Company has succeeded in releasing a different rendition of Rose with Rose Poivree. Pairing berry with rose is actually a nice touch and it seems to modernize a note that is easily associated with previous generations. Rose Poivree is contemporary, polite and leans slightly more feminine than shared on my skin.
This is a drier rose rendition with a fruity accent and of course, pepper. It feels like it's well suited to wear in the warmer months and that versatility is something I find commendable in a rose fragrance. That can usually be a bit challenging, but Rose Poivree doesn't wear heavy.
By the heart accord, the berry ( at least on me ) seems to step it up a notch. A berry-rose with spice is now evident and there's hints of earthy tones underneath. The rose remains dry and slightly dusty and there's just enough pepper to make this uncomplicated accord more interesting.
The only moments where Rose Poivree could be considered aromatic is the first few minutes. The coriander and pepper do suggest it, but it's rather fleeting and on the passive side anyway. The heart unfolds quickly with the rose note dominant, then sharing the spotlight with berry by the time the base and drydown arrive.
Sillage is moderate and longevity is approximately 5 hours on me. I still find Rose Poivree leaning just a little feminine, but this can be worn by whoever would want to. Thumbs up from Aromi for a very pleasant, dry and spicy rose accented with berry. The Different Company has come up with a demure winner in this one.