Parfums de Rosine Rose D’Ete : Perfume Review

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Star rating: 5 stars–outstanding/potential classic, 4 stars–very good, 3 stars–adequate, 2 stars–disappointing, 1 star–poor.

Rose soufflé with fruit salad, Parfums de Rosine Rose D’Été is a rose fragrance for those who think that rose is sentimental and hopelessly romantic. Rose D’Été is anything but sentimental. It is effervescent and vivid, in its explosion of melon and apple against the backdrop of yellow rose and honeyed flowers accord. It is exuberant, and almost too much so, veering into syrupy and cloying. The resulting outcome is a disconcerting vacillation between roses heated by the sun and a rose jam. While the latter is delicious, after a couple of bites the feeling of overindulgence sets in. The same takes place with Rose D’Été—while I enjoy the rose soufflé accords at first, an hour later they begin to irritate me with their sugariness.

Notes: apple, galbanum, bergamot; yellow rose, linden blossom, mimosa, lotus blossom; ambrette seed, musk.

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13 Comments

  • mreenymo: Hello darling V!

    I plan to test this one and the other Rosines this weekend. Will let you know what I think of Rose d’Ete, however I HATE melons (they give me a stomach ache), so I don’t think I’ll like it.

    Hugs! July 15, 2005 at 11:23am Reply

  • Robin: I cannot remember why I didn’t love this one, so I guess I should try it again. At the time I know I just thought I’d rather have Yuzu Rouge, but from your description they don’t even sound similar. July 15, 2005 at 11:39am Reply

  • Victoria: R & R, if you do not care for fruity notes, this will be too sweet. Robin, are you thinking of Un Zeste de Rose? It is similar to Yuzu Rouge, whereas Rose D’Ete is much sweeter, slightly heady. July 15, 2005 at 11:43am Reply

  • mreenymo: Robin, I think you are referring to the other Rosine, Zeste de Rose, or something like that. That’s the one that supposedly smells like Yuzu Rose. I plan to test that one, too! :):) Think of me tomorrow, okay? I plan to have two armfuls of rosines! July 15, 2005 at 11:43am Reply

  • parislondres: Nice enough Rosine but nothing like Ecume. 🙂
    Thanks for the reviews and welcome back. 🙂 July 15, 2005 at 1:14pm Reply

  • Victoria: Ecume de Rose is definitely a favourite, but I confess that the identity of the giver contributes even more to my love for it! 🙂

    Thank you, dear N! I am glad you like the review. xoxo July 15, 2005 at 1:25pm Reply

  • parislondres: (((((((V)))))))))

    Have a lovely weekend.

    Will catch up next week.

    xoxo July 15, 2005 at 3:23pm Reply

  • Victoria: You too, dear N! Will reply soon to your email. xoxo July 15, 2005 at 3:29pm Reply

  • Robin: R & V, Duh, yes, I am thinking of Zeste. Just went and checked my testing notes: I accused Rose d’Ete of being cloying. That was quite some time ago and I should give it another go.

    Ecume is still my favorite from this line, and it is the only one I purchased. Folie is lovely though, definitely my second choice.

    R — can’t wait to see what you prefer out of your armful of Rosine! July 16, 2005 at 9:55am Reply

  • Victoria O: Love this one! My favorite of the Rosines. Fresh and sparkling! July 16, 2005 at 12:40pm Reply

  • Victoria: V, it was a fragrance that sparked my interest in roses, as well as the Rosine line. I am yet to find another yellow rose scent that has the same lift, even if I find it too sweet on certain days. July 16, 2005 at 7:21pm Reply

  • Campaspe: A scent I loved, that palled all too soon. Rather like eating too much ice cream in one sitting. I think a decant would have been enough! July 20, 2005 at 12:59pm Reply

  • Victoria: Yes, that is exactly what I feel about it. I think I overdozed on it at one point, and now it is just too sweet. At least, it introduced me to other Rosines, and it is something I am grateful for. July 20, 2005 at 1:01pm Reply

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