Terry de Gunzburg Rose Infernale : Perfume Review


Terry de Gunzburg is the kind of person I admire. She quit a career in medicine to train as a makeup artist, and thanks to her vision and dedication to quality, she has become so successful that she’s regularly called the Steve Jobs of makeup. Sounds odd, except that many of the cosmetics she launched have remained best sellers for decades, such as the famous Touche Éclat, a highlighter-concealer pen she created for Yves Saint Laurent. When she announced a perfume line two years ago, I prepared for fireworks.


But the first launch was disappointing, proving that a lot of money doesn’t instantly translate into great perfume. The names of the fragrances, Rêve Opulent, Parti Pris, Lumière d’Epices, Ombre Mercure and Flagrant Délice, were more memorable than the scents themselves. (After I wrote this article, I realized that de Gunzburg now has 12 perfumes in its collection, including the ubiquitous Oud.) The problem is typical of niche brands—the lack of editing.

Two subsequent launches, Rose Infernale and Rouge Nocturne, also lack editing—why have two similar oriental roses?—but here, the rose lover in me tells the pedant to be quiet and just enjoy the ride. And I do. Rose Infernale, in particular, is a striking fragrance, and I’m addicted to its dark roses smoked over incense and sandalwood.

Like everything else in de Gunzburg’s line, Rose Infernale smells expensive. “I smell crisp dollar bills,” commented a perfumer colleague, a typical wry—and slightly envious–remark on any perfume project with a big budget. I could drink the rose essence she uses; it’s lush, buttery, with a thick honeyed texture. The moment you apply Rose Infernale, you notice its bold accent.

On the other hand, Rose Infernale is so layered in dark notes that you would be disappointed if you came to it looking for sweet summertime roses. The perfume smells peppery and smoky, and as the rose grows bigger and mixes with the earthy roots (vetiver) and burning incense, it becomes edgier. Men can wear Rose Infernale easily.

The drydown arrives late—the perfume is very long lasting, and it’s the part I love the most. The brighter citrusy-peppery notes are gone, the rose has lost some of its gloss, but it still smells complex and rich. No, it’s not a rose corsage or a summer garden rose. It’s a rose garland given as an offering at an Indian temple. It’s wilting in the cloud of incense and is slicked with sandalwood paste. Maybe it’s much too rich and heavy, but it’s evocative, and I can’t get enough of it.

My infatuation with Rose Infernale is not surprising, since I already love voluptuous roses from Arabian Tales like Serge Lutens Santal Majuscule and La Fille de Berlin, Frédéric Malle Portrait of a Lady, and Guerlain Nahéma. Yves Rocher Rose Absolute and Caron Parfum Sacré are also sultry and get a bonus point for their affordable price.

If you have your favorite dark opulent roses, please add them to my list.

Terry de Gunzburg Rose Infernale Eau de Parfum includes notes of rose, incense, and vetiver. Available at Barneys, Harrods, Selfridges, First-in-Fragrance. 100ml/$210



  • Maria: I also love dark roses and wear Fille de Berlin and Portrait of a Lady. Will try Rose Infernale, thanks. June 19, 2015 at 9:32am Reply

    • Victoria: It’s not identical, of course, but if you like dark roses, Rose Infernale is worth trying. June 19, 2015 at 10:19am Reply

    • Pia Hellgren: I so don’t get how anyone can think that La Fille de Berlin is a dark rose! Oh, its beautiful, all right, one of my favourites, but DARK? Naaaah! Its cold, mentholated, slightly peppery and crystal clear. Nahema is a dark rose, Cliniques unknown Beyond Rose is dark, Samtal Majuscule is dark, Byredo Rose Noir is semi-dark as is POAL (its not darker than Narciso Narciso edt), the latter for some reason having a super dark reputation, which is untrue. February 4, 2018 at 8:41am Reply

  • briony hey: This sounds like something I’d love to try. My favourite rose to date is Andy Tauer’s Une Rose Chypree. How does it compare with that one? June 19, 2015 at 9:39am Reply

