Coming up roses

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Much like make-up colours, fragrances are also totally dictated by trends.

Matt Frost, global marketing director of fine fragrances for International Flavours and Fragrances (IFF), reckons rose is having a serious moment right now – but not just any rose… Frost says its now all about roses that’ve been ‘reinvented to get the rich, velvety texture of the floral at the heart’, but a little bit more ‘modern and peppery’.

Here’s our pick of the crop of this year’s new rose-inspired scents – none of which smell like your gran. Promise.

First up, we’ve got Issey Miyake’s latest L’eau D’Issey flanker, L’eau D’Issey Florale. It opens with lily and rose top notes, but soon dries down to smell a lot like the original scent many know and love.

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Love the bottle? It was made to live in your bathroom. YOUR’S specifically. Yes… really….
Guerlain Idylle Duet, R990 for 50mls, is a soft, romantic floral that features Bulgarian rose and Indonesian patchouli top notes. Its heart is a floral mix that includes lily of the valley and jasmine, resting on a base of white musk and even more patchouli.
idylle-duet-rose
‘Cos everyone knows that awesomness comes in threes…
The latest scent in Prada’s Infusion series is Prada Infusion de Rose. It contains both Bulgarian and Turkish rose, but gets a feisty kick of freshness, thanks to the addition of juicy mandarin and peppermint.
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What am I wearing? Prada, darling, Pra-dah…
It’s not available in SA just yet, but when it finally does reach our shores, you’ll probably pay around R990 for 100mls, which is the price of Prada’s last limited-edition lovely, Infusion de Tuberose.

Written by

Leigh van den Berg is a freelance beauty writer and avid blogger (LipGlossIsMyLife.com). She’s addicted to all things glossy and glam and currently has eight MAC lipglosses rolling around in her handbag.

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  1. Candibabes

    L’eau D’ Issey Florale is my No.1 fragrance at the moment. I have bought myself a 90ml and dont regret spending a single penny. When i wear this stunning fragrance heads turn and I receive so many compliments, not to mention the beautiful long lasting smell all day.Im in love with this scent…i adore it.

    5 years ago •

  1. mahomed

    Somehow im not a rosey-scented person

    5 years ago •

  1. mahomed

    pretty packaging esp the issey miyake

    5 years ago •

  1. mel

    I wore the Issey Miyake Florale yesterday :)

    5 years ago •

  1. Rochelle Stewart

    The Guerlain Idylle Duet bottles looks interesting!

    5 years ago •

  1. ricebunny

    Guerlain Idylle Duet sound interesting

    5 years ago •

  1. ricebunny

    love floral scents and am addicted to issey miyake one

    5 years ago •

  1. Sam

    I love floral smells for summer. An instant “pick me up”!

    5 years ago •

  1. Janice

    i am using L’eau D’Issey florale. love it love it love it and what more can i say.

    5 years ago •

  1. Zu

    Love this article, theres something captivating just by looking at the pictures, the colors/ tone is so appealing that i can already smell the scent!

    5 years ago •

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