Ever since I went to The Perfume Society’s smelling class (that’s what I’ll call it) I’ve had a real appreciation for fragrance that I’ve never had before. As I get older my tastes in scent have changed – there is a part of me that likes those dark, smokey leathery scents there there is that part of me that can’t resist a beautiful fresh floral that has a sexy edge.
One of my favourite scents ever ever ever is Stella (original) which is very much a Rose scent with a sexy musk base. I will never tire of that perfume. So I immediately had good thoughts on my first sniff of Caudalie’s new Rose de Vigne fragrance which is also very much a rose scent.
The notes for this are:
Top note: rose.
Middle notes: black currant and grasse rose
Base notes: magnolia, musk and amber.
I spritzed Stella on one wrist and Rose de Vigne on the other.
Both are very rosy at first spray but the Stella dies down to something quite powdery and musky.
On the Rose de Vigne side I can really smell the blackberry as well as a touch of musk there. There’s a wintery sort of feel to it, a festive touch without being heavy or dated. I think this scent is as much a fruity one as a floral – it’s very pretty to wear, and juicy. Not like a blackberry jelly but a blackberry sponge pudding.
I quite like it as a vacation of the rose scents I usually like because the fruity note adds a twist. It’s a very fresh easy to wear perfume that isn’t too sweet or overbearing.
This is a lovely scent if you enjoy a fruity black berry type scent with a touch of rose, and a sort of amber musky base.
The scent is well priced at £26 for 50ml. Buy it