    • Victoria: I don’t remember Rose Chypree too well, except that it turned too bitter and mossy on my skin. Rose Infernale isn’t as dry, and it has much more incense. Some might not even call it a rose, because it has so much woods, incense, musk. A true oriental rose. June 19, 2015 at 10:22am Reply

      • briony hey: Sounds amazing. I definitely need to try it. June 19, 2015 at 10:24am Reply

        • Victoria: I would love to hear your thoughts. I haven’t seen many reviews of Rose Infernale, so I’m curious what others think. June 19, 2015 at 10:32am Reply

    • Elisa: Briony, I reviewed URC here at BDJ if you’re curious — it’s a favorite of mine: https://boisdejasmin.com/2013/12/tauer-perfumes-une-rose-chypree-fragrance-review.html June 19, 2015 at 1:29pm Reply

      • Victoria: Thank you for adding a link! I blanked out on whether we’ve reviewed it already. June 19, 2015 at 3:17pm Reply

    • Pia Hellgren: Une Rose Chypree is my all time favourite. Its better than Rose Ifernale. Rouge Nocturne is Gunzburgs rose to get. But still, there is nothing like Tauer´s One Rose Chypree, which is one of the best roses ever created. One of the best perfumes ever created, actually. February 4, 2018 at 8:44am Reply

  • Patricia: Since I can’t get enough of those big, dark roses, this is one that I’m eager to try. Is it deeper than La Fille de Berlin? June 19, 2015 at 9:49am Reply

    • Andy: I’ve tested both of these lately, and I find them very different. For me, La Fille de Berlin is all about that glorious, blushy rose, buoyed up by its golden pillow of salty amber and musk. Rose Infernale, on the other hand, reminds me of Rose 31 (see my comment below), though I’m sure others may have even more keen side by side comparisons to make. As I know La Fille is one of your top favorites along with so many other dusky roses, I’m sure RI won’t disappoint though! June 19, 2015 at 10:08am Reply

    • Victoria: Andy’s description is spot on. Rose Infernale’s rose is less front and center than in La Fille de Berlin. There is plenty of it, but other elements dominate. So, it makes sense having both to me, but I love, love, love roses. Especially dark roses. June 19, 2015 at 10:23am Reply

  • Chilloften: It sounds inticing and I’d love to try it. Of ALL the perfumes I have, there is no rose.
    I do have lots and lots of wetted rose bushes in my city today. June 19, 2015 at 9:55am Reply

    • Victoria: Have you tried Marni? That’s another great rose-incense perfume. June 19, 2015 at 10:24am Reply

  • Andy: I’ve only tried this and one other (can’t remember which) from Terry de Gunzburg, but I have really enjoyed Rose Infernale. Initially, it reminded me of Rose 31, but I think Rose Infernale smells much more vivid in comparison to 31’s somewhat more monotone (yet endearingly meditative) hum. Also, I find the purple juice rather cheering. June 19, 2015 at 9:58am Reply

    • Victoria: I love the color, and it made me realize how tired I am of the water light juices. Rose Infernale makes me want to use it as ink to write scented letters to other hopeless romantics. 🙂

      Your comparison to Rose 31 is great, Andy. Actually, we need to review it, don’t you think? 🙂 June 19, 2015 at 10:30am Reply

      • Elisa: I love this kind of thing too. By the way, Smell Bent Bollywood or Bust is similar to Rose 31 or Marni but I might actually slightly prefer it to either and it’s much cheaper. June 19, 2015 at 1:31pm Reply

        • Victoria: I haven’t tried anything from Smell Bent, but you and Andy really make me curious about this line. Well, anything more affordable is already good! June 19, 2015 at 3:18pm Reply

        • Andy: Bollywood or Bust I haven’t tried, but I saw that Smell Bent is releasing a perfume inspired by the Fleetwood Mac song “Gypsy.” As anything related to Stevie Nicks is a major personal weak spot, it looks like a few new Smell Bent samples will be in my future… 🙂 June 19, 2015 at 3:31pm Reply

