May. 23rd, 2017

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As of this post, I have tried on all of my samples. I am still haven't chosen a new scent.

While browsing the internet I found out that Bvlgari has two new rose perfumes; Rose Goldea and Splendia Rose (which is probably why they discontinued rose essentielle). Since both perfumes are rather new Splendia Rose was released this month and Rose Goldea was released in early 2016, I couldn't find any samples on line. So instead of ordering samples, I did it the "old fashioned" way. I hopped in my car and went to Lord and Taylor to get spritzed. So below are my findings on the two new Bvlgari perfumes and the other two perfumes I haven't reviewed yet.

Disclaimer - I am writing these post mostly for me but if they interest anyone else, that's gravy.

10. Kenzo – Flower- FRAGRANCE NOTES violet, rose, vanilla, musk, opoponax, incense, hawthorn, black currant, jasmine, orange. First on I liked it but I got pepper notes, even though there was no pepper in the fragrance description. I liked the dry down even more. It has a sweet, powdery scent with strong under tones of flowers and vanilla it’s very sweet, maybe too sweet. A lovely scent but a little on the strong side.

11. Stella McCartney - Stella FRAGRANCE NOTES rose, peony, mandarin, amber, woods- First on you get the amber, mandarin and woods notes but on dry down you get the flower notes. This is a very nice sent not too flowery and not too heavy on the woodsy notes.

12. Bvlgari-Rose Goldea  FRAGRANCE NOTES: Pomegranate, Damascus rose, jasmine, musk, sandalwood and olibanum. First on I got musk pomegranate. On dry down I got more of the floral notes. This perfume reminds me very much of Philosophy - Amazing Grace but more sophisticated (and more expensive). I don't judge perfumes by their bottle but this perfume has a gorgeous bottle,
which is fitting for this lovely, that is defiantly in the running.

13. Bvlgari Splendida Rose Rose FRAGRANCE NOTES: mandarin orange, blackberry, damask rose, patchouli, sandalwood, vetiver and musk. First on you get strong blackberry notes on dry down you get more of the rose notes. This is not the same as rose essentielle but they have a similar scent because they have many notes in common the only difference being this perfume is much stronger and gave me a headache. It didn’t help matters that I had a slight headache before I tried the perfume and I tried two samples at once. I will have to try it again when I don’t have the beginnings of a headache and when I don't have another sample on my other arm. Especially since it’s pretty close to rose essentielle, it's even in the same type bottle.

I'm going to take a break from trying perfumes and use some of the rose essentielle I still have left. I will at some point, revisit my top three; Bvlgari-Rose Goldea, Bvlgari-Splendida Rose Rose and Stella by Stella McCartney . I'll keep you posted on any updates to my search.

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