torsdag 12 mars 2015

Le Galion - La Rose

Picture: Hever Castle rose garden and fountain, Kent, England
Photo: Graham Bould 2007, Wikipedia commons 
La Rose is another successful flowery re-creation (see the reviews of Tubereuse and Iris in January 2015) performed by Thomas Fontaine. The original is as usual when it comes to Le Galion, a Paul Vacher creation for his own house, a house that has been revived during 2014.

La Rose is a very juicy rose, warm and flowery like the smell of the petals in hot weather, one can imagine contempling in an english rosegarden a very warm summerday. There are no steams or green leaves from the roseplant in the mix. It starts sparkling and flowery, followed by smooth notes of cedarwood, nothing sharp or pencilshaving alike. Despite the cedar, La Rose is warm in texture and apperance, the more it dires down, the more it settles in a very pleasant creaminess. La Rose is also supported by other flowers and just as in Le Galion Iris, the lily is prominent to my nose. There are also a light fruity touch in La Rose. When La Rose has reached the musky, slight woody basenotes, a pleasant boozy notes appeares, the smell is as if whisky has been stored in rosewood barrels.
Picture: Le Galion La Rose
Photo: PR Le Galion (c)
Fragrances with similarities to La Rose when it comes to the woody part are Lalique Perles and Marni Marnidespite those are the complete opposites in their apperance, sharp, icy and cold as the winter. When it comes to the lush flower expression of La Rose, it is in the same style as Tubereuse and Iris, as the three fragrances has a similar background but featuring different flowers.

Rating: 4

Notes: Bergamot, violet leaves, rose, ylang-ylang, peach, water notes, lily; cedar, patchouli, vanilla, musk


Thanks to Fragrance & Art for the sample to try.

2 kommentarer:

  1. "When La Rose has reached the musky, slight woody basenotes, a pleasant boozy notes appeares, the smell is as if whisky has been stored in rosewood barrels."

    I love that description, Margareta. It's so succinct, I feel like I can actually sniff it! Lovely review.

    And while I'm here, does it feel like Spring yet in your part of the world? We are finally getting some serious snow-melting temperatures here. What a difference a week makes - I can actually see my lawn!

    SvaraRadera
  2. Hi Suzanne! Thank you, glas you like the Review:-) And yes here is spring or at least the weeks between winter and spring no snow anymore, cold nights, sunny warm days but some weeks before the green lawns and trees.

    SvaraRadera