          • Karen: Bollywood or Bust didn’t work for me, but their prices make it easy to try out (and pass on) their fragrances. June 21, 2015 at 7:47am Reply

      • Andy: Ooh, for sure! I didn’t realize we didn’t already have a review for Rose 31. June 19, 2015 at 3:28pm Reply

      • limegreen: I think we are all “hopeless romantics” Victoria! June 19, 2015 at 4:32pm Reply

  • spe: I’ve only tried Ombre Mercure and, if I remember correctly, it reminded me of l’ heure bleue. Thank you for the review! June 19, 2015 at 10:07am Reply

    • Victoria: Yes, I smelled that one, liked it, but it seemed to be like a gilded version of L’Heure Bleue. And L’Heure Bleue doesn’t need gilding. June 19, 2015 at 10:31am Reply

  • Austenfan: I admire Terry de Gunzburgs guts. It’s not easy quitting medicine. Never tried a single one of her fragrances but this one seems like a good place to start. There can never be too many roses in one’s collection. June 19, 2015 at 10:29am Reply

    • Victoria: Yes, I can just imagine! When I quit political science to study perfumery, it raised many brows. I never regretted it, but oh boy, was it difficult for many different reasons (and untangling oneself from academia is never straightforward). So, it makes me applaud anyone who wishes to make a similar plunge. Plus, I love her makeup and always have a Touche Eclat pan in cosmetics bag. June 19, 2015 at 10:40am Reply

      • limegreen: There are those in academia who have permanently arched brows, always at the ready to raise brows and judge! 🙂
        While a cliche, one of the mantras I live by is to have few or no regrets. June 19, 2015 at 4:37pm Reply

  • Sandra: I love SL La Fille de Berlin-one of my favorite roses. My love affair with rose started with Stella though. June 19, 2015 at 11:14am Reply

    • Victoria: Come to think of it, mine did too. I never realized how fun and modern rose can be until I’ve smelled Stella. It’s still a favorite. June 19, 2015 at 11:16am Reply

  • Danaki: I totally agree…this is smells of money, allegorically speaking of course. It sometimes smells like a richer, more grown-up Marni, at the start. The dry down is very different though.

    I also really liked rouge nocturne, which felt like RIs fluffy version. Then the dry down was very similar to Givenchy Dahlia Noir, which was unexpected really. June 19, 2015 at 11:20am Reply

    • Victoria: Very much enjoyed Rouge Nocturne, but it has a similar accord as Rose Infernale. I understand that the two perfumes were created for the same project, but Terry loved both and couldn’t decide which one to keep. So she launched both. June 19, 2015 at 11:28am Reply

  • Tara C: I love Rose Infernale, just wish it weren’t so quiet on me . Within an hour of spritzing it is a skin scent on me with no sillage at all. June 19, 2015 at 11:50am Reply

    • Victoria: I would never have guessed that it behaves this way, but yes, our perceptions and skin make a big difference in the end. June 19, 2015 at 3:15pm Reply

  • Alicia: Rose and sandalwood? Two of my passions. I will have to try Rose Infernale. Dark roses? Several come to mind,. I like Tauer roses very much, and I am quite sorry that Une Rose Chyprée turns sour on your skin, Another chypre rose that comes to mind is EL Knowing. Eau d’Italie Paestum Rose is quite dark, and Tom Ford Café Rose. Still my two favorites among the dark roses are FM Portrait of a Lady, and my beloved Amouage, Lyric Woman. Victoria, I have just received a bottle of Jo Malone Red Roses. Haven’t open it yet, but the few JM fragrances I know leave me quite indifferent. What do you think of Red Roses? June 19, 2015 at 12:13pm Reply

    • Alicia: What about Sl Lutens Rose de Nuit? I like it a lot. June 19, 2015 at 1:20pm Reply

      • Victoria: It’s another rose that plays with floral notes without being a classical floral. A very good perfume too. June 19, 2015 at 3:17pm Reply

    • Victoria: Your list has so many interesting selections. Paestum Rose is such a good dark rose, and I love Cafe Rose (but the price per ml is too high).

      I wanted to like Red Roses, but I find it synthetic and sharp. The bath oil, on the other hand, is fantastic. June 19, 2015 at 3:16pm Reply

      • Alicia: Thank you very much, Victoria. In all likelihood, after your information, this bottle of Red Roses will make a decent gift for another nose than mine. With Jo Malone’s fragrances I have the same sort of indifference than with Creed’s (although I like a couple of Creed’s such as the Irish Green Tweed I smelled on a good friend, and I believe that a perfume called Roses de Bulgarie, or something of the sort, used by my grandmother, a fragrance I loved, was from Creed. Otherwise I dislike intensely LIW and LIB, both used by colleagues of mine with unfortunate abandon. Thank you so much again, Victoria. June 19, 2015 at 4:16pm Reply

        • Victoria: It’s a decent perfume, but I have a feeling that with your collection of roses, Red Roses may not be necessary. June 22, 2015 at 1:36pm Reply

          • Alicia: How right you are, Victoria! By now I should only buy another rose if it is truly special. This post reminded me of my beloved grandmother’s Creed, and I found out that her perfume was called “Fleurs de Bulgaria.” It has been recreated recently. What I remember, quite vaguely, was a true smell of roses, (realistic roses of which by now I have many, of course.) The price is high, like all Creeds, but if you ever recommend it, I will buy it, since I rather trust you than my memory. June 23, 2015 at 1:41am Reply

            • Victoria: I haven’t smelled it in such a long time, and I’m not sure what the reformulation is like. It’s definitely best to sample first. I might look for it too, since you’ve made me curious. June 24, 2015 at 2:17pm Reply

    • Karen: JM’s Velvet Rose and Oud is a gorgeous, lush dark rose whereas Red Rose is a much more straightforward rose – very pretty but not dark and luscious. June 21, 2015 at 7:50am Reply

      • Alicia: Thank you, Karen. I love reallistic roses very much, from Lutens Sa Majesté la Rose to the Tea Rose I spray on my pillow. But I dislike intensely synthetic roses like some recent Givenchys. Victoria says that Jo Malone’s Red Roses smell synthetic. That is a coup de grace for me. I have tried some JM fragrances, and they don’t impress me, as it happens to me with most English perfumes, although I like some Killian’s, as his Rose Oud. I grew up smelling my mother’s French classics. That might be the reason of my present indifference to the likes of Jo Malone. Lutens, Malle and Tauer have very good roses, and my beloved Guerlain Nahema is heavenly. Still when I have the opportunity of trying the two JM you suggest I will profit from it. Thank you very much. June 21, 2015 at 9:16pm Reply

        • Karen: JM’s Velvet Rose and Oud is worth trying, I didn’t expect to love it but fell head over heels for it.

          Not a rose fragrance (at all!), but since you mentioned French classics, if you haven’t given FM’s Une Fleur de Cassie a try it is gorgeous! Very old-school glamour. June 22, 2015 at 4:08am Reply

          • Alicia: Oh, Karen, yes indeed. I have 3/4 of a bottle of Fleur de Cassie. Who wouldn’t love it? I like very much most Malle’s offerings. As far as mimosa goes, my heart is still with Caron Farnesiana. I wish you could smell the vintage fragrance. As for JM Velvet Rose, since you say that it is a rose-oud fragrance, would you say that the rose predominates,(like in Killian’s) or the oud does, as in several Montales? June 22, 2015 at 11:59pm Reply

            • Karen: Hmmm, I just sprayed some on and wish I still had some of Killian’s sample left to compare it with. Today (already warm and humid),a few minutes after applying I’d say the Oud is more prevalent – but it’s a “prettied” Oud, not a down-and-dirty earthy Oud that is probably closer to real Oud. (I commented on FM’s Oud that is definitely not geared for a Western market).

              But, I know the other evening when I had put some on, the Rose was initially more apparent. So, not sure why the variety – skin chemistry? weather?

              Give it a try, I am curious to hear what you think! June 23, 2015 at 8:03am Reply

        • Pia Hellgren: If you want good Givenchy rose go get Eaudemoiselle! Stunning, exquisite. Forget all those pink bottled ones, Eaudemoiselle is the way to go. February 4, 2018 at 8:51am Reply

  • Hannah: Sometimes I’m not sure what people mean by dark roses.
    I don’t find La Fille de Berlin to be dark (and I irrationally hate it because of its name). Agent Provocateur’s rose is very loukoum-y to me, but I suppose it is a “dark rose” because everything else is dark and it is a rose?

    I don’t see these around very often and when I do, I forget which ones I wanted to try. This sounds interesting, though, so I’ll give it a try if I see the line and can remember. So far the only rose I can see myself wearing is Eau de Protection.

    And totally off topic, I’m wondering about her name. “Gunzburg” is German but “de” isn’t? June 19, 2015 at 3:28pm Reply

    • Victoria: Dark rose is a rose with oriental notes or spicy notes. Anything that deepens or warms up the flower. For instance, Perfumers Workshop Tea Rose is the opposite of a dark rose. It’s fresh and sparkling.

      Eau de Protection is one of my favorites.

      The name is a Russian-Jewish. When the family moved to France and was ennobled by one of the French kings, they took a part “de.” June 22, 2015 at 1:34pm Reply

  • limegreen: What a great read and review, Victoria, thank you. I was sent a sample of Rose Infernale (with a perfume purchase) and knew nothing about the line. It was a beautiful fragrance but at the time I was in love with Une Rose (still am) and irrationally felt “full” with my rose wardrobe, dark or otherwise. Kind of like having had too much chocolate during the holidays and the sight of more chocolate feels like overkill.

    Irrational, but nothing about this perfume “hobby” is rational!
    Does Une Rose count as a dark rose? (Coincidentially, I had put on Une Rose body butter today, from a lovely tiny sample, so joyful. 🙂 ) June 19, 2015 at 4:02pm Reply

    • Joy: This made me really laugh. So true. I have no idea why I have such an interest in fragrance, I only know it began when I was very young. I tried to make fragrant things with my chemistry set! June 19, 2015 at 9:15pm Reply

      • limegreen: What perfumes did you concoct? Did you have explosions? 🙂 June 20, 2015 at 9:07am Reply

        • Joy: My chemistry set was really quite child proof, so no explosions. I would borrow items from my mothers baking cabinet such as vanilla,clove, cinnamon, mint, almond, cardamon. I would mix them together in various concoctions and store them in bottles. I can’t recall if any were successful. June 20, 2015 at 12:16pm Reply

          • Karen: How fun! My childhood chemistry set was far from childproof, but this is going back a while – I remember heating things up and burning pots. But you’ve also triggered a memory of my best friend and I making rose “perfume” by putting roses in water in the sun. June 22, 2015 at 4:12am Reply

            • limegreen: Your rose obsession started when you were young! 🙂 June 22, 2015 at 10:36am Reply

              • Karen: You are exactly right, Limegreen! For years I tried to figure out what rose grew on the fence by our home – I would take bouquets to my teachers when I was in elementary school – I finally figured it out, New Dawn, a climbing rose that does very well here in the hot humid Mid Atlantic area. It’s one of my favorites despite brutal thorns and a tendency to grow quite large. June 22, 2015 at 11:08am Reply

    • Victoria: I think so. Une Rose smells dark enough to me. June 22, 2015 at 1:35pm Reply

  • Tati: I love dark roses so I will definitely try this. La File de Berlin is wonderful for me as a daytime scent, but I switch to FM’s Une Rose at night. It is deeper and longer lasting. Love Lyric Woman by Amouage, but it’s almost more about the incense. Recent loves are MFK’s Lumber Noire and Calligraphy Rose by Aramis. June 19, 2015 at 4:12pm Reply

    • Victoria: Lyric is also a lot about incense on me, but so is Rose Infernale. It’s worth comparing them. June 22, 2015 at 1:35pm Reply

  • The Scented Salon: I had Terryfic Oud and didn’t like it at all so I was hesitant to try anything else by this brand but this rose is just the type of rose I love. June 19, 2015 at 4:48pm Reply

    • Victoria: I haven’t tried it yet, but most reviews I saw weren’t enthusiastic. June 22, 2015 at 1:37pm Reply

  • Joy: Thank you, Victoria for the review of Rose Infernale. It sounds so interesting. I really need to expand my use of rose fragrance, so I especially enjoyed the discussion and suggestions today.
    I have PTOL in a sample and am not certain about it yet. I do enjoy EL’s Knowing and use it for a lot of things other than just spraying it on myself. I spray it in warm bathwater, put a couple of sprays in unscented hair conditioner, etc. It is so moderately priced, I feel that I can use it freely.
    Incidentally I unhooked myself from academia and became a carpenter. I had to complete a four year apprenticeship. It led to work that I really enjoyed. June 19, 2015 at 9:13pm Reply

    • Victoria: Wow! That switch must have a cool story behind it. 🙂

      Knowing is very good, and Elisa loves it (and wrote a great review). June 22, 2015 at 1:38pm Reply

  • AndreaR: I just had a chance to sample this in, of all places, Spoleto, Italy at the charming Profumeira, Mariangelo. I happened on this store by chance and spent time sampling and testing. The lovely lady who helped me spoke no English and I don’t speak Italian, but we communicated nicely via fragrance.
    Rose Infernal will definitely find a place among my roses 🙂 June 20, 2015 at 9:14am Reply

    • Victoria: Talk about a great setting to experience perfume. Your trip sounds amazing, Andrea. June 22, 2015 at 1:39pm Reply

  • elisa p: Your description makes me really want to try this one. Others I can think of have been mentioned already but I’ll add Sonoma Scent Studio’s Ambre Noir which is not rose-centered, but has a dark rose swirling through its incensed amber. Deep and quite beautiful. June 20, 2015 at 1:18pm Reply

    • Victoria: I haven’t tried Ambre Noir yet, so I’m making a note to try it. Rose and amber is a great duo. June 22, 2015 at 1:40pm Reply

  • Lora: Thank you for another great review, Victoria!
    I really enjoy TF Cafe Rose, though I haven’t splurged for a full bottle but was given a generous sample. It is rich and dark also. How does it compare to RI? June 20, 2015 at 10:00pm Reply

    • Victoria: Cafe Rose is nuttier and heavier on sandalwood. It also smells sweeter. But in terms of character, they compare well. June 22, 2015 at 1:41pm Reply

      • Lora: I received a sample of RI yesterday-yeah!
        It closely compares to Paestum Rose by Eau D’Italie. The longevity and sillage of PR was poor on me so I’m hopeful that RI will be an improvement.
        Somehow I think PR is slightly (I mean a touch) more towards the masculine side, though they both seem unisex to me.
        The incense seems equally noticeable. The price is higher with RI though, so further testing is needed.
        Thanks! June 22, 2015 at 9:27pm Reply

        • Victoria: Thank you so much for this great comparison. Actually, that’s a great point–Rose Infernale and Paestum Rose are close cousins. RI is sweeter and brighter to me, though, without the spiky woods of PR. June 24, 2015 at 2:14pm Reply

  • Emma: Everytime you claim men can wear fragrances you’re reviewing, it’s a big turn off for me, I don’t want unisex stuff, sick and tired of it, I want to have femme perfume fun, and it can be dark of course.
    I noticed The Non Blonde does that too all the time, it’s annoying lol. June 21, 2015 at 6:39am Reply

    • Victoria: This is not unisex stuff a la CK One. I’m uninterested in anything stereotypical, masculine or feminine. I simply want a good perfume that will make me dream. Gender divisions are only useful for marketing groups who want people to part with their cash. June 22, 2015 at 1:43pm Reply

      • Pia Hellgren: Good comeback! February 4, 2018 at 8:53am Reply

  • Karen: This sounds right up my alley and I’m hoping that it comes in 50 ml bottle as well as the 100. Since each dark rose I have and love has a bit of a twist that differentiates it from the others, I’ve given up feeling funny about buying another and just give in to my love of these dark roses! Another stunning fragrance is Guerlain’s Rose Nacree du Desert. June 21, 2015 at 7:57am Reply

    • limegreen: There’s no rational way to understand it, Karen, just give in to it and enjoy the ride! 🙂 June 21, 2015 at 9:23am Reply

      • Karen: I know! Just throw in the towel and be grateful that there are so many beautiful choices! June 22, 2015 at 4:13am Reply

        • limegreen: Even the ones that are “similar” on the surface, when it’s something we love, as rose is for you, don’t you find that no two perfumes are alike? A perfume feels or smells redundant only when it isn’t something we love or obsess over! June 22, 2015 at 10:35am Reply

          • Karen: It is fascinating, isn’t it! Even if the descriptions and ingredients sound similar, each one has its own unique character and part of the fun is figuring out which is perfect at a particular time or day. June 22, 2015 at 11:10am Reply

    • JoDee: Yes I do love Rose Nacrée du Desert too! June 21, 2015 at 5:49pm Reply

      • Karen: Even the name is beautiful! June 22, 2015 at 4:14am Reply

    • Victoria: Now, I’d love a 50ml bottle too, but I don’t know if they have smaller sizes. June 22, 2015 at 1:44pm Reply

  • Gentiana: Thanks to your review, I am now very courious to smell Rose Infernale.
    I am a big fan of rose fragrances, all I have in my colection I love: Sa Majeste la Rose, Portrait of a Lady, Une Rose, Lipstick Rose, V.C.&A Rose Velours, YSL Paris, Tresor, Ce Soir Ou Jamais, Nuit de Noel, Joy… The sample of Rosenlust (April Aromatics) is heaven on earth for me…
    Favorite dark rose I have ? Portait of a Lady and Gres Cabaret :)… Fav rose on wishlist: Mohur and Parfum Sacre. June 23, 2015 at 2:49am Reply

    • Victoria: Oh, you’re a certified rose lover, Gentiana! You will probably like Rose Infernale if all of those roses are something you enjoy. June 24, 2015 at 2:19pm Reply

  • Aurora: I loved the ‘I could drink the rose essence she uses’. I also think your reviews are even more lyrical than usual when you describe a rose perfume. I am making a note of this one, I would love to try it after reading your wonderful description. June 23, 2015 at 9:52am Reply

    • Victoria: I love roses and rose essence as a material. Finding another way in which it’s used is such a thrill. June 24, 2015 at 2:35pm Reply

  • Carla: Lumiere Noire is my dark rose (Francis Kurkdjian) June 24, 2015 at 10:00pm Reply

    • Victoria: It’s a beautiful one. June 26, 2015 at 11:17am Reply

  • The Scented Salon: Hmph, I just tried both Rose Infernale and Rouge Nocturne and hated both of them. They have the same undone quality about them as Terryfic Oud. Unfortunately I don’t see the genius behind these fragrances. Very sad as the bottles are beautiful. June 27, 2015 at 2:26pm Reply

  • aad de gids: Terry Gunsberg: Terryfic Oud andTerryfic Oud Extrème, Rose Infernale; Dusita Oud Infini with Grasse Roses. Montale Aoud Purple Rose, Louban, Attar, Black Aoud extrème. Mizensir Rose Exaltante. Maitre Parfumier et Gantier, Rose Elegante. Ex Idolo Thirty Three. uerlain Nahema indeed and its twin, Creed Fleur de Bulgarie. July 16, 2020 at 7:03am Reply

  • aad de gids: Terry Gunsberg: Terryfic Oud and Terryfic Oud Extrème, Rose Infernale; Dusita Oud Infini with Grasse Roses. Montale Aoud Purple Rose, Louban, Attar, Black Aoud extrème. Mizensir Rose Exaltante. Maitre Parfumier et Gantier, Rose Elegante. Ex Idolo Thirty Three. Guerlain Nahema indeed and its twin, Creed Fleur de Bulgarie. July 16, 2020 at 7:04am Reply

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